Oh, bus life and travel! Sounds fun exciting and full of adventure doesn’t it? It is! But this lifestyle also comes with many bus questions. When people email me asking these questions, I can hear the overwhelm, frustrations and even some people admit that their questions are keeping them up at night. It doesn’t have to be this way! Jeff and I consider it a blessing to be able to help others along their journey and that means answering those nagging questions.
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Here are the top 5 answers to the most asked bus questions.
“How much does it cost to convert a bus?”
“Do I have to have a CDL to drive a bus?”
“The short answer is “yes” if your converted school bus is titled as a “bus”. Once the conversion is complete, the bus can be titled as a motor home. Then, a CDL is NOT required. Keep in mind that some states do require the driver to have certain endorsements on their licences due to weight issues. It is best to check with the local Department of Motor Vehicles.”
“Who do you use to provide insurance for your bus?”
“Jeff and I have our bus insurance through State Farm. Our agent required that we send photos of the interior conversion and the exterior. Once, we submitted all he needed, we got insurance for $74 a year for liability. (We get a discount due to having our cars listed with State Farm.)
Pro Tip: Ask you local agent if they can provide motor home insurance.
Think about whether you are going to need to have the bus insured to from the selling destination to your home base. If this is the case, I found that Progressive Commercial usually will provide coverage if you can’t find a local agent. Communicate to the company that the bus still needs converting. Progressive will not provide coverage once it is complete. In April, I have a new FREE eCourse coming out that is about insurance, title and registration on a Skoolie. Get on our email list and you will be notified when it comes out.”
“Can you help me convert my bus?”
“Jeff and I started Custom Bus Conversions and Discovering Us Bus out of a desire to help others enjoy the bus lifestyle. When we started converting our first bus, we watched many YouTube videos and read blogs. Only to find out half of the information we needed after searching and searching for hours. The feeling of overwhelm and frustration set in due to the many opinions on how to complete every tasks. Many years later, when converting our 2nd bus, we saw a way to help lessen the frustration of converting a bus. Our company was born.
The first way we can help you is through our company Custom Bus Conversions. We can help you convert part or all of your school bus into a home on wheels. Jeff will work with you helping make your dream bus a reality.
If you are more of the DIY type person or you just want the bragging rights to say that you converted your bus, we totally understand that desire. We have a course to help you with your conversion.
The course will take you from what you need to look for in a bus all the way through to a completed conversion. Along the way you will have access to a private FaceBook group where Jeff answers all your questions. The Step by Step School Bus Conversion Course will be open for enrollment again in March. Get on our email list so you don’t miss out on the bonuses. If you are interested in working on the conversion yourself but just need some guidance, this course will help you.”