Frequently Asked Questions

These are the most asked questions we get everyday! If you have any more questions, contact us!

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Our current waitlist is 15-18 months to start your build.

The average conversion takes 2-4 months depending on complexity.

There are opportunities to jump ahead as we have some spots reserved for rushed builds. This is a non-refundable fee.

Please contact us regardless of your timeline and we will do our best to work with you on this project!

Deposits are $2,500 CAD to enter our build lineup.

There are also abilities to pay an additional fee to jump up into the lineup.

Like the deposits, these are also non-refundable.

Check out our entire process by clicking here.

The average build takes 4-6 months, depending on the complexity, as every build is custom made to your satisfaction.

We start with 2D layouts, move to 3D renderings, then start the building process once approved!

This is somewhat of a hard question to answer! Prices of materials fluctuate.

All of our prices do not include the cost of the vehicle.

We've done conversions ranging from $40,000-$200,000 CAD.

The average cost of a 37-40ft off-grid, 4-season school bus conversion is $135,000-$155,000 CAD not including the cost of the bus.

The average cost of our off-grid 4-season van conversions is $90,000-$110,000 CAD not including the cost of the van.

In reality, every custom conversion is different. If you are genuinely interested in getting a rough quote for your own, contact us - quotes are free!

This is a complicated question. The short answer is maybe.

Canadian clients:
Van conversions: Yes we do, for Ford Transit van conversions, we can finance some of your build! 
We are working on obtaining financing options for other van types. If you are looking for financing options, let us know in the notes.
You might require a down payment.

For school bus conversions in Canada, yes we do offer financing up to $50,000 with average rates of 10-15%. Your best bet is to contact your bank about an RV/home reno loan as this is successful for some clients.

USA clients: We don't currently have any in house financing options for the USA. This is something we are constantly looking into but as we are located in Canada, we cannot partner with USA banks. We have had some people have success with - their motto is financing for just about anything! haha.

Try lightstream or your bank and let us know what kind of information you get!

It doesn't have to be an old school bus or van, we convert new vans and buses into campervans as well.

Some of our most common conversions are:
Ford Transit Conversions
Mercedes Sprinter Conversions
Dodge Promaster Conversions
Thomas School Bus Conversions
Blue Bird International Bus Conversions

The last thing we want to do is build you your dream camper and have the vehicle give you nothing but troubles. Always make sure to have the vehicle inspected before purchasing.

If you need help finding one, ask us!

We also have great information on how to buy & where to buy

Vans (What van to buy & with what options)

Buses (How to find a great used bus to turn into a skoolie)

New vehicles are always easier to find! Sprinter vans, Ford Transits, and Promasters can all be ordered from our local dealerships as we have great partnerships with them!

If you're looking for a used vehicle, Kijiji/Craigslist, auto-trader, dealerships and other fleet companies are all great options.

We can help you find the vehicle/find one for you!

We have developed great partnerships to provide well maintained new and used vans and buses!

Check out our blog to see what we recommend when you're buying a van or used bus to convert.

Vans (What van to buy & with what options)

Buses (How to find a great used bus to turn into a skoolie)

No we don't perform any mechanical work on any of the conversions.

We have reputable mechanics who we've developed long-term relationships with that we trust. They ensure your skoolie or van conversion are 100% when it leaves their shop.

We recommend paying some additional money to get your vehicle (especially a used bus) inspected with our local team to ensure its 100% in great condition before the conversion.

Absolutely, we work with clients from all over the world. 

In fact, USA residents prefer to convert in Canada due to the conversion rate. With the US Dollar being so strong in comparison, the conversion is much cheaper.

We can also have your conversion van or skoolie shipped/brought to our shop to make the full process as convenient for you as possible.

We can literally handle everything for you from the sourcing of the vehicle, to the planning of the layouts, to the delivery of the vehicle!

You can also be as hands on as you want from bringing us the conversion van/skoolie, layout and design ideas, or letting us handle everything for you!

We offer a 1 year full coverage build warranty for all defects cause by Paved To Pines manufacturing.

All of the products installed into the RV will come with their own manufacturers warranty as well.

If you would like to read a more comprehensive document on our warranty, please click here.

Ecommerce Policies

For all of our goodies and DIY products that you can buy for your school bus or van conversion projects.

It really depends on the product. If it is a manufactured product by GoPower or Dometic or things of that nature, they can generally be shipping out as fast as we get a proper shipping quote and you pay any additional shipping/freight charges necessary!

For homemade one off goods like window covers and netting it can take up to 4-6 weeks before the product gets shipped to you!

We are not an e-commerce brand with a regular return policy etc as we are distributing other manufacturers products and sometimes dropshipping them.

If for some reason you need to return the product, reach out to us at and we can help point you in the right direction!

If you are returning our own products that we have made (window blinds), please email the same contact as above.

No returns after 30 days.