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Old 09-08-2015, 02:52 PM   #11
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Wanted to do a crown but they wind up being very expensive. The more I look at them the more I think I rather go with a 40' with boxes underneath. However if you are building a weekend machine or thinking more of a tent on wheels the crowns are awesome. Its when you start wanting a bathroom and or shower that things start getting very complicated.
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Old 09-08-2015, 04:41 PM   #12
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Oh man, like many others, I Love Those CROWNS! but it would not be a rational choice for me to build out. the spacing issues underneath are for sure a problem and if its a DD 6 or 8v71 they are users and leakers. Definitely a major cost to repair if needed and that's if you can find an old mechanic that actually knows how to make one hum. So I guess I'm just agreeing with the other guys.
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:37 PM   #13
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I didn't see anything about the title in the description and it will not allow me to ask a question about the title on eBay.
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Old 09-11-2015, 12:47 AM   #14
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Nothing cheap about owning a 2 stroke. Excellent engines and they have quite a following. A rebuild would be upwards of $20k. Guys that know them and can fix them are getting far and few between.
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Old 09-11-2015, 01:03 AM   #15
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Basically they are the Ferrari or Alpha Romeo of busses, neither of which would make economical motor homes.
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Old 09-11-2015, 01:06 AM   #16
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If I had the money, I'd gladly pay the current going price.
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Old 09-11-2015, 01:27 AM   #17
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Basically they are the Ferrari or Alpha Romeo of busses, neither of which would make economical motor homes.
Your bang on.

I could not have said it better myself.

Most of us are here for efficient living / camping structures.

Only a few are trying to carry a level of prestige, trying to show off their money, and have something they think most of us want.

Only way I would own a Crown is if it was given to me. Then I would sell it to some sucker that thinks he wants it.

Nothing more than resale value.

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Old 09-11-2015, 01:36 AM   #18
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At the current bid, there'd be a lot left to resell.
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Old 09-11-2015, 03:27 AM   #19
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If one was given to me I would waste gobs of time and money making it AWESOME but on my own dime, nope nope nope.
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Old 09-11-2015, 03:45 PM   #20
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Only a few minutes left, and it looks like they're going to sell under 2K each.

Y'all talked me out of it with the posts about how hard it is to fit tanks underneath though





Eta: nvm. One of them just jumped to nearly 5K
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