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Old 08-17-2011, 08:48 PM   #1
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Take it for a test drive on the highway and see what it does, like max. speed and what rpm it takes to do 60 mph. Have someone follow you looking for smoke. Check the the tires, they cost about $500 each, and read date codes if you can (ten years would be absolute max age). If 330k is engine miles, it's probably time for a rebuild (& probably tranny too). $$$.

Of course $5500 is too much for a worn out bus, unless there is something in the conversion that's worth it. That doesn't appear to be the case here.

$2500 bucks can buy a really good school bus that has just come out of service.

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Old 08-19-2011, 08:37 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Nunica
Well I passed on the bus. The license plate was from California, the title from Arizona and it never had been transfered to the current owner. All bad signs.
The bus rode well and started great, but into 3rd gear there was a bit of a clunk and so I regretfully passed on it. Now to try and sell my beloved Land Cruiser in search of a Skoolie!
Good decision. 315000 miles!!! Thats almost 13 times around the Earth!
Never mind what the inside must look and smell like since it was a party bus.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:15 AM   #3
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ya, the title and registration would have been enough for me to walk right there..
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