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Old 10-22-2007, 11:22 PM   #1
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Blood Bus - Good deal? or Let it go!

I know of a 1987 Bluebird All american bus/coach for sale. It was made to be a Red Cross blood bus right from the start.
34,000 GVWR
4 roof top A/C units with heat strips
three electric heaters
front and rear RV doors
Hydraulic levelers
Kubota 15,000 watt (15KW) diesel generator.
40 foot long
Cat 3208 NA (Cat reman) no smoke-runs great
Allison trans
5.29 rear axle (Max speed 62 mph)
Air brakes
91000 miles on odometer, 101000 on hubmeter?? why the difference?

There is rust, however I work in an Automotive Collision Shop and own a mig welder.
$7500.00 by payroll deduction over 36 months with no interest.
Do I see a Wanderlodge wannabe in my future - Or should I pass?
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:28 PM   #2
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:47 PM   #3
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Re: Blood Bus - Good deal? or Let it go!

that's quite a bit more than most of us paid for our skoolies.....

but most of us don't have motors with low miles, or 15kw diesel gensets, hydraulic levelers, multiple rooftop a/c units.

the gennie it'self was prob more than $7K new.

i'd say it's nto a bad deal.....especially in the grand scheme of things.
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:49 PM   #4
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I agree..since you can deal with the rust pretty easy, sounds like a good deal to me as well.
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:37 AM   #5
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$7500.00 sounds pricey to me.
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:10 AM   #6
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anothe bonus is that most of us have to work hard to come up with a proper name for our skoolies. you'rs already has a name. "THE BLOOD BUS" that's good!
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:16 PM   #7
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Re: Blood Bus - Good deal? or Let it go!

If I bought that bus, I would sell that generator and at least two of those rooftop AC units. The generator is overkill for skoolie use. It uses a lot of fuel I'm sure. That would recoup a little bit of the costs.
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Re: Blood Bus - Good deal? or Let it go!

With everything on that bad boy I would get it. The genset is worth 1/2 that.
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Yes, buy that bus! Then, sell me two of the roof top AC units! I'll give you $500 for both of them!
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I agree somewhat with the above poster. You COULD remove that generator, but you may not be able to sell it. I don't know. I know you could sell those rooftop A/C's. You don't need four of them. I guarantee you that is why you have such a big generator on there. The rust can be a pain in the ass. If it's only on the body, then it may not be so bad. But if the frame is that rusty, I'd think twice. I also hate financing vehicles, and I would personally never finance a bus. I don't finance anything now. Payments suck. If you ever got discouraged on your bus or decided you didn't like it, you're probably screwed on trying to get rid of it! Ouch! So, it might be a good deal. I don't know. I wouldn't do it personally. Too much to spend on a bus in my opinion now that I think about it.
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