Originally Posted by Chidori
Hey everyone as it says I'm so new and have almost no idea what I'm doing. Did a bit of research to the point I have blue prints drawn up for how I want my skoolie to look. I went through a vocational school so the inside of the bus/house I'm comfortable with....but the bus itself....im clueless😣😣😣. What are some things I should look out for? I pretty much have what type of bus I want A 12 window Blue Bird Vision found one that's a 2007 for $12,000 is that a good price? Wow dragging on sorry😓😓
It's a good price for the market it is aimed at.
At 10 years old it can be put right back into service as a school, day-care or church bus. Buses hold a decent price until they hit around 15-years-old, then the bottom drops out of the price.
Unfortunately, by 2007 they were so encumbered by emissions equipment, the bottom might drop out of the engine before the price falls.
Generally we look to recommend buses 2004 and earlier. They have the bonus of more reliable engines and much lower prices, while remaining in good condition for our purposes.
I would suggest you spend a little time browsing a few auction sites to get a feel of the market. Three to start with are: