Thanks for all the responses! (I apologize for being quiet for some days now...Family situation...) Anyway, for one person's response... I have time... We are not "terminal"... just getting old! LOL
We have looked into "finished" conversions (and I use that term loosely.) I would rather not spend loads of time and money undoing other people "messes" before starting my own.
The more I read here, though, the more delusional I think I am... I had planned on starting with a passenger coach, and ending with a complete conversion in....say... two MONTHS? ***SIGH***
On a bright (?) note... I think we found the Eagle we want to start with. Reasonably priced, and has had most of the major drive components rebuilt, replaced or repaired in the past 10k miles.
As for design, I have a strong background in residential design, and have practical experience. I tend to look at a bus as a house....that moves. LOL My last project was a large kitchen, (16 x 12)from scratch. Three grand later, I will immodestly say it turned out WONDERFUL.
(I am a natural scrounger at heart, so I can find the deals I want...usually.)
Again thanks! My next question is coming up as another subject. I hope y'all don't tire of me too soon!