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Old 04-21-2018, 09:13 PM   #1
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What am I doing!?😂

Ok, newbie here but spent 50+ hours reading everything this great site has to offer. Been looking for the right bus for more than a year and zeroing in on 2 or 3 buses. What are you thoughts on that one?

TC3000
2006
Flat nose
258 000 km
Air suspension
Hydrolic brakes
Cat engine
10 y/o tirés
Pretty good shape from the outside

5 800$ CAN

Should I look into it more? Price a little too high? Any comments on what to expect from this one in the long run? Pearls? Known problems? Your help is greatly appréciation.

Thanks for your expertise guys

Jeff
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Old 04-21-2018, 09:18 PM   #2
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Year: 1981
Coachwork: MCI
Chassis: MCI 9
Engine: Detroit 6V-92T
Rated Cap: 1,000,000
About $4500 USD and 160,000 miles... not bad.

Tires might need replaced soon, just look for dry rotting cracks in treads and sidewalls. Maybe see if they'll put new tires on for the price?
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Old 04-21-2018, 09:33 PM   #3
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Thanks. Was thinking about doing just that with the tires
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Old 04-21-2018, 09:45 PM   #4
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Year: 1999
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Chassis: Saf-T-Liner MVP ER
Engine: Cummins 6CTA8.3 Mechanical MD3060
Rated Cap: 46 Coach Seats, 40 foot
For reference ... The TC3000 is branded "All American" in the US.

So any references to that model are the same as yours.
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Old 04-21-2018, 10:02 PM   #5
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Ok... Thanks.. So anything/comments out here regarding this model will apply to this one I am looking at? Correct?
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Old 04-21-2018, 10:05 PM   #6
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Ok... Thanks.. So anything/comments out here regarding this model will apply to this one I am looking at? Correct?
Yes. When Blue Bird sold the All American abroad, they badged it TC3000.
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Old 04-21-2018, 11:19 PM   #7
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I don't like wet brakes on a bus that size. They are prone to a whole lot more problems, particularly on a rig that isn't used all the time. But the biggest issue is the lack of a positive parking/emergency brake.

With air brakes you get spring brakes for a parking/emergency brake. No driveline hand brake will have be able to stop a vehicle of that size as well as both rear brakes being applied 100%.

I also am not fond of Cat engines.

If it meets your needs the price isn't bad. But I would knock off at least 30% off the price because of the wet brakes and Cat engine.
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Old 04-22-2018, 06:18 AM   #8
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Thanks Cowlitzcoach,

I get it with the emergency brake.

Have you had issues with the Cat engine in the past? If so, what kind. I'd like to pick your brain on that.

Many thanks

Jeff
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Old 04-22-2018, 07:28 AM   #9
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I would look at it closer as I wonder if it really is a juice brake system. I have my doubts.
Cat 6 cylinder engines are fine, which it likely is a c7 or the like.

But if it has air brakes and the ad says hydraulic, I would question the knowledge of the seller to even answer a question honestly.
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Old 04-22-2018, 07:48 AM   #10
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Thanks for the insight. I'll double check.
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