I'm now the proud owner of the above titled short bus! I won it at this auction: http://dev.auctionsinternational.com/se ... fo&lotId=4
and will be using it as a vehicle for residential and commercial construction job sites. I'll be removing all the non driver seats but potentially one, retrofitting two remote 120V AC circuits, building shelves for tools and equipment, fabricating a ladder rack, painting of course, and adding a tow hitch and wiring. I found today that insuring a school bus is a little more difficult than I had imagined.
Today when attempting to insure my vehicle, I discovered the apparent usual difficulties. I'll be contacting GMAC in the morning and attempting to register with the DMV tomorrow. I'll be registering the vehicle under an LLC. I read through all of the threads in the insurance / reg forum titled NYS specific and it would seem that the DMV should be the easy part as long as I ignore the words school bus and go with what the title says which is an E-350. Tell them it is a work van for commercial purposes and I should be OK? Since that information was kind of inconclusive from the threads I read, any additional short bus in NY guidance would be GREATLY appreciated! This Forum is more geared towards Homes with wheels so any potential differing information regarding a non RV type vehicle is difficult to locate.
So as to save from forum clutter, I'll likely be continuing this as my build thread as I have the opportunity to update.
If anyone else here has performed a similar project or has any advice / recommendations, I'm eagerly looking forward to your input.
Thanks in advance all!