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Old 05-11-2017, 06:57 PM   #1
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looking for a tc/2000

i am looking for a tc/2000 located in ohio or close to it
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:48 PM   #2
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The long version of the TC2000, or the medium 26' version?
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:48 PM   #3
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That's a big bus for a 5.9. I'm in the 26' TC1000 with the 5.9 and I feel relatively underpowered. I'm guessing they put bigger injectors in the longer TC2000.

Then again this isn't a power thing as long as it gets you where you're going.

Where do you usually shop for a bus? I'm just wondering if we're looking in the same places.
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:58 PM   #5
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I found one on Facebook for about two thousand zenith about 170k miles

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Old 05-11-2017, 08:22 PM   #6
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That's a big bus for a 5.9. I'm in the 26' TC1000 with the 5.9 and I feel relatively underpowered. I'm guessing they put bigger injectors in the longer TC2000.

Then again this isn't a power thing as long as it gets you where you're going.

Where do you usually shop for a bus? I'm just wondering if we're looking in the same places.
Robin, I have both the 54pax and the 71pax TC2000
Both with the 5.9L
I have taken the 71pax over many of the mountain passes in CO and been pleasantly surprised at how well it's done! I'm in the right lane with the semi's, but so are most of the RV's my size. On the flats, it will do 72 in 5th. (pushing 3,2000rpm though) I have the MD3060, and pray that one day the Allison fairy will come unlock 6th for me! So far BB will not write me the letter, and no one at any of the local Allison shops are willing to break the rules....
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:24 PM   #7
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My biggest complaint between the 2 is braking. The 71pax doesn't stop on $100.00 bill, let alone a dime!
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Why not the All American? The TC was bluebird's "budget" line.
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Are the AllAmericans actually a little fancier than the TC models? They're usually bigger, and probably air ride?

Where'd you get a TC2000 with a 3060 anyway? That doesn't sound like a normal match.
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Are the AllAmericans actually a little fancier than the TC models? They're usually bigger, and probably air ride?

Where'd you get a TC2000 with a 3060 anyway? That doesn't sound like a normal match.
All depends on what the customer ordered.

I wouldn't say the All American is any fancier, just built a little heavier. Not necessarily bigger, though. You can get both the AA and the TC up to 15 windows, or 14 with a rear engine. Only real difference when it came to what was and wasn't available, if you wanted a TC with a Cummins 8.3, it had to be a rear engine. The AA, you could get it front or rear mounted.

And my All American wasn't spec'd with air ride. I wish it had been. I have a Peterbilt air leaf that I might get around to swapping in sometime years down the road, after everything else is done.
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