View Poll Results: I would sooner buy ANY OTHER BUS instead of one that has:
Rust 4 44.44%
An undesirable engine 1 11.11%
An undesirable transmission 0 0%
An undesirable rear axle ratio 0 0%
An undesirable type of braking system 0 0%
Modern (2007+) emissions control equipment 3 33.33%
Undesirable height or length 1 11.11%
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:15 PM   #1
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Conneaut, Ohio
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Year: 2004
Chassis: International CE 300
Engine: DT466E
Rated Cap: 71 passenger / 12 window
What is your biggest deal-breaker from this list?

I want to know what experienced bus guys have to say about this. Choose your biggest deal-breaker from this list.

"I WOULD SOONER BUY ANY OTHER BUS RATHER THAN ONE THAT HAS:"
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:51 PM   #2
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Join Date: May 2016
Location: Eastern WA
Posts: 5,727
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: All American RE (A3RE)
Engine: Cummins ISC (8.3)
Rated Cap: 72
All of the above.

I wanted a late 1990s to early 2000s 40' RE with an overdrive transmission, air brakes, highway gears, no rust and either an 8.3 or DT466.

I did not consider any bus that did not meet spec.

There are plenty of good buses out there. Don't settle for one that doesn't fit your needs.
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:52 PM   #3
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Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Owasso, OK
Posts: 2,627
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Saf-T-Liner MVP ER
Engine: Cummins 6CTA8.3 Mechanical MD3060
Rated Cap: 46 Coach Seats, 40 foot
I don't have any ABSOFREAKINLUTELY must haves, just an idea of an ideal spec.

I'm willing to compromise, but remain aware that the further I drift from the ideal, the bigger the compromise.

There comes a point where I will just say no, because I'm in no hurry and there is no shortage of buses to buy.
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:53 PM   #4
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Join Date: May 2016
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,697
Year: 2001
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: IH
Engine: T444E
Rated Cap: 14
My deal-breaker list:

1. Rust.
2. Emissions equipped.
3. Undesirable length (I have limited parking space).
4. Undesirable brake system (I am accustomed to air brakes, and my driveway is not flat, I want maximum holding power).
5. Undesirable transmission.
6. Undesirable engine (I compromised on this).
7. Undesirable rear-axle ratio (I compromised on this, and of all the things on the list, it's probably the easiest to change).

Not on the list was height, since it was a non-issue for me.
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:11 PM   #5
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Location: Black Rock City
Posts: 113
Year: 198x
Coachwork: Crown & MCI
Chassis: 40ft Tandem/40ft MC-9 Tag
Engine: Cummins 855 BCT/6V92TA, RTO-910/HT-740
Rated Cap: 47,000lb/38,000lb GVWR
Nothing if I like it; everything can be fixed/replaced.
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