Originally Posted by Brad_SwiftFur
Might one inquire as to your list of criteria?
You absolutely might! It's a nasty list...so far I have found many that come one or two things away from perfection.
Price range is currently sitting at $4k but that continues to go up the longer it takes to find our bus.
Air ride is a must, well be driving a lot!
Good tires, I don't want to have to replace them for a while!
At least 30' of interior space. As long as possible, 4 kids total and need the space. So 12+ rows and that's the bare min. I would like 14 or so.
Strong enough engine and transmission to tow a CRV/minivan.
So something like the DT466/530 or the Cummins 8.3 with the MT643 or MD3060 is what I've been told was good and from everything I've read here and elsewhere I tend to agree. Plus if we went with the Cummins, I know Cummins specific mechanics in Texas so I feel confident we would have a reliable mechanic centrally located if need be.
Rear engine as well.
Need it to be as tall as possible but 6'3 is the shortest we will go.
Ac would be nice but not necessary.