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Old 11-18-2011
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Default read this..........

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/**...d/25576851.cfm

Wow, I owned one of these '93, only kept it for a year. Wow.
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As I read this, I would be so bummed to be in that position. Once you get done with all that messy, lousy work and expense, you still end up with a sub-par MH.

I see this all the time in the boat world. You can pay up front, or pay later.

Thanks Mike!
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Exactly! These guys look pretty handy, it's a shame all their hard work is going into a piece of you-know-what.
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The Beaver "ORGAN DONOR" is similar to that piece of flotsam.
They will never get the smell out,maybe if they drink enough they won't notice.
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haha, yeah.. I'll keep my bird, thanks.
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It's actually kind of sad that they're wasting so much time, effort and cash on such a disaster. After their experience with the "Snap On Van" ... they'd have been much better off with getting an old school bus or highway coach and converting from scratch. Essentially, they're doing the same thing by replacing all the parts of a plastic palace...

But, I wish them good luck! (They'll need it.)
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Quite a few years ago we actually looked at a school bus with the idea of converting it into a motor home. Fortunately we didn't go that route. Buying an older high quality coach is a MUCH better idea, and cheaper, too.
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Quite a few years ago we actually looked at a school bus with the idea of converting it into a motor home.
Been there done that and have the "T" shirt. Not really a good idea.
Bus: 1969 Bluebird Long nose, $500.00
Materials: [Interior] $6,000.00 [floors,wall coverings,toilet, shower stall, lights, wiring ]
[Tanks & plumb $400.00
[Paint] $350.00
[Sheet Metal] $600.00 Used for covering unused windows
2 recliners: $400.00
2Captains chairs $300.00 [used]
Mattress: $150.00
2 used Air Conditioners $900.00
Labor: Six Months

Was it worth it? Well it was a nice project that we used for six years, but would never consider full timing in it. Would I do it again? "NO!!!!"


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A friend of mine has a Snap-On van RV. It has a very modified big horsepower 3406 Cat with propane injection and an Allison Trans.
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