Originally Posted by ParksNation
Ideally I would want a bus that is ready for the road. I live in Indianapolis Indiana I think I would be willing to travel about 200-300 miles in any directions for the right bus.
What is a non-affiliated bus?
I found a few heavy equipment dealerships around my general area that stock a bunch of used buses. In your experience can you just "buy" one from a dealer or are there legal issues? Also I don't have a CDL , I understand that if I get the bus re-titled as an RV I won't need a CDL and insurance will be easier to get.
What kind of buses do you have?
Are buses practical to drive cross country with a lot of mountains and hills during a trip?
We are debating between getting a decent used A class or C class RV or getting a diesel bus and building exactly what we need on the inside. We have done restorations on vintage campers and such so I know how to build an interior.
Thanks I appreciate any advice
non affliiated bus for sale page is just individuals here posting links of busses we see for sale on auction sites, craigslist, dealers, etc.. dealers themselves dont post in there.. though occasionally an individual will post their own bus for sale in there...
you can buy a bus at a dealer like Midwest Transit , buscrazy.net etc but will likely pay way more than you would at an auction like publicsurplus.com, govdeals.com, onlinepros.com and others.. (many dealers get their busses from the same auctions we can bid on).
alot depends on how far you are willing to travel to get a bus, your budget, timeline, etc.. going the auction route can often net you a great bus at a great price but you need patience to wait for the right ones to bid on to come along in your geographic radius of travel.. its a little tougher if your timeline is tight and how stringent your guideliens are in regards to drivetrain type, size, etc...