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Old 01-23-2015, 06:34 AM   #81
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I doubt a forty footer with 300 hp is going to be any less economical than another.
I'll give you the tag axles raising the cost, but coaches are DESIGNED for cross country travel, a school bus is not.
THe differences between real coaches and school buses are immediately crystal clear as soon as you are the one driving the school bus a thousand miles.
That detroit engine is described as awesome or legendary if its in a Crown. Two stroke diesels are pretty awesome. They are pretty common, and will likely be cheaper than a new cat c7 as in the 2008 bluebird. How economical would rebuilding a dt530 or any other modern schoolie motor in an RE be?
I'm all about school buses, but if spending four or five grand on just the bus, I think it starts to make more sense to fly coach, so to speak.
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:28 PM   #82
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$9100 is the current bid.
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:32 PM   #83
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Yeah yeah. You were right. ;)
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:42 PM   #84
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I always am!
Just kidding. I'm often VERY wrong. Just ask my better half.
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:37 PM   #85
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If you want a coach we have several for sale.

This is an MC-9: http://showroom.auction123.com/thebu...8DR004147.html

This is an MC-5: http://showroom.auction123.com/thebu...MCI/11434.html

And we have a 40' Van Hool with a Cummins L-10 with an askiing price of $7,500.00.
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:34 PM   #86
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That mc-5 has my name written all over it!
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Old 02-04-2015, 01:52 PM   #87
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That Van Hool price seems rather low, is it the one that has "call" on the pricing?

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If you want a coach we have several for sale.

This is an MC-9: http://showroom.auction123.com/thebu...8DR004147.html

This is an MC-5: http://showroom.auction123.com/thebu...MCI/11434.html

And we have a 40' Van Hool with a Cummins L-10 with an askiing price of $7,500.00.
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Old 02-04-2015, 02:42 PM   #88
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The Van Hool is not in the online inventory.

It was recently taken out of service and it has a current DOT inspection.

The $7,500.00 price is set low to get it sold. Nothing really wrong with it other than the fact it is a 1990/1991 model.
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Old 02-04-2015, 02:55 PM   #89
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I've been looking very seriously into coaches over the past few days. Have a few available nearby that would spare me the cost/hassle of bringing it across the country. Certainly a few more rusty spots than west coast buses, but obviously nothing like a school bus, what with all the stainless/aluminum.
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The problem of rust in a coach is much worse than rust in a school bus.

First, the electrical system is much more complicated and convoluted. When corrossion gets into the grounds, junction blocks, and splices can cause nightmares you can't imagine.

Second, while most coaches were built with stainless and aluminum there is still a lot of steel in them that will rust.

Third, all coaches since the demise of Eagle and Flxible have had air suspensions that depend upon steel components. When rust gets into the air suspension components you are left with a real $$$$ pit.

If you want a coach you will save much more than the cost of travel purchasing a western bus with no rust.
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