Motorhome & Recreational Vehicle Resource

Since 1996

Search RV-Coach Online

Email Author email Prasad  Reply to Message reply to message  Post New Message post new message      search forums
All Postings that advertise items for sale will be deleted from the Discussion Forum. You may post sale items for free in the Classifieds section. Sign up now.
All Messages in ThreadAuthorDate
Looking for deisel bus on westcoast (near CA or AZ ). Prasad 1-13-06  
I want to find a deisel bus & convert it to WVO. I have a $4000 budget for the bus and RV conversion. and have an est. from friends in northern california for the WVO conversion at about $1500.

i'll be in AZ until march when i return to CA.

please drop me a line, if you're in the area & have a bus or any advise on mechanics/conversions/WVO/etc.

Prasad & Layla
Re: Looking for deisel bus on westcoast (near CA or AZ ). pat young 1-22-06  
Howdy Prasad
I have some nice buses for 3500 to 4500 dollars. Just let me know what you need, and I'm sure I have something that will work for you. I only have Cros and Gilligs, the best school buses ever built

Patrick Young
1970 Gillig Splendocruiser
Spicer 5 speed --fully manual
Powered by 8V79.5 CAT NA
4 wheel drive (the back ones)
the Wheelchair Project
Fresno, CA
(559) 251-3814 (559) 244-1042
Re: Looking for deisel bus on westcoast (near CA or AZ ). Jean-Michel 4-14-09  
We're looking for an RV that runs on WVO.. price range is under $10,000.. something that comfortably sleeps 4 and can go around the country in 3 months.. thanks
Re: Looking for deisel bus on westcoast (near CA or AZ ). Mark O. 2-1-06  
Hi Prasad,
I seriously looked into converting one of my buses over to WVO. The particular bus was a Thomas Saf-T-Liner with a Cat 3208T/Allison. The bus was being used on a daily route that went about 200 miles per day.

What I found and what others have also found is the amount of WVO a bus uses in a day is more than most cars use in a month or more. Finding enough WVO to run the bus becomes impractical.

I realized I would have to purchase a truck with a tank and pump to collect the WVO. I would also have to spend a day or more per week collecting and processing the WVO for use in the bus. In addition, I would have to build some kind of a WVO processing center in order to utilize that much WVO.

That isn't even taking into consideration the tax liability I would be incurring for using the "free" fuel.

As for your $4K budget for the bus and conversion, I think you are not going to be happy with what you find. That is unless you are willing to sleep on the floor, use ice chests and Coleman stoves, and freeze in the winter and cook in the summer.

Good luck.

Mark O.
Re: Looking for deisel bus on westcoast (near CA or AZ ). Gerry McPhail 2-7-06  
We are not on the west coast but we have some nice school buses as well as some city liners at reasonable prices. Please check our website for buses on hand : Thanks
Re: Looking for deisel bus on westcoast (near CA or AZ ). Daryl Baker 2-13-06  
I have a strong running diesel transit bus, I'll sell for $1500.00. Will make a great conversion bus. I'm in Morthern California
Re: Looking for deisel bus on westcoast (near CA or AZ ). Annalee 5-7-08  
We are looking for a bus to convert for under $10,000.
Required fields in red
For more info about a field, place your mouse over the More Info icon.
Your Name:
Your Email:

Code is case-sensitive. Helps stop SPAM.

Advertise Here
Get Media Kit NOW!

Get Media Kit to Advertise!

Advertiser Links

Back to Top