Looking for the right size/style bus
I joined this site to try and find information on what would be the best option for me and to see if I am looking in the right direction. I did a search but I am looking the proper terms I assume because although I did find information it fell short of what I was hoping for.
I'm not sure what area I should have placed this in so I do apologize if I need to move it.
Anyway, I have 6 kids, ages 3 to 13. and like to go camping. So we have a 37' camper that weighs in just under 10K loaded. We currently have a 03 Ford Excursion Diesel and it has worked great for us. But I have been considering whether or not a small bus would be a nice upgrade to allow for more storage but also more room for the kids.
So I came across on 2008 International bus, which I think is around a 15 or so passenger bus, I'll see if I can post a picture of what it looks like. It has the vt365 (basically a 6.0 powerstroke) which is fine, both my excursion and f250 have that same engine. But what I am more curious about is the capability to put a hitch in the bus and tow the camper. Just seems to be so hard to find the weight ratings for this stuff short of asking the seller.
Feel like if I get something much bigger it will be a hassle at campgrounds.
My search yielded people that are happy with the bigger buses or that have the van/cutaway type style, sorry I don't know the proper name, but didn't come across anyone with this style of bus, which perhaps is a bad thing?
Anyway, hope someone can provide some input, good, bad, or whatever would be helpful.