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Old 05-08-2016, 09:26 PM   #11
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Actually it was an old dyslexia commercial probably about selling meds.

Did you see the photo of the bus that has "SCHOOL BUS" but in inverted colors. That's really poking fun at the law, which is funny, but invites trouble. More than normal.
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Old 05-08-2016, 10:56 PM   #12
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Hi,

New member here, and the kid is the kid in me. I bought a prison transport bus a few months ago and hoped to get it running and live in it. I am quite the mechanic, but i threw in the towell after some rough pathches at repair and never got it to run.

Now i have been searching Craigslist for a bus and planning to buy one before July. I am quite handy at electrical and mechanical, but decided to spend my money on a running bus this time. Then i can use it for what i want before i need to look under the hood.

I already live simple, in a shop space. I lay in bed dreaming of being able to roll out of here soon, the kitty and i that is

Thanks for having me.

Someone told me that a only a school bus can be yellow here in VA but i just read a post here that it can but i will need to remove the stop sign, flassing lights, school name and school bus words. Anyone confirm this?

My biggest task now is to see if i can find a place to park it before i buy it. My plan was to park on a neighborhood street and move it every week, but again someone told me that is not legal.

Happy to hear from anyone who care to offer guidance

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Check out what the state of NC has to offer (link below) from their various counties. The listing of what is currently for sale is on the site by county and they seem to have a standard price structure. Let us know the results if you talk to them or decide to visit. I'd like to find out what condition most of the buses they sell are in.

North Carolina School Bus Surplus System
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Old 05-08-2016, 11:47 PM   #13
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That nc bus listing seems fine. Prices are right about normal, maybe a whisker heavy but i prefer to buy from someone. When i bought my first prison transport bus i was just lifted up with joy just being in the bus and the seller, who i now consider a friend, was delighted and wanted to see it go to someone who would appreciate it. He said he didnt really want to sell it, and i believe him because after i gave up trying to fix it and listed in on Craigslist, he saw it and bought it back! lol how cool is that?!
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Old 05-09-2016, 12:43 AM   #14
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That's pretty cool, but now you don't have any storage.
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I just noticed your "cat plus one" A kitty and I will be traveling together as well.
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Old 05-09-2016, 12:21 PM   #16
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I just noticed your "cat plus one" A kitty and I will be traveling together as well.

I cant even get my cat in the car for a quick minute let alone on a bus trip half way across the country... you guys must have some very dossile kitties
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Old 05-09-2016, 02:05 PM   #17
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Check out what the state of NC has to offer (link below) from their various counties. The listing of what is currently for sale is on the site by county and they seem to have a standard price structure. Let us know the results if you talk to them or decide to visit. I'd like to find out what condition most of the buses they sell are in.

North Carolina School Bus Surplus System
hijack: are they using a lotus notes DB for this site?!?
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Old 05-09-2016, 02:14 PM   #18
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hijack: are they using a lotus notes DB for this site?!?
looks like a Stock notes DB web access page.. the nsf files are the tell-tale.

they sure dont tell you much about the busses and some of them have been for sale for a long time..

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Old 05-09-2016, 03:43 PM   #19
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...In the past waiting has proven super helpful and wise, so that knowledge takes a little of the sting out of waiting now, but it still has been challenging....
If you can wait (or if anyone else is interested), our local school district seems to have great equipment, and will be turning several loose in July or August. 2001 or 2002 (I think), conventional nose, DT466(e, I presume), Allison 2500, no structural rust (though perhaps some on skirting), air brakes, good tires, and maintenance records since Day 1. My plan was to go over these with a fine-toothed comb (a jillion photos and a full CDL pre-trip inspection, maybe video of them starting, not sure) and post the results here. It would be good practice for me and an education, I'm sure, and might help someone on the forum. The last batch went from $2800-$5K, with most at $3500.
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What state are you located in?
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