Whoa, just went through all the postings. Sounds like your patience and pocketbook were tested to the limits of mortal man. I think I would have blown up at some point, But the previous comment of keeping your cool will get you farther. It is still a nice bus, just needs some TLC and a better place to park it. (I pay $35.00/month will full access) But we're not in Cali. Just cleaning it up and taking all the **** out of it will give you more hope. Done right, it could be a better built RV than that $200,000.00+ turd its parked next to.
The Disc you found....Interesting. Makes me wonder what happened to the poor love struck bastard. It reminds me of the movie "Borat" "This is my sister, she is best prostitute in all of uzbekistan"
Then his heart is broken when he finds out Pamala Anderson is not a virgin. I wonder if the PO's love ever got to see the bus? "It is having great bed with much comfort, but must go to club to do toilet"
I digress. The bus does have potential. Keep your dream alive, Most of the time things work out for the better, whatever you decide to do with the bus.
"Not all who wander are lost" JRR Tolkein