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Old 02-18-2016, 04:40 AM   #11
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Maybe you can use a silicone sealant at the metal on metal joins to reduce the rub that creates the squeak . Had a patio cover that was metal that was noisy in lite wind a little dab in the joints solved it .
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Old 02-18-2016, 04:45 AM   #12
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I have looked at their buses and wondered if they were really as good as they profess to be .
Thanks for the info .
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Old 02-18-2016, 06:56 AM   #13
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Maybe you can use a silicone sealant at the metal on metal joins to reduce the rub that creates the squeak . Had a patio cover that was metal that was noisy in lite wind a little dab in the joints solved it .
Good idea Mad, I had not thought of that. Thanks.

So far I'm impressed with BGA School Buses. I even spent the extra $$ and ran a Carfax report. Bus came back nice and clean, nothing derogatory.
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Old 02-18-2016, 07:15 AM   #14
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Old 02-18-2016, 07:17 AM   #15
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So far I'm impressed with BGA School Buses. I even spent the extra $$ and ran a Carfax report. Bus came back nice and clean, nothing derogatory.
I looked at their site last night after seeing your post and the inventory they have. Some looked to have a good amount of rust on them, body damage and patches. Did you notice many like this or are most of them generally in good shape? Did they say where most of them come from (i.e. southern states vs. the salty winter north states)? Their prices seem fair if they are in good shape. I also like that they will re-title them as an RV....makes things much easier right off the bat!
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Old 02-18-2016, 10:51 AM   #16
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I looked at their site last night after seeing your post and the inventory they have. Some looked to have a good amount of rust on them, body damage and patches. Did you notice many like this or are most of them generally in good shape? Did they say where most of them come from (i.e. southern states vs. the salty winter north states)? Their prices seem fair if they are in good shape. I also like that they will re-title them as an RV....makes things much easier right off the bat!
Hey dg,

To be totally honest I looked at very few on their site because I knew exactly what I wanted and they only had a few that fit what I was looking for. I have no idea where they purchase their buses from but I'm like you and will stay away from any bus with visible rust. I hope you find one somewhere that makes you feel good about purchasing it.
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Old 02-18-2016, 03:18 PM   #17
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Thanks for the info. There are several bis dealers located her in VA, and I have the dealer you used bookmarked as well to look at when I'm ready to buy. I need to talk with the Va dealers and see what their pricing is and what services they offer (re-titling, seat removal and other mods, etc). Keep us updated on your conversion. Thanks.
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Old 02-18-2016, 06:19 PM   #18
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Thank you Capt. My first choice was a Thomas RE pusher like yours but gave into temptation and went with FE instead. Being picky is a good thing but I didn't want to wait another year to find what I really wanted. This one will do just fine in the grand scheme of things
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Just bought our first items for the bus. Went to Lowes looking for flooring and went to their clearance section. Scored a really sweet deal on some Pergo flooring. Original price was $43.79 a box. It was marked down to $20.00 a box so I offered them $6.00 a box for all 12 boxes to take it all off their hands. They accepted.....score !! So a total of $72.00 for my floor. It even comes with the underlayment already attached. It really pays to check out the clearance sections of the big box stores. You never know what you'll find.

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