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Old 01-12-2015, 09:17 PM   #11
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the only way is to get a wrecked motorhome and put it in. Lots of time and money. if you gonna use it you need 2 a/c. $2k, gotta have a 5k generator. $5K. etc. I did my 73 blue bird all American that way. My family had a bus business and I rebuilt it front to rear,new radials, put a 34ft allegro in it. gonna sale 11,750. Can't think of building one for that cost. got less than 15k on rebuild. regeared and it is fast and quiet jc 256 627 3951
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You must be related to Ezra and Violet. What a great couple they were. I remember sitting in the kitchen with my mom and Violet one warm summer day while they chatted away. I was probably only 14 or 15 at the time. Violet was quite unusual for the time, as there were no women driving buses anywhere in our neck of the woods during those days! I remember the first time I saw her driving. Our Jr. high football team was going on an away game. Around the corner came two buses and a woman was driving one. I'm sure my mouth was wide open in disbelief. Anyway I found out a couple days later my grandfather once worked for them painting buses. This was back when my mom was a girl. Sometimes the world isn't as big as we think.
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:31 PM   #12
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Dude, the ac units are like a thousand for a pair. Generators can be had for 500-1500 all day long.
About the cheapest new A/C I found this past summer was $625 each. If you've got to pay shipping, it will run up a bit higher. If you pay someone to put it in (cut holes in roof, run wiring, etc.) I could see it hitting a grand. Generators are all over the board. Contractor generators will be inexpensive, usually in the $500 - $750 range for new. The higher end Onans for RV's tend to run a bit higher. Your best bet on those is to pick up a used unit. There are a lot of RV's that have been parted out and can become an inexpensive donor. However, a new Onan Quiet diesel for RV use will run you over $5,000. Used ones that I've found are $2,500 - $3,000.
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Old 01-13-2015, 12:07 AM   #13
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About the cheapest new A/C I found this past summer was $625 each. If you've got to pay shipping, it will run up a bit higher. If you pay someone to put it in (cut holes in roof, run wiring, etc.) I could see it hitting a grand. Generators are all over the board. Contractor generators will be inexpensive, usually in the $500 - $750 range for new. The higher end Onans for RV's tend to run a bit higher. Your best bet on those is to pick up a used unit. There are a lot of RV's that have been parted out and can become an inexpensive donor. However, a new Onan Quiet diesel for RV use will run you over $5,000. Used ones that I've found are $2,500 - $3,000.
I'm in FL, there are TONS of Rv parts, dealers, boneyards, and cl ads. And I've already got the steel cut for where the ac will go.
My parents may even GIVE me a pair of 15k's this coming summer.
The RV parts guy I know can get me 13.5 units for 550 apiece and thats brand new with the lowers.
Cowlitzcoach had some links up for gensets all day long on cl for 500-1000. and no of course that isn't NEW. But neither is my bus.

I'm poor.I'd not even entertained any notion of paying 5000 for ANY part of my bus.
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:40 AM   #14
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I am in Central FL. If you are near Melbourne, contact Geoff Bodine (yes the driver) at his Honda dealership. He had some great deals on quiet generators. My plan is to get two and devide the power to the two sides. Later, I can add the kit to combine the two for more power if needed.

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I'm in FL...

Cowlitzcoach had some links up for gensets all day long on cl for 500-1000. and no of course that isn't NEW. But neither is my bus.

I'm poor.I'd not even entertained any notion of paying 5000 for ANY part of my bus.
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:52 AM   #15
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I am in Central FL. If you are near Melbourne, contact Geoff Bodine (yes the driver) at his Honda dealership. He had some great deals on quiet generators. My plan is to get two and devide the power to the two sides. Later, I can add the kit to combine the two for more power if needed.
Cool. Thanks!
Melbourne is a bit of a haul, but I travel around the state a good bit.
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im in polk co. im picking my bus up thursday 2001 international 3800 168000 7.3 auto. bumber to bumber 27ft from a church traded my 2000 24ft enclosed trailer for it.any trade secrects to converting to motorhome at the dmv and insurance.
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im in polk co. im picking my bus up thursday 2001 international 3800 168000 7.3 auto. bumber to bumber 27ft from a church traded my 2000 24ft enclosed trailer for it.any trade secrects to converting to motorhome at the dmv and insurance.
Yes, sorta.
what's your email address? I can help you out with a bit that.
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