In another thread I made reference to the idea for a future bus project, to which Spike said: Some background. I've been thinking about a bus/RV for a long time, but the right time has not happened yet. I've never gone camping (when has never done something stopped me before?) but the appeal of a large RV has been there for traveling the country. Laurie and I have thought that, at some point in the future, we'd want an RV to enable some of the traveling we want to do with our kids and see some of the places we want to see. We're thinking that now may be a good time to get our feet wet with the idea as circumstances over the next year may be positive for travel with the kids. Long term, I'd really like to redecorate our own (or maybe we do that now, at least to some extent). But short term, buying something usable with minimal work required to get operational for our specs. We specifically want an RV if we do this, Class A. Not a camper. Big reason for that is that although I have a perfect tow vehicle, with the 5 of us, being crammed in the truck going down the road simply won't be fun. Also, part of the motivation for this is that we may opt to home school our kids this year due to what's going on with our local school district (they are trying and we like them, but we are not convinced they will make a good program for the year given the circumstances). So we would need a platform that would allow for rolling (literally) education. We have 3 kids (twin girls are 5, boy is 7). I never go small on much of anything. 40' seems to be the way to go, bigger potentially. It seems like none of the Class As out there actually have setups from the factory for a place for the kids to sleep, which is a bit of an issue given that we have 3 of them. How do people who've done this handle it? Bus conversions are really appealing to me, specifically coach conversions because of the large luggage area underneath. Of course some of that is taken up by a generator, water storage, etc., but it seems like the RVs have less storage in this regard. Maybe I'm wrong. To me a diesel pusher is a must, but I'm open to the idea of a gasser for the initial purchase. Prevost and MCI conversions have the most appeal to me, especially the Prevosts. They seem to be the highest quality. However, realistic budget for this would be let's say $50k or less, and I think that there's not much you can buy in that range. Yes, older is fine, but it can't be a junker since we'd be looking for something that would be usable as-is. This is a short and fairly vague first post, but I'm curious for input.