Help Choosing Short Bus
I was stoked to go look at (and hopefully buy a bus) tomorrow, but was told to steer clear of the specific diesel engine that was in the bus. The bus was a 2010 Ford Econoline Chassis - E450 Collins with a Powerstroke 6.0 liter engine.
So, the search continues, and I came across this:
1998 GMC 3500
6.5l turbo diesel
Equipped already with the following:
"150watt solar setup, Morningstar mppt system, 1500 watt gopower inverter, two deep cycle batteries, propane box for two 20lb tanks with professionally installed triple tee and three lines to the inside of the bus, propane fridge ( needs work ) high end eccotemp on demand propane hot water heater, shower, flush toilet, 35 gallon fresh water tank under bed, water spigot outside of bus, sink, 35 gallon black water tank under bus, pergo flooring, tv wall mount, professionally painted forest green, lots of storage under the bed, seat, sink, closet area, bus heater removed and radiator hoses shortened and rerouted.
Mechanically sound, the pmd has been remounted to the top of the air box on the engine, this is the most common problem with these buses so that is taken care of, oil cooler lines have been replaced, as well as other various maintenance. Starts right up and runs great. More to list but no more room to list on FB."
My mechanic told me "It's too old", but I wanted to know what everyone's thoughts were as I continue to read that the older model diesels are better. It also looks clean and rust free especially from being in NH.