Originally Posted by WIbluebird
School district in Minnesota has 3 IMMACULATE ICs on public surplus. Good rubber, stored indoors (NO paint fading at all!) clean interiors, barely any rust on the frame (surprising for a Midwest bus
) It has the good DT466 instead of the horrible Maxxforce that powers the newer ICs.
This generation of IC buses is just starting to get into skoolie territory so it'll be interesting - I have yet to see one of them converted.
But again, these buses could attract interest from smaller companies if there's any life left in them, which means the bidding will go up by a lot
Public Surplus: Auction #1626792
I almost bought one like these.. there are advantages to newer busses.. however if you think your car is expensive for a major repair one of these busses is far more... that in my opinion would be the main reason someone here may not like them.. however for a tiny home where the bus is rarely driven mechanical repairs arent as much concern...
these newer busses are definitely better insulated and often have tinted windows, etc.. and for those driving alot.. the overdrive transmissions and more powerful engines make for a nice hghway ride...
but when I priced a transmisson overhaul on a allison 2500 (as an exercise ..) at 5k+ and a full fuel injector repair / replacement job for a VT365 at 3-4k (assuming the cylinders werent washed out, or bearings ruined)..