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swinada 08-29-2007 01:38 AM

Re: Flip This Bus??
 
hey some people buy School buses and put a Hot Top in it and sell it for money:)

Other then that I think Skoolie buyers prefer to buy them empty and build them the way they like them to be.
But that just my opinion and I'm new to this club.

I bought one because I can not find an RV that will sleep 8+ people.

bdavis441 08-29-2007 05:15 PM

Re: Flip This Bus??
 
I really don't think it would be profitable. It's hard to get your money back out of a conversion. My first bus was done on a tight budget, but was still pretty nice. The conversion was still basically new and I still lost a little money when I sold it.

lapeer20m 09-10-2007 11:55 PM

Re: Flip This Bus??
 
i'm going to sell my current bus on evilbay and see if it brings me a profit. If so, this would be the 3rd jacuzzi bus in a row that i have made money on. (as far as money is concerned....i probably made about 50 cents per hour on my labor with the first bus....i did make about $15/hr on the 2nd bus)

I'm not convinced that making money on flipping completed skoolies in the form of an rv would be profitable. I think the jacuzzi thing is a bit of a novelty and perhaps requires more desire, tools, and machinery than the average joe has access too so there is someoen willing to pay for that novelty.

i have considered buying a skoolie,spend two weeks installing a jacuzzi, perhaps painting the exterior, leaving the rest of the interior empty and trying to sell her at a profit to someone who wants to complete the inside. If i could spend $2,500 and sell it for $5K that would be worth while, but it would be a lot of work.

the problem with most of us skoolie owners is that we're cheap! It's difficult to sell a completed skoolie to someone who doesn't want to spend any $$


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