Originally Posted by theplotthounds
The vehicle we just purchased as actually slightly converted already and we bought it off another band. It is a 2006 E450 V10. 185,000 miles. Both the engine and tranny were replaced this past year and there are about 15k on the new motor and tranny. It has been gutted and they set up some bunks already (more on that in a minute) and it has "shore power" which will be great for saving money by using it as a sleeper at KOA's when we are on the road. THe first order of business aside from cleaning it up and getting their band smell out of it so that we can stink it up with our own would be to make the lay out a little more comfy for the ride. They have 6 bunks set up 3 on each side. I actually want to remove one set and drop it to 3 bunks but run across the back of the bus (as opposed to on the sides.
Welcome to the forums and good luck with your conversion! My biggest concern for you would be that it looks like they didn't really do much in the way of converting the bus. From what I can see in these pictures, it doesn't look like they took up the floors, wall panels or ceiling to improve the insulation, so it might get pretty uncomfortable in high and low temperatures. With regards to your bunking plans, I think turning the beds transverse will improve your layout, given you have enough width for that.