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Old 03-05-2017, 12:16 PM   #1
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Greetings from Canada!

Hi everybody!

I am a newbie with school bus conversions but my wife and I just love what we see here. We curently have a RV (Toyota Sunland Express 1985) that we like a lot but 3rd kid comin' up and we are missing some space for the next summer. We also have the project to become full timers in the next few years.

I have a question so I can start my research with this. Can you give me advice on what to consider and what to avoid?

Good engines:
Avoid:

Front or Rear engine:

Diesel or Gas:

Good models:
Avoid:

Good transmissions:
Avoid:

Thanks a lot and I hope to talk to you soon!
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Old 03-05-2017, 02:13 PM   #2
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I suggest you start at the home page and use the search feature. These questions are asked and answered about 100 times.
Engine : dt466 (my preference and what I am looking for)
Trans:MD 643 or my preference the 3060
I want a rear engine for the driving comfort.
As for model... What do you like... Ford, Chevy, Dodge... Get the point lol
For durability and fuel consumption diesel in any engine



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Old 03-05-2017, 06:12 PM   #3
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welcome fellow Canadian , lots of info here, where about's are you?
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Old 03-05-2017, 07:05 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, yes sorry i saw all the threads after my initial post. Thanks for the answers though!

I am from the Montreal area, where are you from?
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Thanks guys, yes sorry i saw all the threads after my initial post. Thanks for the answers though!

I am from the Montreal area, where are you from?
northwestern Ontario for now, be moving to the Ottawa valley this fall
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