I ended up getting a brand new set of tires, I went with the Toyo Open Country H/T mostly because that was what was on there before and at 10 years old they still held air and rode great. Unfortunately, the new shoes cost me half as much as I paid for the entire bus! I decided to take a trip to Dallas to visit the family, but first I took a few days to go kayaking/fishing at lake Texoma, which is about halfway between home and the family. Luckily, I had a strong tailwind going south on my way there, and the wind shifted to help me on my way back home!
Sadly, I didn't plan ahead as far as entertainment at night, I only hooked up the dvd audio to the stereo system which is powered when the bus is running, but I didn't have audio cords to hook directly up to the tv so I could listen to the movies when plugged into camp power. I ended up streaming netflix on my phone instead.
The bus did great, I averaged about 70mph and calculated an average of 11.8 mpg gas-wise, which is a lot better than the 9 I got when there were some check engine lights and the engine was running in limp mode when I first bought it.
I have most of the kinks worked out now, I replaced the second oil cooler line that was leaking, and I also re-sealed the oil cooler fitting that was leaking oil which then was spraying onto the radiator.