thanks guys for all the replies. I will look around and see what else is available.
After reading all your messages and looking at a few conversions and talking it over with my better half, we might still go for a full length bus.
I know ther is a few Canadians on this site, what are your experiences with buying Skoolies in Canada (BC or Alberta) how much are they average, what would be a good place to buy them from? I dont want to buy one from the local busyard since I know that all these buses have been on gravel roads all their lives and are probably pretty shot by the time they sell them.
Also, this is a commercial bus, from the looks of it. That means questionable maintenance. Commercial buses are in the bidness of making money, not spending it as are school buses. When a commercial bus is in the shop getting a lube and earl job, it ain't making money.
The owner bought it from the first owner who had to stop driving for the school district due to health reasons. He only put 25'000 km on it over the past 4 years. he states that he took it out every 2 months for an hour drive, had it serviced on a regular basis, and of course inspected every so often as required by law for a commercial bus. But business wasnt very good so for the past 2 years the bus didnt move much.
It just seems that this bus should be trouble and rust free since it is low milage and only driven in summer time, no salty roads.