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Old 07-07-2016, 07:50 PM   #591
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Some states do not require a title for motor vehicles beyond a certain age. Usually there's a transfer of ownership form on the reverse of the registration. If the state in which you'll be registering the bus is one of them, a registration and bill of sale from the owner may be enough.

I would be wary and inquisitive when communicating with the current "owner". A title is not difficult to replace if lost. Often states that don't require a title for older vehicles won't replace a lost title. Just get the story and make sure it makes sense. Then contact your DMV and see if it will be a problem.

Good looking bus.
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Old 07-07-2016, 08:43 PM   #592
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No doubt the same bus as on eBay and in the thread here. Link: 1998 Thomas SAF T Liner Gutted Ready for RV Build Rear Engine 8 3 Cummins | eBay/
In this ad, he says the bus comes equipped with "12R 22.5 tires". Is that a thing, or is that a typo?
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Old 07-07-2016, 08:54 PM   #593
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In this ad, he says the bus comes equipped with "12R 22.5 tires". Is that a thing, or is that a typo?
I have them on my bus.
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:05 PM   #594
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I have them on my bus.
Rare enough to be more expensive?
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:20 PM   #595
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Rare enough to be more expensive?
VERY common on bigger buses like MCI's.
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Old 07-07-2016, 10:29 PM   #596
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I rthink they may be a bit unusual on a skoolie... but that bus looks like it could be run pretty heavy so im guessing the 12RT22.5's have a higher load range (at leats the ones they have on it)..

I see them on the large Trip busses, like big vanhools and even saw a Prevost massive RV with them.... im guessing they probably are expensive...
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:33 PM   #597
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In this ad, he says the bus comes equipped with "12R 22.5 tires". Is that a thing, or is that a typo?
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I have them on my bus.
This is my size as well.
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Old 07-08-2016, 10:39 AM   #598
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Holy Moly! That's the bus I discussed here:
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f13/im...bus-14057.html

I am having it inspected by a diesel mechanic this week, and I've prepaid Blackstone labs test kits for oil and coolant. According to the sign in the windshield on the first pics I got of it from my friend, he's cut it from $8500 to $7500. If I like what I hear I hope to argue him down further. I'm sure it'll need all new shoes, for instance.

Thanks for pointing that out. I got a lot of new pics of it, anyway.
Yup.

Your thread is where I saw it first. I got the idea that you had decided against this bus so I contacted the seller after his auction ended and asked to come and inspect the bus.

He told me that the bus was still for sale locally but would not tell me where it was. Kind of strange. I could have been a cash on the spot buyer....

Sounds like you are moving forward. I think that bus will be a great starting point for a fantastic conversion!.

Enjoy!!

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Old 07-08-2016, 11:00 AM   #599
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Yeah. You have to have your heart set on a Crown and have either great sheet metal skills or good friends or deep pockets. It's an automatic besides... =(
I spoke with the gent at the car lot. He told me that the bus was used (in current condition) as a "Event Bus" service like a limousine......

Things that make you say "Hmmm...".
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Old 07-08-2016, 01:34 PM   #600
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Yup.

Your thread is where I saw it first. I got the idea that you had decided against this bus so I contacted the seller after his auction ended and asked to come and inspect the bus.

He told me that the bus was still for sale locally but would not tell me where it was. Kind of strange. I could have been a cash on the spot buyer....

Sounds like you are moving forward. I think that bus will be a great starting point for a fantastic conversion!.

Enjoy!!

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Yeah, the guy absolutely does not like to communicate. I've gotten that feedback from the mechanic I hired to do the inspection also.

I think EastCoast put his finger on it when he called it a $4500 bus. I am assuming that I'll need 6 new shoes pronto (like before the trip home); hence my panic when I heard it had 12R's on it.

It's gone on so long, I won't feel any reluctance to walk away if we can't come to a meeting of the mind. There's no magic left here; just an appreciation for the right drivetrain and lo miles.
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