Re: 1989 thomas mvp- with CAT 3208
3208 is a strong engine. Personally I think the inline 6 cylinder (3116) is better. But everyone has there opinions.
Is it a rear engine bus?
How is the tread on the tires? Is there any dry rot?
I believe the 84 passenger is just at 40 feet long.
I have an 84 passenger also. But I can't remember what the interior dimensions were.
You could EASILY tow a 16' trailer with ATV's on it.
Whats the mileage on it? First thing I would do after aquiring it, is change all the filters. Transmission, fuel, coolant, air. You might also want to do a coolant flush, transmission flush etc.. These are not like cars. They have a lot more fluid capacity which can get pricey.
Do some research. NAPA usually carries filters for these applications.
The rear engine buses are GREAT for conversions. They ride very nicely and are quiet. Almost like a coach bus.
Keep us posted and get some pics up if possible!
Welcome and good luck!