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Old 07-23-2010, 05:46 PM   #11
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They seemed to be very popular with the Baptist Churches in Atlanta. At least it seemed every time I saw in (mostly NC) they had lettering indicating they were from a Baptist Church in the Atlanta area. I'm assuming they were enroute to one of the Christian Retreats in Asheville.
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:45 PM   #12
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RUN AWAY AS FAST AS YOU CAN! That is a Starcraft, aka "Starcrap". I worked for a company that had four. Three shook themselves to pieces in <100,000 miles. The fourth ate over $10,000 in repairs in 2 years, including a transmission, two A/C compressors, an alternator, a steering box, and two (!!) complete front end rebuilds. (All before 100K!) As a bonus, they have undersized wiring, ergonomics bordering on the bizarre (stereos in the overhead & totally out of sight, AIC boxes that jam into the driver's leg, panels behind the driver that block the seat from going back more than halfway, interior lights ABOVE the luggage racks, really weak air conditioning, marginal rear heat, and tended to have major structural problems.

As a bonus, that one has a 6.0 diesel, one of the biggest turds ever crapped on an unsuspecting public.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:40 PM   #13
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lol Thanks for the input! Guess that's why the starcrafts I see are the bottom of the price list, pretty cheap.
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well there is a good one or two to a batch.

the shuttle buses are okay. usually little better on fuel, not as huge feeling and are fiberglass. but then again each type has its own class of plus and minuses. mine is a goshen which is a distant relative to the star crap and the eldarado and a few others.
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:42 PM   #15
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Goshen (made by Supreme Truck Body Company) is unrelated to Starcraft...IIRC, it's related to Startrans, which is also unrelated to Starcraft.

El Dorado, Champion, and a couple others are all made by Thor Industries. Also to avoid: Metrotrans (may be out of business). Company had two, both were turds. One was junked due to structural failure with 75,000 miles. Goshen, Champion, El-Dorado, Turtle Top/Terra Transit, and Glaval were pretty good. The big thing to watch for is water leakage!
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:32 PM   #16
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Dang tempting lol


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Old 08-06-2010, 12:09 AM   #17
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I love that roof, I would definetly be able to see the race track and everyone would be able to see me but I think the other people on trailers around me would be pissed! I think that thing would be major top heavy also. Wonder if that entire deck goes up and down?
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:57 PM   #18
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Yeah, the search is still going on. grrr

I have noticed that Bluebirds seem to be cheaper than most others, Fords being even cheaper. hmm

So talking to Midwest Transit now since I can't find anything private or cheaper than Midwest has over the last few months. Buying from them means nearly double the prices I'm seeing from private owners, but so far they're the only ones that carry buses the right length and all. More grrrsss

Anyone know what a 3wheelchair+25psg bus would be roughly in length? They've one listed but say it won't actually arrive for a few weeks so can't give me measurements.

They're trying to sell me on a 92kmile engine, 97 Bluebird 65psg (4 feet longer than I would like or feel comfortable driving) for some $2500. That seem a deal? $900 to ship it to me
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I got my bus from www.ks-bus.com in Lawrence KS. They are a dealer, but prices are reasonable and they are negotiable. Not sure how far that is from where you are in wisconsin... probably at least 500 miles.
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