Hereís my shorty. I built it myself 5 years ago, (it took 5 months) after buying the bus off my employer (the local school district), then decided to take a six month road trip in it, it was a dream! 25k miles, the western US, Canada, and Alaska, even crossed the Arctic Circle and all with our 2/3 and 4/5 year old kids. Best of the best times! Millions more pics of the build, sorry for the sideways pics, not enough time to correct that so..........Enjoy.
It is the 6.5, it runs fine at 70, as long as it’s flat ground Uphill is a test of patience, I got used to driving very slow, and monitoring my engine temp, slow driving and pulling over were normal when we hit elevation. I drove out of Death Valley mid day (100+F) in my underwear with the heat on full blast, and doing about 5 mph, no joke
We probably got lucky on the Dalton, it was dry, but we turned around just north of the Circle, I had to be in Calgary and couldnt risk being stranded up there. Plus I talked to a trucker at the fuel pumps and he told me the Brooks pass was in terrible shape, that was all I needed. I mounted a spare on the roof one afternoon while doing some riding in Fruita CO, thankfully I never needed it! Also packed a couple jugs of diesel, no stress like running out of fuel stress