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Old 07-09-2017, 12:23 PM   #11
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Thanks Christopher!
I wouldn't mind buying from an auction, especially if we can save us a few thousand $, but having no experience whatsoever, I do like to the idea of being able to go see a bus and get a feel for it. I drove up to Lima, OH http://cardinalbussales.com/the other day and was able to talk to them (in person) check for rust, tires, start up and drive a bus.
How do you bid for a bus without seeing it, driving etc... that's the only thing.
The guys in Indiana I talked to over the phone are Kerlin Bus Sales

Yes, we are going to live in the bus.

Thanks again!
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Old 07-09-2017, 12:29 PM   #12
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That's a great deal. But how did you know if the bus had lots of rust, the engine, the tires etc. without seeing it in person? How did it turn out for you? Did you have a lot of work to do on it?
Thanks for the places to check out out west. There is of course the option of buying it there and building it once we get out there, a year or so from now, but would prefer to get started here and now and just drive it out there. Ready and done, you know...
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Old 07-09-2017, 12:35 PM   #13
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Thanks Christopher,
I posted something a minute ago that has a 2 websites included but got this as a reply: 'Thank you for posting! Your post will not be visible until a moderator has approved it for posting.' This is new to me.
Anyway, I will check out the place in NY and see what they got.
Where did you get your bus?
Thanks,
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Old 07-09-2017, 02:40 PM   #14
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Some amazing deals on the auction sites right now. Dealers are a ripoff.
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Old 07-09-2017, 02:50 PM   #15
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My husband and I live in Cincinnati and have similar intentions.
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Old 07-09-2017, 05:00 PM   #16
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im just 'up the pike' in Columbus with 2 busses if either of you are interested in seeing / driving a skoolie up close.. mine are not camper / home conversions.. other than my electro-mechanical mods.(they are my "street-rods".. they are mostly virgin and are bioth shorties.. one is 24 feet the other is 22..

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Old 07-09-2017, 06:01 PM   #17
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I got my 03 Thomas HDX through Midwest Transit. Had 128K on the clock, 6 almost new tires and $8K out of my pocket. Rode like it was on rails and got approx 7.5 mpg at 65 mph.
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Try this: 2001 IC
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:39 PM   #19
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Hi Ardythe,
We're in Westwood. Nice to meet you!
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:44 PM   #20
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Yes, thanks for the offer!
Would be nice to meet a fellow bus fan. I'd really like to meet someone as well (hopefully in the Tristateaarea) that has a finished bus, so as to see it up close and get a feel... I'm much more of a visual person and would be easier for me to understand some of the projects that are awaiting me.
It's all good!
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