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Old 06-22-2015, 11:00 PM   #1
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Hi all! From Co

I finally have all my finances in check so I can finally go mobile!!!

Still trying to properly navigate myself through this forum without being redundant so please point me in the right direction if I am

....Annnyway, I found this lil gem on FB and wanted to know your first impressions for a conversion?!?!

2002 BLUE BIRD SCHOOL BUS 7.3 DIESEL 120,401 MILES

It's just me, no pool, no pets, I ain't got no cigarettes hah When I camp it is usually either backpacking or in my Forester so space is not an issue. Just things to look out for or maybe even red flags on the post...seems legit to me, but hey you are the pros!!
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Old 06-23-2015, 12:43 AM   #2
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A little high. This one has rear air.

~~ 2000 E350 E450 7.3 diesel 15 passenger 100k miles 20 MPG ~~
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:11 AM   #3
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Could buy two or three of that bus for the asking price.
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Old 06-23-2015, 04:33 PM   #4
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20 mpg- Twenty? Real 5280 ft miles? Real gallons? Not a f'in chance in hell.
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Old 06-23-2015, 05:02 PM   #5
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20 mpg- Twenty? Real 5280 ft miles? Real gallons? Not a f'in chance in hell.
That's funny because that is what I told my friend that sent me the ad. The exchange went on for about 10 emails. We can to the conclusion that 20 mpg could be accomplished if the motor was off and it was pushed down a very steep grade.
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Old 06-23-2015, 05:39 PM   #6
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But only if it doesn't run into anything at the bottom and rupture the tank. Otherwise, it might be gallons per mile.
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:10 PM   #7
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"in house financing" is always a good sign that there's a mark up...that and the business sign out front...
anyway, if you're interested in it, go stand inside it and make sure its tall enough.
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:37 PM   #8
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HA Im sensing this isn't a good deal. Finding a good diesel short bus is a little harder than expected.

Hey Polarweasle, we're in the same neck of the woods do you know of any good retailers around here other than craigslist?

....ohhh and I believe it's "20 Meters Per Gallon"
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:27 PM   #9
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You could print out this thread and take it with you to negotiate the price down even further...tell them you need group concensus!
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:50 PM   #10
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You could print out this thread and take it with you to negotiate the price down even further...tell them you need group concensus!
Totally true! If there is one thing I know it is that used car salesmen are always looking out for the customers best interest!!
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