Originally Posted by CaseyBrown
"If planning ahead, make sure you get a REALLY awesome bus and don't settle for something gas powered off CL for 4x market value.
About the only thing I'm pretty sure of is that I want a pusher with the 5.9 Cummins with at least 24' of space behind the the driver. Other than that I'm open to any good deal that comes along.
I think if you're finding anything with that motor in it, you'll probably have more than 24'. But also, if you're shopping for two, I would attempt to look for something at least 30'. I was a sailor on some of the smallest boats the Navy has commissioned, and my 24' Skoolie is feeling kind of cramped for just myself. It feels like 28-33' would feel just about right for me, right now. For two people, I would start there and shop around.
You've got an advantage since you're starting this early, try to get out and actually go see the inside of someone's Skoolie, if not a few;maybe even stay a night or two if you can, so you can get an idea of what things are going to be like.