I want to start this post by saying that I have absolutely no affiliation in ANY way/shape/form with Marble Falls ISD or any seller/vendor. What I AM is a very satisfied bidder/winner/customer of a MFISD bus auction a month ago. I bought bus 71016, and I could not be happier with my purchase. For the record, I paid $5,700 for my bus in a rather heated bidding war, and I'd do it again!!! "Johnson" is a 1999 (1998 engine) International 3800 71 pax conventional bus with a 190 HP DT466E and a AT545 and 4.88 rear end. 11R22.5's put it all to the pavement. There was not a single spot of rust bigger than a dime anywhere on my bus. I was deeply impressed by these busses, by the people, and especially the mechanics at MFISD (David and Cody were passionate and amazing, and Michael the Inventory Dude was completely candid about everything).
Marble Falls ISD in Marble Falls, Texas is offering some busses for sale on www.govdeals.com
. I have personally examined each of the long busses being offered in late March of 2016, and if my own bus is any indicator, and if my interactions with the MFISD bus mechanics are any indication, you can expect a quality bus from these folks.
If you are looking for a rust-free and well-maintaind bus, this place deserves consideration. If you want to bid on one but you cant examine the busses personally due to distance/time issues, I will volunteer to help you. If you will simply cover my fuel expenses (about $60, or even make some lavish promises of beer-in-the-future), I would be happy to be your "eyes on the ground". I will photograph, Facetime, whatever... to your hearts desire.
Caveats: absolutely no dealers or resellers. My goal is to get a Schoolie member hooked-up with a quality, rust-free bus like mine.
If you want to talk, PM me. I can send you lots of pics of my bus, and share my experiences, with you.
Again, I have no commercial or financial interest in these folks, but would be happy to help a fellow Skoolie if asked.