Pulling the trigger... Tomorrow!
Hi all, I've been creeping on the forum for awhile, but just got a thumbs up to purchase a bus from the Master and Commander (wife).
She found a 30' 1992 International B4900, diesel Thomas bus that has been given the green light. We have 4 kids and would be doing a simple conversion for use on weekend or week long getaways. No full time living.
The seller seems to have just acquired it, is not specifically familiar with the specs yet and is out of town for a few weeks. However, due to logistics, I have the opportunity to see it tomorrow with someone standing in for the owner. I don't live anywhere close to where the bus is located, but happen to be in the area this weekend.
I am not particularly concerned with having the 100% most optimal engine/ tranny setup. We likely aren't going to be climbing the Rockies with this rig. But if anyone is particularly familiar with this bus type, I would appreciate any input.
Additionally, I'm handy, but not the most astute auto mechanic and have no experience with diesels or buses. If there are any forum members in the Lodi, CA area available tomorrow, 07/02, who is willing to meet a new friend and help me eye and evaluate this rig, it would be greatly appreciated, and I'd be happy to compensate you for the time.
All feedback is appreciated