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Old 01-24-2017, 12:37 AM   #1
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are any of these worth checking out?

i know that comes down to preference.... so im asking your preference. all ive been reading through it seems like folks travel trying to find a bus and all these are right here miles away from me with 3 days left on the auction. im going to go down, inspect for rust and find exact motor ( in the description all theyre say is cummins diesel) theyre all at about 100-125k miles. i know you guys get a lot of these questions but as much as im trying to pick up.. im about to spend all my savings on the damn thing and dont want to screw it up.. and im on a time crunch if im going to make this work (had a great job, needed brain surgery, lost my job, lost most everything else... not about to spend the next 30 years trying to get it all back) any help is much appreciated. if anyone enjoys this scouting stuff i would be glad to paypal someone 50 dollars if they lead me to the bus i pick up. looking for the largest bus i can find and it will do lots of traveling. looking for beautiful land in tn to park it on and build around it...


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Old 01-24-2017, 05:20 AM   #2
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Doesn't hurt to check them out, and they are close to you!
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:51 AM   #3
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I keep telling folks who ask about buses to check those out.
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:57 AM   #4
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go for it, great engine tranny combos. them buses will go for at least 5 gran, prepare to bid in the last minute
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Yup, they're gona probably go up to four or five g's.
But a dealer would want a MINIMUM of 8-10 for one. Of course- the dealer will hold your hand and tell you how special you are for that extra money, though.
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Old 01-24-2017, 10:07 AM   #6
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Looks like Cummings ISC 8.3. Would be willing to bet they have the Allison MD3060 transmission. That's a good combo for a hiway bus. Was my first choice in a bus. They will probably go for over 4k
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All three of those are 24 valve 8.3 Cummins.

Look at the shifters in the first two. See if they have an overdrive.

I would suspect that the first two buses (the two TC2000s) have MT643s in them. They have 4.78 rear ends. The last bus (the A3) has an MD3060 and 5.38 rear end gears.

Expect the last bus to sell for a little more than the first two.
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Looks like Cummings ISC 8.3. Would be willing to bet they have the Allison MD3060 transmission. That's a good combo for a hiway bus. Was my first choice in a bus. They will probably go for over 4k
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Posted from my phone. Damn autocorrect !
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Definitely a pet peeve of mine too.
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