Originally Posted by luza
Cool. Thanks for the info, guys. I'll be starting to look seriously at buying a bus in about 6 months, and am trying to find a few places to watch (preferably in the midwest) that I can buy a reliable one from. I'll need to hire out the hardest grunt work like seat removal, etc, and possible gutting/insulation, so a dealer that can do those things would be great, too.
there are a lot of dealers that do those sorts of things.. BGA advertises it on their site.. they do everything from painting to seat removal, to A/C...
im still Learning.. I seem to see a sentiment from some on this forum that may not like BGA but havent learned why yet...
each of us has our speicifc abilities, tools, and areas of expertise.. in my case mechanicals dont scare me, but body workl such as painting / rust work etc is an area I have no abilities..
I think poart of the bus seaerch is in finding one that not only meets your expectations of what you plan to do with it in the end, but also in one that its high points match your low-point skill-set.. in my case a solid body with little or no rust is important, whereas things having to do some under-hood work is no big deal..
another point falls into what you plan to do with your bus.. if its main purpose will be to drive it to the lake and lake 20 miles round trip a couple times per month.. or is it to run across the country putting on 1000s of miles and 100s of hours in a short time then things like drivetrain longecity is iether less or more important..