Needing advice to make a major life decision
It is been a long-time dream of mine to purchase a school bus and refurbish it and move back to the city of Portland Oregon which I love. I am disabled to a certain extent and I am on Social Security and am very low income. I am looking for work I'm sure I will get a job in the next month. However I have a chance to purchase a school bus for $1,200. Typically school buses for sale start at around 5 to $6,000 and usually they have seats in them. You have to tear those out. This bus already has the seats torn out and it is my understanding the only thing wrong with it is that it has a small leak. I have a friend who knows engines that would go up there with me to make sure that this bus is legitimate. However my family thinks this is a crazy idea. A story we don't really get along and usually don't agree. My friend also thinks this is a crazy idea. My therapist too icy weekly thinks it's a good idea. I want to do this badly but I need to legitimately make sure that this is the right decision because it either could go right and I can finally have the life I want or could go wrong and hurt everything. I need to know what the form thinks. Crows are the this is really inexpensive and the seats are already out. Tons are that there will be more expenses in the future and everything kind of turns on a dime if it will work or not. What are people's thoughts?
Like anything in life, you need to set yourself realistic, achievable goals which puts you in charge of your own destiny. Follow your gut instinct in everything you do because it will guide you when it comes to making important decisions in life. When it comes to used cars and vehicles, the rule of the thumb is always double/triple what you think it will cost to repair and get it roadworthy and always halve what you expect back from it.
Don't know what to tell you. Why are you wanting a school bus? I don't completely understand that. Are you interested in living in it as sort of a mobile home? See, I really don't know your motivation. I know a vehicle like that uses a ton of fuel so I just don't see the positives but I don't know what your plans are.
ok You get to Portland --- then what? Are you goung to live in a bus? Travel around?
The type of "leak" is the biggest issue.