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Old 02-03-2019, 06:22 PM   #1
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kind of exciting

Think I may have found the bus I'm looking for - 35 or 36 feet long, 66 passenger - 97 466E and 5 speed transmission - quite a few miles on it ( 200,000 K miles ) but SUPER clean - owned by a private, now retired, contract driver for a school board - bus hasn't moved since he retired in June and at that time the safety check was still good - bus looks as if it was his baby - both inside the bus and under the hood is spotless - he apologised that some of the seats are patched and you can see in the pictures that someone took the time to make a few very neatly done patches - tires may pass BC regulations for the next year or two - no rust showing in the pictures - he agreed on $1900 US as a price he will accept - now it's a matter of figuring out how to get away for 2 or 3 maybe 4 days to go see it, and if it's like I think it is, bring it home - ( the trip could be easily done in 2 days, but if I didn't take the time to stop and see family and friends along the way, I'd be taking a lot of flack - lol ) - I still need to find out the rear end ratio
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:33 PM   #2
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As far as I can find, the maximum legal length for a single vehicle in Alaska is 45'.

You may have some challenges getting a 65 foot long bus on the road Legally.

Here in Washington State, we have similar regulations. There is an exception for transit agencies that accommodates the 60'+ articulated buses. Sucks! I wanted one
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:38 PM   #3
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typo, should have read 35 or 36 feet long
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Old 02-03-2019, 07:13 PM   #4
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I'm guessing that it has a DT466?
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Old 02-03-2019, 07:14 PM   #5
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It's halfway between a T444E and a T466E. it's a hybrid!
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Old 02-03-2019, 07:30 PM   #6
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yeah, another typo - supposed to say 466E
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:18 PM   #7
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Sounds like a good deal to me. A driver will take better care of the bus if its theirs. The transmission and rear end ratios would be good to know.

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Old 02-03-2019, 09:20 PM   #8
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DT-466 with a 5 speed would be sweet.

Sounds like you may have found a good one.
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:39 PM   #9
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Sounds like a nice rig
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:52 PM   #10
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I've been searching for a bus for little over 3 months now - wasn't 'SURE' what I wanted at first, so I looked at a lot of them, different sizes, some partially camperized, some just across the street from me, some 1500 miles away, but this is the first bus that really caught my eye - anyone that makes a living with a vehicle that keeps it as clean as this one is, very likely pays attention to how well it's being serviced as well - I'd rather it had a 5 speed automatic, maybe a few less miles, but on my budget, if it's as good as it seems to be, I doubt I can do better
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