Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-13-2010, 11:35 PM   #1
New Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1
Looking for a School Bus For Hire

Dear Skoolies,

I hope this isn't counted as spam. This is a legitimate request.

My name is Colin Gunn I am a producer of Christian documentaries. We have a project on the go right now that involves traveling around the US in a school bus.

We have looked into purchasing a bus but for the sake of the budget we are considering renting a bus for the duration of the filming.

We're looking to start shooting near the middle to the end of May and would need the bus for about a month.

The bus would need to be in reasonably good shape - we also might be wrapping or repainting it for the tour.

We are based in Waco, Texas so any buses in our area would be preferred.

The website about the movie is here:

Please contact me if you think you might have what I'm looking for.


Colin Gunn
Colin Gunn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 07:19 AM   #2
Bus Geek
the_experience03's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Saint James, MN
Posts: 2,669
Send a message via MSN to the_experience03 Send a message via Yahoo to the_experience03
Re: Looking for a School Bus For Hire looks more legit than some guy in Africa trying to sell me new Nike shoes. However, I highly doubt you're going to be able to rent a bus cheaper than you can buy one outright. On of the biggest issues comes with insurance. Comprehensive and collision coverage for my bus is impractically high and there is no way I'd let someone else take it out without having at least that much coverage on it. And...that coverage is for an RV, not a bus. I doubt you are going to be traveling the country in a big yellow school bus as the site promotes's not legal in most locales. On top of that, you're going to need COMMERCIAL insurance and COMMERCIAL registration with real COMMERCIAL law enforcement officers keeping tabs on you. Why do I emphasize COMMERCIAL so much? Because this is a COMMERCIAL enterprise and COMMERCIAL enterprises have some much much higher costs associated with them.

I'm not trying to poo-poo your idea and maybe you'll get lucky, but I AM trying to serve up a dose of reality.
Skooling state at a time...
the_experience03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 11:41 AM   #3
Bus Crazy
Stuff's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 1,485
Year: 1990
Coachwork: Goshen
Chassis: Ford
Engine: 7.3
Rated Cap: 25
Send a message via AIM to Stuff Send a message via MSN to Stuff
Re: Looking for a School Bus For Hire

like timmy said, you will need someone with a commercial drivers license, they will need a log book, will be limited in driving hours a day, and you will need that commercial insurance and coverage. Not sure how it is in the USA but in Sask you can only have upto 13 people in a vehicle before it is considered a bus.

prob better off renting a passenger van and a U-haul.
1990 E-350 Goshen Coach - 7.3L Diesel --->

My Youtube channel -
Stuff is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
seeking someone to hire to build my bus puddin1315 Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 8 12-07-2008 02:04 PM
Back to School: School Bus Safety (Video) Steve School Bus News 0 08-22-2004 03:00 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.