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Old 10-07-2018, 10:05 PM   #1
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Year: 1991
Coachwork: Wayne
Chassis: Chevrolet g30 / Wayne chapperone
Engine: 350 chevy
Rated Cap: ? 17 passenger w driver.. 1991 Wayne chaperone 17 passenger .LOOK! COMMENT!

Here is my 1991 Wayne chaperone short bus. It was originally 17 passenger Montgomery County short bus. It was taken out of service and a church used it as a daycare bus. After notice it sitting for awhile I purchased the bus for 700 bucks. Th pictures indicate the transformation. It's still a work in progress but it will sleep 3 to 4 comfortably as it has a full size bed a futon that pulls out and sleeps 1 to 2 comfortably. It has hot and cold running water once hooked to a water source. A 30 amp electric service with six circuits microwave two burner stove refrigerator and a bathroom with a toilet. It was mainly put together for Campground as it has no tanks other than a portable for the sink drain.. please comment I hope you enjoy as it's Priceless to me.. I build everything and if done all the work myself. With the exception of my wife making the curtains and bedding Etc.
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Old 10-07-2018, 10:35 PM   #2
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Welcome...Nice little rig there! "Purpose Built" is the way to get what you want the way you want and that one seems to fit your bill nicely.
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Old 10-07-2018, 11:24 PM   #3
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Looks great! Resembles my floor plan a good bit. Looking forward to more pictures
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Old 10-08-2018, 01:07 AM   #4
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what comes to mind

clean, I mean super clean build. concise and to the point. Very nice work.

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Old 10-08-2018, 06:49 AM   #5
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Love the RV door.
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:28 AM   #6
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I dig it, man!
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:35 AM   #7
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:24 AM   #8
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Looking good!
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:52 AM   #9
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Looks great! Good work! Now you have me thinking of a full size bed instead of a queen...
2007 Collins (Chevy Express 3500)
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Old 10-14-2018, 11:37 PM   #10
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I like it - very clean, modern look with the cabinets.

Is the "bathroom" right behind the driver on the left?
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Old 10-21-2018, 02:28 AM   #11
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That is a nice minimalist approach.

It achieved several important goals.

First and foremost, especially on a small light duty chassis like your bus, you kept the weight down. It is very easy to overload those little buses.

You also kept the build time to a short period of time so that you can now get it out and enjoy it.

Whether you keep it long term or whether it is just a first step I think it is a great little bus!

Good luck and happy trails to you!
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