Hello we are moving across the country (Indiana to California) and wanted to buy a van to move in then convert it to a camper once we get there. We need to sleep five people so need a 26-30'-long bus. Also need it to be as tall inside as possible as I am 6'4" in shoes and don't want to have to duck to move around in it.
I was thinking we'd start with a shuttle bus so we have a head start on insulation and comfort as far as the camper side goes. I would really like a bus with a co-pilot seat as my wife was brutally brain-injured in a 2004 car accident and likes to be next to me at all times basically.
I have spent a lot of time trolling CL and ebay and it seems NOBODY ever lists the overall length or inside dimensions, which you'd think people care about since they have to park and build in these things. I just find that weird.
I also had a question for schoolie owners: how is the ride on the school busses vs ex-shuttle busses? Last time I was on a school bus was in 7th grade and I remember them being quite hard-riding, but that was a long time ago. Are you schoolie owners happy with the ride? And for shuttle bus owners or people who have tried both, is there any difference? I have seen air ride busses for sale, and am tempted to go that way for sheer comfort reasons.
Our budget is in the 10-20k range depending on what we get for the money.