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Old 06-09-2017, 07:04 PM   #1
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Well, wise or not, I needed something. not cheap either..but i bought it.

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Very interesting!

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Old 06-09-2017, 08:05 PM   #3
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thanks yeah. it is along way home. Will see how this goes without a class B license. it is over 26000 lbs. Never have driven a vehicle this size. Going to take a couple of city bus rides and see if i can glean some knowledge.

How is your trip going?

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7 hours til we'e leaving. Just got off the bus. Everything packed. Just need to load coolers and tooth brushes.

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I doubt I'll be up in seven hours, so have a safe trip. Sounds like a bit of an adventure.
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Well, wise or not, I needed something. not cheap either..but i bought it.

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...24&acctid=1889

It's got a cup holder. That's perfect.

I think those are under rated buses. Considering the mileage those things hold up very well. The Merced would put me off, but that's because all I hear is they're expensive to repair. Otherwise I think those are nice looking buses. They couldn't make it in my driveway with that suspension, but I think they're appealing with the slider windows. Looks more like an RV.

Isn't someone else building a city bus too?

I'm really liking most any bus that isn't yellow and needing to be painted right about now. I've been interested in seeing the construction differences between school and city buses for a long time.

Good luck with it.
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Well, wise or not, I needed something. not cheap either..but i bought it.
Well, that doesn't sound too remorseful !

I think it's a good-looking bus and has some nice wheels. It will be an interesting build once you get her home. Be safe and just remember everything takes longer when driving a big vehicle- acceleration, stopping, turning and of course... refueling.

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Well, wise or not, I needed something. not cheap either..but i bought it.

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...24&acctid=1889

I was just there on Wednesday picking up a couple bike racks like the one on your bus. I'm going to mount one on the front of my bus and see if I can sell the other one.

There's a local guy that's bought a couple of their buses they've already sold and he's trying to resell them on craigslist for about $18,500 if I remember right.
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Old 06-10-2017, 05:57 AM   #9
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Wow thanks. That makes me feel better. You never know with auctions. Probably could have waited for one of the later auctions and saved a $1000.

Will see how fat it can go. The mechanic said 75 but maybe he meant downhill, haha. I hope I can get 22.5 wheels on this and gain 2" of ground clearance at the same time.

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I don't think I'd put any bigger tires and wheels on it.

With the air dumped on the suspension, there appears to be almost no extra room in the wheel wells. You'd need to make substantial modifications to clear bigger tires.
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