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Old 11-29-2017, 03:40 PM   #1
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We Just Bought a Bus ... Let The Fun Begin :)

Cost a little more than I had hoped, but a good deal less than it might have:

https://www.purplewave.com/auction/171129/item/DA3235
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Old 11-29-2017, 03:46 PM   #2
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Cost a little more than I had hoped, but a good deal less than it might have:

https://www.purplewave.com/auction/171129/item/DA3235
Looks like a REAL NICE bus you got there!
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Old 11-29-2017, 03:50 PM   #3
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Congrats. Nice score on a low mileage rig. I was wondering what had been keeping you busy.
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Old 11-29-2017, 04:04 PM   #4
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Congrats. Nice score on a low mileage rig. I was wondering what had been keeping you busy.
24 hours of broken internet kept us busy.

I wanted that bus, and have been watching it for 3 weeks. I was a little disappointed it got so much discussion on this site before the auction closed. Nonetheless, we persisted.

With the current lack of decent buses on the auction sites, I suspected it would go too high for me. I fixed a maximum I was prepared to pay ($3750), dropped one bid with six minutes to go and no one responded. That was a nervous 6 minutes

The previous high bidder had clearly set a max of $3500, because my bid pushed the price from $1500 to 3600, and that was it. I thought it would go over $4000. The other bus, almost the same but older and with significant rust fetched exactly the same price ... I'm happy I got the better one.

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Old 11-29-2017, 04:23 PM   #5
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Careful, they're fun and ADDICTIVE!
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Old 11-29-2017, 04:39 PM   #6
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Twigg,

If you're looking to scrap any of those seats, let me know. I can use a left hand side and right hand side for my dinette! The holes line up with the mounting holes in my Thomas as well.

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Old 11-29-2017, 05:07 PM   #7
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If you're looking to scrap any of those seats, let me know. I can use a left hand side and right hand side for my dinette! The holes line up with the mounting holes in my Thomas as well.

Thanks!

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Jodie and I both work for our local School District.

We are going to offer the seats to them should they want them for one of their activity buses. If they don't, you can have as many as you want.
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Old 11-29-2017, 05:11 PM   #8
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Jodie and I both work for our local School District.

We are going to offer the seats to them should they want them for one of their activity buses. If they don't, you can have as many as you want.
Just beggin' for one from each side, nothing more I promise!

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Congrats on the nice bus! I thought about bidding on it but I decided to hold out for air suspension.
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Old 11-29-2017, 07:00 PM   #10
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Congrats on the nice bus! I thought about bidding on it but I decided to hold out for air suspension.
It's just so hard, esp right now, to find one with EVERYTHING you want at a decent price.

I thought about air suspension, but I figured that with the rear engine, the springs will probably be fine. I may even have to lighten the springing as the conversion will weigh less than a bus full of people.
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