I think I am going to pass on the International... turns out it's a dealer, and they don't know much about the bus. They bought it as military surplus and don't even have papers on the tranny rebuild. I am sure it got regular maintenance, but I am equally sure it got regular abuse as well and could have come from anywhere. My cousin who has the CDL license knows about some MCI buses for sale down around Fayetteville, NC.. I think we are going to drive down and check those out in the next couple of weeks.
Meanwhile... I am spending alot of time studying transforming furniture like this stuff: http://resourcefurniture.com/
and this http://proteas.gr/coupe_sofa_to_bunker_in_one_second-2/
Again, I am not about to drop buckets of money on anything like this premade, but I am really excited about at least trying to borrow some of this fantastic engineering to create RV friendly versions.
As I've mentioned before, I love to build stuff...attaching a picture of my next project, this was started by another gentleman in the area but he ran out of steam and gave it to me for free. My plan is to remove the plastic skin which didn't work too well and reskin it with aluminum flashing.. should make it look pretty realistic... I'll add historically accurate nose art and markings as well. I've also got a jazzy mobility wheel chair I got for free last year, so the gearmotors from that will go under each wing, and the control box and joystick will be mounted in the cockpit.. with a caster under the tail I think the kids will have fun driving this p-51 around
While I am at it, here is a link to the little electric "argo" I built for my kids some years back...