Yes, another newbie. I have been considering this for several years. Now that I am within a year of retirement, its time to get serious. Wife wants a condo in Florida, I want to travel. We will see who prevails
Over the years we have had a few pull campers, and a couple of motor homes. But, I want something better this time.
So, what I have found (have not bought it yet) is a 1998 Thomas MVP. Local school system ( North Carolina) has it. No rust! So I will not have to spend months fixing the floors. Bus was pulled from service about a year ago. Body in great shape, tires ok, engine starts and runs just great, everything seems to be working. Talked to the mechanic at the school garage. He has all the records for the bus.
Now, I need input from you.
I know almost nothing about a diesel engine. This one has a Cat 3126 with 212K miles. The mechanic said the problem with these buses was overheating, from dust and dirt in the radiator. Their solution was to blow the radiator fins clean about once a month. The other maintenance problem is the pulleys (expensive) for the fan. So what do you know about this engine?
I have photos, as soon as I figure out the upload.