If you are interested in bus or van living, one of the best places to find the bus or van that can be your new home is from an auto dealer, such as Sawyers Bus Sales. You want to make sure that your bus is in excellent driving condition and can be properly renovated. If you want to get a bus that will offer a good living space, here are three things to think about when going shopping for your commercial bus.
Go with a shuttle or minibus operated on a regular license
Depending on the size of the bus that you purchase, you could be required to get a license in order to operate a commercial bus. This can be a hassle if you turn this into your home, especially if you may share the space with family, friends, or children. Instead, look for a minibus or a shuttle bus that would be used to transport a few people in order to keep the bus capable of being driven with a regular Class D license.
Look for built-in bathrooms and lights
If you want to make your bus home a more upscale build, you should look for a bus that has a small bathroom already built in, plus one that offers lighting that can be controlled at the front panel in the driver's seat. This means that electric and some source of rudimentary plumbing is available for you to build upon. This also gives you better freedom when you are using your new bus home to drive around. If you plan to live in the home long term, you will need to have some basic plumbing, plus the ability to set up electrical plugs. Getting a bus with some of these details makes the transition less expensive and means that you can live in it immediately.
Taking normal gas makes the difference
If you are buying a used bus, purchase a bus that will take regular gas as opposed to diesel. In the long run, this could mean the difference between your bus home being affordable and your bus home costing about as much as rent on a normal apartment. Search for small buses and shuttles that have a normal engine that will take regular, unleaded gas. This can also mean that you take your minibus or live-in coach to a regular car repair shop, instead of having to find a truck repair shop, which can be more expensive.