Brian, usually it is Clifford the reminds me that I am on my second Series 60
As I look back on the purchase of my original Series 60 I reflect: "WHAT WAS I THINKING". It had well over 600K miles and from the looks of the truck, it was not well maintained. In a minor effort to make me seem less stupid, it was the only Series 60 available in the area. Besides that, everyone knows that Series 60 engines are "million mile engines".
I have good documentation on the rebuild of this engine (had a bit over 200K on a full rebuild by a DD dealer).
I was going to stay out of this subject, but now I have been drug into it kicking and screaming
Like many folks, I have way too much money in my bus and it is considerably less than great looking. BUT, it is fully functional and extremely comfortable. We have spent nearly 800 nights in the bus since we got it on the road in 2006. We now have over 72K miles on it. We don't use it as much as we did when we were in business, but we still do a few trips per year.
When we started our business, the bus was not done, so we bought a new motorhome (lower-mid range) and justified that purchase by putting it in rental service. What a piece of crap it was. Had a Ford V10. Terrible mileage and no power.
When I built the bus I used the very best parts (Aqua-Hot, full sine wave Trace inverter, Wrico generator, etc) and that makes living in the bus very comfortable. Even have apartment washer and dryer.
Would I do it again? Don't know. Part of the issue is age (70). Just don't have the ability to put in long hours.
Unlike others, I did not enjoy working on the bus for the most part. Always seemed to be on a tight schedule. Plus I had to give up working on some fun car projects (getting back to them in the near future).
Many of us play the game of thinking what we would have if we hit the lotto. I tend to go two directions in that thought process. One direction is to have someone come in and finish the interior of our Eagle (I am not good at working with wood). The second direction is to buy a semi-truck conversion.
Sorry about the ramblings.