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Old 08-07-2019, 10:16 PM   #21
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A 25' front-engine transit bus would make a great camper. I think the 5.9 Cummins would be a great engine for that thing. The transmission choice would be up to the buyer.

Something like $30k for a top notch RV might be a bargain -- if you know how to build it.
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Old 08-08-2019, 12:26 AM   #22
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New to skoolie.net. Scrolled through the thread and couldn't access photos. Are there photos of the skoolie that you could send? Sounds cool. Dont see an option for private messaging. Thanks.
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:16 PM   #23
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More pics

We have it listed in KSL as well with more PICS. https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/57035455. My contact info is on KSL, I will see how to add private messaging here. Thanks
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:45 PM   #24
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the 5.9 with a p-pump has been used for over 40 years in boats, tractors, generators, backhoes, dump trucks and yes bus'. this engine and fuel pump are stock. if a person wanted more power, it could be tuned up and do wheelies for only a few hundred bucks.
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:58 PM   #25
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I think you're making the biggest mistake you can when looking for a bus.
Please elaborate. Seriously. I would love to get some feedback!
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:57 AM   #26
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Good Morning , are you still in CA and For Sale, also how many miles on diesel. THX
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:09 AM   #27
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We are located in Utah, the bus has 18900 miles on it
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:09 AM   #28
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With a 12v cummins, there won't be a 1939 datalink. It's old school no computer.

I see nothing wrong with this. Simple conversion, solid engine, no wheel wells, high headroom. All those options would check off a lot of boxes for most people. Only downfall is the trans, which you might never have an issue with. And a trans upgrade wouldn't be that hard.

Yeah, 10 grand is more then what I'd pay for it. But I'd say you got a good chance at selling it for that. This is way better then every cobbled together shorty that I see people trying to unload on here for 30 grand.
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:22 AM   #29
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Please elaborate. Seriously. I would love to get some feedback!
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The worst area to buy a used bus due to rust issues will be everywhere in the New England area. The money spent traveling to pick up a bus from out west, will be saved by how much less work will be required to replace rusted floor boards and other areas. I bought 2 buses before the one I own. The first was junk and I was refunded my money by the seller, the second one had issues and I eneded up scrapping it for a profit. Then I flew to Butte Montana and got a bus much better than anything I've seen on the east coast.
Anywhere that uses salt on the roads during winter are going to be prone to major rust damage.
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:24 AM   #30
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We are located in Utah, the bus has 18900 miles on it
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