Hiya Fellas (And hopefully ladies, too!),
I've poked around a bit, and so far I haven't seen any other ladies in here, but that's okay!
A bit about myself: I am a wife and mother of 2 young girls (1 and 5). With limited to no technical or mechanical prowess, you might wonder what I'm doing poking around here. Well, two parts wanderlust (I spent a year living in South Korea and travelling around there as well as Cambodia, and it just wasn't enough!), one part financial planning (invest in a bus and live semi-rent FREE you say? Tell me more!), and a dash of common sense (why BUY an RV when we could MAKE the perfect-for-us conversion for (hopefully) much less....like thousands instead of hundreds of thousands)! Also I should add that my husband knows his way around tools of all kinds and my father is a diesel mechanic/carpenter/amateur electrician/amateur plumber, so there will be SOME help of the mechanically minded sort.
Which brings me to our bus. We don't have it yet, but we are looking. Due to our family size, I know that we want a 40 ft one, which is proving tricky to find. I am leaning towards diesel for durability of the engine, power, and mileage. My husband would feel more comfortable working on a gas engine, so we are undecided.
Anyway, I am excited to be here learning from all of you! Your pictures and stories have been inspiring!