This is a great site.I have been lurking for a few weeks.My son and I ride dirt bikes fairly often,and we go camping as a family several times a year.This year the wife started complaining about camping in a tent.We had been looking for a used camper,and realized we just couldn't afford what we wanted,and the other issue was our tow vehicle(1991 Bronco)only has about a 6K lb.towing capacity.The other choice was a motorhome,and they were definitely out of our price range.I thought about a box truck or a chip/UPS style truck when my 12yr old suggested a school bus.What a great idea!
The hunt was on when I stumbled on a CL ad,4 busses a church had,$750.00 each.One was diesel,and the others were gas.I couldn't get there fast enough.I bought the 1984 Ford 66 Passenger bus on the spot.It's powered by a Detroit diesel and Allison automatic trans.Not my first choice of diesels,and it does have a oil leak(I think it's fixed),but for the price,it's great.I got 5 gallons of metallic grey paint and clear from work.I hope to paint it soon.I bought 12"X200ft of 1% tint for the windows.The MAc tool guy that comes to my job has a broken Honda 4000W generator I'll get tomorrow.And lastly,my in-laws are giving my a old camper that I'm going to get all the appliances from.
We removed all the seats last weekend.I plan on making the last 12-14ft the garage to put the dirtbikes,and the forward area the living area.Here are a few pic's of the progress so far.
Here is how we have been hauling our bikes so far.
I'm removing the lights,and filled the holes with aluminum.
Man,what a bunch of trash!
My boy helping dad clean this thing up.I hope to get more pic's up soon.