I've been lurking to get tips from the site, but I haven't posted yet. My partner and I just moved back from Japan after 2 years and are planning to live full-time in a skoolie and travel the US. I'm 24 and have minimal experience in... any of this haha But I'm excited to get started and hopefully a fast learner.
After scouring the local yards and craigslist, we found one bus near us that was already started to be converted. It's a 2003 International Bus with a t444e engine, air brakes, 6' 3" interior height, school maintained until 2 years ago, not tooooo much rust, and 109K miles. The seller pulled the seats, treated the metal floor, and pulled the ceiling panels already.
However, they're not sure what kind of transmission it has and there are holes in the floor cut out where the rust was too bad, which they were planning to fix.
They're asking for $5000, does this seem like a good deal? I've read the t444e engine is not good for 'heavy loads' and the floor might cost a bit to repair?
I look forward to combing through the rest of the forums