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Old 07-02-2013, 06:39 PM   #21
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Here are some photos.
There goes the neighborhood! Damn hippies.

Rear engine, big motor, lockup trans, rock bottom price... way jealous! Kick ass bus dude. Keep the pictures flowing.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:35 PM   #22
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There goes the neighborhood! Damn hippies.

Rear engine, big motor, lockup trans, rock bottom price... way jealous! Kick ass bus dude. Keep the pictures flowing.
Ditto!!!
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:54 PM   #23
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Re: The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER

Big dent, ouch



And a little rust

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Old 07-02-2013, 07:58 PM   #24
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Re: The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER

I was looking at the Leaf springs and they look good.



Rear



Front

The only thing I could find is on the front passenger side. It looks like they have been replaced recently.



So maybe it was fixed.

Unless... "#5 Leaf sprint left rear track - broken" means the fifth leaf spring on the drivers side rear is broken. I did not check them. Any ideas?
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:59 PM   #25
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Re: The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER

Awesome score...and by the way!
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.that ain't no big dent ......and the rust you scored on this.....
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Look between the rear u bolts

It ooks like you have one big heavy set for the wt* ad a couple to locate (track?)

Cracked/broken will be reallllly obvious
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:13 PM   #27
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Drivers side tires look good.



Passenger side will need to be replaced soon.



We will see if they pass inspection.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:24 PM   #28
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Congratulations on the auction win! And a high roof, too!
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. . . .I guess I need to stay under 26,000 lbs
I just love Maryland.
Those are National CDL requirements - and the Gross weight is the figure on the data plate, not the amount you load it to. Some states will figure the gross by the higher of the maximum design weight or the actual overload shown on the scales. Driving an 18,000 lb vehicle would be OK on a Class D until you load it to 18,001!

National law also says RVs are exempt from CDL and truck inspection rules. If you are registered as a 26,000+ pound truck, you need a class B CDL. If you are an RV, some states will have a special heavy RV/air brake endorsement you might have to add to your car license, other states will let you go with any class.
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National law also says RVs are exempt from CDL and truck inspection rules. If you are registered as a 26,000+ pound truck, you need a class B CDL. If you are an RV, some states will have a special heavy RV/air brake endorsement you might have to add to your car license, other states will let you go with any class.
That is how it is in Maryland for an RV except this is for a Motorhome or RV. They also require the special heavy RV/air brake endorsement, which I'm stuging up for. You have to bring your own vehicle. I will have to wait until I get it inspected.
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Less than 26,001 lbs. Class C (Non-commercial or Commercial)
26,001 lbs. or more Class B or A (Non-commercial or Commercial)
So if my bus is rated for 30,000 , but it only weighs 21,000, I have to get the class Class B or A Non-commercial license because it is rated over 26,000?
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That's the way it works. 30,000 lb maximum design weight under Federal rules is Class B. If Maryland makes you pass a non-commercial Class B (no driving for hire) to drive a heavy RV, then that is in your future.
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