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Old 02-27-2008, 01:31 PM   #1
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Re: Where to buy a school bus in CA?

Welcome Miles! Good luck in your skoolie hunt. I found my short bus off of Craigslist - http://www.craigslist.com

I've also heard good things about Patrick Young, a guy down in Fresno. Here's a website of his, which should have his contact info.: http://www.fresnoalliance.com/wheelchairproject/

I have never met him, or seen his busses for sale, etc. I've just heard that he's quite knowledgeable and always has a few busses for sale.

Keep checking out this site, too. The people on here have been extremely helpful.

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Old 02-27-2008, 09:04 PM   #2
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Re: Where to buy a school bus in CA?

We live in Arizona. We found ours on e-bay and had to pick it up @ Anaheim School District transportation department.

We got a great deal and there always seem to be busses available on e-bay.
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:08 PM   #3
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Re: Where to buy a school bus in CA?

Patrick Young is the go to guy in Fresno for Crown and Gillig school busses. I own a crown, and cant say that I would want anything else.

I would also keep my eyes on this site:
http://www.interschola.com/auctions.php ... ories_id=3

They have Crowns an Gilligs up for auction every now and then as well as other busses.
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:37 PM   #4
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Re: Where to buy a school bus in CA?


The very best source is the local School Districts. Next, contractors like First Student. First Student lists their inventory on their web site -- just google it.
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:53 PM   #5
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Re: Where to buy a school bus in CA?


Well, I'm definitely no expert. But I agree that the first one is a sound type of bus -- Blue Bird with Cummins.

New tires? Brand new? Or just new to him, better than the previous ones?

A/C? Definitely worth something. Again, verify that they work well.


The second ad has expired, so I cannot say anything about that one.

Overheating in the mountains is more a question of the condition of the specific bus' cooling system than the brand or other general criteria. (That said, some people worry about engine cooling on rear engine buses -- because there is no head-on air flow into the radiator.) My Millicent is a longer version of that BlueBird on Craigslist, and Millicent seems immune to overheating so far.
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:05 AM   #6
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Re: Where to buy a school bus in CA?

Try Certified Transportation, in Santa Ana. They have well maintained buses and they are reasonable. I bought my Crown there and I was very satisfied with the product. The person to talk to is Eric, who is also on the CrownCoachJunkies, on yahoo.

Also, I think someone mentioned Patrick in Fresno. He has a good fleet and backs his product.
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