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Old 04-29-2019, 04:13 AM   #1
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2005 Thomas FE for sale

Hey guys,

I have a 2005 Thomas MVP FE for sale. Itís located just outside San Francisco California. Hereís a link to my Craigslist ad. If youíre interested shoot me a PM or my number is in the ad.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/rio-vista-2005-thomas-built-school-bus/6868077647.html
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Old 04-29-2019, 02:40 PM   #2
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Have you verified the milage in the computer?
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Old 04-29-2019, 02:58 PM   #3
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How would I go about doing that?

I have not.
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:17 PM   #4
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Your bus has a port that is similar in function to the OBDII port on your car. You can plug a scanner into it and read numerous engine parameters. Mileage is one of those.

It is fairly rare to find a bus of that age with such low mileage. It is quite common to see gauge cluster failure that is repaired by simply replacing the entire cluster, including the odometer. And PRESTO! You have a bus with zero miles.

Unless the engine computer has been replaced (not common) it will show you actual milage.

I have seen a fair number of buses that have hub meters as well. If you have one of these it looks like an odometer in the center of one of the rear wheel hubs.

You have three potential methods of determining milage. The dash odometer is the least reliable of the three.
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:31 PM   #5
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If I was interested in that bus I would offer him less than half what he's asking.
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:16 PM   #6
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If I was interested in that bus I would offer him less than half what he's asking.
And your offer would be rejected.

I sold a 93 not to long ago for that much tho.
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:16 PM   #7
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Your bus has a port that is similar in function to the OBDII port on your car. You can plug a scanner into it and read numerous engine parameters. Mileage is one of those.

It is fairly rare to find a bus of that age with such low mileage. It is quite common to see gauge cluster failure that is repaired by simply replacing the entire cluster, including the odometer. And PRESTO! You have a bus with zero miles.

Unless the engine computer has been replaced (not common) it will show you actual milage.

I have seen a fair number of buses that have hub meters as well. If you have one of these it looks like an odometer in the center of one of the rear wheel hubs.

You have three potential methods of determining milage. The dash odometer is the least reliable of the three.

Thank you for the info !

Is it indeed an OBDII connection ? I have a reader if so.
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Old 04-30-2019, 06:02 AM   #8
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And your offer would be rejected.

I sold a 93 not to long ago for that much tho.
93 is a MUCH better year for buses.

Are you a dealer/flipper?
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