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Old 05-08-2016, 05:56 AM   #11
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wonder who won it.. it went for $4500 .. seems like a great price for that bus..
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Old 05-08-2016, 10:51 AM   #12
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Thanks for all the input everyone. I ended up taking the bid. He's willing to take a couple hundred dollars off the price also, which is awesome! I'm very pleased with this purchase. I can't wait to pick it up and drive it back to Chicago! Any tips mechanical wise, before I hit the road with #dangerandplay
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Old 05-08-2016, 11:24 AM   #13
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...Any tips mechanical wise, before I hit the road with #dangerandplay
I don't know if you're solid on big rigs already or not, but if your experience is like mine (primarily Tonka), I would suggest going through some of the YouTube videos on how to do a pre-trip inspection - especially for the air brakes if you have them.

Also, you may want to keep with you a variety of tools and parts (for example, a spare idler pulley and a new belt). See http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f12/su...cky-13689.html


You might also check with Good Sam: they have a towing service available for peanuts.
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Old 05-08-2016, 07:11 PM   #14
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I'm glad you got that. On average bookmobiles often bring $5k or more, even when they're propane. I'm very curious to know if the insulation is any better in a design like that. Either way, I like the look. It's a bus but it looks like an RV.
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Old 05-08-2016, 08:29 PM   #15
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invest in AAA plus RV or one of the RV roadside service plans, you will not be able to change a flat tire on that by yourself on the roadside until you invest in a bunch of large tools and a 10 ton jack
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Old 05-08-2016, 08:38 PM   #16
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invest in AAA plus RV or one of the RV roadside service plans, you will not be able to change a flat tire on that by yourself on the roadside until you invest in a bunch of large tools and a 10 ton jack

will AAA plus RV cover a school bus? seems so many places try to avoid them
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Old 05-08-2016, 08:51 PM   #17
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For sure, I think I'm going to go with Good Sam roadside assistance. It's $80 for the year! Not bad. I also want to add a hitch for my Prius because I noticed it didn't have one. Any good links or name brands?
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Old 05-08-2016, 09:58 PM   #18
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You want to put a tow bar on a Prius? Wow, you could charge the batteries while you tow it.
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Old 05-08-2016, 10:02 PM   #19
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you are going to end up with a universal hitch where the side plated have to be welded on, any good welding shop can do it, the frame rails are standard truck width, but you need to buy the side plated for the hitch bar that have the drop you need to get the receiver under the bumper or through whatever hole you put in the bumper
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Old 05-08-2016, 11:38 PM   #20
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Ha no, I want to put a tow bar on the bus to carry my Prius.. But thanks for the heads up. I'll start looking for a universal hitch!
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