Re: Bus Conversion Business?
I have spent time thinking about this as well but after looking at the cost of my conversion and expected total cost, and the cost of new (although poorly built) RVs I think one would have a hard time selling skoolies to the general population. I mean lets admit it people, we aren't exactly your average north american... we are living in old buses! At least thats what they will say. To give you an idea, I will spend about $40,000 on my bus by the time I am done. Now granted my bus isn't the average weekend conversion. (I live in Canada and plan to live in it all year round in temperatures as low as -22 F so some special considerations are needed) This doesn't include my labour, based on the numbers I use for my construction company, I would have to sell my bus for at least $80,000 and thats not making a decent profit $100,000 would be more aligned with how I build houses here. Of course I am talking Canadian dollars here. So I have to say I really don't know anyone willing to shell out $100,000 for a bus that already has 200,000 kilometers on it. I'm not saying its impossible because I believe that anything is possible, I am just saying that for now, I am going to keep building houses not buses.