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Old 02-22-2016, 07:18 AM   #11
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Then you need a front engine type D.
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Old 02-22-2016, 09:46 AM   #12
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Since the last mid-mount Crown Supercoach was built in 1991. Gillig made a few mid-mount engine buses but they stopped making them in 1981. The state of CA has been crushing them for at least ten years because most of them were built with 2-cycle Detroit Diesel engines. The clean air police think they are the worst polluters. Consequently the mid-mount engine buses are becoming as rare as the proverbial hen's teeth.

If you want space in the rear for a hot tub then you need to be looking to find an Type 'D' FE bus or a Type 'C' bus.
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Old 02-24-2016, 03:32 PM   #13
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The most important thing to know is what is the date code on the tires. Since you will most likely not be purchasing any more tires from that particular tire shop any time soon they have no real incentive to earn your custom. I have heard of some shops willing to give one shot purchasers a really good deal on some tires only to discover later the tires were more than five years old. They had never been mounted but had been sitting around somewhere for a very long time.
Time out? What is this time out you speak of? I know there's some law somewhere that supplies us with a steady flow of perfectly good 15 year old buses, but I'd never heard that you had to discard a tire due to age rather than on condition inspection.
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Old 02-24-2016, 03:57 PM   #14
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Depends on local laws but yes...some states include dating tires on inspections (mostly commercial right now) and after a certain period they gotta go no matter how much tread they have. Rubber has a shelf life like most things and school districts are among the strictest adherents to the "timing out" of tires. Expect to see more this action coming to a neighborhood near you soon.
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Depends on local laws but yes...some states include dating tires on inspections (mostly commercial right now) and after a certain period they gotta go no matter how much tread they have. Rubber has a shelf life like most things and school districts are among the strictest adherents to the "timing out" of tires. Expect to see more this action coming to a neighborhood near you soon.
What do the numbers look like? 5 years? 10? 15? Is the date code obvious upon visual inspection, or is it one of those things where you gotta use your magic decoder ring? Thanks in advance -
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Old 02-24-2016, 06:55 PM   #16
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Old 02-24-2016, 07:30 PM   #17
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rule of thumb is you don't want your tires to be over 10 years old.
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thx tango thx gbstewart
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