Shopper Needs Advice
Hello, I'm a newbie to the bus world, so please be gentle. I am kicking off a new business that will need a bus. We will be doing a mobile vintage clothing bus that will see travel to vintage shows in California, from SW Colorado. Our budget is 20K. Key questions revolve around reliability, engine/transmission choice and driving comfort. Basically, treat me as if I was doing an RV conversion. That might be an easy way to think of what I'm doing. We have been perusing the internet and I feel better equipped to have this conversation now, than I did a few days ago. To get this started, we are interested in a 34 passenger, 2003 Thomas with 152K miles, Engine:Cummins 5.9 Liter Turbo Diesel, Transmission:Allison MD3060 5-Speed Automatic and a 32 passenger Blue Bird, with an 8.5 liter Cummins and 5 Speed Allison Automatic (ad does not specify model transmission and awaits my inquiry.)
These fit our budget and size needs. How am I doing?
Thanks in advance!