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Old 05-24-2018, 11:56 AM   #11
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There would be no choice for me.

The 1999 has the high roof option and the better transmission.

It also has at least one skirt mounted luggage compartment.

The high miles and luggage compartment suggests to me it was spe'c'ed to be a route bus that could be used for trips. With the OD transmission it most likely will be able to travel at highway speeds better than the other bus.
Your opinion is valued by me, I figured I would follow your recommendation and was hoping you would chime in. The extra luggage compartment was an extra option I forgot to mention.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:06 PM   #12
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And on what little time I've given for replies, they are leaning towards the more expensive, but wiser choice. I made the call to purchase the Id. bus. I would have booked a flight out on the 31st, but just found out one of my best friends from high school lives in TwinFalls and won't be home till the following Mon. I wait till he's in town and spend a night with him before heading home 2000 miles.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:12 PM   #13
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Between those two I would go for the Genesis for sure. Glad to hear you're back in the running.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:17 PM   #14
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Between those two I would go for the Genesis for sure. Glad to hear you're back in the running.
If you read my last post you will see I pulled the trigger on that one. It turns out it's not in Id, but Montana 2-1/2 hours away. No biggie as I will fly into TwinFalls and spend the night with my buddy and then have the seller pick me up the next day and pick up the bus in Mont. and head home. Full tank of gas in it saves me $300.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:25 PM   #15
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Awesome! Congrats man!
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:33 PM   #16
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Nice!

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Old 05-24-2018, 12:38 PM   #17
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Looks like 2 1000 mile/15 hr driving days. chances are if I get a late start maybe 2 hotel nights.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:51 PM   #18
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congrats...

hotel? sleep in the bus! break it in! praying to skoolie gods for safe journey home
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Old 05-24-2018, 02:54 PM   #19
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I think you made the right choice, thank god i only had to go 38 miles to find my bus. I was kinda shocked you didn't buy it before i did.
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Old 05-24-2018, 02:54 PM   #20
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congrats...

hotel? sleep in the bus! break it in! praying to skoolie gods for safe journey home
Yup, that's what we did. Find a Cabela's or a Cracker Barrel and grab a sleeping bag and an air mattress and sleep in the parking lot. It was one of my most satisfying nights of sleep ever, that first night in the bus!
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