I've been lurking in the shadows now for probably over a year. Just dreaming about buses and trying to finish some previous started projects. My family live in central Iowa and have been around the Ragbrai buses since I can remember growing up. My wife and I have been talking about aquiring an rv now for quite awhile, to serve as tow rig for the jeep, and also family outings. We have two kids one's 9yrs and the other 5 mo. I've never been overly impressed with stick and staples, and it was a small feat to convince the wife as well. So this week the wait is finally over and we found our bus. So far we don't have a name yet, but are working on it. It is a 1995 thomas International, Dt466, 6+1 manual trans, 65 pass. I was to slow on an RE 8.3 cummins earlier this summer so I couldn't let this one slide by either. The 1 1/2 hr. drive home was perfect and it drove an easy 65mph all the way home without downshifting out of overdrive.
I have been grinning ear to ear since the trip home. I have a few more weeks finishing the jeep, then plan on working on the bus gutting the seats, windows, skinning the openings, and hopefully paint, before the cold weather decides to blow in.
Thanks to all in advance for the advice and support.
I'm not really sure how to post pics