I did it. I bought a bus on Wednesday from Don Brown's Bus Sales in Johnstown, New York. I've read that they were kind and trustworthy. My experience with them has been good so far. Everyone there has been incredibly nice and helpful. The bus I chose is a 2003 IC CE with a T444E 65/43 in solid shape with ~96,000 miles on it.
I'm still getting the paperwork sorted, but I took the leap. I'm becoming a full-timer. I'm simplifying my life and moving forward. And that's a very good thing.
The plan is to get the basic infrastructure installed, and load it with all of my worldly possessions. Then Stony (my little dog) and I will move to Oregon to be near my oldest son, incredible daughter-in-law, and my two adorable baby grand daughters
Buying a bus is exciting and scary. It's a big commitment, and a big change. I love to build things, and I'm very much looking forward to converting the interior. However, there's a lot I don't know about working with metal, killing rust spots, and maintaining a bus mechanically and legally. It's been a long time since I've driven a bus. There's going to be a learning curve...
Breathing deep; seeking peace; embarking upon my next great adventure.