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Old 05-06-2017, 07:07 PM   #1
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Just picked up my 03 Thomas from a private seller in MS. Two and half hour drive home went well with no issues other than it pulled to right pretty hard. Tire pressure maybe off idk yet. I feel like I got an awesome deal and he has a few more hes wanting 3 to 5k for. front engine and pushers.
named it 'ol blue. lol

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Old 05-06-2017, 07:34 PM   #2
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That's painted about like my blue shorty. So what kind of power package have you got there?
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Old 05-06-2017, 07:46 PM   #3
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Old 05-06-2017, 08:43 PM   #4
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Just picked up my 03 Thomas from a private seller in MS. Two and half hour drive home went well with no issues other than it pulled to right pretty hard. Tire pressure maybe off idk yet. I feel like I got an awesome deal and he has a few more hes wanting 3 to 5k for. front engine and pushers.
named it 'ol blue. lol

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Old 05-06-2017, 09:15 PM   #5
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Old 05-06-2017, 10:53 PM   #6
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thanks everyone. cummins 24 valve and md3060. 65 70 felt comfortable on the interstate and didnt feel like i needed a sixth, seems like it would want to down shift to 5 too often for every hill and i dont know that i want to take up above 70 anyways lol.

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Old 05-06-2017, 11:01 PM   #7
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ill try to post a couple videos in the next few days. wont be in any hurry to convert to rv anytime soon though. we're finishing up a small renovation on a 26ft camper now and eventually put the camper stuff in ol blue. couldnt pass up this one since i had been looking for a couple months.

For those looking for a bus, my advice would be facebook market place. i moved my location around and found more buses like i wanted within 250 miles at fair prices than on any other auction site.

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Old 05-10-2017, 11:57 AM   #8
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:10 PM   #9
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You said that seller had a few more, can you PM me his contact info?
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Old 05-12-2017, 07:35 PM   #10
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