Hello, my name is Erin and Iím a single mom. We just got the financing together to buy our first bus and although Iíve never dabbled in the world of construction... or plumbing.... or electicity or anything related to building a skoolie for that matter, I am determined to make this happen. (Ok Iíll probably get a professional opinion for the electric)
Anyway, Iím struggling because I have spent years having mechanics trying to take advantage of my lack of knowledge and although I have tried to learn as much as I can a school bus is a whole other level of confusion. I know Iím supposed to check things like the chassis tread depth and rust. What I donít know is how to know if rust is superficial or not, what engine am I looking for and how do I tell if itís in good condition? Also, there are soooo many buttons. I know I want a dog nose or ďstandardĒ as the one mechanic called it. I know I can use a penny to check tread depth but as for everything else my budget is not going to allow me to call in numerous ďspecialistsĒ for help.
Does anyone have any advice?