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Old 10-21-2019, 03:31 AM   #1
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I'm new, looking to learn from those who know more than I.

Which is just about everyone, when it comes to buses. Finally put the money together, to make our first bus purchase. Frightened I'll make a mistake.

Been lurking the forums for a while. Have learned just enough to get myself in trouble. Hope for some help here, to steer me clear of the obvious mistakes.

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Old 10-21-2019, 06:38 AM   #2
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Which is just about everyone, when it comes to buses. Finally put the money together, to make our first bus purchase. Frightened I'll make a mistake.

Been lurking the forums for a while. Have learned just enough to get myself in trouble. Hope for some help here, to steer me clear of the obvious mistakes.

Thanks much...

David
Welcome aboard; congratulations on your new bus. Folks (me?) are gonna want to know where you are and what you bought. And don't worry you'll get plenty of "help" here; sometimes more than you can stand, just like any family.
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:52 AM   #3
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Honestly this is the bus I'd buy if I wanted a full size. You won't find many like it.
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f14/cr...bus-29017.html
That's about as good as a "skoolie" gets.
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:55 AM   #4
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If this was January 2020 I would be driving it home right now. Won't have money till first of year. Really hurts!!!.................. Did I mention it hurts??
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:44 AM   #5
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OP, I think I misread your post; sorry. You are ready to take the plunge and are looking for the right bus, yes?

If so, have you considered this sweet, sweet, Crown Supercoach?

EDIT: Damn it; I just clicked on ECCB's link to the very same bus... I'm going back to bed...
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:48 AM   #6
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OP, I think I misread your post; sorry. You are ready to take the plunge and are looking for the right bus, yes?

If so, have you considered this sweet, sweet, Crown Supercoach?

EDIT: Damn it; I just clicked on ECCB's link to the very same bus... I'm going back to bed...
I sure wish I had a bus like yours!

I try to steer newbs away from the common everyday stuff and direct them to the unicorn buses!
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:06 AM   #7
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If this was January 2020 I would be driving it home right now. Won't have money till first of year. Really hurts!!!.................. Did I mention it hurts??
The biggest mistake you can make in the skoolie process is buying the wrong bus in haste. Fate has given you an extra two months to get things right.
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:38 AM   #8
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The biggest mistake you can make in the skoolie process is buying the wrong bus in haste. Fate has given you an extra two months to get things right.
Yeah, take your time. You donít need a 35 foot lawn ornament.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:42 AM   #9
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Post any potential buses here so we can advise on condition. Don't look anywhere in the north east quarter of the country
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Old 10-21-2019, 04:27 PM   #10
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Thank you for the advice. Have been looking at that bus already. Emailed the owner. Will post updates.

Thanks much...

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Old 10-21-2019, 05:10 PM   #11
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Post any potential buses here so we can advise on condition. Don't look anywhere in the north east quarter of the country
That hurts, my bus is from the N.E...

and yeah, it has rust...

It's really about the level of maintenance you can determine, and the condition of the individual bus you're looking at.

In my case, even though the bus was FREE, I went and looked at it first, before fully committing to taking it. (it wasn't running, had no batteries, but the rust isn't that bad... )
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