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« on: November 23, 2010, 06:37:09 AM »

I had posted on here a little while back about figuring what to do with my bus and I decided to fix it up... during this time of fixing it up I was offered a much better job in another state... needless to say it has been hard for me to find a place for me to rent and I have had no luck with finding a spot for the bus so that I could work on it.

I have a little more than month before I move out there and was wondering what you guys would suggest doing? I hate to scrap the thing but I think that will be the quickest way to get it out of my hands and move on. I would like to sell it but I figure that it would take too long with the market the way it is.

I would love to bring it out there with me but that just does not look like it is going to work.

Do you guys have any other suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2010, 06:47:45 AM »

If you really want to sell in a hurry put it on Ebay with a $1 starting bid and no reserve.  You might not get as much as the scrap value depending on the model of bus.

I have no idea what bus you have, but someone here would probably want it for parts if it is a popular model.
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010, 06:59:16 AM »

To help folks give advice, here is alink to a thread that introduces the bus:

http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=14909.0



Where is it you are moving to?  If you really want to keep the bus, there may be some bus nut near your new location that would have the space to let you store and work on your bus at their place for cheap or in trade for some help with labor on their projects.
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010, 07:09:00 AM »

If it is driveable, you can take it with you to your new location & park it at a storage lot for a while until you find the appropriate place to live & work on the bus.

You might get lucky & find a place in the country or a loft in a industrial area. I had a friend who was paid to live in a loft above a machine shop in an industrial area. He had plenty of parking available for him to use too. The shop owners wanted someone there almost all the time, so it worked out well for him.


If you have to 'dump' it, you're gonna take a hit - especially if it doesn't run. . . . Bummer dude.
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2010, 07:32:32 AM »

To help folks give advice, here is alink to a thread that introduces the bus:

http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=14909.0



Where is it you are moving to?  If you really want to keep the bus, there may be some bus nut near your new location that would have the space to let you store and work on your bus at their place for cheap or in trade for some help with labor on their projects.


Thanks for linking this back to the old thread.  I am going to be moving to Maryland between DC and Baltimore. IDK how many bus nuts would be out there... but that could be worth a shot




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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2010, 07:53:40 AM »

Looks to be about a hundred bus nuts in Maryland.  Not sure how many in that specific area or how many read the forum.
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2010, 08:00:11 AM »

I might start a new thread and do some asking around the board.  One little problem with moving it out to MD is I feel like I would need to buy new tires for it before I felt safe taking it out there and I don't know how soon my first trip would be in it and I would hate to have my tires rot if my first trip isn't until 5 years down the road.
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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2010, 08:54:45 AM »

Quag,

I sent you an email, I'm in the area you are looking to move to so if you need anything feel free to ask. Careful on the selection of counties you are going to move to if you keep the bus. Several locales in this area do not allow uninsured and unregistered vehicles. If you need a place to store it I can help you out with that.

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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2010, 10:33:00 AM »

Quag,

I sent you an email, I'm in the area you are looking to move to so if you need anything feel free to ask. Careful on the selection of counties you are going to move to if you keep the bus. Several locales in this area do not allow uninsured and unregistered vehicles. If you need a place to store it I can help you out with that.
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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2010, 12:49:45 PM »

Quag,

I sent you an email, I'm in the area you are looking to move to so if you need anything feel free to ask. Careful on the selection of counties you are going to move to if you keep the bus. Several locales in this area do not allow uninsured and unregistered vehicles. If you need a place to store it I can help you out with that.

Cade


Thanks!! I actually did not get the email so I sent you an email from a better working account.
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« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2010, 02:42:38 PM »

Quag,

I sent you an email, I'm in the area you are looking to move to so if you need anything feel free to ask. Careful on the selection of counties you are going to move to if you keep the bus. Several locales in this area do not allow uninsured and unregistered vehicles. If you need a place to store it I can help you out with that.
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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2010, 03:56:13 PM »

I might start a new thread and do some asking around the board.  One little problem with moving it out to MD is I feel like I would need to buy new tires for it before I felt safe taking it out there and I don't know how soon my first trip would be in it and I would hate to have my tires rot if my first trip isn't until 5 years down the road.

I am probably in the minority on this, but if it was me, I would sell it even at a loss.

If as said, you may not take a trip for 5 years I wouldn't put another dollar in it.

These things are only going to get cheaper and cheaper and you will probably be able to finds a fresh off the road conversion for less money, when your ready to actually use it.

good luck,

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« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2010, 04:19:37 PM »

I might start a new thread and do some asking around the board.  One little problem with moving it out to MD is I feel like I would need to buy new tires for it before I felt safe taking it out there and I don't know how soon my first trip would be in it and I would hate to have my tires rot if my first trip isn't until 5 years down the road.

I am probably in the minority on this, but if it was me, I would sell it even at a loss.

If as said, you may not take a trip for 5 years I wouldn't put another dollar in it.

These things are only going to get cheaper and cheaper and you will probably be able to finds a fresh off the road conversion for less money, when your ready to actually use it.

good luck,

Cliff

Cliff, I am just trying to weigh every option and yours has crossed my mind for sure
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« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2010, 04:53:53 PM »

Hi.
You might try advertising in Canada. There is not much of a recession,not many coaches available and those that are demand a higher price than in the USA.  just a thought.   Brian.
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« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2010, 02:06:48 PM »

I think the route I am going to head is list it for sale for a short time at what I think is a real good price and if I don't get any bites send it off to the scrap yard. The first place I went to said 18 cents a pound which would get me about 4 grand  (assuming 22,000 lbs)... however I am sure if I "shop" around I could get a higher price per pound during the period that I have it listed for sale.

I just don't think I will have the resources (my fathers tools, and a place to work on it) like I did in Ohio.  Plus with the first real big trip at minimum 3 years away, I think it best that I just take the "loss" (I did learn a lot while working on the beast) and move on.
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