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Old 05-23-2015, 03:23 PM   #11
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I have purchased from CA, OR, TN, TX, AZ and NY. NY was the worst. Mucho rust.
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Old 05-23-2015, 06:00 PM   #12
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I thought the best bet was a Democratic state because they have to sell them earlier. My NY bus had quite a bit of rust (which I'm fixing) but the engine is great
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Old 05-23-2015, 06:34 PM   #13
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I thought the best bet was a Democratic state because they have to sell them earlier. My NY bus had quite a bit of rust (which I'm fixing) but the engine is great

That's funny. Every time I parked my bus from NY, I came back to 5# of my bus laying on the ground because of rust. Are you saying I can thank a Democrat for that?
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:07 PM   #14
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Thats a nice bus. Only drawback is wheelchair lift.

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Old 05-23-2015, 07:09 PM   #15
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Yes, I'm looking for inland areas.
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Just a word of advise, look for auctions in the interior of the coastal states, as opposed to closer to the water. Sea air is as corrosive as winter road salt, and even more so since it surrounds the bus.
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:30 PM   #16
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I'm not sure you can blame politicians for the weather, but I suppose they could ban using salt on the roads!
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Old 05-24-2015, 04:29 AM   #17
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I'm not sure you can blame politicians for the weather, but I suppose they could ban using salt on the roads!
We recently looked at a Michigan bus with some friends.
Typical RUST BUCKET. I think the wheels were almost rusted through, even.
Too far gone to save. Made my AmTran look like bus porn.
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Old 05-25-2015, 03:54 PM   #18
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I usually stop on Fort Smith on my way into Oklahoma City.
I think Oklahoma would be good on rust but i'm not sure they replace buses very often.

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yes, I agree with salty air.

Also, I'm watching every Oklahoma and Arkansas auction I can find....
I live 20 miles from ARK/OK border, near Fort Smith AR.
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Old 05-25-2015, 03:57 PM   #19
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wheelchair lift should be behind rear axle but it's not that bad.
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Old 05-25-2015, 04:04 PM   #20
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I substitute teach at a local technology center, I've looked their buses over and don't see exterior rust... Under the seats and liner, I have no idea.

I'm involved with my son's school athletics and can say the same about our public school buses.
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