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Old 07-24-2018, 02:16 PM   #1
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Question Should I buy....1990 Crown

Looking for advice.

I am looking at this bus:
https://www.westernbus.com/bus/1990-crown

This previous thread lays out my situation a little bit.
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f13/sh...hdx-22417.html


Looking to convert a skoolie for family adventure travel. I am not a mechanic and will need to hire-out much of the early conversion work.

Priorities for me are shorter wheelbase (so we can get into more campsites) and a rear-engine (maximize interior room, reduce noise, etc.). Originally, I was focused on Thomas HDXs.

This is a midship engine. Super cool looking and I've heard great things about Crown quality.


How much more difficult will it be to convert, and then maintain, this 1990 Crown,...compared to a newer Thomas, IC, or Bluebird RE?

Much appreciated.

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Old 07-24-2018, 02:54 PM   #2
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Cool looking bus. No bulge in the floor where the motor is, so build out shouldn't be an issue. What is the ceiling height? What are they asking for it?
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Old 07-24-2018, 04:13 PM   #3
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Being mid eng very limited space for waste tanks , I'm talking very very small tanks like maybe 30 gal, your going to need to keep eng access from inside which is what Greg Marvel did with his & he told me he was having trouble keeping smells out, Crowns are beautiful busses & hi quality solid built so list your pros & cons
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Old 07-24-2018, 04:18 PM   #4
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I talked to them about this bus. $21,500 and rude. About 300,000 miles.
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I talked to them about this bus. $21,500 and rude. About 300,000 miles.
They don't want to sell it. I bet they only paid $3-$4k for it.
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Old 07-24-2018, 08:30 PM   #6
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Gosh, that sure seems like a lot of money for a high-miles bus. Sure, Crowns are pretty, and it likely has little rust, but you may wish to consider a less expensive bus and put the extra dough into the conversion.
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Crowns are like old VW buses. They're fetish items held dear by a certain set of folks.
For the rest of us, there are regular buses that don't command such high dollars to play.
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:12 PM   #8
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WAY too much money.
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Crowns are like old VW buses...
Gosh, that IS tempting to get a Crown and do a VW bus paint job on it...
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