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Old 10-25-2007, 06:34 PM   #11
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Re: Blood Bus - Good deal? or Let it go!

Darn squirrels - they knocked out my internet and TV for two days.

Thank you for all the response.
BLUDBUS would be a good personalized plate. LOL

The bus currently has (2) generators. I just found out that the Roadside unit is a 20 KW unit and the Curbside is a 15KW.
Part of the deal would be that I remove the 15KW Gen. and the owner of the dealership that I work at gets to keep it.
The 15KW generator currently sells new for $11,800.00
The 20KW $13,500.00
With 166/83 amps 120/240 volts the 20KW is very much overkill.
On a positve note: It would run darn near anything. "Insert TIM ALLEN"S UUGH!"
Gen. fuel consumption is .45 gal per hour at 1/4 load (5000 watts). 1.8 GPH at full load.
If I replaced it with a smaller gas generator I would have to install a seperate fuel supply.

The underside has sprayed in foam insulation. I have removed some of it to look for rust. None Found!
Floor is not soft in any spots that I can step on.
I would also be able to store and work on the bus where it currently is for free.
I need to make a decision by Friday. I am currently leaning toward taking the plunge.
I just cant see spending money on a flimsy plywood/presswood box that the RV Industry calls a motorhome.
The idea of having a clean slate to design a floor plan of my own has me drooling. OK maybe just salivating.
I am currently 42 and have been wanting to do something like this since th 80's.

P.S. Excellent forum.
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:32 PM   #12
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BUY IT!
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:49 PM   #13
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Re: Blood Bus - Good deal? or Let it go!

I agree. That bus is well worth it in my book. Alot of the work is already done, no windows to fill in...no genset to install... no worries about roof a/c... I would already have PAID for it. The cat 3208 is not a bad motor by any means either, and I would bet it has the allison 643 in it, which is very hard to kill...

I SAY "GO FOR IT!"

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Old 10-25-2007, 08:59 PM   #14
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Lapeer, I am just south of you in Warren, MI.
Ok, Ill buy it, but I might need help with the indoor hot tub, sauna, and tanning booth installation.
Hmm, What else can I do with 166 amps?


P.S. Glad to see that you did good on the bus. Drive carefully.
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Lapeer, I am just south of you in Warren, MI.
Ok, Ill buy it, but I might need help with the indoor hot tub, sauna, and tanning booth installation.
Hmm, What else can I do with 166 amps?


P.S. Glad to see that you did good on the bus. Drive carefully.
i think you need a giant tesla coil!




we'll have to hang out sometime. Perhaps you can join Phillbus and i on an excursion when i get my next bus put together.

if my indoor skoolie workshop works out perhaps you can bring your bus up and paint it this winter.
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:14 PM   #16
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You're 42? You'd better buy that bus and get busy converting it! I would definitely pull that 20KW generator and sell that puppy. E-bay is probably a good place. I'd try selling it on Craigslist first. You might get lucky there too. You could probably get back quite a bit of what you pay for the bus. Whatever you sell it for, I'd use the money to pay off what you owe on the bus. 1.8 GPH is unacceptable! I have a couple of Honda EU2000i generators. I have 4000W between the both of them and they will power everything in an average RV. If I don't need A/C, I can use just one. They are very quiet as well. At full load, they use about 1 gallon of gas every 8 hours. They'll go 15 hours if I'm not running my A/C all the time. On just one gallon! You could easily add a gasoline tank. Go to a junkyard and pull one out of a car. You could use some bed rails to weld up and mount it under the bus. It would be simple to make it to where you could fill it up at a gas pump. Anyways, it sounds to me like you need to buy this bus! Just go in tomorrow and tell them that you're buying it. I don't think you'll regret it. If you've been wanting to do it since the 80's, then it's well past time for you to buy a bus! If you don't, you'll regret it someday. It's only money. Whatever you do, you need to post lots of pictures. BUY IT.

Oh yeah, I'm planning on building a tesla coil for my bus too!
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:19 PM   #17
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i'd be hard pressed to get rid of a diesel genset that's already mounted to the bus...but that's just me
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i'd be hard pressed to get rid of a diesel genset that's already mounted to the bus...but that's just me
I dunno... that thing probably isn't quiet. It has 5 times more power than he will ever need. It probably wouldn't take more than a few hours to remove. .45 gallons per hour with no load is about $35 a day in operating costs with current diesel prices. That's unacceptable in my book. He could easily sell it for several thousand dollars I think. You could get a couple EU2000i's and a parallel kit for under $1,800. Way more efficent too!
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:23 PM   #19
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Bought it!
Even though it is not an old school bus, can I get a waiver and call myself a skoolie?
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Bought it!
Even though it is not an old school bus, can I get a waiver and call myself a skoolie?
Hell yeah! Jason doesn't even own a bus anymore and he still posts on here. Although I think he should be banned
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