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Old 07-24-2016, 01:46 PM   #1
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Just got home with my new bus!!!

Not my first post, but I just got my bus!

2000 International 3000 RE, 84 passenger
200,000 miles, 12,000 hours
DT530, Allison MD3060

Picked her up with a buddy of mine at AAA Bus Sales in Phoenix Friday morning. Rolled out of town around noon and after a few sight-seeing stops we bombed it non stop back to Cincinnati. Arrived home at midnight on Saturday. Barring a weird "swishing" sound from the tranny on the 3-4 upshift (any ideas anybody?) she did great! Cruised at an all-day-long-don't stop-gotta-get-home 75mph with no sweat!

Excited to get started on this adventure, though I am outta money now so it's gonna be a little slow going 😜

Here's a pic from right before we left Phoenix:
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Old 07-24-2016, 01:51 PM   #2
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Nice looking bus!
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Old 07-24-2016, 02:21 PM   #3
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Sweet drivetrain on that bus, man.
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Old 07-24-2016, 04:05 PM   #4
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Thanks. It took me a while to find it. I was sort of set on a Cummins 8.3 because there is more room in the back, but after all the good press I read about with this setup I figured it was worth it. Gonna have a small master bedroom, that's all there is to it. Figured it was worth the trade off.
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Old 07-24-2016, 05:18 PM   #5
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I've looked at a few of their buses in the past, did you have a good experience with the dealer?
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Old 07-24-2016, 09:59 PM   #6
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Great looking bus, with a great drivetrain, from rest-free Phoenix! Does it get any better? Congratulations!
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Old 07-24-2016, 10:27 PM   #7
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Congrats! Great lookin bus. Wow that's a stretch you drove there. Glad you arrived home safely.
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Old 07-24-2016, 10:49 PM   #8
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I've looked at a few of their buses in the past, did you have a good experience with the dealer?
I'd recommend them with confidence. Joe and Tony run the joint together. They had a nice selection of pushers with big engines, and will be honest with you about the condition. Joe told me they only take busses in from places they know; no auctions. They also service stuff there so they changed all the fluids and filters for me, giving me the confidence to make the almost 2,000 mile trip home. I know a lot of folks recommend the government surplus sites for the prices, but because of what I wanted and its rarity it was worth it for me to go through a dealer who could give me a good idea of what I was getting.

If anyone needs a bus I'd say go there and get it. Tell 'em Jason from Cincinnati sent you .
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Old 07-24-2016, 11:06 PM   #9
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AAA is my go to dealer also. Our bus is featured on their website.

Customer Conversions - aaabussales.com
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Old 07-24-2016, 11:17 PM   #10
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AAA is my go to dealer also. Our bus is featured on their website.

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I still LOVE that scene on the bus!!!

But, when did you add the steeple?

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