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Old 08-06-2016, 02:50 PM   #671
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If I didn't know better or it was half price I'd go for it. 280k though? I'm willing to bet I put more than 20k on whatever bus I end up with.

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...77&acctid=3593

Any thoughts on this one? (there's a couple of them) If I can get it under 1k is that cool? I'm gonna try to go check them out next week.

http://publicsurplus.com/sms/auction/view?auc=1664169
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Old 08-06-2016, 03:01 PM   #672
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If I didn't know better or it was half price I'd go for it. 280k though? I'm willing to bet I put more than 20k on whatever bus I end up with.

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...77&acctid=3593
I believe that Cummins specifies a life of 300-350k miles on their B-series. I know people have gotten close to half-a-million miles out of them. Unless it was a trip bus, 280K miles sounds like a hard life for a skoolie.
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Old 08-06-2016, 03:07 PM   #673
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I believe that Cummins specifies a life of 300-350k miles on their B-series. I know people have gotten close to half-a-million miles out of them. Unless it was a trip bus, 280K miles sounds like a hard life for a skoolie.
Yeah that's what I was thinking. I don't think I will put more than 50k miles on my bus with vacation or weekend trips.
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Old 08-06-2016, 03:50 PM   #674
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Any thoughts on this one? (there's a couple of them) If I can get it under 1k is that cool? I'm gonna try to go check them out next week.

Public Surplus: Auction #1664169
I've had my eye on those. From a national comparison standpoint, those 4 look good even at $2000-$2500. BTW....those auctions end on Monday.
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Old 08-06-2016, 04:05 PM   #675
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I've had my eye on those. From a national comparison standpoint, those 4 look good even at $2000-$2500. BTW....those auctions end on Monday.
I'm on it. Reserves are not met on the others, they are likely to extend. The one with the bigger alternator is at 1200$ but the reserve hasn't been met. I wasn't planning to purchase so soon...was thinking I'll still be waiting for the right deal by the time I'm suppose to be converting. If your not early your late right?
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Old 08-10-2016, 04:42 PM   #676
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I'm on it. Reserves are not met on the others, they are likely to extend. The one with the bigger alternator is at 1200$ but the reserve hasn't been met. I wasn't planning to purchase so soon...was thinking I'll still be waiting for the right deal by the time I'm suppose to be converting. If your not early your late right?
More likely NOT to extend lol. Looks like they all went for around $1500 + or -.
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Old 08-10-2016, 09:19 PM   #677
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Good prices. If I lived closer I would have driven up and looked them over.

There's always another one out there somewhere, I reckon. Although I'm starting to give up on my DT466/5 speed manual dreams.
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:31 PM   #678
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finally, gillig phantom for sale WITHOUT reserve

well, I think this is the third time he's posted it on ebay, but this time, NO RESERVE. Someone's going to get a great bus, and probably for a lot less than I paid for mine

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Old 08-11-2016, 11:20 AM   #679
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Old 08-11-2016, 10:54 PM   #680
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Another classic bus on a not often used chassis:

1953 4x4 Dodge Powerwagon Bus
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