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Old 04-11-2016, 06:50 PM   #1
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Found a potential bus!!!!!

So Ive been hunting and hunting, trying to find a bus in my budget. I may have finally found one! And its way closer than anything else Ive found.

1991 International 3700.
31,000 miles
7.3 idi v8 diesel
allison trans
10 window

Not the engine I really wanted, and a little shorter than I had hoped, but beggars cant be choosers.
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:12 PM   #2
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Sounds pretty good. Congrats. If you're not going to be happy with a smaller bus, hold out for what you want.
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:12 PM   #3
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Seen those... In Shreveport?
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:21 PM   #4
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I told myself the same thing, to hold out. But honestly Ive been waiting a year, and this is the closest thing Ive found. Everything else is hours upon hours away, this is local to me. Has good tires too and HOPEFULLY will stay within my budget. Id prefer a longer, turbo diesel, but ill have to settle I guess. EastCoast yea, they are in Benton. Which is only 20 minutes from me.
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:41 PM   #5
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Yeah, that's convenient and cuts out a whole lot of stress from making a long trip with a strange bus. Besides, you can always upgrade later if it's an issue. Did you get AC?
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:58 PM   #6
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Yeah, that's convenient and cuts out a whole lot of stress from making a long trip with a strange bus. Besides, you can always upgrade later if it's an issue. Did you get AC?
I thought about distance at first but then thought im going to be driving this thing all over creation anyway so distance didnt play a factor.. other than having to take a lot longer time to vet the right bus to make sure it has a solid drivetrain...

I'd say forget the distance and go look for the bus you really want even if it mans you have to drive it a ways to get it home... take your time.. you dont have to drive it in one day.. if you go to hotels to stay over night in the suburbs or along the freeways most of them are friendly to trucks and busses so parking isnt an issue and the lots are big for soeone not used to driving a school bus..

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I thought about distance at first but then thought im going to be driving this thing all over creation anyway so distance didnt play a factor.. other than having to take a lot longer time to vet the right bus to make sure it has a solid drivetrain...

I'd say forget the distance and go look for the bus you really want even if it mans you have to drive it a ways to get it home... take your time.. you dont have to drive it in one day.. if you go to hotels to stay over night in the suburbs or along the freeways most of them are friendly to trucks and busses so parking isnt an issue and the lots are big for soeone not used to driving a school bus..

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I see a lot of folks make the mistake of buying the one closest out of convenience. Almost everyone does.
I'd drive a thousand miles for the right bus, and I DID.
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I see a lot of folks make the mistake of buying the one closest out of convenience. Almost everyone does.
I'd drive a thousand miles for the right bus, and I DID.
same here.. 1050 miles.. that will be its first trip when i bring it home..

id rather know in the beginning if theres some reason i shouldnt drive it 1000 miles.. but then some people are planning on their bus being more stationary so maybe they would rather get something close and not be concerned with driveability...

that would be an interesting poll.. how many miles per year people plan to drive their busses either Now or when the conversion is completed..

RV's vs semi-permanent homes. (I know of one couple that is using their bus for snow-birding in florida.. it will make one trip down to florida in fall and back to ohio in spring each year and never be touched otherwise (theyll live in it in florida)...

perhaps why drivetrain isnt mportant to some people.. if the bus is not goingto be driven alot.. then high miles or MPG;s dont matter.. whereas others will be on the road RVing lots..

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Funny thing is you really didn't HAVE to drive... You just bought an Ohio bus in Florida.
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Funny thing is you really didn't HAVE to drive... You just bought an Ohio bus in Florida.
I know right.. LOL.. I found it JUST after it had left Ohio and was on its way to florida..

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