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Old 05-14-2018, 02:23 PM   #11
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Old 05-14-2018, 05:01 PM   #12
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Thanks for replying! So I'm pretty sure there is no AC. The 181k is on a re-manufactured engine and transmission. I just spoke with him and he said he wants to be totally transparent (appreciated) and that the raise needs more riveting and caulking to be water tight. He also told me when the engine starts up it blows white smoke until it's sufficiently warmed up. Does this imply burning oil? Cracked head gasket potentially? I'm sure it could be numerous things. It's only traveled up and down the west coast so there is minimal rust, and the floor has been cleaned of rust and painted with rustoleum. The price on it is 5k. Also, the dimensions on it are 32x8x12. The white smoke is concerning me, could I do damage to the engine by driving it 700 miles?
If the work has been completed well, even though some remains to be finished, that sounds like a bus I'd want to look at.

If it is sound, the $5k asking price is more than reasonable. Depending on the components included with the solar, inverter and batteries, they could easily be work $2k of the asking price, and the steel for a 12" roof raise another $1500.

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Old 05-14-2018, 10:57 PM   #13
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