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5 Must-Watch Bus Redo Videos

Converting a used school bus into a tiny home or RV is nothing new but every skoolie build has some unique features that make it perfect for their owners. Check out these 5 skoolie buses and start planning your build! 2001 Skoolie Bluebird Bus Fully equipped with a solar roof, a wood-powered stove and custom…

Get to Know Detroit

Dating back to 1938, Detroit Diesel, or better known since 2011 as Detroit, has a long-standing history of developing diesel engines that last. They offer a complete line of heavy-duty diesel engines, axles, transmissions, safety systems, and connected vehicle services for the commercial transportation industry. Their…

COVID-19 Stay at Home Directive

The safety of our employees and customers is our number one priority. Due to the recent COVID-19 situation, Kerlin Bus Sales is now required to stop all in-person business activities. We value the health of our employees and customers and are following instructions given directly by the CDC and directives from…

Understanding Diesel

Nowadays bus fleets are comprised of diesel, electric and propane-powered buses. Although each bus type offers different advantages there are many different negative myths surrounding diesel-powered buses. To set the record straight, we have compiled a list of truths regarding diesel buses that every bus owner should…

5 Quick School Bus Facts

1. Early School Buses Date Back to the Early 1800s Although these school buses required a different horsepower they still were created to complete the same task. Larger horse-drawn carriages were used as public school buses to transport students who lived really far from the school. Since it was more common in…

3 Quick Tips for Buying A Used Bus

Buying a bus is a big decision and there are many different aspects to consider before making the purchase. Below you will find a list of tips to help potential bus buyers make the right choice. Establish the Intended Use These days school buses are used for more than just picking kids on their way to school or…

School Bus to Camper

For our third bus conversion blog post, we had the privilege of interviewing a man who’s passion for buses led him to transform a used bus into a dream family camper Meet Gene A bus mechanic by trade, Gene Noble is no stranger to the new and used bus market. That’s why when his family became interested in…

School Bus to Food Truck

Continuing on with our series on unique bus conversions, we wanted to tell you about another amazing bus renovation that we recently came across. If you missed our first post in this series you will definitely want to check that out to read about Taylor’s amazing bus conversion in progress!) Meet Ray Ray Trump is…

School Bus to Tiny Home

School Bus to Tiny Home When you picture a bus in your mind, you’re probably picturing a traditional yellow and black school bus toting children back and forth to school and other extracurricular activities - but did you know that some people are using buses for an entirely different purpose? Being in the…

Go Green, Save Green: The Monetary Benefits of Clean Diesel

Purchasing a new bus can be overwhelming. Yes, that gasoline-powered bus has a lower purchase price, but will you get anything for it when it comes time to sell? Yes, the propane to run that propane-powered bus is dirt cheap right now, but does this really offset the higher initial cost? There are so many variables…