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Old 05-22-2015, 07:28 PM   #1
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better states for buses

I am seeing buses for sale in ma, NY and fl. I am thinking bad for corrosion.
anyone have preferences for less rust?
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Old 05-22-2015, 08:43 PM   #2
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Oklahoma sucks for availability.... seems like they all end up in Texas... Either that, or they drive them into the dirt, I guess
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Where you at or how far do you want to travel for one?
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:01 AM   #5
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One thing I have to say- Florida buses are SOOOOOO overrated.
Both of my buses came from Todd County Ky.
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:26 AM   #6
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Where you at or how far do you want to travel for one?
In ma. I am looking towards southeast. Probably nc, SC or ga.
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In ma. I am looking towards southeast. Probably nc, SC or ga.
Just a word of advise, that East Coast will probably endorse- 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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Just a word of advise, that East Coast will probably endorse- 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.
YES!

Thats why I LOVE KY buses. And Ga. Good as it gets in the East, in my opinion.

Here are some buses in OK, by the way.
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YES!

Thats why I LOVE KY buses. And Ga. Good as it gets in the East, in my opinion.

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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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I have purchased from CA, OR, TN, TX, AZ and NY. NY was the worst. Mucho rust.
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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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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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Thats a nice bus. Only drawback is wheelchair lift.

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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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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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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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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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