Coach or School
I have a 1967 Ford 47 pass skoolie. My bus needs about $1000 or so in parts to keep it in top condition, and I am contemplating a newer bus. The bus is to have front living quarters and haul dirt bikes in the back, mainly for day trips, I may occationally pull a skid steer on a trailer. I have been thinking of another skoolie but I came across a clean 83 mci that could be had for $4000. Buying the MCI instead of a school bus I would get AC, a bathroom and sleeping quarters in the back and 65mph on the highway. It is already titled as a motorhome. I have the ability to put a ramp door in the side. Decent diesel school busses in the area are $2000-$3000. I think the MCI has a 6v92 that should get 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 MPG. I guess the negatives would be gas mileage, size (bigger than I need), and repair cost? Any opinions from those who have driven both?