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Old 05-12-2017, 10:24 PM   #1
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Hello!!

Hey y'all.

Just bought our school bus, 1997 AmTran Genesis
Mechanical dt466, Allison M643, 30 foot.

We are excited to start the conversion over the next couple months!!
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Old 05-12-2017, 10:26 PM   #2
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Congratulations

'97 was a very good year.
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Old 05-12-2017, 11:02 PM   #3
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Congratulations

'97 was a very good year.


I've heard, and I'm pumped.


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Old 05-12-2017, 11:17 PM   #4
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Congrats!!! I'm hoping to get my own bus this summer, this is a good summer for conversions, I can FEEL it!!!
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Old 05-12-2017, 11:49 PM   #5
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Congrats!!! I'm hoping to get my own bus this summer, this is a good summer for conversions, I can FEEL it!!!


Yaassss. What kind of bus are you dreaming of?


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Old 05-13-2017, 12:25 AM   #6
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I would really love a RE flat nose, but now I'm thinkin it's gonna be out of my price range, or use up my whole budget. Now I'm banking on a C type dog nose bus, with 25 feet of floor length. That way I'm not too long and I still have all the room I need! *I think*
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Old 05-13-2017, 09:01 AM   #7
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Let's see it!
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:30 AM   #8
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Old 05-13-2017, 12:11 PM   #9
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That looks a lot like a TC2000.
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Old 05-13-2017, 12:22 PM   #10
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Looks and sounds like you got a great bus, good job! Any problems that you know of?
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Old 05-13-2017, 12:28 PM   #11
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Welcome aboard, that's a lot like my bus, mine is a 1995 40ft with the same engine and trans. How many miles on yours? What's your plan for it full time tiny house or just a camping rig?


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Just bought our school bus, 1997 AmTran Genesis
Mechanical dt466, Allison M643, 30 foot.

We are excited to start the conversion over the next couple months!!
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Old 05-13-2017, 02:29 PM   #12
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Gahhhhh!!! It's beautiful!! *wipes tears from eyes*
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Old 05-13-2017, 05:33 PM   #13
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Looks and sounds like you got a great bus, good job! Any problems that you know of?


It needs steering tires, and is missing a mirror and seatbelt. All minor things in the grand scheme to us.


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Old 05-13-2017, 05:38 PM   #14
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Welcome aboard, that's a lot like my bus, mine is a 1995 40ft with the same engine and trans. How many miles on yours? What's your plan for it full time tiny house or just a camping rig?


170k miles. We plan to full time when the conversion is done. It will have a roof raise and a full solar set up if everything goes to plan.

We plan to do blm land, national parks, and many years from now settle down on a piece of property.

We are going off grid, road schooling etc



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Old 05-14-2017, 11:50 PM   #15
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Old 05-15-2017, 04:48 AM   #16
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170k miles. We plan to full time when the conversion is done. It will have a roof raise and a full solar set up if everything goes to plan.

We plan to do blm land, national parks, and many years from now settle down on a piece of property.

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I have a 92 Senator/Genesis. I love it. Raised the roof on it, too!

Glad to see another one on the forum.
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:33 AM   #17
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I have a 92 Senator/Genesis. I love it. Raised the roof on it, too!



Glad to see another one on the forum.


And we are glad to be here at last!


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Old 05-15-2017, 06:42 AM   #18
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And we are glad to be here at last!


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If you wanna see what these look like under all the skins and stuff, check out my "roll your own" thread. Its long, but I've got virtually the same bus as you so you may find some helpful stuff in there.
These buses are GREAT!
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:42 AM   #19
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Oh awesome, will do!!


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Old 05-16-2017, 03:23 PM   #20
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I see a possibility for a motorcycle garage in the handicapped door back there

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