I am prone to making impulsive decisions, and generally have a good story to tell as a result, but I may have stepped into the deep end with this one.
I just bought a converted 1979 MCI 9 from a nice lady on Craigslist, sight unseen. On Labor Day weekend, I will be flying to Florida to drive it back to CA.
What could go wrong?
Good news is, the deal was not a scam. I sent the money and there was indeed a bus to pick up when I sent the other guy I found online to go pick it up. It is amazing what you can do online now'a'days
I have the bus in the shop to get it roadworthy, it looks like I will buy buying a set of tires, getting the front airbags replaced and getting a couple of electrical issues fixed. There are some additional mechanical issues that I will defer until I can get back to CA.
One thing I did not consider in making this hare brained purchase, is:
Am I going to be able to get this thing into California when I arrive at the state line?
As I understand it:
- I do not need a commercial license if I operate the bus as a personal RV
- I do not need to stop and weigh stations as I traverse the state on I-10
Are any of these false?
Anything I need to look into before I set out on this adventure?