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Old 07-15-2019, 03:21 PM   #1
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Hey all!
I love this site so much! Yíall some bright peeps!
I am interested in buying a bus that is advertised. Itís a 1997 International 3800 DT 466E.
Supposedly really clean, runs great. No added insulation though. Itís an AT 545.
We would use it to mainly tool around in summer. Plenty of driving. Itís listed for 12 grand. 143,099 miles. Would love feedback. Can take brutal honesty. 😀
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Old 07-15-2019, 03:22 PM   #2
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Hey all!
I love this site so much! Yíall some bright peeps!
I am interested in buying a bus that is advertised. Itís a 1997 International 3800 DT 466E.
Supposedly really clean, runs great. No added insulation though. Itís an AT 545.
We would use it to mainly tool around in summer. Plenty of driving. Itís listed for 12 grand. 143,099 miles. Would love feedback. Can take brutal honesty. 😀
12 grand will get you a really top notch machine.
I'd hold off and watch the auctions for a bookmobile or mobile command center type conversion. They come with all the bells and whistles.
Or start shopping around for a Bluebird Wanderlodge!
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Old 07-15-2019, 04:09 PM   #3
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12 grand will get you a really top notch machine.
I'd hold off and watch the auctions for a bookmobile or mobile command center type conversion. They come with all the bells and whistles.
Or start shopping around for a Bluebird Wanderlodge!
Knew I could count on you EastCiastCB!! Thank you!
It has places for 4 to sleep, running water, LED chargeable lights so not JUST the bus. Make any difference ?😬😀
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Old 07-15-2019, 04:32 PM   #4
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Knew I could count on you EastCiastCB!! Thank you!
It has places for 4 to sleep, running water, LED chargeable lights so not JUST the bus. Make any difference ?😬😀
It would depend.
Sounds like a $2500 bus to me, but are the extras worth ten g's to you?
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Old 07-15-2019, 04:32 PM   #5
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If it hasn't been converted, it's a $3500 bus at best,
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Old 07-15-2019, 04:45 PM   #6
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Dang!
I think I got sucked into the 25 footer. I donít want to drive a big bus s but when you put it that way if that is all worth all those extra Gís then not really.
Thanks everyone for weighing in!
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Dang!
I think I got sucked into the 25 footer. I donít want to drive a big bus s but when you put it that way if that is all worth all those extra Gís then not really.
Thanks everyone for weighing in!
I have different goals and ideas than most folks converting buses but I'd rather have one fresh from the school and unconverted than a finished one.
But everyone's wants and needs are different.
If its a real nice conversion the price may be ok.
price and specs sound like one I saw on here recently.
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Old 07-15-2019, 06:35 PM   #8
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Any pics on it?
It does sound pricey, but as eccb mentioned: if the conversion is quality, it might be worth the $$.
That's why pics will help get you added feedback...
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Hard to leave feedback with absolutely no details. Still don't know if it's converted or not.
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Old 07-15-2019, 08:14 PM   #10
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I have different goals and ideas than most folks converting buses but I'd rather have one fresh from the school and unconverted than a finished one.
But everyone's wants and needs are different.
If its a real nice conversion the price may be ok.
price and specs sound like one I saw on here recently.
You did. 😜
I was trying to be covert. Itís in Florence,SC
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