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Old 09-15-2018, 05:42 PM   #1
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Trailways or Greyhound bus conversions

I had a friend a few years back that bought these used at auction. Converted them to campers. I have thought about trying this since I retired.

Anyone tried this? I had this in my brain a few months back but don't think I ever posted the question. Slides would be tough but plenty of room.

Imagine pulling into a Class A only campground I would think with a fancy paint job it would pass.
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Many have a rule about "bus conversions". Otherwise, you have a pretty much clean slate to start with.
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You need to become familiar with this CFR. Especially the section for those that alter certified vehicles.

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-20...l6-part567.xml
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I had a friend a few years back that bought these used at auction. Converted them to campers. I have thought about trying this since I retired.

Anyone tried this? I had this in my brain a few months back but don't think I ever posted the question. Slides would be tough but plenty of room.

Imagine pulling into a Class A only campground I would think with a fancy paint job it would pass.
I did it with a GMC buffalo bus. Never had an issue at any campgrounds. However, the GMC couldn't have a slide built it because it has no conventional frame. Slides have been put in MCI and Silver Eagle buses.
I wrote about our conversion if you have an interest.

https://lifeisacarnivalblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/
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You need to become familiar with this CFR. Especially the section for those that alter certified vehicles.

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-20...l6-part567.xml
Wonder what Henry Ford would have done about this? Stifling innovation?
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I built a 4106 GM bus. Started in 1995 and finished it 4 1/2 years later. Did it right with quality parts. Started with rebuilt engine, auto trans, tires and everything inside. Four solar panels, electric fridge, satelite, full paint and then used it for 5 years. Would I do it again. Not on your life.
It just about ruined a marriage. I wanted to stop and my wife wouldn't let me. Had a lot of fun in it but the money I spent (if your doing it right) I could have bought a nice motorhome and retired even earlier. Just my humble opinion.
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