This site is so great, and now I get to be a part of it. I've been wanting to live a more transient/mobile life for a while, and now I've found a Ford 1987 E350 Short Bus for sale for $1200. It has pretty new tires, and looks to be in really good shape. I've looked through a number of topics here, and tried to gather information, but was hoping for some feedback from yall.
My grandfather used to be a mechanical engineer and converted his VW to vegetable waste oil, and he would be happy to help me with this new project. I found a conversion kit at http://www.greasecar.com/products/greas ... series-van
that seems like it would fit. That may be a conversion that won't happen until the fall. Do any of you have any experience with this particular conversion?
My ideal vehicle will be a traveling home following the warm seasons. I am an outdoors instructor, and may end up going coast to coast to follow working seasons..
I made a list of things I want inside, as well as some modifications I was thinking about.. let me know what you think!
-storage bins for camping/climbing/winter gear
-storage for my skis and snowboards
-fold up table+chairs
If I end up spending a lot of time in winter areas, I'd also want to consider a small woodstove. How realistic is that?
I would also really like to have a hitch cargo platform like the link below, but the bus currently does not have a hitch. Anybody have experience with attaching a hitch? Is that a huge project?
I would also like to have roof storage at some point, maybe even a flat area to put out a lawn chair if its nice, what sort of structural considerations need to go into something like that?
I haven't measured the inside yet, but from some research I believe it to be 10x7.5x6 (lxwxh)
I am going to speak with the seller today and try to get some more details.