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Old 12-01-2017, 11:02 AM   #21
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you'll find driving a bus is easy.. when I was 16 and my school-bus driver let me drive her own bus.. she said "lets take it to the School parking lot".. it was marked like a little city to teach driver's ed.. so i went to her house and got in my normal bus seat behind her.. then she said "here you start it up".. well i started it, and she never moved out of her seat behind ME.. so I white knuckled it down the long driveway, out to the road. and made it to the school parking lot...

her response was along the lines of "now you can drive a bus..so lets practice backing".. but ultimately it was the hop in and go that made me start to feel comfortable with a bus.

get in and go and enjoy!!! practice backing and maneuvering with cones or boxes in a walmart parking lot, spend some real time adjusting your mirrors. it helps a lot..
-Christopher
Thanks Christopher. I figured mirrors were the key, and getting used to sitting ahead of the steer wheels.

I used to drive a farm tractor with a 40' trailer, and back it into a loading dock. I should be okay.

We will find out either tomorrow morning, or next Saturday.
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:07 AM   #22
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I missed it by $150, it sold for $3000.





Pretty sure I could get my money back if I really needed it.
You don't know that. Other guy may have been willing to go another dozen Benjamins.

You can get your money back today, but you will never get the hours back these vehicles take to build properly.

Buses are expenses, not investments in the traditional sense. Mine has proven to be a profitable investment in my sanity thus far, however. I enjoy my bus because it is selfish time.
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:09 AM   #23
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You don't know that. Other guy may have been willing to go another dozen Benjamins.

You can get your money back today, but you will never get the hours back these vehicles take to build properly.

Buses are expenses, not investments in the traditional sense. Mine has proven to be a profitable investment in my sanity thus far, however. I enjoy my bus because it is selfish time.
Oh yeah, I meant now Not when I have 1000 hours in the build.

That other bus had an engine issue. It was a known issue with an injector code but still could have cost a few hundred to fix. That's why my top bid was what it was.
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:11 AM   #24
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any "injector" or "misfire" code should be treated with extreme caution.. some of these codes are "catch-all" codes fro a cyloinder that isnt properly participating.. anything from a loose glowplug to busted rings or valves can trip a code like that..
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:16 AM   #25
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any "injector" or "misfire" code should be treated with extreme caution.. some of these codes are "catch-all" codes fro a cyloinder that isnt properly participating.. anything from a loose glowplug to busted rings or valves can trip a code like that..
-Christopher
I forget the code now, but it was specific and to do with voltage. It was most likely the harness or solenoid. Bus ran perfectly on the highway, but had a rough idle
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:19 AM   #26
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im glad you got the bus with NO code
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