Originally Posted by Tinydreamer
My name is Lauren and I currently live in St petersburg, fl. My boyfriend (brad) and I are buying a bus to convert to a schoolie and see all 50 states as well as the provinces of Canada. Brad's an auto Mechanic but we are both BRAND NEW to the skoolie conversion and we'll be attempting to do it almost entirely on our own. Please send all advice and well wishes our way! I'm hoping we can be on the road by April '18 but we'll be taking our time to hunt out used materials every step of the way to save our pennies, so we'll just have to wait and see.
Welcome! I'm in Eustis, just north of Orlando about 35 minutes.
We're having a skoolie gathering with music and bbq the last weekend in Sept.
Take your time bus shopping. Avoid dealers and CL. Go for buses on the auctions sites like GovDeals and Public Surplus. You'll save a TON of money and get a WAY nicer bus if you avoid buying FL or GA buses. Ours are the worst, and the most expensive!!
A great bus can be had for as little as $1500 if you're patient, vigilant, and know what you're looking for.