May have found a bus, but out of my element
Hi folks, I apologize ahead of time for being another one of 'those guys' that doesn't know much about buses and is here. But I'm willing to learn!
Without getting too far into it, 2020 has done a number on our efforts to get ahead and more than ever we want to park a bus on a piece of land and be done with city life...with people essentially haha.
Up comes a 1980 Thomas with a VT225 Cummins (automatic...perfect) basically already converted for us with less than 200k. Air brakes completely redone. Being sold as is. Quick searches on here bring up potential issues with that engine.
I have a mechanic friend who does work on air brakes and bigger vehicles willing to come have a look at it for us, but the bus is almost 2 hours away, and he's 2 hours the other way. I want to ask in as many spots as I can what to watch out for.
Not going to lie I'm completely out of my element, never even driven one of these things let alone gone after the license. Never been a car guy despite selling them for a while, let alone a bus guy. but like I said am willing to learn. The goal is to drive it 2000km east and just park and be done with moving it.
Last thing I want to do is rush into it and be out thousands of dollars.
It just seems like a heck of a deal and all coming together very quickly with personal and financial circumstances.
Any advice is great, thanks guys.