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Old 10-16-2016, 11:29 AM   #11
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It looks like none of the floorplans had access to that left side emergency door that's standard equipment rear engine buses anymore. You want to keep that and all other emergency exits accessible just in case, heaven forbid, something should happen and you need to beat a hasty exit.
Same with the rear window exit as well. Besides, it's also a nice bit of ventilation in the back with a window screen
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Old 10-16-2016, 01:45 PM   #12
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There's a thought.... not sure how putting a screen on it would be done but it's something to consider.
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Old 10-16-2016, 01:48 PM   #13
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It looks like none of the floorplans had access to that left side emergency door that's standard equipment rear engine buses anymore. You want to keep that and all other emergency exits accessible just in case, heaven forbid, something should happen and you need to beat a hasty exit.

Thats a good point! Im not even sure what bus I'm getting yet, if it has an emergency door or not. Ill definitely keep that in consideration when doing the floor plans.
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Old 10-16-2016, 01:54 PM   #14
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Guy seems to REALLY hype up his used buses.
Haha, yup. Do you think the 1991 Blue Bird TC 2000 would be adequate for mountain/cross country driving? https://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/cto/5792301229.html

Or this one? Im ready to buy a bus!!
https://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/cto/5803976103.html

(I posted these ones before)
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Old 10-16-2016, 04:30 PM   #15
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Thats a good point! Im not even sure what bus I'm getting yet, if it has an emergency door or not. Ill definitely keep that in consideration when doing the floor plans.
It's been a long time since I've seen a bus that DIDN'T have at least one side door, some rear engine buses have two (not a lot, but there are a few out there).
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:10 PM   #16
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It's been a long time since I've seen a bus that DIDN'T have at least one side door, some rear engine buses have two (not a lot, but there are a few out there).
I have one on the left plus the rear window, and that seemed pretty standard at the ones I looked at.
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:11 PM   #17
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Great looking floorplans!

Small world, I am actually in Savannah right now for work.
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Old 10-16-2016, 10:47 PM   #18
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Haha, yup. Do you think the 1991 Blue Bird TC 2000 would be adequate for mountain/cross country driving? https://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/cto/5792301229.html

Or this one? Im ready to buy a bus!!
https://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/cto/5803976103.html

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I would steer clear of the Cummins 5.9 for much long distance travel. It's *OK* for flatlands travel, but will struggle up long hills.

I would also steer clear of Cat engines - the older 3208 (V8 style) engines weren't one of Cat's best engines, and even the more modern and much improved engines aren't bad ... but they are more expensive to work on, and you can *ONLY* get parts from a Cat dealer. Which could be a really bad thing when you break down ... at 6:05 P.M. ... On a Friday Afternoon ... In the middle of nowhere ... on a long holiday weekend ... (In other words, you'll be stuck until the nearest Cat dealer re-opens the following business day).

I'm not far from Atlanta, if you'd like an experienced driver to help go over any prospective buses with you.
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Old 10-16-2016, 11:17 PM   #19
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Essentially any bus conversion is designed around the toilet! The poo tank should be on the driver's side so its dump valve is somewhere just ahead of the left rear wheels - that's where most dump stations are set up for. For minimum flush water usage and simplest plumbing the loo should be directly above the poo tank, so the loo ends up being on the driver's side towards the rear. Once the loo's position is established, everything else just falls into place.

I'll have a queen-size bed with side access on both sides, and directly forward of it a floor-to-ceiling 25"-deep closet on either side - this will effectively extend the bedroom forward and make it feel much larger. Ahead of the closets is the bathroom on the port side and a nice big shower on the starboard side, ideal for two people who want to shower and pee at the same time! The kitchen is set up with the sink on the right side just next to the shower head to minimize hot water pipe lengths, and the water heater is directly below the sink. The left side of the kitchen will have my Splendide washer/dryer and the fridger (a chest freezer converted to run as a fridge), then everything forward is a big living room.

Oh yes, one more thing. Get highway gearing and the biggest engine possible, then you'll have a comfortable long-distance cruiser that can tackle serious mountain grades. Cummins 5.9 engines and AT545 transmissions won't get you over Tioga Pass! School trip and activity buses that are used to take teams to away games, along with all their baggage and equipment, usually make good conversion buses.

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Old 10-16-2016, 11:21 PM   #20
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Haha, yup. Do you think the 1991 Blue Bird TC 2000 would be adequate for mountain/cross country driving? https://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/cto/5792301229.html

Or this one? Im ready to buy a bus!!
https://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/cto/5803976103.html

(I posted these ones before)
not so much. I'd bet they're 444E's.
BUY this one-
https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...=1&acctid=9245

SERIOUSLY! Buy it!



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1997 Blue Bird TC2000 BUS, 8.3L L6 DIESEL.
rear engine

lower storage compartments

Engine 8.3 liter Cummins

mileage 95,206

Starts and Runs

No Cracked Glass

Normal Wear on interior

Minor Scratches Dings and Dents

Decals will be covered
This is a perfect opportunity to pick up a really REALLY great bus!
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