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Old 06-10-2017, 07:54 PM   #2421
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I'm finding a lot of completed skoolies and even coaches for sale.
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Old 06-11-2017, 02:12 PM   #2422
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Old 06-11-2017, 02:57 PM   #2423
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Listening to recent conversations I thought some of you back there might be interested in a used RTO.
I am, but not 3,000 miles away.

As for the reversed shift pattern on that Gillig.... To my mind, there is no excuse for this. A linkage can perfectly well be built to shift normally.

I suppose they figure that a school bus will be driven by a housewife, who has never shifted any other manual transmission, and they can save three dollars with the simpler linkage.

Me... I would probably never make it to top gear -- having lived-and-breathed 10, 9, and 13 speeds for 27 years.
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Old 06-12-2017, 04:56 PM   #2424
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Serious roof raise there!
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:12 PM   #2425
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At $42,500, the bus exporters don't look so bad anymore.
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Old 06-12-2017, 08:42 PM   #2426
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At $42,500, the bus exporters don't look so bad anymore.
They've been trying to sell that thing for almost a year now, and still haven't dropped their price any.
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:04 PM   #2427
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I was always told the price is never wrong. It's just the wrong year. In another 30 or 50 years that bus will probably be worth $42,500.
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:14 PM   #2428
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I was always told the price is never wrong. It's just the wrong year. In another 30 or 50 years that bus will probably be worth $42,500.

Yeah, but only because of inflation. That thing'll never be a collectors item. Haha
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:48 PM   #2429
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In another 50 years, and as an antique, someone like Tango or Jack will come along and fix that bus from top to bottom.
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:49 PM   #2430
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In another 50 years, and as an antique, someone like Tango or Jack will come along and fix that bus from top to bottom.
The only problem is that bus isn't built to last another 50 yrs lol

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Old 06-12-2017, 09:52 PM   #2431
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Neither is my car.
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:57 PM   #2432
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Your Power Wagon is though!
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Old 06-13-2017, 12:46 AM   #2433
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I'll admit, the Power Wagon is holding up quite well. That is one heavy piece of metal.
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Old 06-13-2017, 06:43 AM   #2434
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Neither is my car.
No car made in the last several decades is.
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Old 06-13-2017, 06:56 AM   #2435
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Your Power Wagon is though!
they are building a massive "power-wagon" at the trans shop where I got trans.. I never realized how big a *REAL* power wagon is.. (not the 80s Dodge blazer lookalike)..

it has something like 44" tires or something on it.. they were saying each tire / wheel weighs like 300+ lbs..

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Old 06-13-2017, 06:57 AM   #2436
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No car made in the last several decades is.
your car changes its oil itself continuously.. just change the filter every few thousand miles..

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Old 06-13-2017, 07:16 AM   #2437
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your car changes its oil itself continuously.. just change the filter every few thousand miles..

-Christopher
But the car itself is so chintzy and plastic. Between its total loss oiling system and all plastic construction I expect this car to last about long enough to pay it off and wheel it to the curb on trash day.
EFFFF Subaru!
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Old 06-13-2017, 12:27 PM   #2438
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Found this on Craigslist.
2002 Ford Shuttle bus conversion.24Ft. Long.7.3 power stroke diesel motor*
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Old 06-13-2017, 01:15 PM   #2439
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it has something like 44" tires or something on it.. they were saying each tire / wheel weighs like 300+ lbs..

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Reminds me of a story from a couple years back.

I was at an auction and bought a pair of tires and wheels because they went cheap and I thought they might fit a crane I have and it would be nice to have a couple spares. (Turned out the wheels didn't have the right bolt pattern. Oh well.) Only other thing I bought was a partial crate of replacement teeth for excavator and loader buckets. I did some quick estimating and decided that I could fit it all in the bed of my pickup if I loaded the teeth loose and left the crate there. What I didn't realize (and what caused a tire on my truck to blow before I got home) was that the tires had the foam filling, "never get a flat" stuff inside them. So instead of weighing 400 lbs each, they were actually 1,200 apiece.
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