OK! After many years of looking and drooling and wanting, I have my first bus
I told the wife that if she wanted to travel in the coming years, she would have to help me get a bus to convert because I was NOT going to do the motel-to-motel thing.....She surprised the daylights out of me and said ok
I found a 1984 Blue Bird All American 40' diesel pusher in VERY good condition for $2000. Motor is Cat interstate 3208 non turbo with 4 speed automatic.( I am not sure yet what kind of auto, but will know as soon as I can get under without swimming, raining here)
I have been told this is not a very common bus as most AA are front motor.
I have just got off the phone with the school district mechanic that worked on this bus for it's lifetime and for a minimal contribution to his coffee fund, he will give me all the old manuals and records he has on it.
Two weeks after purchase, I have all seats out and am getting ready to take up the smelly rubber and make repairs to the wood flooring. I am also considering mounting the black water tank inside of the cargo bay to keep it out of site and keep it safe. Ideas?
I have been drawing up many different floor plans, and have not yet decided on anything except the main bedroom will be in back.
I will post more as I get it done, but suffice it to say I am one happy camper at this point. (Then again, I have not started the registration process or gotten it insured. It will be sitting for a while yet while I work on it. I wonder if my broad-form insurance will cover me for liability while driving my motor home?)