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Old 07-12-2007, 01:54 PM   #1
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Why do i never see any freightliner skoolies? are they too expensive?
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:31 PM   #2
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Re: freightliner buses

Too new would be my guess. Give it a few years when they start getting retired more and I'm sure you will see them (and less of the older buses like my Wayne).
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Re: freightliner buses

As far as I know of they didn't start using conventional freightliners until 1998 and I beleive it was only thomas bodys. I thought there was some freightliner chasis used by some bus builders for the stub nose buses. Wasn't there another user here that was looking at a 1998 model?

Also those conventional frieghtliners have a nickname for a reason which is freightshaker and if you ask me those wouldn't be ideal for a skoolie unless you got one with air ride in the rear. They are just too ruff of a ride for me.
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Re: freightliner buses

I thought the Thomas Vista buses were built on an IHC 3800 chassis and just had the coachwork reworked?
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Re: freightliner buses

Thomas bus is a Frieghtliner Subsidiary.... They bought the Thomas line in 1990 or 91 I'm not 100% sure which year it was. Even the older Thomas like my 89 still has mostly Frieghtliner chassis parts. I found this out one day when I went to Sonny Merriman for parts, and he told me his 'Access Frieghtliner" was down...I work for a Sterling dealer which is also a Frieghtliner sub, and we use the same site for parts (and ours was down that day too because of some problem at Frieghtliner)...
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