Originally Posted by EastCoastCB
For urban bus dwelling, I'd go low key on the exterior stuff.
Before you start spending $$$ you need to determine where your bus can live. The more stuff you have hanging on it the more likely others may object to your project.
Because you live in the Bay Area finding someplace to park your bus might be a challenge unless you can find someone who has space enough to park it where the neighbors and the city won't object.
Urban camping can be done but it has to be done under the radar. The more stuff that is hung on the sides and "sprouting" up on the roof the harder it will be to stay under the radar.
The choice of color to repaint your bus will also tend to either help you or hinder your ability to stay under the radar.
Good luck and your search for a bus that will work for you and one that you will be able to afford to keep.