Brian, I am so glad that you have decided to go to Arcadia. We went a three times and it was always great fun - wish we could make the finale. Sounds like you are getting your act together.
I debated hijacking this thread or going back to the other thread, but one item you will need to consider is tire chains. There are a couple of threads on this. This is the one I started:http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=14421.0
If you have them you will not need them (hopefully). Chains will cost less than a $100 and are just plain good insurance. This is especially true since you are on a tight schedule and won't have the luxury of parking for a few days to wait it out.