Thinking about purchasing this bus.
Okay. I've only been looking at anything that has to do with buses, for about a month. Is that long enough? Is that acceptable? Ha. Anyways! I'm hopefully going to go get this bus, in 2 weeks. Its the only bus I've found, that has the engine/transmission combination that I want.
It has some rust, it's in South Dakota, but I don't think I'm necessarily scared of any rust, anymore, thanks to this group and many others.
The engine is in the back.
The only thing thay scares me about it is it has air brakes.
I've never heard of air brakes, before. (I'm learning literally Every thing from scratch)
I've looked up air braked posts, here.
A story has scared me! Can they really just stop working, without any warning?
From that story, and other posts, I've learned to always drain the air lines. Not sure if that's the proper term, yet. But, I'll learn how to do that.
I just need to learn more about air brakes, to be okay with having them. I've just seen a lot of people expressing their dislike for them. Makes me uneasy. Like, would it be worth it to just keep waiting? Until I do find the right bus with th brakes that I want?
The guy doesn't have the maintenance history... I've heard people say to not even trust maintence history.
I plan on changing everything, anyway. I hear that's always good to do, regardless.
Like oils, filters, etc.
He said I'll need to give it an oil change and new fuel filters, for sure.
He said, "tires are good"
No one ever seems to know how old their tires are.
He said the worst of the rust is underneath the bus. I'll post a couple more photos in comments.
We plan on living in this bus, full-time, moving around the country. Don't know how long, yet. At least a year.
Anyway! Is this a good deal, for this bus?
Opinion? Please? And thank you!
I'm so excited!
And please, correct me if I'm wrong, with anything that I've said!