Originally Posted by mauimac
I bought a 25 foot RV and regretted it after I saw and I always bus conversions I now want a 35 ft coach with storage below the floor.
I'm looking at a 1955 GM with a 671 motor, body looks good, inside will need some work for $4,500 . any thoughts would be appreciated.
I live in NW Washington state and think I would like to do some leisurely traveling for a while.
Have you ever driven a large vehicle with a 4 speed wide ratio non-synchro gearbox?
Those old GM's are sweet but they aren't anything like a "modern" bus. You get 4 speed manual crashbox or a 2 speed auto.
A woman died in one last year when her trans didn't downshift and she cooked the brakes on an 8% grade. Her husband and kids were in a car right behind her when it happened.
So get to know them before making up your mind.