Ford or Chevy?
I'm not trying to start any type of Ford/Chevy argument with my first post......honest.
I plan to buy a bus in the next 6 months or so, and I'm just trying to do my homework.
The bus will be a short school bus of the Ford/Chevy van type......5 windows, no chair lift, all seats.
The bus will be for family trips, no real "conversion" is in the plans. Mainly camping trips. I will add some luxuries, but I still intend to use the outhouse, sleep in a tent, and bathe with a wash cloth.
The bus will rarely see more than 300 miles round trip, and probably never see a real mountain.....just the hills of northern Michigan where I live.
I know I would like to have some towing capacity.....6000lbs would be nice, but 2000lbs a minimum.
I know I want a diesel (which I know nothing about yet).....I could be convinced to go with a Ford 460, but I doubt anyone will try.
I'm currently leaning more toward a Ford, simply because I own Ford trucks now and I'm familiar with them. Further, I figure I'll have to rebuild an E4OD trans sooner or later in one, and that's good future knowledge if the bus has one.
I do all my own automotive work, always have, always will.
I like OBD 2, and would like a bus with it, but not a deal breaker.
There seems to be many discussions here that have helped me make my decisions so far, but none truly comparing Ford and Chevy mechanics and drive train.
So.....a would like to ask a couple questions.....
Why should I prefer one to the other?
Is there anything that has made you think "I should have bought the other"?