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Old 06-17-2017, 03:53 PM   #1
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Hello from Florida

Hi everyone from the sunshine state. We've been snailing through the forums gathering your wealth of knowledge before we take the plunge into bus ownership. Thanks for sharing! hopefully one day we will find our 🚌, now that we think we know what we would like!

Both of us work full time in Orlando and rest our heads in Lake County.
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Old 06-17-2017, 04:11 PM   #2
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Welcome

You've got a lot of company down there in FL.

So tell us what you're looking for in a bus?
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Old 06-17-2017, 04:28 PM   #3
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Hope I've got this right -

Basics are: dog nose, dt466, mt643 or a md3060, 11-13 windows and of course not showroom expensive. We have two buses we will be checking on this week!

I am just a tad excited!!
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Old 06-17-2017, 05:19 PM   #4
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Cool. Has anyone talked to you about buying FL buses? Most are pretty beat from what I understand. Not to say you couldn't find a good bus there. The point is you can get a much better bus out west, starting with CO. Especially considering how the exporters in FL are driving up the prices in that area, you can get a much better deal in better condition further away.
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Old 06-17-2017, 05:21 PM   #5
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Old 06-17-2017, 05:32 PM   #6
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Old 06-17-2017, 05:38 PM   #7
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Hello Robin & Cabinbus

We have read and seen a "few" Florida beaters. We are trying to look at the bus before we purchase because I (a girl with no diesel engine skills) have noticed a lack of I information on the sale information and a engine in the V-pattern posted as a dt466. So I'm trying to be careful.
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Old 06-17-2017, 05:39 PM   #8
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i agree i got my bus in orlando runs beautifully no rust
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Old 06-17-2017, 05:54 PM   #9
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Hello Robin & Cabinbus

We have read and seen a "few" Florida beaters. We are trying to look at the bus before we purchase because I (a girl with no diesel engine skills) have noticed a lack of I information on the sale information and a engine in the V-pattern posted as a dt466. So I'm trying to be careful.
Lots of people seem apprehensive about going diesel but honestly I would never advise going gas on a bus that moves. If you aren't a big gas truck mechanic there is no familiarity reason to favor gas. Diesel powers the trucks that just keep going.


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Old 06-17-2017, 10:35 PM   #10
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