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Old 06-19-2018, 04:50 PM   #1
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I am about to buy this and would love some feedback!

I have been doing some research and his seems like a steal to me, as 60% of the work is done, and from what I can tell it is a sought after engine and transmission. The guys selling does Race car detail work, so its very clean. I am going to see it tomorrow. but he is willing to beat that price buy a lot, so I plan to purchase if it feels right. any feedback would be appreciated!

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/...615345757.html
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Old 06-20-2018, 04:46 PM   #2
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Seems like a great deal to me. Its definatly worth looking at
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Old 06-20-2018, 04:53 PM   #3
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IMHO it's missing too much to be worth the asking price. No A/C, No insulation, No bathroom, unknown transmission. For it to be viable enough to live in everything will have to come out to get started right.
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:17 PM   #4
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Cool ask about insulation and kind of wiring

how much insulation in ceiling? walls? perhaps floor?
was subfloor checked/replaced?
was housewire used? [very bad fire danger] or auto wire? [great]
look under and inside things, solid quality? pro? tacky?

runs well? stops well? shifts well? everything works?

average 20 yr old school bus from a dealer = $3k
basic camper upgrade = another $3k + 200hr labor
full time residence upgrade = another $4k + 600hr labor

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Old 06-20-2018, 10:35 PM   #5
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IMHO it's missing too much to be worth the asking price. No A/C, No insulation, No bathroom, unknown transmission. For it to be viable enough to live in everything will have to come out to get started right.
Marc pretty much said it.
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Old 06-20-2018, 11:24 PM   #6
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They have some of the pricey hardware in (solar, charge controllers, battery bank, etc) but after looking through the pictures I'm going with no way. The ceiling is still in, they probably laid the flooring over the original, the cabinetry looks like big box store standard issue, and a host of other clues that say this was slapped together without any real thought to long term.
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Old 06-21-2018, 07:06 AM   #7
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Now if the trailer was included........?
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