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Old 09-26-2007, 04:27 AM   #1
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my new bus - did I get a good deal?

PLease tell me it's a good deal!

I have been looking for a skhoolie for the last 3 years.

I just purchased a 1998 35' bus, with cummins 5.9l motor, rear engine, with 60k on the clock.

I will have paid about $7000 total. For that, I get air conditioning, push button 5 speed allison transmission, and a wheel chair lift.

bus has a high ceiling (80" inside and 11' high chassis)

what do you think?
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:03 AM   #2
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Re: my new bus - did I get a good deal?

I'd say it sounds like a good deal. Most of us paid a lot less but have much older bus's - mine is 7 years older for example. At $7,000 it'd be out of my price range but if I had the money I'd have looked for something newer like this with less miles.

I think the appeal of most skoolies is they're "cheap" at least in initial vehicle cost, this bus is more expensive but I think it's a good value.
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Old 09-26-2007, 01:29 PM   #3
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Re: my new bus - did I get a good deal?

I tried to find a good rear engine bus on ebay, but the best I can find was in the $3k range, with high miles and no air.

I figured that I can save some time and the cost of air conditioning by buying it built in. I can hardly afford it either, but if I convert it into a veg oil bus, it would save me $$$ every month in gas, so I figured it was a good deal. Plus it's not traditional yellow, so I save on paint, and it's high roof, so I save on raising the roof etc.

I am picking it up tomorrow, and driving it across country. wish me luck
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Old 09-26-2007, 02:34 PM   #4
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Re: my new bus - did I get a good deal?

I'd say that's a good deal. Anything newer than 1995 seems to be more expensive. But you have A/C, 80" ceiling, and the 5.9 Cummins. I'm jealous. Someday I plan to upgrade buses. I'll be willing to spend $7K or $8K. Also, when you pick the bus up and drive it back across country, make sure you take plenty of pictures and give us a report when you get back! Let us know how fast it will go on the highway!
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yeah, we wanna see pictures, lots of pictures.
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I am leaving to go north over 700 one way on Friday to get my new Skoolie. So we will both be on the road in our new rides. Safe trip to ya.
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