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Old 06-19-2019, 04:27 PM   #1
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Anyone in Manitoba Canada

Just curious if there's any other people on here building in my neck of the woods.

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Old 06-22-2019, 08:00 PM   #2
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Just curious if there's any other people on here building in my neck of the woods.
Hey neighbour, I'm in Saskatchewan, so not quite what you were asking, but I figured I'd say hello!
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:13 AM   #3
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Same. Next door in sask. Started my build this last winter in -35.
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:35 AM   #4
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Glad there's some fellow artic dwellers lol, myswell be in the north pole.
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Old 06-24-2019, 02:04 PM   #5
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Would love to see both of your builds sometime. I've been working slowly on mine since 2014. I've gotten a long way, but also not near finished and never started a build thread for mine yet.
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:50 PM   #6
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Here's how Mines going

Lots to see but I'm making good progress
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Old 06-26-2019, 12:16 AM   #7
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Lots to see but I'm making good progress
I'm confused, are the before/after pics reversed? Or was it already pre-framed by yourself or someone else and then you gutted it and changed the windows etc?
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Old 06-26-2019, 10:24 AM   #8
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Nope. Bought bus that was a party bus, stripped it raised roof added windows
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Old 06-26-2019, 10:25 AM   #9
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Better pic

Here's better view
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Old 06-26-2019, 11:23 AM   #10
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Here's better view


looks good from where l sit
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Old 06-26-2019, 05:39 PM   #11
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Let's see yours
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Old 06-26-2019, 08:24 PM   #12
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Awesome thanks for the clarification! how much did the under storage cost to implement? It's something I want to add on, but I don't want to spend too much.
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Old 06-26-2019, 10:53 PM   #13
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Have them on both sides and more to go in the back. Price Depends on how handy you are I guess. I'll take pics but just made out on angle iron. And the tin from the inside roof
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:06 PM   #14
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Cool looking bus! I am also in Manitoba, in the Tyndall area.

Did your bus pass a safety since the roof raise? I have been asking around and no one has really been sure if it was legal or not.

Its been a long time since I’ve been active here and another MB Skoolie was just what I needed.......
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:57 PM   #15
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Im from yorkton sask. But actual residence is 20 min from roblin mb
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Old 07-06-2019, 07:29 PM   #16
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Saftied it as motorhome then raised roof years later. No need for a re saftey but structurally it pass anyways. Old sYing goes what the dont know won't hurt them
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Old 05-16-2021, 09:19 AM   #17
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Hey, I’m from Manitoba and about to buy my first bus. I was curious if there is somewhere I can find the rules and regulations. Do I need a different license, what do I need to do to register it? Any other helpful info would be greatly appreciated! Total newb here, but proudly finally so much closer to living my dream
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Old 06-04-2021, 02:26 PM   #18
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Good day,
I'm from Manitoba as well and I cant find no info if I should raise the roof before or after registration.
Was wondering if you found anything out. Also, ifou registered your bus, did you have to paint it first and add a fridge and stove and bed? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-12-2021, 10:37 AM   #19
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Manitoba Skoolie Information

Good day.

Would like to post the requirements for converting a school bus to an RV in Manitoba, Canada.

I spoke with Manitoba Public Insurance as well as a vehicle safety officer for the province.

In order to register a bus into an RV, one needs to:

1. Take all school bus signage off/remove arms and stop signs.
2. Remove all seats.
3. Paint front and back of bus (different color from yellow).
4. Add a living quarters to the bus (one appliance, bed, stove, etc. Note: Must be permanently mounted.)
5. Need a safety inspection.
6. Bill of sale.

NOTE: You will need a seat belt for the number of occupants the bus can sleep.
NOTE: Roof raise can be done before registration.

There are currently no laws prohibiting a roof raise on a school bus in Manitoba. You just cant succeed the max height of 4.15 meters. Otherwise you would need a permit.

Take care.
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Old 06-14-2021, 12:12 AM   #20
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Hello other Manitobans,
Just bought my bus this week (2003 International T444e with a bluebird body), can’t wait to get started!
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