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Old 02-23-2015, 03:22 PM   #11
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Yeah 6500 and visible rust... I'd pass on that one too.
I got my 92 AmTran for even less than you did! Technically its a Ward though.
Rust on the INSIDE, which is probably from pressure washing the interior. A common enough practice for schools as I understand it, but pushing water into all the little cracks and crevices from the inside has never seemed like a good idea to me. I don't have to clean up after school kids though, so maybe I would feel different after a bunch of kids play snot-rockets all the way home...lol!
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:30 PM   #12
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Funny!

I actually don't think my bus was EVER really cleaned inside at all. Which was gross to demo, but now that its gutted its all good!
I hate that lots of districts hose out or pressure wash their buses, but why should THEY care, right?
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:40 PM   #13
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Yeah 6500 and visible rust... I'd pass on that one too.
I got my 92 AmTran for even less than you did! Technically its a Ward though.
Some people do like to brag !! I'll bet yours never fueled up on Dave Ward Dr. in Conway, AR though!! So there, take that !!
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:44 PM   #14
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haha you got me there!
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My neighbor has the 3208 cat in his 1982 bluebird wonderlodge never been touched except for normal oil changes and such runs the crap out of it. Handles the south west heat and hills just fine. I would not be afraid of one.
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Who has two thumbs and is jealous as all get out? THIS GUY. *Points to self*
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Awesome thanks for all the info guys.

Ya i wasn’t sure about the rust on the other bus and no way i would pay the listing price but overall i liked the bus and the fact that it is closer to home for me.

I guess the real problem is that we are ready to get started and want to buy the bus now. Fiancée is very particular about having a flat nose and from everythign that i have read the RE is the way that I want to go just from a maintenance perspective. If you guys see any good ones out there let me know. I will keep posting different busses in this thread until I find the one. Appreciate all the feedback on them.
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:57 PM   #18
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I'd look at some conventionals and FE's anyway.
I was set on RE and then ended up with something different.
There really are pluses to each style, if you ask me.
RE's are nice for the noise being in the back. FE's have a short wheelbase and tighter turning radius. Conventionals are often the best bargains and are robust and simple.
For maintenance and ruggedness, a conventional with a manual tranny would be my pick.
When it comes to living in them, there are also different pluses. FE's and conventionals have rear doors which may be useful to some. Conventionals do as well but also feature the plus of a straight up stairwell like a RE.
I'd make sure and get a high headroom bus WHATEVER you end up with. Unless you're both well under 6 feet.
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Man, I hate to be the one guy who keeps bringing this up, but this thread probably doesn't belong in the Project forum. Unless the Original Poster is going to eventually buy a bus and add to this thread after its purchase, this thread belongs in the Discussions forum. No offense intended.

I can understand that people want their questions answered and this forum gets more daily action than others, but there is a Sticky thread at the top of this forum with rules on what belongs here and what doesn't. I don't think a lot of people are reading that Sticky. (It's not long.)
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I say put the thread where it belongs.

No matter where it's posted, I will see it as I use the "New Posts" button.

No mater where the thread get's posted, it still shows up under that button.

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