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Old 04-25-2016, 03:18 PM   #11
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I've been up and down it a few times. The gravel patches always change and the road get shorter and shorter as they take out the corners.
I've never been the Cassiar route though.
Just thinking of Mexico as well.
Not sure if I need more ground clearance than something like this.

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Old 04-25-2016, 03:25 PM   #12
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Pricey but a nice rig with a great engine/tranny combo.

And if you are seriously thinking Mexico...yes. More ground clearance. They do love the older Blue Birds down there for just that reason. Even the 40 footers that have a dozen feet of overhang in the rear seem to do well but are often equipped with a big roller under the back bumper.
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Old 04-25-2016, 03:42 PM   #13
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Thanks
I know I'll find the right body/engine/tranny combo someday for my travels.
I hope. Hahhhaha
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Old 04-25-2016, 03:45 PM   #14
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That is an amazing bus to start with. Kind of unbelievably low mileage. I'd try to reduce that price by half at least. It makes sellers angry but you never know. If the seller is firm maybe you could get them to at least take $3k off to compensate for a set of tires, and you already know it has a bad/weak battery. Sounds like this individual is trying to double his purchase price, and it's actually a couple thousand higher than the dealerships would charge.

You never know unless you try.

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Old 04-25-2016, 04:11 PM   #15
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I've talked with the owner a couple times. He's had it for sale for a while and is looking at getting a dump truck so he really doesn't want to come down. Nice platform though.

I'm willing to fly anywhere for good solid base with little or no rust, low miles, and can do better than 60 on the highway.
I know, I'm picky.
Just looking for yhat unicorn. Hahaha
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Old 04-25-2016, 08:31 PM   #16
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on the air brake and customs note. any one drivin over the border to niagra falls and back? if so did the card for air brakes and cdl / weigh ya and such?
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Someone reported Canada not allowing buses through to Alaska when you have air brakes and no endorsement on your license. They made people park until a properly licensed driver could take the bus through.

Anytime you're going into or through Canada be sure and get sufficient Canadian money for traveling because if you have american money they don't give you any exchange rate at all. At the time I went through it was like a 24% loss and all I had was $100 bills driving from the NW through to Prince Rupert.
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Old 05-03-2016, 06:38 AM   #18
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So true on Canada and exchange rates. Kinda get what they give you in some places. Only ran out once while hauling horses. Mostly saw signs on exchange rates at business's on thew alcan.
Still looking for that one bus. all I need is one. Hahaha
I have seen a few I would buy but I can't get more I formation that makes me feel comfortable.
466 or Cummings... highway tranny/gears. As little rust as possible. Narrows the field there.
Just that elusive Skoolie looking for a new home.
Anyway
Thanks for all the input.
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Do you ever think about coming down to the the left coast, of the lower 48, to buy a bus and put it on the barge to ship home? I know the ferry is too expensive.
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Do you ever think about coming down to the the left coast, of the lower 48, to buy a bus and put it on the barge to ship home? I know the ferry is too expensive.
I've been looking on both coasts and in between.
I was planning on flying down and driving it home through Canada. looking forward to the drive.
Found one in NY but the place won't help me with inspections (I'm willing to pay) another in Phoenix but it sold fast.
Seems if it's a good bus at a good price they don't last long.
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