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Old 09-30-2014, 11:21 AM   #11
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Re: Going fishing at auction, hoping to catch 35 footer.

Let me know how it goes getting it tagged and all. I have heard Ga can be a pain.
Are you able to get a temp tag here in Fl ahead of time?
Thats a nice bus for the money in my opinion.
Have you seen the bus prices at Gideon's in Zellwood/Apopka? I'm in Lake County, nice to see others in the area doing the bus thing. It's fairly easy here compared to some states from what I've found.
Let me know if you need any help with it, even getting it home. I'm Charlie.
Have you found insurance yet? I have a good bit of experience with that headache.
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:32 AM   #12
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Hey nice to meet you Charlie! My name's Mike. I've read some horror stories about GA. It seems they have a "once a bus always a bus" attitude. I'm going this Thursday to drive up to Georgia to get the title. I'll bring it back here, re-title and get it insured and registered. I want to make sure I drive it back 100% legit. In all, it will be 3 trips to get the bus but I do like the drive through north FL into GA.

When I get the bus back to FL you should come check it out. I could use a skoolie buddy around here!
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Old 09-30-2014, 01:45 PM   #13
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That's what I was thinking you'd have to do, Mike. Let me know, I'd love to come have a look. I had an 87 Ford/Thomas but had to let it go years ago as I didn't have anywhere to keep it and the city was on my ass to move it.
Now I have my own place. Lookin for another bus, and all the good ones seem to be WAY north. I wouldn't mind a long drive home, but I can't see going a thousand miles, returning for the paperwork, and then going back for the bus. If one turns up like yours, in the south, that would be a lot more do-able. The prices on these things seem to be rising sharply!
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:22 PM   #14
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Sorry to hear you had to get rid of your old bus. I was checking http://www.GovDeals.com and http://www.commercialtrucktrader.com religiously for a few months before I found the auction where I just got my bus. Commercial Truck Trader has a few buses in FL, but they seem to hover around $4k and up.

Good luck hunting down the new one!
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:28 AM   #15
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Yeah 2k is about all I'm going to spend. Lots of clean buses out in Az and Ca though. The fuel costs would be a real killer on those.
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:17 AM   #16
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any news on this thing? Get her home yet?
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:35 AM   #17
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We took a trip up last week to get the title. Since that's all we went up for we decided to have some fun and do a little camping at High Falls state park in GA.



So this week I'm working on getting it re-titled, insured, and finding a place to park it. I have a friend who is an insurance agent helping me out. Found a nice couple that owns a farm about 30 min away that will let me park it if I help out a little bit each week. I like bartering so it's a pretty nice deal. Hopefully I'll be driving her back next week!

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Old 10-07-2014, 01:33 PM   #19
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sweet!
If you run out of options, I think I have a lot you could use for at least six months or so. Apopka area.
Excellent score on that bus!
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Thanks EastCoastCB! The current idea is to park at a farm in Lake Helen just outside of Deltona. It's a great spot and FREE (minus my time), but it's around a 45 min drive with no traffic. Could you PM me the details of your lot in Apopka? If it's closer I would gladly pay you for it.
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