Originally Posted by WIbluebird
If you're in Maryland I'd wait til next spring when Montgomery County sells their next batch of Thomas SafTLiners - those are proven to be good buses for skoolie conversions.
Actually, I live about 10 minutes from one of the 3 depots in Monkey County; rode those puppies for 12 years! I've looked a couple (and am willing to go out and look at more if someone on the list asks me to).
The only drawback is that they are 34' foot buses vs the full-on 40'. I'm holding out for the perfect bus - a 40' Thomas MVP ER or Saf-T-Liner. I may give up on that dream and just buy one of the local ones - there sure are a lot of them May-August every year! - Dan
ps - to give them their due, wmkbailey points out that the 34' foot bus fits nicely in 2 parking spaces in any ordinary commercial parking lot, while the 40 footer has to be parked waaay out there where it won't bother anyone by taking up 5 spaces.