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Old 09-11-2009, 10:29 AM   #1
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Would this be a good candidate for a skoolie?

Is Genesis a good chasis? What about a flat front with the engine in the front? What is "8 way"?

Price seems good. Colorado bus should not have rust.

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Old 09-11-2009, 11:21 AM   #2
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8 ways are your over head lights,and yes that a good price for that model,but check it out good for a 99 model the price is about $5000 or 7,so i would check it out good.if it just came off a school dis this pass yr than it could be ok,




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Old 09-11-2009, 01:40 PM   #3
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Is that a spoiler on the rear????? I have never seen one on a bus before......
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:25 PM   #4
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The thing on the rear directs the wind down the back windows to clear them on crud when it is raining or snowing. If you don't have that the rear of the bus will become caked with dirt in the winter.
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Old 09-11-2009, 05:21 PM   #5
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If it is mechanically sound & there are no obvious problems I would consider it! Nice bus, the basement storage is a bonus & the fact it is a 99 is awesome... Good luck & keep us informed in your decision!!

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Old 09-11-2009, 10:42 PM   #6
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Isnt Colorado one of the places that uses salt/chemical mix for road de-iceing? From what I remember, that stuff will eat through most vehicles... Check the undersides really well...
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"The bus has automatic chains installed"

That sounds great! But whats are AUTOMATIC chains?? Something to do with automaticly chaining the tires in snow???? I bet the Ice Road Truckers would love to see something like that! OK But seriously.... what are automatic chains??
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"The bus has automatic chains installed"

That sounds great! But whats are AUTOMATIC chains?? Something to do with automaticly chaining the tires in snow???? I bet the Ice Road Truckers would love to see something like that! OK But seriously.... what are automatic chains??
Hey, a question I can answer!

My bus also has automatic chains, and I crawled under there and figured out how they work one day. On my bus, they are actuated via a pneumatic setup (air).

When activated, the arm swings down. The arm has a disc on the end with lengths of chain hanging from the disc. The disc will be approximately parallel to the ground, and really close to the rear tires when engaged, causing a chain to get pulled under the tire. The rotation of the tire will cause the chain to end up coming out from behind the tire, turning the disc, thus swinging more chains into position. They're close enough to each other that you will end up with more than 1 chain under the tire at a time.

My bus had a sticker that said to only use the chains at low speed, and to be careful when braking with the chains engaged. Seems to me that "real" chains wrapped around the tires don't have these same warnings. Unfortunately, I don't know *why* this warning exists. I can say that the automatic chains are helpful when spinning tires on wet grass.

The chains make rattling noises hanging out back there. From behind, it looks like you're dragging something.

Here are some interesting links related to automatic chains:
http://www.insta-chain.com/
http://www.onspot.com/indhisfr.htm

I hope this helps,
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thanks Baadpuppy!! Thats a pretty cool contraption!!
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:45 PM   #10
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Anyone know where to get a spoiler like that? I sure would like to fill in that hole in the air behind me. I can feel my rig picking up speed whenever the "bow wave" of air fills that hole when a semi passes me on the highway.
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