Cowlitzcoach, thanks for the advice
The one thing that I learned pretty quickly on this forum is to NOT get a bus from the rust belt haha. My parents live in central Florida and I've got a ton of very handy friends there. My dad is a plumber and just all around handy guy, so I was throwing around the idea of maybe looking for a bus down south and trying to knock out a complete conversion in a few weeks time. Dad's retiring soon, so I think I'll be able to convince him to help out Daddy's Little Girl
What is the comparison in price and ease of finding mechanical help between buses and motor coaches? I've got a budget in my head of $15,000-$20,000 for the conversion, which would include the price of the bus. Plus, neither the hubs nor I are very good at mechanics (although we would be willing/able to learn some basic things that might save us some money down the line), so I would be leaning more towards a vehicle that wouldn't be very difficult to find a repair shop for when needed.