New to the community trying to learn
I'm looking to get a full size skoolie to live in full time. I bought land in New Hampshire that will be my home base. I plan on mostly keeping it there and doing short term short distance trips to camp in northern Maine and Vermont.
I've learned so much from the forums here already. About different engines and transmissions and what combinations are desirable.
I've mostly been searching from Virginia to Georgia. I've noticed a good amount of decent priced buses. This area is the furthest I'm comfortable driving home in a random bus I just picked up. The area is mostly rust free which rust is a big deal to me as I'm from New England. I'm looking for something late 80s to 2006(before the dreaded emissions electronics).
I'm mostly seeing buses with the Cat 3126 or T444e with Allison AT545. I know that there's a lot of negative feelings towards these drivetrains. I've worked on old jeeps for the last 7 years and am in the military so I know some things about mechanics and diesel preventative maintenance.
Tell me what you think! Am I looking in the right area? Is my fears about driving long distance unfounded? Are these drivetrains fine for my use case?
Also if you know of any good skoolies that you think would fit my needs please feel free to reach out.
I'm looking forward to learning more from this community!
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