Australia is a huge continent with wide open spaces and long roads perfect for the big daddy of the recreational vehicle family: the bus conversion.
The description is in the name. A bus conversion is literally a new or old bus that has been converted into a portable home, designed for the ultimate in luxury outdoor living. This is the recreational vehicle for those outdoor enthusiasts who prefer to take in the sights and scenery of the outdoors from above, and at their own pace.
Due to their immense size, bus conversions are capable of housing a greater range of amenities than any other recreational vehicle.
Converted buses are often used by outdoor enthusiasts who prefer a nomadic lifestyle, and by organisations or groups such as bands that need to be able to pack up and move from place to place with relative ease. A bus conversion is designed to pack down for travel; some even capable of expanding to allow a larger interior space for sleeping and dining when stopped.
Depending on the bus conversion model, the vehicle may be capable of towing another vehicle such as a backup car, or small boat. It’s important to know the towing capacity of your bus before towing another vehicle, however, and to ensure that you have the correct exterior towing parts for the job.
With all that internal space, it’s possible to transform your bus into a moving theatre on wheels. TV screens are available, capable of linking up to a satellite so that you can enjoy your favourite shows from the comfort of your bedroom, or living area. Audio and Hi-Fi systems can be integrated into the bus allowing passengers to enjoy listening to music from any space within.
Throw a couple of solar panels on the roof and you can stay out on the road, almost indefinitely.
At Outdoria, you’ll find a great range of converted buses, set up to take you on your next great adventure, whether it’s a short expedition, or you plan to take to the road, and live a new life on wheels. Our online marketplace is the destination for everything outdoors in Australia; you’ll find retailers from across the country selling their products across a huge range of categories: bus conversions are just one.
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