Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-11-2010, 05:22 PM   #1
Skoolie
 
Locutus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 227
Year: 1990
Coachwork: Crown
Chassis: Super Coach II, 36 Ft. RE
Engine: Cat 3208T, MT643
Not a school bus, but still....

So I'm looking for a bus on craigslist, and come across this:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/ctd/1595564112.html

Wadda-y'all think? Not much info given. I'll have to call them up later today and get the full scoop.
__________________
Locutus
(Latin) loquor loqui locutus dep. [to speak (in conversation); to tell , say, declare, talk of].

Children drink kOOlaid, adults drink T.E.A.


Gallery: http://www.skoolie.net/gallery/v/Skooli ... +Coach+II/
Locutus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2010, 07:01 PM   #2
Skoolie
 
Locutus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 227
Year: 1990
Coachwork: Crown
Chassis: Super Coach II, 36 Ft. RE
Engine: Cat 3208T, MT643
Re: Not a school bus, but still....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smitty
750,000 miles

Nothing against it, just doesn't trip my trigger. I don't want to high-center on speedbumps

Smitty
That's a lot of miles, but I've also read that these highway coaches are built for 4 million miles. Of course, I assume there would be numerous repowers during that period. I wonder how 750K miles on a coach like this compares to say, 200K miles on a school bus?
__________________
Locutus
(Latin) loquor loqui locutus dep. [to speak (in conversation); to tell , say, declare, talk of].

Children drink kOOlaid, adults drink T.E.A.


Gallery: http://www.skoolie.net/gallery/v/Skooli ... +Coach+II/
Locutus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2010, 08:13 PM   #3
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: New England
Posts: 1,009
Year: 1993
Coachwork: Ward Genesis
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/MT643
Rated Cap: 77
Re: Not a school bus, but still....

I drove a coach that had wound up 3,000,000 miles...it was one of the best-driving vehicles I have ever driven. None of the half-dozen coaches I drove had less than half a million miles on them...the "lowest" mileage was about 505K on a Prevost. Highest was that 4106, though we also had an MCI (I think a 7) with 1,800,000 miles. The MCI's engine (Detroit 60) had been in-framed twice (close to 550K since the last IFO), the Prevost's (big Cat, I think a 550HP 3406) once. The two lowest-mileage buses (the Prevost and a 630,000-mile VanHool) were the problem children...I took the 4106 on many long runs without a problem. The MCI was towed in once in 3+ years.

The VanHool burned to the ground from an electrical fire a year after they got it.

The MCI was turned down from 500HP and 90MPH to 350HP and 70MPH after the boss got popped for 82MPH on the Mass Pike. Two days after a speech about "excessive speed" at a drivers' meeting. Oops.
__________________
Jarlaxle
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Optimism is a mental disorder.
Jarlaxle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2010, 12:25 PM   #4
Almost There
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NE Oregon, SW Idaho
Posts: 98
Year: 1995
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: IH
Engine: 466
Rated Cap: 64
Re: Not a school bus, but still....

If it is clean, and rust free, and runs out well- that would not be a bad price even with close to 1 million miles. I have some friends over in the small NE Oregon town of Lostine, they own Moffit Bros Transportation Co. They have an MCI with over 1 million on the clock, it is detroit powered with a manual trans, they want $10,000 for it, it is in nice shape and runs very strong.
dburt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2010, 07:47 AM   #5
Skoolie
 
dentedvw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lansing, MI
Posts: 236
Year: 1998
Coachwork: Thomas SafTLiner
Chassis: FE
Engine: 5.9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 60
Re: Not a school bus, but still....

If only it would hold some dirt bikes inside.
Also, what a pain when you get off the freeway, check that ground clearance! Forget about getting to a trailhead, or around many corners unscathed once off the main thoroughfares.
But, for eating up miles on interstates, probably a nice way to go.
dentedvw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2010, 03:41 PM   #6
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: New England
Posts: 1,009
Year: 1993
Coachwork: Ward Genesis
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/MT643
Rated Cap: 77
Re: Not a school bus, but still....

It might actually sit higher...I wonder if the airbags are partially (or totally) deflated in the pic.
__________________
Jarlaxle
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Optimism is a mental disorder.
Jarlaxle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 09:03 PM   #7
Skoolie
 
Locutus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 227
Year: 1990
Coachwork: Crown
Chassis: Super Coach II, 36 Ft. RE
Engine: Cat 3208T, MT643
Re: Not a school bus, but still....

Okay, so I called the dealer on this bus today. It's still for sale, and they haven't been running it through the Saturday auction line lately. The lady I spoke with didn't know much about it but their records indicate that it has 116K miles. Unbelievable, literally. Probably more like 1 million, plus 116K miles. Anyway it has a DD 8V92 engine and Allison transmission, not sure what model. "The Boss" is supposed to call me back with that info tomorrow. It's a 47 passenger bus (that's ADULT passengers) with rear toilet/lavatory. I'm thinking I might go down and look at it this weekend.

With the above added info, any opinions on this deal?
__________________
Locutus
(Latin) loquor loqui locutus dep. [to speak (in conversation); to tell , say, declare, talk of].

Children drink kOOlaid, adults drink T.E.A.


Gallery: http://www.skoolie.net/gallery/v/Skooli ... +Coach+II/
Locutus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 09:18 PM   #8
Skoolie
 
dentedvw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lansing, MI
Posts: 236
Year: 1998
Coachwork: Thomas SafTLiner
Chassis: FE
Engine: 5.9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 60
Re: Not a school bus, but still....

I don't see anywhere the price.
Look for floor rot, it's terminal in these unit, I have read.

If you have never been in a commercial coach before, you will see the bathroom is nothing to shout about. Room to pee, bend over, but that's about it.

Still, lots of folks love these buses. They get fully reconditioned, and driven twice again as many miles by retirees, etc. They are very serviceable, and customizable. If you have the money, that is. Nicer than a skoolie to be sure, but you will pay for that pleasure.
dentedvw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 09:34 PM   #9
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: New England
Posts: 1,009
Year: 1993
Coachwork: Ward Genesis
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/MT643
Rated Cap: 77
Re: Not a school bus, but still....

Post your questions on www.busnut.com for a coach...they are familiar with them.

I will say an 8V92 (especially an 8V92TA) is a barn-burner, might be 400HP!
__________________
Jarlaxle
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Optimism is a mental disorder.
Jarlaxle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 09:57 PM   #10
Skoolie
 
Locutus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 227
Year: 1990
Coachwork: Crown
Chassis: Super Coach II, 36 Ft. RE
Engine: Cat 3208T, MT643
Re: Not a school bus, but still....

Their website lists a "buy it now" price of $5900.00. I wonder how negotiable they are on it? (That may be a moot point if it's junk.)

What do you think the fuel economy might be for a bus like this with a 8V92?
__________________
Locutus
(Latin) loquor loqui locutus dep. [to speak (in conversation); to tell , say, declare, talk of].

Children drink kOOlaid, adults drink T.E.A.


Gallery: http://www.skoolie.net/gallery/v/Skooli ... +Coach+II/
Locutus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Back to School: School Bus Safety (Video) Steve School Bus News 0 08-22-2004 04:00 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.