Originally Posted by freeatlast
Hi there... for years i been into building cars (foxbodys) from stripped down to nice clean finish and working 12hr shifts at a Powerplant as CRO and buying properties, 3 business 1 successful till 9/11 basically living the "American Dream" well that dream is not for me lol especially here in miami where everythingis going up except your salary.. well im tierd now and looking to retire earlyer then 66 for full benefit... im 44, i want to retire like now lol.. .. anyway enough of the complaining... i started to look in YouTube on "living off the grid" found RVs, Vans, tiny homes, etc but when i saw the schoolie busses i saw myself in something like that.. a few details on YouTube on this conversion but really was looking for more DOs n DONTs.. my 1st step is what bus should i buy.. i think the medium size bus will suit me most cause is not too long and i can pull a trailer with ATVs and stuff for fun also whats the most reliable engine? and will it be best to get a bus with a nose or the flat face with engine on rear or in bus? one very important option i do want is a shower and a bathroom but because i want the medium size bus will that take away too much space for a kitchen/counter top/L sofa? sorry soo many questions but i have to be picky on these decisions because this is where i will live and travel America with..
Another Miami skoolie !!! cool !!!
I'm in south dade myself and got two busses in progress, mine and a friends. Just finished raising the roof on one of them 18" inches, man is there a lot of room inside now! My bus is next!
The two websites I have found for Miami bus auctions are Bidera and also Gov deals. You got to inspect what you are going to buy, especially here in Miami!
Be very careful with busses from Palm Beach County schools because they cannibalize them for the good parts, replace them with bad parts and then sell the shell at auction.
I am sending you my contact info, give me a call and let's meet!