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Old 04-15-2018, 03:04 PM   #1
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1994 Blue Bird TC/2000 25' Ft. Meade, MD

Hi there! I have a 1994 Blue Bird TC/2000 that (very rare 25-foot model) originally designed to be a 22-seat sports team bus. It was later donated to the YMCA where it stayed until I purchased it a couple of years ago. It has a Cummins 5.9 12V motor and the AT454 transmission. It has just over 83K original miles and runs great. I just put to brand new batteries in it as well and the tires look new. Most of the seats have been taken out in preparation for a new floor but the project has stalled and now I am moving and need to sell it. I hate to have to let her go, but hopefully someone here will see in her what I did, a 160-square-foot tiny home. It is stored at the Ft Meade Maryland RV lot. Please call or text 410-370-6500 if interested. Thanks for looking!
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Old 04-15-2018, 03:32 PM   #2
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Nice looking bus.

What is your asking price?
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:22 AM   #3
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If anyone wants me to, I can go look this over for them. I'm VERY local. I think I'd need the OP to coordinate my access to the Fort.
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Hi PNW_Steve and Dan-Fox. I am asking $2500. Dan, call or text me to coordinate taking a look at it. Thanks!
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:57 AM   #5
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Hi PNW_Steve and Dan-Fox. I am asking $2500. Dan, call or text me to coordinate taking a look at it. Thanks!

That's a good price......and as a team bus it should have decent highway gearing. I love the looks of those 8 window TC2000s.
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Nice little rig at a great price. And the tinted windows are a plus.
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plfking - The max speed is 62mph right now. The final drive is direct with the AT545 transmission. You can do a transmission upgrade to anything with OD or maybe re-gearing the rear axle. But all things said, I always had a smile on my face driving it even when the cars were passing me! It helps that it is equipped with air brakes too because it makes all the same noises as the big rigs when you set the parking brake. The air is also tied into the drivers seat for adjusting the seat height.
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:59 AM   #8
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plfking - The max speed is 62mph right now. The final drive is direct with the AT545 transmission. You can do a transmission upgrade to anything with OD or maybe re-gearing the rear axle. But all things said, I always had a smile on my face driving it even when the cars were passing me! It helps that it is equipped with air brakes too because it makes all the same noises as the big rigs when you set the parking brake. The air is also tied into the drivers seat for adjusting the seat height.
Nooooo ...

The final drive is not "direct". It is still a fluid drive although the ratio of top gear might be 1:1 (I haven't checked).

This important distinction is why the AT545 is not favored.
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Old 04-16-2018, 01:34 PM   #9
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NICE BUS!.... About the size I'm looking for too.
Too bad you are not closer.........
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:43 PM   #10
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Good looking bus at a good price. Somebody needs to check this one out
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:40 AM   #11
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At that price, if it wasn't on the wrong coast, I would buy it.
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PNW_Steve, I appreciate that! It's a great bus. Hopefully it finds a new bus enthusiast that can make it what it was meant to be soon.
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nice bus. good price. wrong side of the country!
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:29 AM   #14
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nice bus. good price. wrong side of the country!

YEAH....... he needs to move it about 450 miles west.......and it would be sold!
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YEAH....... he needs to move it about 450 miles west.......and it would be sold!
That's barely a half a day drive. I drove mine home 500miles. Worth the drive at that price, in my opinion if everything's in good shape
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I will reiterate my offer to go look at it and take pics/Skype/whatever for any seriously interested buyer.
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That's barely a half a day drive. I drove mine home 500miles. Worth the drive at that price, in my opinion if everything's in good shape
Price is fair but not some super bargain price.

And it's actually a good 8 hrs one way hammering it... more counting pee, fuel and eat stops. It ain't all freeway from my location.

And 10 hrs back in a bus. At least..... as slower going.

Then you have to get somebody to drive your car back or fly in.

Not to mention the bus looks good... but a smart feller would check it out first before buying. Not all is as it seems in an ad online. Not easy to do from $450 miles away.

Oh...then there is having the time to do all that. Which I don't.

HENCE.........why I'll be buying my bus within 200 miles or closer of my home.

Not a biggie.... no rush.... Patience is a virtue.

But again... tis a nice looking bus. Be a good platform to work off of.
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None of my business, but where will you be moving too? If the answer has "south" in the directions, it may be worth mentioning. Folks that need it to be closer may bite, if it was in fact closer.
Good luck wherever you land
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1olfart - I am moving to Colorado Springs.
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Price is fair but not some super bargain price.

And it's actually a good 8 hrs one way hammering it... more counting pee, fuel and eat stops. It ain't all freeway from my location.

And 10 hrs back in a bus. At least..... as slower going.

Then you have to get somebody to drive your car back or fly in.

Not to mention the bus looks good... but a smart feller would check it out first before buying. Not all is as it seems in an ad online. Not easy to do from $450 miles away.

Oh...then there is having the time to do all that. Which I don't.

HENCE.........why I'll be buying my bus within 200 miles or closer of my home.

Not a biggie.... no rush.... Patience is a virtue.

But again... tis a nice looking bus. Be a good platform to work off of.
Yes the price is fair, and that's closer to an auction price rather than private seller. There is also someone here willing to Skype an inspection of the bus to help out, so you can check out the bus fairly well. You still have to have a good extended weekend for the pickup, but a lot of people on here go through that, and some much longer distances.

Long story short, I was just saying it's probably a better deal than you'll find on Craigslist, eBay, or a dealer, without the hassle of an auction and bid wars and auction fees. And i did make sure to say "as long as it's in good shape" when I said it before.

When I first started bus browsing I was seriously looking at these, but in the end I decided I wanted a dog nose with more space. I didn't see many of them (it was the beginning of the year) and the auctions I saw were going over 3000 (don't recall exactly)
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