real basic questions
I'm looking for a camping car for myself and 2 kids, and budget is a consideration. How much gas mileage does the V8 get? (prefer manual transmission) If I go for a 6- or 4-cylinder engine, which is most dependable? I don't think I need a lot of power, I'd just like to throw a kayak on the roof, or maybe tow a small (18 ft) boat, in Florida, so I need to get through sugar sand. Are scouts noisy on the highway? Is it relatively painless to find mechanics for them? Can I get small parts -- ie, fuses, wipers, ect. at local auto stores, or do you have to order all parts special? Can you add good shocks to them to improve the ride?
answers to any or all questions appreciated.