Totally new and researching. No mechanical skills.
My husband doesn't have any either .. that being said, we'd love to travel the United States (camp out in Vegas for a while, see the 'must see' sights across the country with our older kids, take our time, go where the wind blows our mood).
I'm trying to convince my husband that a school bus, or coach, or transit, or whatever .. would be better than an RV.
We are looking for something already converted, most likely, and big enough because our kids are older, 11 and 17, so they're gonna want a *little* privacy and space, not bunking together with mom and dad. I know, I know .. there is only so much space to work with, but with all these things in mind, no mechanical experience, and traveling with older kids .. what's ya'll's opinion on the best thing to search for?
I hear the Eagles and tour style coaches are smoother rides, but which ones are gonna be a nightmare if something breaks down? Expensive parts, hard to find parts, hard to reach parts? What's most expensive to drive? The bigger coaches or is it about the same as a nice Blue Bird or International diesel pusher?
I'm overwhelmed with something new everyday! I start thinking the school bus route is the way to go, then I read it's not good for long distance traveling. So then I think I should scour for the smooth ride of an Eagle, but read that it's super expensive (more so than other styles???) hard to find parts .. So then I'm thinking look for an MCI, but are they to hard to park when we need to? Are those too expensive too (more so than the school buses?
I have read tons of posts, but it's been a little all over the place and wish I had a way to do a side by side comparison to weigh the most pros and cons so I could narrow down what I want to look for!!
Maybe a pull behind is the cheapest way to do this after all?
Any insight will be devoured, and appreciated.
(And yes, I know it's an expensive endeavor, in general, maintenance will be required .. yada yada yada, I just mean, of all the expensive options, from fuel, to parts, to reliability, to comfort, to longevity .. is there any one style that would work best for our intentions? And I"m sure you can pick apart my thread for naivety, but I already know there is a lot to learn, and a lot to know, so no need to poke fun!