Originally Posted by BarefootGypsy
Hi skoolies! I've been spending a lot of time reading through the forums and have finally started looking for a bus. I haven't found much on govdeals or public surplus mostly, I think, because I'm hoping to purchase something closer to home...in Maryland. I did come across this one on Craigslist and was wondering if anyone with a bit more experience then a newbie could give their thoughts on it....
There is a few things about it I personally wouldn't want, but we may not have the same goals and needs in a bus. Also Montgomery county Maryland seems to auction quite a few buses on a regular basis. Their buses tend to be flat-front Rear engine Thomas body, with Cat engines. $2000-2500 has been the price range that I have seen.
So are you in a hurry to get a bus?
What are your wants/needs?
How do you intend to use it?
How tall are you? Roof raise?
What skills do you have?
Where are you thinking of doing the conversion?
There is a bunch of questions that need to be answered before an educated opinion can be offered.
Tell us about you and we can help steer your quest!