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Old 08-13-2016, 05:57 PM   #681
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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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I'm in North Carolina or I would bid on that one.
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Old 08-13-2016, 06:49 PM   #682
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I've asked the seller about driving it to FL for me if I bid/win. We will see if he responds. At the current price, I can barely resist bidding anyway and just flying out there to get it.
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Old 08-15-2016, 08:13 AM   #683
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Although its a Cat, this bus is gong to be a tremendous deal for someone. Goin CHEAP it looks like.
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Old 08-15-2016, 08:20 AM   #684
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I've asked the seller about driving it to FL for me if I bid/win. We will see if he responds. At the current price, I can barely resist bidding anyway and just flying out there to get it.
I love driving busses.. I suppose thats how ive put over 5k miles on a bus ive had for 3 months...
Id drive it to Florida

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Old 08-15-2016, 08:53 AM   #685
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I love driving busses.. I suppose thats how ive put over 5k miles on a bus ive had for 3 months...
Id drive it to Florida

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How much you charge per mile?
Edit- sorta sketchy... the seller has ended the listing "due to an error in the listing".
Guess it wasn't REALLY for sale?? At least not on a no reserve auction.
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How much you charge per mile?
Edit- sorta sketchy... the seller has ended the listing "due to an error in the listing".
Guess it wasn't REALLY for sale?? At least not on a no reserve auction.
Yeah, really sketchy. This whole thing is sketchy—that's the 3rd time it's been up for auction now.
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Old 08-15-2016, 10:45 AM   #687
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sounds like for some reason this seller really wants the bus to go for more money... or someone came uo and offered him cash on the barrelhead..

i still have to wonder though if its truly a gem of a bus why it would be so low price and / or keep coming back for re-sale.... is there something un-said wrong with it?

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Old 08-15-2016, 02:46 PM   #688
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sounds like for some reason this seller really wants the bus to go for more money... or someone came uo and offered him cash on the barrelhead..

i still have to wonder though if its truly a gem of a bus why it would be so low price and / or keep coming back for re-sale.... is there something un-said wrong with it?

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Well, it was in a head-on collision with a semi I think that, and the high miles are probably the biggest items. Personally, I think it sounds like the repair was well-done, so probably not an issue. But I noticed he didn't list that detail in the latest description, so maybe trying not to bring that to anyone's attention any more.
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I think the owner of the Gillig is in it for too much and wants to avoid a loss.

That being said, he answered my questions within 24 hours. We're talking about a medium duty chassis with a heavy duty drivetrain. If well maintained, the 6v92, with 300+ thousand miles is barely broken in. The Allison HT740, while not overdriven, is a stout tranny. It has full air suspension and tons of belly storage. This is a somewhat unique skoolie. To the best of my knowledge, only Gillig and Crown put HD drivetrains in their skoolies. It's probably as close as you can get to a coach and still keep the full ladder frame.

Even thought it's on the opposite side of the continent and retrieving it adds $1000+ to the purchase price, I'm resolved that I'll probably have to put up this cash for a good bus. If it were <35' long, I would have bid on it.
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Old 08-15-2016, 04:20 PM   #690
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$1000 for fuel and thats assuming you dont have something Bust along the trip home.. or you have to put up alot to have it transported...

to me id rather drive it unless its never gonna be driven and is mainly a home.. that way you know from a long ride if its road-worthy and is comfortable to drive... and if not what to do before you make the inside nice N pretty..

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