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Old 02-10-2015, 03:23 PM   #11
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I drove for a shuttle company who's fleet was all v-10's. When I left the co. the fleet had over 700,000 miles on them. 26ish pass. cutaways with a large cargo in the rear for airport work. Terrible gas mileage though. 3-6...
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Old 02-10-2015, 06:19 PM   #12
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v10

People that manage fleets will suggest gas over diesel for private use if it will do the job, and the annual miles are low. Read up on some fleet management forums to get the real skinny on vehicle costs, gas vs diesel.

Ford still offers the v10 in their f650 and 750 medium duty trucks that gvw up to 33k, I think that says a lot for the engine.

I am on my second v10 f250 and am very happy with them. I don't read much against them except fuel mileage.

That said, the buses you're looking at have depreciated out so far the purchase price savings of gas is small if any.

Make sure the rear frame rails of the transit bus are up to the task of towing, if you aren't able to fabricate them yourself.

Have you considered looking for a school bus geared for the highway, haulding the rzr's in the back with the camper in the front?
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Old 02-10-2015, 06:27 PM   #13
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I drove for a shuttle company who's fleet was all v-10's. When I left the co. the fleet had over 700,000 miles on them. 26ish pass. cutaways with a large cargo in the rear for airport work. Terrible gas mileage though. 3-6...
3-5 is bout what my folks' v10 30 footer is getting. Closer to the 3 than the 5 though. That RV will do 75-80mph but I'd not want to drive it very far.
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Old 02-10-2015, 06:56 PM   #14
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A lot of great info here keep it coming. If anyone has a 26' shuttle for sale in Florida please let me know. Im going to go with the diesel 7.3.
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Old 02-10-2015, 06:59 PM   #15
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I may have already asked but where in Fl are you?
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:01 PM   #16
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I'm in Polk co bartow
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:28 PM   #17
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Right on...
There are some school buses for sale over there that I've been eyeing.
Im in lake county. eustis/sorrento area
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:30 PM   #18
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Most of them are sold but have not been removed from craigslist
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The skoolies I'm eyeing are on govdeals.
Try that site or public surplus.
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I didn't see anything in fl
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