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Old 01-24-2017, 01:52 PM   #21
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Insurance from Progressive using a commercial policy for non-commercial use is $450/6 months or $900/12 months. I need a 6 DAY policy.
They'll charge you some sort of minimum if you try to cancel after six days. I'm not made of money at all but I kept my policy since they wrote it so that way they're less likely to hassle me. I couldn't get ANY policy for my last bus. I'll be damned if I lose this one!
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:19 PM   #22
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They'll charge you some sort of minimum if you try to cancel after six days. I'm not made of money at all but I kept my policy since they wrote it so that way they're less likely to hassle me. I couldn't get ANY policy for my last bus. I'll be damned if I lose this one!
Yeah in the grand scheme of things $450 ain't too bad. Then I can drive it to the scrap yard with the seats, drive it to the metal fab and pick stuff up, etc.
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:43 PM   #23
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Bring at least $1000 for gas and incidentals.

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Old 01-24-2017, 04:48 PM   #24
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Bring at least $1000 for gas and incidentals.

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$525 for diesel at 1407m/8mpg*$3g. I've got camping meals I could bring if I really want to do it all dirty.

That's why plastic was invented. There's a valid argument for not using credit cards but debit or credit cards and you can track your receipts to the penny.
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:11 PM   #25
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And as far away from the exporters as possible. The more they have to pay to get em a thousand miles or so home, the better chances they won't bid as aggressively.
This one always made me scratch my head + go wtf :
I briefly worked at a Mitsubishi Fuso/Iveco dealer around 1995. When we would get traded in box trucks with around 200k on them, a lot of times they were pretty rusty. And no matter how bad they were, they would still go for $2k -2500. Who would buy these roaches? Ecuadorians. And Hondurans. They would be driving them back-FROM CONNECTICUT!
I'm no expert in macro economics-but labor must be pretty cheap or they go for big bucks once they get south of the border. Don't they have shitty box trucks in Texas?
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:13 PM   #26
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Insurance from Progressive using a commercial policy for non-commercial use is $450/6 months or $900/12 months. I need a 6 DAY policy.
ya the first year it was 850.00 but it dropped to 350 for the second year. if you get it insured keep it.
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:44 PM   #27
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the exporters in florida buy a ton from missisippi alabama and noit as many from texas.. the exporters in Texas seem not to bid up the newer stuff... the like the older mechanical ones..

and as I kind of found out sort of by accident they dont want short busses. (hence how RedByrd was born)....

Brewerbod: imagine how I felt when I half-assed bidded on a bus in texas and then WON it.. didnt know much about it.. went to pick it up and drove it damn flawlessly from texas to florida.. and then Realized it is a BETTER BUS then my first one and I paid 1/3 the price for it and it has most of the stuff I had to add at extra cost to the first one.. yeah Lesson learned.. if you find the right bus at the right price and its 1400 miles away GO GET IT!!!!
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:47 PM   #28
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oh and pack some TOOLS!! if you have to fly down, then pick a hoitel before you pick up the Bus and UPS a box full of tools ahead of time to your hotel and then you'll have some tools for your ride home..
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:50 PM   #29
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Dude, in soooooo in over my head. The right bus would be a 90 pax but those are hard to find at $2k. Once I get the thing I plan to cut the roof off it?!!? Who the hell does that? Guys with body work experience. My only body work experience is crumpling sheet metal. Hope not to do that.
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:52 PM   #30
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oh and pack some TOOLS!! if you have to fly down, then pick a hoitel before you pick up the Bus and UPS a box full of tools ahead of time to your hotel and then you'll have some tools for your ride home..
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Will stay with a buddy. Either ship mine down or but a ghetto set from Horrible Fright.
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