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Old 08-08-2015, 03:48 AM   #1
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Viewing a bus on Monday!!

I finally have a lead in my exhaustive search. A local elementary school is getting rid of a short bus, and I, obviously, am in the short bus adoption market.
I am absolutely green to taking in stray short buses. I know from talking to various and sundry traveling folk that anything with < 100,000 miles on the engine in preferable, and a bus that was recently in the school circuit is probably well maintained.
I don't know what else to ask about, though
Do you guys have any tips? Anything I should bring up when I go on my first date with this potential suitor?
The guy from the school told me that it runs on gas. What, in your experience, is the pro/con of gas vs diesel? I've heard that diesel tends to get better mileage and be easier on the vehicle. It would also be cool to get a diesel because there is the potential for veggie oil conversion, which would be pricey to do correctly, but most definitely bad ass.
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Old 08-08-2015, 12:01 PM   #2
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a gas engine bus should be a lot cheaper to purchase from the school.
If you wold let us know what your plans are we can lead you in an informed decision process of your own.
Personally if you are doing short trips with frequent periods of sitting and then starting for an other short trip a gas engine would be my choice.
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Old 08-08-2015, 02:12 PM   #3
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You need to search this site and start reading.

No more spoon feeding. It's clogging up this site with useless, repetitive new threads.

Start here.
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f9/so-...rst-11647.html

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Old 08-08-2015, 05:30 PM   #4
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DANG!

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clogging up this site

quote "So you want to buy a bus. Get edjumacted FIRST!!!!
You want to buy a bus? So did we. Before you buy something and come here complaining>>>"

I recall shortly after I found this forum reading a comment in a thread where someone was complaining about no diversity on this forum.

Again I have only been here a few short months.
must be the dog days of august or something.
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Old 08-08-2015, 07:13 PM   #5
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One of those is mine and I did not post to this thread. I do not post to many threads. I read them and just pass over them. The other quote is valid also. There are thousands of pages of info for the taking but some are just too lazy to look for it. Most of the time(not all of the time), if I can't contribute something to the thread, I don't post to it. There are a few here that will post to any and all threads with absolutely nothing to contribute. Not sure if they are trying to get their post count up or what. I am sorry my thread rubbed you the wrong way but as I recall it was well received by others that were tired of stupid questions on a continual basis.

Also, the thread you got my quote from was geared more towards people that got their bus without doing their due diligence. Answer my question honestly, do you not find some of the questions asked absolutely ridiculous?
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Old 08-08-2015, 07:41 PM   #6
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Newbies who come here aren't going to be aware of threads that have gone dormant and likely have no idea of the depth of info available. While I have seen some "questionable queries", the best thing to do is just welcome them and point them in the right direction. Nothing productive for anyone in railing newcomers.

Now if you've been here for months and have the lay of the land...that's a different story.
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Old 08-08-2015, 08:41 PM   #7
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If people don't understand how forums and searching works by now. Well....
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Old 08-08-2015, 08:41 PM   #8
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[QUOTE=crazycal;
Also, the thread you got my quote from was geared more towards people that got their bus without doing their due diligence. Answer my question honestly, do you not find some of the questions asked absolutely ridiculous?[/QUOTE]

I pulled this quote from the link in the reply to this new member.

My honest answer to your question is I do not find to many rediculious questions on this forum, it may be due to my recent interest in school buses, but it was through google that I found this forum. I used to type in a question about skoolies and almost every time no mater how rediculious the question was it had been asked or some resemblance on this forum.

I am quite capable at researching something that I do not know and finding an answer.
I have many friends and family members who just can't figure out how to find answers by researching, a lot of these are younger people, my own grown children even.

Maybe to you members who have been here for a long time have seen these questions a million times, if so there are other people on this forum who may not but have recently crossed that same bridge and in the interest in being part of the community and contributing would take a new member under their wing.

That is just my honest answer; I am a member on a couple of other forums and I have never seen this before.
Most first posts from new members are greeted with a link to a helpful road map of useful information, that is why I clicked on the link to your original post, I figured it was a link that I had missed about the in's and outs, un- written rules, or what ever.
The other forums I am members of are not owned by Andy, so it may just be a different approach.
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Old 08-08-2015, 09:37 PM   #9
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Stick around and read some more and you might catch what my post was about. Someone else linked my thread here, not me. I saw this thread and chose to not reply.

I stand by my thread. If you think this forum is bad, you must be new to forums. There are forums much more harsh than this one when a silly question is asked.
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Old 08-09-2015, 01:46 AM   #10
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Alright, alright. I get it. I'll look up old threads, lol.
I'm sorry to have bothered everyone so much with my apparently silly inquiry :P I am brand new to this forum, brand new to buses, and brand new to traveling. I have a lot to learn, so I apologize if I come across as ignorant.
I guess I was just excited and didn't realize that this question had been posted before. I'll look things up before I post them next time.
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