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Old 05-15-2015, 05:22 PM   #1
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Good one in Colorado!

We were able to see this bus (and meet Charles M. - bonus!). Took one home (10 hour road trip back to Southern Utah, traveled great!). Now the fun begins for us... first time bus owners, plan to be living in it in a couple months!

Anyway, this is another good one if you're looking for this type:

2000 Thomas re MVP School Bus Good for Daily Route or for RV Conversion | eBay
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Old 05-16-2015, 12:30 AM   #2
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Did you buy from ATS, this seller? All their auctions seem to end with unmet reserves, so I've been hesitant to talk to them.
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Old 05-16-2015, 01:49 AM   #3
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We think, after talking with them, that they simply aren't too eBay saavy (the previous ads had very limited descriptions, little details, generic photos; not pics of the actual buses, etc.). We think folks were scared to bid too much (almost like a "sight unseen" purchase!), so reserves weren't met. This ad is much more complete and seem to represent the bus well. We found the folks at ATS great to work with.
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:42 AM   #4
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i had thoughts of living in mine in a few months, not so much now. good luck
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Old 05-16-2015, 08:08 AM   #5
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How many hours does it have?
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Old 05-16-2015, 08:07 PM   #6
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Thanks for the recommendation, Keltroy. They're definitely in a good location for us (an hour drive, instead of ten!). How'd you buy yours? Just contact direct after the eBay auction didn't work?
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Old 05-17-2015, 02:32 AM   #7
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I work with ATS and my office is at their yard, in fact. I'd be happy to help you. We've got tons of buses down here.
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Old 05-22-2015, 02:57 PM   #8
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charles_m, i'd be grateful if you could give me a hand. I'll be ready to buy on July 15 and I hope to have one picked out by then. Should be out your way too. Does ATS keep a good regular inventory?
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:45 PM   #9
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It's hard to say where we will be at in July. ATS is in the process of selling off about 8 of the RE Thomas Buses right now. We will probably have a slew of others in around then, though. It's hard to say!
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Old 07-18-2015, 07:13 AM   #10
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How's it going, Charles? Did ATS get any more in?
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