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Old 03-17-2017, 01:04 PM   #1
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Couple from Canada saying hi!

Hello, we are a couple from Ontario Canada that have taken great interest in converting a bus in to a full time four season RV home. We look forward to picking your brains on the subject and learning new things as we go. We both have a particular set of skills that will aid in this build. I am very handy with design software as well as a fabricator and welder. I was an Aviation systems technician while serving in the Air Force from 2007-2012. I am also very good with electronics and fairly ok with woodwork. The Mrs. is great with tools, interior design, painting, sewing, etc and being an overall supportive sweetheart!

We came across these projects while watching YouTube and we immediately fell in love! Not wanting to live the rush of the "norm" with insane 9-5 jobs that we hate, we decided that for now this is a very viable option for a temporary home as we both develop new career paths and figure out where we want to head in life. We also want to travel Canada, the USA and South America, meet with likeminded people and make great friends along the way.

Right now the first step of our adventure is to save up for and find a bus. Money is a bit tight for us right now and these busses seem a bit pricey here in Ontario, so any suggestions are welcome. We won't rule out shopping around in the states. We have been slowly taking notes and deciding exactly what we need and want on our bus. So we look forward to our stay here and hope to be investing in to a great project as soon as we can.
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Old 03-17-2017, 02:53 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! There is a wealth of knowledge on here and tons of stuff you can find using the "search" feature (I just used it last night to figure out how to turn off an alarming buzzer!). Looking forward to seeing your build!
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:06 PM   #3
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:42 PM   #4
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Old 03-17-2017, 07:20 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the kind replies guys! I'm near the London area so if any of you are ever passing through then definitely give me a shout on here. I would be more than happy to meet you for a coffee and talk bus stuff. You're definitely right about being able to get away and still have a place to live with the uncertainty of the economy. Its sort of another reason we want to do this.
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Old 03-17-2017, 07:37 PM   #6
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Sounds like you guys are off to a great start. Just having a vision of a dream is enough to get you started on this journey. We were in your same spot close to year and a half ago. After plenty of planning, hard work and sweat, we are 2 or three months away from completion of our bus. YOU can do it!
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:08 PM   #7
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welcome, we are in northwestern Ontario , look at buying a bus from a school board, it might cost a bit more, but you get one with a Ontario safety check, and regular inspections, that way you have a good bus to start with.
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:41 PM   #8
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Before shopping in the states you might want to get with Transport Canada(?) and find out what buses can be imported.
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Thank you for all the advice and support so far. We will have a long road ahead of us and are thankful to have found a great forum full of supportive great people ~the mrs.
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