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Old 04-11-2017, 02:57 PM   #1
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Need advice for which shortie to purchase

Hi we are new to the Skoolie thing. We have been looking at RVs for over a year. Everything from converting a sprinter to new Class A/B/Cs. The idea of building our own skoolie really intrigues me. We would like a diesel that would get the best mileage as possible. I was wondering if anyone can offer advice on

-Which type of shortie to purchase

-Where to buy one (a place in FL would be nice)

Thanks in advance for any information you can offer
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Old 04-11-2017, 04:12 PM   #2
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Hi we are new to the Skoolie thing. We have been looking at RVs for over a year. Everything from converting a sprinter to new Class A/B/Cs. The idea of building our own skoolie really intrigues me. We would like a diesel that would get the best mileage as possible. I was wondering if anyone can offer advice on

-Which type of shortie to purchase

-Where to buy one (a place in FL would be nice)

Thanks in advance for any information you can offer
Get one outside of FL for about a quarter or a third the price of a clapped out, crappy FL bus.
My shorty was $1760 in Aurora Colorado. Public Surplus auction. Has brand new tires and was road ready with all the bells and whistles.
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Old 04-13-2017, 05:29 AM   #3
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I found mine on
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Old 04-13-2017, 09:37 AM   #4
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I haven't been seeing very many shorties around lately, and the NW is a bit of a drive from FL.
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Wow! That biodiesel sign in the window seems to be making lots of people bid. 50 bids so far with a current bid of $5,000.
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Get one outside of FL for about a quarter or a third the price of a clapped out, crappy FL bus.
My shorty was $1760 in Aurora Colorado. Public Surplus auction. Has brand new tires and was road ready with all the bells and whistles.

You Did!?!
are you saying this surplus place in CO is legit?
(my partner and i are in need of exactly that kind of deal! & are ready to get out of MN to find our bus)
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Does anybody have any ideas about what to Avoid when searching for a shortie?
thanks!
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Does anybody have any ideas about what to Avoid when searching for a shortie?
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I'd avoid the 40-footers

V365 engines. AT545 transmission (although most have that gearbox). Anything too new.
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Look for a shorty with a 444E, DT466, or Cummins in it. Pre-2005 for no emmissions garbage. And an Allison 2000 series transmission.
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