I still haven't solved all of the registration issues yet... but I did go pick up the bus yesterday. Here's a link to the bus:
No apparent fluid leaks, and no smoke. Everything works. I topped off the power steering fluid and installed a new battery and drove it home.
I was a little nervous driving it so far (from Kentucky Lake to NW GA) but it made the 300 mile trip with ease. I came across Monteagle on I-24 last night at about 10 pm, and just cruised up one side and down the other without a hitch. I have driven Class C RVs that sounded like they were going to come apart every time I hit a bump, and driven Class As that were too wide for traffic lanes... and were blown around by every semi that passed. Not this bus. It fits the road, it's solid, and it's unmoved by the turbulence of zooming semi trucks. It cruises along at highway speed with no problems. I experimented with various speeds. 65 with ease, but the RPMs are a little high there. I finally settled on 55 and that didn't stress the bus (or me) at all.
No tag, saw a few cops... no problem
Initially I'd like to:
Get the title/insurance/tag thing resolved
Remove most of the seats
Get it all cleaned up and carpeted
Figure out a way to add some outlets and a shore line (I'll post a whole topic about that)
Beyond those issues, it's going to be a long term project, with plenty of time to plan and scheme.