Been loving this forum for a number of months now, reading up and taking lots of notes. I've had my eye on a BB All American nearby and I'm going down to look at it next week. 8.2 cummins, md 3060, 70k miles, 84 passenger. Picture attached.
The owner mentioned a price that is a little over my budget, but i think hes has some room to work so im staying optimistic. Anyway, assuming we can arrive at a price, i wanted to get some opinions on bus size. I've seen a lot of 65 passenger busses on here and wondering if the 84 passenger will be a bit limiting in some aspects. Obviously a shortie is going to have an easier time finding a place to park, but i wanted to hear from the frontlines if the 84 passenger will be limited to rv parks, developed campgrounds and the like.
We (my partner, our 3 year old daughter, our dog and i) plan to full time on the bus once its completed (a year? 2?) and although the ultimate goal is to find a beautiful spot to park it, we're not completely sold on where we want to set up shop. We've spent some time in N. Arizona and N. Cali but there are still a lot of places we want to check out (oregon, colorado, maine). Any suggestions of hidden jems worth exploring are welcome
I've been guiding in the grand canyon for the past few year and cant wait to check out some more of our national parks!
Anyway, i'd love to hear some thoughts on going with a big/medium bus. I'm pretty much decided on getting the big one, but i just need someone to tell me its going to be ok ( I may need further reassurance in a few months but that's a different story). The bus will serve as an p/t office and a homeschool in addition to our living space and although the goal it to be outside, i think we'll be greatfull for the extra space.
Cant wait to get the grinder going! Many thanks for the great information posted here!
Note to the forum ops: I'm also a web developer and would be interested to hear any ideas for upgrades (to the site) or other tasks that i might be able to assist with. I love a new project.