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Old 06-30-2015, 05:21 PM   #1
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I'm at step one

I live in Minneapolis, what's the best way to purchase a used Bus?
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Old 06-30-2015, 05:38 PM   #2
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Step zero is start reading. The intro section has a lot of good info, and recent.
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Old 06-30-2015, 06:00 PM   #3
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Start with deciding what you're looking for (size, engine, transmission). Then get shopping. I found mine on craigslist. There are several auction websites too.
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:26 AM   #4
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are you happy with your Bus?

How much did you pay for it?

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Old 07-01-2015, 10:39 AM   #5
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I paid $2,500 for mine. It needs new brakes and tires. I'll probably have around $5,000 in it to get it good and reliable.

I found it on craigslist about a 4 hour drive from where I live. It was by where I went to college, so I had a friend check it out for me before I made the drive.
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:40 AM   #6
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Brakes and tires are so worth it though. Your tire will likely die of old age with the titties still on em!
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Brakes and tires are so worth it though. Your tire will likely die of old age with the titties still on em!
with the what still on them?
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The little titties that come on them NEW



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I didn't know that's what they were called.
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So tire covers might be a worthwhile investment?
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