Re: suggestions on types, and makes of busses
Some trade-offs you'll find mentioned by owners:
- Pusher engine? - desired by many, quietest, usually under-bus storage, lower clearance (poor off-road scrape avoidance).
- Manual Trans? - desired by a few, probably better fuel mileage, once all you could find but rarer on newer buses for sale.
- Flat Front - with front engine noisier and harder to work on the mechanicals, but more of the length is usable interior space.
or traditional style? - easier to work on, "wasted" overall length, most likely to be turned away from "respectable" RV resorts.
- older buses - cheaper at first, may need more work ($$$$), simpler mechanicals (no electronics), more ru$t, more chance of standard transmission
or newer buses? - pricier, competing with churches, etc. who still want it as a bus, electronic controls on more and more systems
"You pays your money and you makes your choice."
Someone said "Making good decisions comes from experience, experience comes from bad decisions." I say there are three kinds of people: those who learn from their mistakes, those who learn from the mistakes of others, and those who never learn.