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Old 05-23-2016, 01:21 PM   #31
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I did ask and they do pick up only 😞

There is a swell place in Florida that I'm subscribed to their new inventory updates and they deliver to me for $700...so if I can find one through them I can do a 3 month free layaway and have it delivered. This one seems like a freaking killer bus...but the cash amount concerns me. Not sure we can find that much at this moment.
Well more buses will come along. Watch Public Surplus and GovDeals for buses out west. I've not seen a regular school bus that had a 530. I know they're out there, just haven't seen one till this listing.
That FL company is probably BGA. I've seen their buses. Their inventory consists of way overpriced east coast buses almost exclusively.
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Old 05-23-2016, 01:25 PM   #32
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What's the daunting part - the distance alone or driving it with an unfamiliar vehicle? The price seems very reasonable to me for the vehicle spec.
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Worth the drive. That 530 is badass.
what they said....
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Old 05-23-2016, 02:47 PM   #33
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Well more buses will come along. Watch Public Surplus and GovDeals for buses out west. I've not seen a regular school bus that had a 530. I know they're out there, just haven't seen one till this listing.
That FL company is probably BGA. I've seen their buses. Their inventory consists of way overpriced east coast buses almost exclusively.
Dang! They got such great reviews! Good to know though! I'm so thankful for this forum! I'm learning so much so fast!
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Old 05-23-2016, 02:53 PM   #34
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Dang! They got such great reviews! Good to know though! I'm so thankful for this forum! I'm learning so much so fast!
There are folks that love them.
I recently saw a gas bluebird that someone paid like 8 grand for from them. Too rich for my blood.
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Old 05-23-2016, 03:28 PM   #35
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There are folks that love them.
I recently saw a gas bluebird that someone paid like 8 grand for from them. Too rich for my blood.
Can you explain to me why some Allison trans will say the series and some will say a model type? How do I know if it's the right trans based on the series listed? I'm seeing a MXXFORCE DT engine with an Allison 2500 series transmission and if that is comparable then I'll contact them for a price.
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There are folks that love them.
I recently saw a gas bluebird that someone paid like 8 grand for from them. Too rich for my blood.
Yeah....When i first started looking, i was so happy there was a bus dealer, literally 10 minutes away from my house, and they had a beautiful TC1000 just what i was looking for....for $8-9K.

Those (dealer buses) are nice if you have the money, and don't mind spending it on the bus itself.
On my project, that was already $3K over ENTIRE budget
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I don't understand why GA/FL buses are that pricey when they are virtually identical spec to Midwest buses which are half the price and equivalent to Western buses which are superior.

BTW, been in California for the last two weeks bus-spotting - amazing the variety and I finally saw in real life a tandem axle Crown! I can die happy now.
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I don't understand why GA/FL buses are that pricey when they are virtually identical spec to Midwest buses which are half the price and equivalent to Western buses which are superior.

BTW, been in California for the last two weeks bus-spotting - amazing the variety and I finally saw in real life a tandem axle Crown! I can die happy now.
All of our family is in Washington and California. I'm really tempted to just pay them a visit to find our bus and drive it home with my roommate. However I was just offered a bus well within our price range. It's got the MD3060 and a Cummins engine but it's only a 5.9L. I know people are boasting about the DT466/530 or Cummins 8.3 but is this engine good with that transmission to tow a car?
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I don't understand why GA/FL buses are that pricey when they are virtually identical spec to Midwest buses which are half the price and equivalent to Western buses which are superior.

BTW, been in California for the last two weeks bus-spotting - amazing the variety and I finally saw in real life a tandem axle Crown! I can die happy now.
FL buses are ok, but not worth any kind of premium at all. Many are beat to death.

Never ever seen a Crown in the flesh.
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All of our family is in Washington and California. I'm really tempted to just pay them a visit to find our bus and drive it home with my roommate. However I was just offered a bus well within our price range. It's got the MD3060 and a Cummins engine but it's only a 5.9L. I know people are boasting about the DT466/530 or Cummins 8.3 but is this engine good with that transmission to tow a car?
Sure, man. Nothing wrong with the 5.9

Well- I'd avoid the "53".
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