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Getting started questions

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Getting started questions

Postby supagu » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:48 am

I've just done some initial investigations into getting a bus converted to a motorhome, as I am thinking about traveling around Australia.
I have my M.R vehicle license, is this all I need license wise?

I am wondering what I should be looking for when purchasing a bus.
I am also wondering what the living costs are like - how much does a bus service cost, how often should you get the vehicle serviced. Is there free camping in the country (i.e. if you pull up on a random road and stay there a few nights/weeks is this do-able?). What are the typical rego costs. What are the typical fuel costs.
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Re: Getting started questions

Postby boronia » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:59 am

Provided the bus only has two axles, the MR licence should be enough. You can tow a small trailer with this as well. Three axles will require HR.

The other questions are in the "how long is a piece of string?" category, there are so many variables. You really need to compare vehicle by vehicle.

The other question you need to ask is "how hard/expensive will it be to get parts if something breaks?" Again something dependent on make/model/age.

It is often recommended that you consider buying an already converted vehicle, to avoid many of the nasties that you will find if you try to do the work yourself.
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