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Old 06-22-2015, 04:58 PM   #11
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My FE rides INFINITELY better than my conventional Thomas did. Nice turning radius too.
The noise isn't as bad as some people make it out to be but is very real, too.
I'll take a lil noise to have a back door.
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Old 06-22-2015, 05:23 PM   #12
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Back door would be nice. But so would pass-through underbelly storage.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:34 PM   #13
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Mostly depends on the engine gearing, if it's constantly being driven at high RPMs, it's gonna be loud in there, especially at highway speeds. Another thing to consider is engine heat as there's usually not much insulation in the doghouse and what's there is usually pretty detoriated after 10-15 years.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:53 PM   #14
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I've got a 1988 TC/2000. It's an FE transit style. I don't think it's too loud, and the heat isn't particularly noticable (but I don't have A/C). You could probably cool/quiet it down by replacing the insulation under the dog house. Maybe throw some heavy wool blankets over it too?
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:15 PM   #15
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Do they make a fe 77 passenger?
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:17 PM   #16
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We are looking for a International Amtran, air brakes, at least 77 passenger, $6000 or less. We live in Iowa willing to travel a days ride away.
I forgot to mention that we would prefer air brakes.
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:19 PM   #17
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Thank you!
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:14 PM   #18
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Back door would be nice. But so would pass-through underbelly storage.
ok, so it isn't pass thru, but I have pretty adequate basement storage.
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:15 PM   #19
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Do they make a fe 77 passenger?
Mines a 78 originally. Now its a metal tent. Once completed 4-6.
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:26 PM   #20
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Here's one on Govdeals, 2001 Amtran Genesis, FE and it's an 84 passenger.

2001 International Genesis SCHOOL BUS - 84 PASSENGER - GovDeals.com
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