After around a year of research I have learned exactly what I want in my next bus. All the information is invaluable here. For those of you following my other thread someone beat me to my 1998 bluebird RE 8.3.
I guess it wasn't meant to be.
I still have my E450 and it works great as we travel to all our music and art festivals from April through October. We were just ready to get a 40 foot and make it comfortable for the whole group.
Oh well, there are pros and cons to the situation. For the next couple years my girlfriend and I will continue having our own private bus while everyone else piles out into tents in hammocks!
We have decided to start looking for land in Arkansas and put down some roots together instead of spending what I know from experience would be around $20,000 in a full bus conversion. We will settle for nothing less than eight secluded acres with a pond and large building to create our own works of art and work on buses!
I'll get some pictures of my bus on here soon for you guys to check out. I'll still be reading and active on the forum and if any of you are coming through Northwest Arkansas let me know.
Thanks for everything.