This is all very interesting. I am a newbie to the forum, but not new to buses. I have to say, the most interesting comment to me that I just read was made by gumpy.
Most will be about their crazy father who partially built an RV from an old Greyhound
and then dragged them to all corners of the globe, but as the years go by, they'll long for the old days and may one day decide to build their own bus.
I am one of this children, to a T. My father converted an old 1956 Courier 96, and took us to Disneyland, Utah, Montana, all the Western states. Ski trips to the rocky mountains... The bus was used for moving everyone of my 5 siblings, at one point or another, as well as following our Marching Band all over the US. As kids, we would travel on the newer chartered buses with the rest of the band kids, and Mom and Dad traveled behind in the old bus. (We were one of the best Marching Bands of our time, and went to many Marching Bands of America competitions, and won many of them. The funny thing was, we were a band from a small little Canadian town in Alberta...
So, to Gumpy's comment. I long for those good old days. I am 39 years old, and I have the bus "Bug", just like me father did when he was my age. I have 5 kids of my own, and I want them to experience the same excitement I felt when we were loading the bus for one of those trips. I used to get so giddy... My parents have down sized to a newer C-Class Ford motor home, but my mom, without thinking, refers to it as "the bus."
So, I have "inherited" the old Courier 96, and am in the process of upgrading to a mid 80's MCI or Prevost. My father is doing everything in his power to talk me out of it...