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Old 02-11-2019, 09:53 AM   #41
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Please be very careful in getting a CDL. You will be under the CDL regulations regardless of the vehicle you are controlling (and that includes cars). Please research what has been said elsewhere on this board about CDLs. Please understand what you will be getting into with a CDL!
I definitely will. I have a lot of research to do and this is at the top of the list. Luckily my dad is a trucker so heís able to give a little insight on the situation. Iíll definitely look fully into the licensing before I jump into it!
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:12 AM   #42
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I started my conversion about a year ago with a bus i bought on auction from Chester County S. C. . A little over half way through with it. My wife had never driven anything bigger than our mini van lol but now she does most of the driving . her and grandkids will leave me in heart beat to go camping. I think the festival you mentioned is in Macon GA.? We live about 2 miles from Macon. Feel free to hit us up if you would like and we will drive into Macon and you can check out "Lucile".
Plumbing and electrical is complete and i'm removing 112 year old wood from my Great Grandfathers house to complete the insides with .
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Very cool!!!! Yes! I would love to see your conversion and meet you guys! I got a campsite with my friend so we will be there all weekend. Iíll message you my number. Definitely keep in touch.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:39 AM   #43
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If you're coming down I-85, you'll be passing by me. Feel free to stop by if you want to look at/test drive mine.
And I live in Columbus NC. If you are close, come by and check out Pryscilla Glamping Queen. She is fabulous.
In NC she is considered an RV and no CDL required.
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:53 AM   #44
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And I live in Columbus NC. If you are close, come by and check out Pryscilla Glamping Queen. She is fabulous.
In NC she is considered an RV and no CDL required.
THANK YOU!! It looks like there are going to be many weekend trips to come see everyone's conversions! Thank you for opening your home and allowing me to learn! I greatly greatly appreciate it!

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Old 02-12-2019, 08:55 AM   #45
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I agree with most of whatís said in this thread, but I have found that my 35 foot bus is about all I would ever want... seems like itís about the limit to fit into two parking spaces end to end, making it wildly more convenient than having to take up 5 spaces the other direction... just my little input. Good luck!
Thank you so much for sharing. I am hoping once I can walk through a few different size conversions I will be able to make up my mind. From what I am seeing, I think a mid size bus would be more than enough for me. Are you on the East Coast?

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Old 02-12-2019, 09:02 AM   #46
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The TC1000 and short TC2000 seem to be pretty universal chick magnets. 26-ish foot transit style, the tend to sell for a premium over longer TC2000 buses even.
I will definitely check both of them out. I saw something the other day about how a small wheel base is easier to maneuver so that is definitely a big deal on my list.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:15 AM   #47
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Welcome on this amazing journey. I look forward to seeing your new life, dream, home come to life on this forum. I have been lurking for awhile since purchasing my shorty, and I hope to begin my own build soon as well.
Hell YES! thank you for the encouragement! I hope nothing but the good stuff comes your way as well.

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Old 02-12-2019, 09:42 AM   #48
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I will definitely check both of them out. I saw something the other day about how a small wheel base is easier to maneuver so that is definitely a big deal on my list.
One of the big trade-offs with the short wheelbase is that they tend to see-saw down the road. Many of them even use ballast to try to keep the chassis more settled.
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One of the big trade-offs with the short wheelbase is that they tend to see-saw down the road. Many of them even use ballast to try to keep the chassis more settled.
All these things to learn!!! So much information but good good stuff!
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