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Old 04-04-2016, 08:53 PM   #1
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1997 Bluebird Midsize - Cummins Diesel

I like the length of this one.

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Old 04-04-2016, 09:57 PM   #2
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That's my bus, minus a wheel chair lift. I chose this size bus because I thought it would be more maneuverable than long buses.
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:57 PM   #3
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However I paid about $2,600 for mine.
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:39 PM   #4
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Looks just like my Serenity...but I have a wheelchair lift door (no lift). Lovin how easy it is to drive. I'm still in the middle of the reno but it looks like there will be lots of room for me!

Go for it if it's got all the stuff you want. I love mine!
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:46 PM   #5
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Well if you don't have a wheel chair lift how do you get your motorcycles in and out?

I'd have never gotten my wood stove in here without the lift. These new ones don't rattle like the old ones. It take up some space, but I could probably flip a VW beatle on its side with it. I haven't had the necessity to do that yet. But I'm ready.
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I got a short bus also.. 7 window.. they are much easier to maneuver if you are driving it in older city street scenerios.. and from past experience with my former shortie if you choose to stay in a hotel many hotels will allow you to park them in their parking lot overnight.. a short bus is no longer than a pickup truck with a small-medium boat or car hauler and most hotels outside of city-centers will allow you to park them..

im getting rid of the chair lift on my latest bus.. my old one didnt have one..

it rattles a lot and seems like it leaks a little fluid..
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Old 04-05-2016, 02:07 PM   #7
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Nice find...
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That bus appears to have the 19.5" wheels, same as mine. There are also these same mid sized buses with 22.5" wheels, that have much better ground clearance, but they have four wheel wells inside.
This bus you're looking at should have a completely flat floor with now interior wheel wells to deal with. That changes the way you build them out.
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