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Old 05-16-2016, 10:46 PM   #1
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Possible ISO Bus

Okay so long story short, we bought a shuttle bus that won't work for our needs. We're reselling to get our money back out. But that leaves the possibility that we'll want a bus to convert instead.

It has to be mechanically sound as we'd like to drive from KY to Seattle in it without breaking down.

Looking for the $3k range so we have a little money to convert it.

That said, is there a shortlist summary of what I should look for? Or a list of things to avoid?

Any links to buses for sale in the KY, IN, TN, NC, SC, GA, AL, MS, OH, IL, MI area would be awesome!
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:02 PM   #2
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I have seen some great deals in TN on Craigslist, right in your price range. Good luck!
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Old 05-17-2016, 01:36 AM   #3
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We should have some nice buses in the $3500 range at auction in July or August, in Christiansburg VA, about two and a half hours up from Charlotte NC. I met the bus barn shop foreman and he was very helpful. I'm convinced that these will be good buses - just taken off the route, good tires, 2001-2 or so, DT466 (e, I presume), Allison 2050 transmission, air brakes, no structural rust. I plan on inspecting them and taking a bunch of photos, and posting what I find.
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Old 05-17-2016, 08:12 AM   #4
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Thanks! I'll keep researching.
The shuttle will work great for someone who wants to make a conversion but just not take it 6000k miles across the Rockies without fear of breaking down (and no mechanical experience!) I just hope I can sell it for what I put into it. It has so much potential.


Is there a link on this site of the "must haves" for a bus? (ie. DT466, Allison Trans)
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Old 05-17-2016, 08:18 AM   #5
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This one is in Cincinnati (2 hrs away), mostly converted. Although I'm not a Bengals fan. ;) It's a little older than what I'm looking for.

Bus converted to rv
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A bus with autographs. That's a new one.
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I agree
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Old 05-17-2016, 12:46 PM   #8
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Do you have a link or information on your bus? What is wrong that you believe it couldn't handle the drive? Just curious!
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