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Old 02-19-2019, 03:47 PM   #1
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What do you think?!

I went and checked out a 2002 skoolie a few days ago that appears to have some rust on the undercarriage. Doesn’t look that bad but was hoping to get some feedback as to whether or not it looks worth purchase and/or repairable.

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- 115k miles
- Running water
- Air/heat
- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathroom

It’s going for 10k

Thanks in advance for all of your help!!
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Old 02-19-2019, 04:33 PM   #2
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The actual frame doesn't look that bad. Have you poked around with a screwdriver? Depending on the running gear, the bus is probably worth around 1/4 to 1/3 of the asking price. I guess it all depends on how much you value the conversion work to be.
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Old 02-19-2019, 05:20 PM   #3
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That's what I was thinking as well. It's actually a 2001 Thomas International 3000 series 3800 8 cyl / 7.8 L diesel. Allison MT643 transmission. It's got two 55 gallon water pumps, one fresh and one gray. 30 amp plug in shore electricity. Wood flooring. Hydraulic breaks. Any further thoughts?
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Old 02-19-2019, 05:31 PM   #4
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7.8 V8? I assume you mean the 7.3 T444E? If the mileage is correct, it's probably okay. I'd rather have air brakes on a full sized bus, but I know a fair number have hydraulics (for some reason). The tranny is one of the good ones.
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Old 02-19-2019, 05:33 PM   #5
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Ah yes! I think you're right in saying that. I must have misheard the seller because I just noticed that on his listing it says Navistat T444E. Woops!

Do you think that's an unreasonable price?
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Old 02-19-2019, 05:46 PM   #6
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Guess it all depends on how much you value the work that has been done. If you consider the entry price of $3000, is there 7 grand worth of work/materials in it? Have the ceiling/walls/floor been insulated?
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Old 02-19-2019, 06:16 PM   #7
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Its not the worst rust I've seen but man for ten g's I'd expect zero rust.
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:29 PM   #8
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Rust looks superficial in pics. Real question is the conversion quality. What kind of heat and air, insulation, etc. The paint job doesn’t look like it was done very carefully. You can argue that it doesn’t matter that much, but people that do careful work tend to have a consistent work ethic.

It would kill be to sell mine for close to as little as $10k, but I have receipts and pics to prove the content, expense and build quality.
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