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Old 03-06-2019, 01:42 PM   #1
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Hey Everyone, I found this skoolie about 3 hours from me. It is a diesel, automatic with 94,000 miles. My wife and I have a different idea than turning it into an rv, more of a commercial vehicle. Does anyone have any info to help me out?
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Old 03-06-2019, 02:43 PM   #2
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Hey Everyone, I found this skoolie about 3 hours from me. It is a diesel, automatic with 94,000 miles. My wife and I have a different idea than turning it into an rv, more of a commercial vehicle. Does anyone have any info to help me out?
Some here may be able to tell you certain things by sight alone, but try to contact them asking about engine/transmission models. Some pictures of the underside would probably shed some light on it's viability as well. If you can't post links yet, saving then uploading the other pictures yourself may help.
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Old 03-06-2019, 02:46 PM   #3
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Here you go:
https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...829915447.html
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Old 03-06-2019, 02:58 PM   #4
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That's the One! I didn't know if it was worth the call if anyone already knew that it should be red flagged. I know there is a lot to know about different makes and models.
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Old 03-06-2019, 03:02 PM   #5
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I would be leery of trusting the odometer reading as the actual mileage of the vehicle. As has been discussed on here, frequently, gauge clusters crap out and are replaced frequently. My other concern is the deleted flashers fore and aft. Lots of states require that they be removed in order to occupy the roads, but from these pictures it doesn't really look like they were actually sealed up. I'd be concerned about what any incoming moisture may have done.
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Old 03-06-2019, 03:15 PM   #6
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Looks like a good price and if miles are correct, there should theoretically be much more life left in it. Without crawling underneath to inspect the "bones", there's no way to definitively say it's good to go.
What commercial use are you planning? it won't be an economical delivery truck if that's what your plan is/was.
Good luck in your search...
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New body panels on the side make me wonder if it was involved in an accident?
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New body panels on the side make me wonder if it was involved in an accident?
Good eye - the passenger side definitely looks like its gone under the knife.
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Probably has a 5.9 backed by an Allison AT545, something to consider for its use.
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Old 03-06-2019, 03:53 PM   #10
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High ceiling and AC suggest it might have been an activity bus, in which case probably not the 545.
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