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Old 09-04-2016, 10:10 AM   #1
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I'm new to this but the past seven or eight months my wife and I have been kicking around the idea of a bus conversion. We have travelled out to the west several times on motorcycles but find our interests changing. We like hiking and photography and would like to have a custom RV that suits our needs, giving us a home base to really get back and explore. Since we love our bikes we were thinking of buying a bus that has a lift in the back to create a garage. Once the bus has been parked we can get around pretty easily then. We are in NY and would really like to spend a lot of time out west. This seems like the place to be and with some luck and determination I'll take the plunge and make this happen.

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Old 09-04-2016, 10:42 AM   #2
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Welcome! --- You came to the right place. Just read as many "Build Threads" as possible and make notes of what sounds like will best fit your dream. And once you have a plan, take the time to find the best rig you can afford that fits it. A few extra bucks up front will pay back in spades in the long run.

Best of luck and let us know how the hunt goes.
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Old 09-04-2016, 04:15 PM   #3
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there are definitely threrads here too whre people have built garages foer their bikes, 4 wheelers etc... im not sure where you plan to go west but I know some of the driveways and turn-offs for roads/trails can be steep so keep that in mind when lookin at how much over-hang a bus has behind the rear wheels..

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