Originally Posted by CButcher
If I am going to go with older equipment, I think the Bus offers a better starting point than most motorhomes.
I think you're right there. Seems like production RVs that are older (inexpensive) also tend to be kind of.. icky? Outdated, poorly maintained, etc..
Sounds like you've got many skills to do something neat, and the personality characteristics to learn whatever new skills might be needed. Enjoy!