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Old 11-10-2019, 07:33 PM   #1
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Hello.
First post. I've been watching several bus conversions (and travel vlogs) on YouTube and getting more inspired to buy a bus and do my own conversion. I think I'd be fun to not only travel (and live in) my custom skoolie but just the process of converting it looks like fun.
I've narrowed down a few YT'ers who's bus I'd like mine to look like but I have a question for anyone willing to answer.
The design of what you/I is difficult enough but what if you put the blood, sweat, tears, money, miles, repairs, etc into your custom made bus and then decide that bus life or the bus you made isn't what you wanted?

For those that built their bus and later decided to sell it (for whatever reason), what things did you build (or not build) into your bus that made it difficult to sell to the next owner?
What things should you consider (or include) when you build your bus? Should you build a bus not only what you would like but also take some consideration what the NEXT person may want?

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Old 11-10-2019, 07:39 PM   #2
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Selling a used school bus is like shooting fish in a barrel man.
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Old 11-10-2019, 07:42 PM   #3
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I'm single, but am trying to build to accomodate 5-6 people. I'm also thinking of resale when I consider the paint job.
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Old 11-10-2019, 07:43 PM   #4
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Selling a used school bus is like shooting fish in a barrel man.
Doesn't that ruin the barrel and soak the floor?
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