This one sounds more fun all the time.. sounds like I could get away with running a genny here, after my recent experience driving DEV through the mountains in wind and ice I saw just how much heat that bus eats... I'm also much closer to my work stuff in Florida so if I need to I can get back quickly.
Other thing is if something happens and one of the members busses needs repairs there's a couple bigger cities within a couple hours where tools and parts can be had.
Quartzite is so remote I'd be concerned if I break down..
I'd be very interested in coming to a meetup, especially BEFORE I buy a bus. I'm still at the "overwhelmed information overload stage" and seeing in person would be much better than youtube videos. I'm by Cocoa Beach so not very far away. I know the wife would love to see some conversions in person.
We have made the decision to do a conversion and live in it full time.