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Old 05-01-2019, 12:29 PM   #21
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Old 05-01-2019, 12:38 PM   #22
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Super Cute!!!
What kind of 'Mileage' would you see in something of that size? Thanks!
Pretty much any diesel bus will get somewhere between 9 and 11 mpg. The size and weight don't matter as much as the shape.
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Old 05-02-2019, 12:47 AM   #23
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The TC1000 (and pre-1997 just short length TC2000) are super cute and as close as a bus can get to being a chick magnet.

With regards to insurance, Kelly Newsome @ AllState's info has been posted over and over and as of yet no reports of her not being able to insure anyone. We switched to her and saved a bundle over our previous commercial policy.

We just called Kelly Newsome TODAY and switched over from Progressive. Same coverage, 1/3 the cost. What is nice about Kelly is that she understands insuring SKOOLIES and knows folks in many other states. Her number is: 352-326-9300
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Old 05-02-2019, 06:16 AM   #24
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If I was to do a bus - THAT is EXACTLY what I would go for. Any ideas on where to find one in the Pacific NW? Auction houses? Where do school districts sell their retired (hopefully not fully 'tired') buses?
these pop up in your area every year. They go for cheap then AAA buys them and resells them for like ten g's.
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Old 05-02-2019, 08:33 AM   #25
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With regards to insurance, Kelly Newsome @ AllState's info has been posted over and over and as of yet no reports of her not being able to insure anyone. We switched to her and saved a bundle over our previous commercial policy.

Ahem.....she wasn't able to get coverage for us. Not from lack of trying, though. She bent over backwards to find insurance for us but it seems that being permanent nomads living in a school bus, plus the fact that we're domiciled in South Dakota all converged to make it near impossible to find coverage. We've got Progressive commercial-for-personal liability coverage, and that's good nuff for now. Kelly really busted her ass to get something for us, it just didn't work out.
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Old 05-02-2019, 09:13 AM   #26
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these pop up in your area every year. They go for cheap then AAA buys them and resells them for like ten g's.
Ha! I made an offer on ours, no where near 10.
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Old 05-02-2019, 05:03 PM   #27
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Ha! I made an offer on ours, no where near 10.
I have found a couple. Both between $6-7k. But they are too far away to go take a look at them.
AND, then there is the issue that I need to tackle next....TALK THE WIFE INTO IT!!!
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Old 05-02-2019, 07:37 PM   #28
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I have found a couple. Both between $6-7k. But they are too far away to go take a look at them.
AND, then there is the issue that I need to tackle next....TALK THE WIFE INTO IT!!!
That's too much dough for something with a 545 transmission.
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Old 05-02-2019, 08:24 PM   #29
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That's too much dough for something with a 545 transmission.
To keep with that size of bus and keep it an FE (so I can retain the rear door), what transmission should I be looking at. We will be doing some driving over mountain passes.
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Old 05-02-2019, 09:25 PM   #30
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To keep with that size of bus and keep it an FE (so I can retain the rear door), what transmission should I be looking at. We will be doing some driving over mountain passes.
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Any other tranny, it will have a locking converter. Ideally the MT3060 is a damn fine tranny. Don't think I'll ever own another personal bus that doesn't have one in it.
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Old 05-02-2019, 10:07 PM   #31
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Thanks!

Folks here have been a lot more helpful than the cheaprv forum - THANKS!
Next question,
Do folks here use these buses to haul things? Kind of like a toy hauler? Like brining your tiny house and your quads with you, wherever you go?
Just wondering. That is the only thing that I could think of that is close to my application.
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Old 05-02-2019, 10:28 PM   #32
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Folks here have been a lot more helpful than the cheaprv forum - THANKS!
Next question,
Do folks here use these buses to haul things? Kind of like a toy hauler? Like brining your tiny house and your quads with you, wherever you go?
Just wondering. That is the only thing that I could think of that is close to my application.
Load em up. 8' motorcycle garage for 2 motorcycles. Double doors for ATV and other larger toys. Pocket door to enter cabin.
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Old 05-02-2019, 10:39 PM   #33
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Old 05-02-2019, 10:54 PM   #34
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Old 05-02-2019, 11:50 PM   #35
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Load em up. 8' motorcycle garage for 2 motorcycles. Double doors for ATV and other larger toys. Pocket door to enter cabin.
the double doors are way cool!
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Old 05-03-2019, 12:03 AM   #36
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the double doors are way cool!
And raised the header and doors 4". Was a lot easier to do than one might expect.
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Old 05-03-2019, 06:05 AM   #37
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Folks here have been a lot more helpful than the cheaprv forum - THANKS!
Next question,
Do folks here use these buses to haul things? Kind of like a toy hauler? Like brining your tiny house and your quads with you, wherever you go?
Just wondering. That is the only thing that I could think of that is close to my application.
I tow my boat, and other things as well.
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Old 05-03-2019, 04:42 PM   #38
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Probably my last question - do you need to have a CDL to drive a bus that only has seats for 6-9 passengers? The way I am reading stuff - you need a CDL for any vehicle over 26k lbs or if it is designed to carry more than 16 people. But if you take the seats out???? Thanks!
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Old 05-03-2019, 05:54 PM   #39
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Probably my last question - do you need to have a CDL to drive a bus that only has seats for 6-9 passengers? The way I am reading stuff - you need a CDL for any vehicle over 26k lbs or if it is designed to carry more than 16 people. But if you take the seats out???? Thanks!
Depends on the state. You can own a private bus that is not used for any business. In Ga. my regular car license allows me to drive All RV's, regardless of weight.
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Old 05-03-2019, 07:08 PM   #40
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When I built my first skoolie the back room was a kennel. It had room for 12 dogs. I was field trialing Border Collies.
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