Hello from Iowa, building long hauler
I finally found the kind of bus I wanted.
2006 IH FE300 It was an activities bus so it's tall enough I can stand up straight, has 5-6 big storage compartments, air seat, DT 466, Allison 5 speed, air ride and air brakes. almost 40 feet long, 15 windows.
I plan to shorten the bus body 18' ands replace that section with a flatbed/beaver tail.
I have concerns about the rigidity of the frame taking off the bus body and sticking out so far behind the back axle so I plan to add an air tag axle behind the drive axle. I would like to be able to haul a pick up in a pinch.
I would love to hear from someone that has done this type of conversion. Looking to get a good plan in place before I start cutting.