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Old 10-07-2018, 09:28 AM   #4221
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Not a 4x4, but the seller claims it will "go anywhere".

https://duluth.craigslist.org/snw/d/...684123121.html
pretty cool!

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Old 10-10-2018, 09:54 AM   #4222
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:09 AM   #4223
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How are these for clearance? Any high center issues or driveway issues generally speaking? National Forest Service Gravel Road issues?

Sure is a sweet looking coach from a conversion standpoint. Only way to make it better would be if it had a Webasto.

How tall are the belly bays on these usually?
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:32 PM   #4224
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How are these for clearance? Any high center issues or driveway issues generally speaking? National Forest Service Gravel Road issues?

Sure is a sweet looking coach from a conversion standpoint. Only way to make it better would be if it had a Webasto.

How tall are the belly bays on these usually?
Just got off the phone with the seller, this bus looks pretty promising. Rebuild on the Cummins 20k ago and the trans (he thinks it is a 643, 5spd, push button) was done 4k ago. Claims there isnt much rust at all and the tires are about 50% Not sure about the clearance issue, it is a good point that I hadnít considered. I have a large speedbump looking berm at the end of my driveway that it may have trouble clearing. Its a 44hr drive away from me but it does check all the boxes. Gotta start working on the logistics now.
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:12 PM   #4225
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Do look at the clearance. My current coach is great for highway..... but everything from crowned roads to steep driveways can be challenging. Overhang and center clearance are a big deal if you leave the pavement. I've never been high centered but I have managed to scrape the front a couple of times. Even in relatively flat Houston I can scrape the front leaving my driveway which is hardly steep.

It's one of the primary reasons I'm considering selling my coach and jumping to a Skoolie.
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:13 PM   #4226
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Do look at the clearance. My current coach is great for highway..... but everything from crowned roads to steep driveways can be challenging. Overhang and center clearance are a big deal if you leave the pavement. I've never been high centered but I have managed to scrape the front a couple of times. Even in relatively flat Houston I can scrape the front leaving my driveway which is hardly steep.

It's one of the primary reasons I'm considering selling my coach and jumping to a Skoolie.
How much clearance do you have in the midsection? More or less than this bus looks to have? What about wheelbase, these RE busses seem to have much longer wheelbase than the conventional or FE units and that seems like it would make high centering more likely off-highway. Anyone on here have a setup similar to this? I am going to ask the seller what the clearance is under the belly boxes.
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:37 PM   #4227
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Just got off the phone with the seller, this bus looks pretty promising. Rebuild on the Cummins 20k ago and the trans (he thinks it is a 643, 5spd, push button) was done 4k ago. Claims there isnt much rust at all and the tires are about 50% Not sure about the clearance issue, it is a good point that I hadnít considered. I have a large speedbump looking berm at the end of my driveway that it may have trouble clearing. Its a 44hr drive away from me but it does check all the boxes. Gotta start working on the logistics now.
If it is a 5 speed push-button shifter in a 1997 then it is an MD3060.

Rebuilt 8.3, MD3060 for $3500........ Looking like a pretty awesome bus.
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:39 PM   #4228
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I have a bluebird ar3 (re all American) and I have no issue with my steep driveway or high crowns.. I bottomed out one time the day I drove it home... But it was a terrible dip on a 60mph highway. Nothing since.
Only damage I did was knock off the rotted muffler... It sounds really nice now!
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How are these for clearance? Any high center issues or driveway issues generally speaking? National Forest Service Gravel Road issues?

Sure is a sweet looking coach from a conversion standpoint. Only way to make it better would be if it had a Webasto.

How tall are the belly bays on these usually?
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:09 PM   #4229
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How tall are the belly bays on a typical RE bus? Could you get something that was 2 feet tall in there? Or are they shorter than that?
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:38 PM   #4230
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Just got off the phone with the seller, this bus looks pretty promising. Rebuild on the Cummins 20k ago and the trans (he thinks it is a 643, 5spd, push button) was done 4k ago. Claims there isnt much rust at all and the tires are about 50% Not sure about the clearance issue, it is a good point that I hadnít considered. I have a large speedbump looking berm at the end of my driveway that it may have trouble clearing. Its a 44hr drive away from me but it does check all the boxes. Gotta start working on the logistics now.
I started looking at buses a couple months ago and I actually drove 2 hours to look at this one. It does have the MD 3060 transmission. I took it on a test drive and the belly did drag a tiny bit when leaving the owners driveway. I don't think it caused any damage but it just goes to show it has a low clearance in the middle. The engine does have an oil leak that I noticed dripped onto the ground where it had been parked. I also noticed oil residue in the engine bay that looked like it came from the dipstick hole... the dipstick end/cover was damaged. The bus did have minimal rust, one of the side windows was cracked. It did run well and shift well. RPM's were about 2,500rpm's at 60mph. The seller did not have any paperwork to show the engine and transmission work, he mentioned he had checked with the school district shop to get the information about the rebuild.
It does seem like a decent deal for the driveline setup. It was the second bus I looked at in my search and decided to pass for now. Let me know if you get it.
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