Jumpin’ on the bandwagon here...
Wifey and I are building out a mini that we bought last September. Sunny is a 2005 GMC Savana 3500 6.0-liter gas dually with a Corbeil coach. We bought it from a fella who bought it from a local prep school in CT (he worked there too). It has/had a lot of rust in weird places (think it was parked in a puddle), but we’ve gotten most of that cleared up already. Only 99k on the clock.
We got it at a time (it may be still be ‘the time’) when school buses were not available at all locally, like kayaks were the year before, but we lucked out I think because the PO listed it as just a ‘van’.
So we became skoolieists sort of by economic accident as we were looking to upgrade to a travel trailer, up from a vintage popup camper I restored, but the prices went absolutely bananas. We also heard camper quality was suffering too for supply-chain and demand as well.
Anywho, we’re not done by any stretch, but we’re a lot further along than the blog suggests. If you’re interested in that, it’s SunnyTheBus.com
The plans are thrice-fold for this rig. We’re not going to be full-timers (I like my home-base), but we will use it for my wife’s worksite wellness
business, general camping and extended road trips, and for hauling around my stage rally car
. I am a writer/graphic designer by trade, but do have plenty of DIY automotive experience. Building a house on wheels though, that’s a whole new thing to both of us.