||While I do applaud the efforts of the persons that have done conversions for their own use, most of them are what gives conversions a bad name. I am not going to build some hippie art bus, there is no way I would ever put a wood stove in one. The closest thing I have seen to what I intend to do is BruinGilda, and while that is an excellent looking conversion it is a step or two down from what I am intending. It is my intention to compete with those "professionally" converted tour busses, like the kind rock stars and anonymous rich people buy. I have seen those listed from 50-450K and that is the market I would like to hit. I want to be able to provide an alternative to someone who is looking to get a $100k Clase A and let them save $25K. I am even looking into what it takes to put my own VIN on the box when it is done, I don't want to sell a "converted 1986 bluebird" I want to sell a "2006 Taylor Custom".
BTW, when the bus was big and yellow and looked like a school bus I had no problem at any rv park I went to. It is the hippie busses with the wook stoves that have problems.
That being said, your other ideas about contracting out, writing a book, or just plain enjoying it all have merit.