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Old 06-08-2019, 09:56 PM   #1
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Meet our new bus... Mr. Beefy!

Yes, we paid more than we hoped to.
No, we haven't seen it in person.
No, we don't even know if it will run (it did a year ago, so there's that)

Are we nervous? You betcha.

But we own a bus! Or at least a couple pictures of one!

6'4 headroom, AC, air brakes, t444e, Allison 2000, ~150K miles. $4550 auction price.

Whatcha think, Skoolie.net. Did we do OK, or are we morons? (It's OK, we've got thick skin!)



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Old 06-08-2019, 10:01 PM   #2
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Lots to like about that. Any extra you paid for this vs a bus with a 545 will seem like pennies if you ended up doing a transmission swap. Really cute size. Should make a great national park machine!
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Where is it and when do you get it?
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:06 PM   #4
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As long as the rust is minimal or non existent, and it's pre 2004, yes. It looks good in your pics.
It's difficult at best buying from afar, but it can be rewarding if all of the right stars align when you hit the buy button!
Hope it works out in your favor, going forward...
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:09 PM   #5
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Thanks David!


Austin, TX. Plan is to drive up next week in a rental car, move it to a nearby shop to blow the cobwebs out, mount tires if necessary, and then drive it back. Hopefully it will need nothing more than gas, batteries, and a little pre-trip TLC.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:13 PM   #6
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Pete, from what we could tell from the limited photos, it looked essentially rust-free. Or as close as you can get to that. There were close pictures both under the fenders as well as some that showed the frame/axles, and it looked GTG.


And yes, 2003.
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Exciting times! I remember hardly being able to wait once I purchased mine!

Feels like being a little kid again!
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Was yours an auction bus also?



And yes, I can't remember being this excited for quite some time! Butterflies big-time!
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:24 PM   #9
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Sounds like those proverbial stars aligned for you on it!
Congratulations, and hopefully the anxiety of waiting to see your recent purchase in person isn't too stressful...
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No I picked it up on Craigslist but there was a period of a few days between paperwork and delivery.
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