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Old 01-03-2013, 03:02 PM   #11
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Re: trying to decide between gas and diesel, short or medium

Agreeing with DirtyGoat on the overall condition thing. A set of skoolie-sized tires alone will nuke your budget. Thumbs up on diesel motors.

Our 25 footer is a good length for us. We were able to get all the basic creature comforts in without it being too cramped and still be pretty maneuverable and parkable, but then again, we're doing the weekend warrior thing, not living in it.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:35 PM   #12
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Re: trying to decide between gas and diesel, short or medium

Everything Roach says. Diesel-yes. And I'm another weekender-so a shortie works fine. I get 10mpg-and from reading, larger ones are the same or better. And prices seem backwards-larger busses run cheaper than short ones.
Get as big as you're comfy driving.
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Re: trying to decide between gas and diesel, short or medium

this is Mike thanks for the info keep it coming trying to learn all I can. I am a mechanics instructor in shreveport louisiana for a local high school system so getting a bus is no problem, just trying to decide where to start, Ha Ha
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:23 PM   #14
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Re: trying to decide between gas and diesel, short or medium

Hey Mike --- you are going about it the right way. As an instructor, you obviously know the value of "homework". Just keep it up. Ask questions, solicit opinions (there are plenty of those here), question folks who have been there, done that...and you'll develop a your own priorities and wish list. From there...picking "the" bus is easy.

(unless of course "love" gets involved...then all rational thinking goes out the window.)
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Re: trying to decide between gas and diesel, short or medium

Yup. That's how Tango and I ended up with our old busses--that and their age makes us feel young by comparison. At least it does me Jack
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:00 PM   #16
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Re: trying to decide between gas and diesel, short or medium

I'm going to go against the grain here and say gas. My bus is gas but then again I don't drive it more than 1,000 miles a year so it should last 50 years at this rate Seriously though, the one thing I didn't like with diesel is the cost of replacing any part in your engine, it is extremely expensive. Depends on what you're looking for. Heck if I ever do a bus again I may do deisel, it is nice for deisel owners to not worrying about pesky things like inspection.
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