Re: Just bought a bus. What do y'all think?!
You should also be able to get good fuel mileage with your stick shift. i would think 13 to 15 mpg easy. I also like the cargo bed in the rear, it would be great to store fire wood for a wood burning stove/heater. Your bus looks very cozy inside, plenty room for a bathroom, small kitchen and a fold out sofa/bed.
if I'm not mistaken, your brake fluid is for brakes and power steering. Yes, fill it up and check closely for fluid leaks from the master cylinder and power steering. Follow all the lines and look for wet spots from front to back. International master brake cylinders are known to need rebuilding ever so many years, something to do with the seals and weather extremes but more then likely from being low on fluid while being being parked to long, allowing water condensation to collect in the master cylinder reservoir. Whatever you do, DON'T disconnect the brake warning buzzer, it could save your life. All in all, I think you got a good deal.