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Old 06-21-2020, 09:26 PM   #1
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Mid size

Looking for a mid size Skoolie shell diesel
Or a fully converted off grid mid size ...
want to be on road by sept
Located in Delaware but Austin and Portland/Seattle areaok too
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Old 06-22-2020, 10:43 PM   #2
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Have you looked through the classifieds on this site?
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Old 06-22-2020, 10:46 PM   #3
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Have you looked through the classifieds on this site?
I have..! Hard time finding something in between shorter and big
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Can you be a little more specific on what you mean by mid-size? Maybe total length or number of windows? Preferred style (van platform, traditional school bus, high roof, dog nose, flat nose, rear-engine, etc.)? Would you consider a transit bus? Is the bus going to be on the road regularly or mostly parked for extended periods?

You might also want to mention a budget as a bare bones bus can go as little as $2,000, but a converted, ready-to-roll bus can legitimately go as high as $30,000 (while a crazy San Fran hipster might ask $100,000+ for his clapped out junk conversion).
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Old 06-22-2020, 11:01 PM   #5
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So Iím looking for total end of build about 20-50 depending on size

My husband passed away in March and itís my son and I .
I want to get on the road hopefully near September

I want in between because I am scared I canít drive the big huge bus safely
But I want us to be able to live comfortable in a beautiful home
Including bathroom
Off grid

If itís fully built. Beautiful off grid ready I will pay

If not I want the shell at a decent price so I can have my tiny house guy convert it

Iím thinking shuttle bus size
Bigger than 4 window
But less than 70 passenger

Maybe 6 wonder but if there is something a touch bigger I would love it!
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For two people who are not a couple, I would think about the shortest you could get away with is an 8-window (45-ish passenger) bus unless one of you is willing to sleep on a dinette or you're willing to have bunk beds.

Maybe something like this?


This one is likely out of your price range, but this is probably the right size.

https://www.southernbusandmobility.c...senger-diesel/

I'd suggest trying to lay out your minimum "tight" floor plan (what can you live with), then use that to guide your search.
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OP have you looked on GovDeals??
There are several 8 window buses in Texas right now getting no bids.

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...18&acctid=2910

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OP have you looked on GovDeals??
There are several 8 window buses in Texas right now getting no bids.
These are sweet. I kind of want to buy one of these just to have one around.
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These are sweet. I kind of want to buy one of these just to have one around.
me too. If I could get one to my house without ME having to go to TX I'd buy one just to flip for some spending money.
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Old 07-04-2020, 03:43 PM   #10
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me too. If I could get one to my house without ME having to go to TX I'd buy one just to flip for some spending money.
$625?!?!?!? I would have bought one for that price and never even picked it up, just to be able to say I once owned a bus like that. Am I missing something in the ad, like "BUS DOESN'T HAVE AN ENGINE"?
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$625?!?!?!? I would have bought one for that price and never even picked it up, just to be able to say I once owned a bus like that. Am I missing something in the ad, like "BUS DOESN'T HAVE AN ENGINE"?
a couple were "non runners' but most were clean rust free runners.
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$625?!?!?!? I would have bought one for that price and never even picked it up, just to be able to say I once owned a bus like that. Am I missing something in the ad, like "BUS DOESN'T HAVE AN ENGINE"?
Ad stated Non running, condition unknown, as is. Makes it a big risk even for the price, and if you bail on the deal you will loose your ability to bid in the future.
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Ad stated Non running, condition unknown, as is. Makes it a big risk even for the price, and if you bail on the deal you will loose your ability to bid in the future.
Well, I was of course kidding about buying the bus just to say I did it, but even in my joke I would have paid for it and then just given it back to the sellers to sell again.
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Old 07-04-2020, 09:33 PM   #15
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Aside from this site's classifieds, for fully converted, you can check fb groups such as "Skoolies for Sale" and "Skoolies/Schoolies/School Bus Conversions For Sale USA". And, use searchtempest.com to search craigslists all over the country. Put in 'bus' or 'skoolie' and distance as 'any location'.

If it were me, I'd go with finding a good empty bus and convert to your specific needs. Why pay for someone else's (potentially bad) choices? However, that may be hard to do - find and convert- by September - maybe not? Maybe you could get something minimal by September, and work on it in steps.
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