I just wanted to introduce myself and my school bus. I'm Mick and in late November I bought a Thomas wheelchair bus from the Tucson school district. The bus has the Cummins 5.9 Diesel, unsure on the trans, has 216,000 miles and runs fantastic. I drove it to Durango, CO from Tucson, AZ down through the Salt river valley and up a few small passes and it performed great (this trip is about 500 miles). My best tank was 12.65mpg but this was probably because I took it really easy and tried not to exceed 60 mph.
I'm nearing the completion of my conversion and it's coming along nicely. I've been taking video along the way and hoping to do a series documenting it, similar to my "Busaru" video series found here: youtube.com/c/busaru
Anyway, I just thought I'd post up and introduce myself to the skoolie community.