I am just starting my search for a used shuttle bus that is about 21' - 24' long. That would give me about 13' - 16' for the "house"/body on the inside. I would like to stay under my $6k limit for the shuttle itself. Though I am told by many on www.cheaprvliving.com
that there are plenty of them, in good shape for around $1k. Let me know if this is reasonable.
I want a shuttle bus because I want the taller windows. I also want the front end to look like a standard van instead of a school bus. This is so I will be able to take it to a regular mechanic if necessary and so it will be a little more acceptable to some of the slightly picky RV parks. (I know the super-picky RV parks wouldn't let it in anyway.)
I would prefer to not have a wheel-chair lift or even those wheel-chair doors to deal with. I'm looking for a Ford, Chevy, or GMC - in that order. I do not want a Dodge.
I found one that fit my requirements for $3500 but the frame of the body and the transverse beams under the body were full of rust.
I am in Austin, but I might be willing to travel for the right deal. Also, I only have $2,500 right now but I am able to save about $1,400 per month. I just think $6k is the most I would be willing to pay.
Thanks for any suggestions or pointers as to where to look.