i was planning to convert a Schoolbus into a Fulltime, solar-WVO home, and artist Studio.
Looking around i gathered that 2-3grand will get one a used skoolie with 100,000+ miles.
I have seen some nice looking FireTrucks sell for that amount.. late 70's to mid 80's with only 20,000 miles!!
Garage kept, full time mechanic, suped up suspension, electrical, brakes, no governor, some have generators, etc.. sounds good right?
I realize that Firetrucks are harder to find, that removing the pump, and building from scratch has its disadvantages, but it also would allow a custom home to be built.. no need to raise the roof.. the metal pump, etc might fetch some $ in a scrap yard.. helping fund the materials for conversion.
Before going any further, if anybody here has any knowledge regarding FireTruck engines and chassis.. etc.. how do they compare?
a) Getting replacement PARTS ? (used, new)
c) build quality?
d) general condition of the engine-tranny-etc after retirement, I read that FireTrucks have fewer miles, but the motors are driven harder.. ?
Any insightful feedback is appreciated!!
Let me know what you guys think..