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Old 09-04-2015, 12:03 AM   #1
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I'm looking for a shortie for a hunting/camping road trip adventure-mobile. Would this be a good candidate to start with? It really doesn't have to be fancy, just something to drive to the hunting lease and put a couple of bunks in.

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Old 09-04-2015, 06:09 AM   #2
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Old 09-04-2015, 12:31 PM   #3
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I hate V8 diesels, but that is just us people that like real inline 6 diesels.

IMO small one ton buses are all around junk.

I would go for a short, full size chassis bus.

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Old 09-04-2015, 03:35 PM   #4
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I'm on board with Nat. You get SO much more for your money with a short bus over a chopped up van. They are notoriously difficult to work on due to the fact they are bulit-ons rather than built-ups.

That said, there are plenty of folks who like them for occasional use, but personally, I'd put that money on something sturdier and with a more commercial grade engine/trans. With a little searching, you can buy a really nice bus for that amount. My last Blue Bird was 40 foot, in outstanding condition and barely three grand.
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Old 09-06-2015, 01:28 AM   #5
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That's also alot of money for a small van bus. About twice what is should be priced at.

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Old 09-06-2015, 08:40 AM   #6
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I'm looking for a shortie for a hunting/camping road trip adventure-mobile. Would this be a good candidate to start with? It really doesn't have to be fancy, just something to drive to the hunting lease and put a couple of bunks in.

Thanks!

SCHOOL BUS!! SHORT BUS, PARTY BUS, CAMPER, CHEAP!! Must sell! $3,650!!

FORD 350 SHORT BUS

7.3 POWERSTROKE DIESEL

AUTOMATIC

COLD AC
What's the mileage and condition?
I LIKE vans.
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That is up there price-wise. But for your occasional use-couple thousand mile a year mobile cabin-it would be perfect for you.
Sometimes the best bus is the one you find-somewhere in range you can get it-and you can afford.
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That is up there price-wise. But for your occasional use-couple thousand mile a year mobile cabin-it would be perfect for you.
Sometimes the best bus is the one you find-somewhere in range you can get it-and you can afford.
You hit the nail on the head there.
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