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Old 06-07-2009, 11:01 AM   #11
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Re: I don't wanna lose my skoolie...

Hey all to echo what has been said about a safe bus to be out there. I know wisconsin has a law that if live there for 14 days you are a resident. When my wife and I trained for our CDL we lived in a hotel for 16 days- used our room number on our CDL. Then transfered it to NJ where we actually live.

Make sure the bus is safe to be out on the road. You dont know how many times I see unsafe vehices, causing accidents. One in particular was in Monroe LA, we came up on an accident. A pickup hauling too much weight in a utility trailer, had bad steering ended up crossing the median. Well a flatbed trucker had to lock it down- he missed the pick-up- the fedEx truck behind him did'nt, killed pickup driver and passenger. Didn't stop there- fedex hit the rear of the flatbedder. It sheared the tractor in half, killed the fedex driver. Then the cab of fedex slammed into the back of the flatbed cab killed gthe fatbed co-driver. 4 people dead in the blink of an eye.

Make sure you stay safe- We see way too much senceless death out there. I have stories that'd make you cringe, part of the job.
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:18 PM   #12
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Re: I don't wanna lose my skoolie...

I'm curious too, exactly what is wrong that would cost $2200 to fix??
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:11 PM   #13
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Re: I don't wanna lose my skoolie...

We need specifics. Engine, transmission and what exactly did not pass. A lot of things could be fixed cheaply (if we knew what they were) If you only paid a few hundred dollars for this, a thousand or so would not be bad, to "make it safe" What do you plan to use this for? RVing, camping, party bus, storage?
There are things on that Miss. list that really don't apply. Pretty sure you don't have studded tires, do ya? If you have a problem in every catagory on the list, ya might shudda not have bought it.
Your post says you have insurance on it. I had to pull my seats and have a rep take pictures of it before they would issue insurance. (to make sure I would not be hauling passengers. Over 10 anyway)
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:54 PM   #14
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Hey, is this thing on? Are you an audience or an oil painting? Give me info
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:26 PM   #15
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Re: I don't wanna lose my skoolie...

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I think I can help you get it titled and registered in Tennessee. Tennessee has no inspection at all. No proving it is a "motorhome" either. Just a private vehicle. You would have to fill out a "power of attorney for vehicle transaction" which is a form I could download and mail to you. Let me know if you're interested. I'll be glad to help you if I can. You'll owe me a cold one the next time you're in Nashville, TN though!
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:27 PM   #16
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I wouldn't trust any single mechanics opinion without double checking. The garage charged me $200 to tell me I needed $1200 in repairs to my brakes. I took it home bought the $300 part they said I needed and took the brakes apart only to find the real culprit was a rusty pivot pin. It cost me $500 for something that could have been fixed for very little if the mechanic was honest and competent. I think they just picked the most expensive thing to tell me I needed to repair. I've had my truck in for inspection only to get the same kind of stupid high repair estimate. I refused the repairs failed the inspection and took it to my own mechanic who fixed the neccesary items and stickered the vehicle for just a couple hundred dollars. DON'T ever trust mechanics !!
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:26 AM   #17
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TN now requires insurance. We don't but we haven't been in TN in years even though all our vehicles (except the bus) is registered in TN because we are still "officially" TN residents. We only have the signed over title and bill of sale for the bus (no tags). Brought it out from NC to NM like that.
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