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Old 01-06-2008, 11:33 PM   #11
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thanks for the link, only a few hitches:
1 they don't run (or so say the descriptions)
2 i don't have the $$$ (damn bills!!)
3 no place to put them


i kind of like the amtran genesis buses they have for sale in VA on there, couple of those only claim to have oil leaks. they're dt466's though so it would definitely be worth fixing one. those genesis buses always seemed decent enough too.

i like this one, even has good tires on it
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:48 PM   #12
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""Bus will need to be towed from the facility.""

That might be one heck of an oil leak!

I would not buy any vehicle sight unseen. And in the case of a very expensive automatic transmission, undriven.

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Old 01-07-2008, 01:56 AM   #13
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what a unbievable website,the gov deals one on page 5 there is a 39 buses going for 1050! some are missing a few parts thuogh..... good prices on all the other busses also thats cheap!
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Old 01-07-2008, 08:27 AM   #14
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""Bus will need to be towed from the facility.""

That might be one heck of an oil leak!

I would not buy any vehicle sight unseen. And in the case of a very expensive automatic transmission, undriven.

i understand exactly what you mean, but if it was something that could atleast be fixed enough to drive on one trip it would be worth it. also, i think they have to say "must be towed from facility" for insurance purposes. there is the other one on their who's only problem listed is that the air compressor will not build pressure. if that was just a line or a valve that needed to be replaced you might have a good deal there, even if it was the compressor itself it would still be worth it. but i agree entirely about not buying one sight unseen. all of the things i just mentioned as possibilities could only be proven on inspection. oh well, i'm just daydreaming anyways. gotta have a place to park it before i can even think about getting one. i live in an apartment, and i don't think mgmt. would like me to have it parked in fromt of our building, lol.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:33 AM   #15
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""Bus will need to be towed from the facility.""

That might be one heck of an oil leak!

I would not buy any vehicle sight unseen. And in the case of a very expensive automatic transmission, undriven.

i understand exactly what you mean, but if it was something that could atleast be fixed enough to drive on one trip it would be worth it. also, i think they have to say "must be towed from facility" for insurance purposes. there is the other one on their who's only problem listed is that the air compressor will not build pressure. if that was just a line or a valve that needed to be replaced you might have a good deal there, even if it was the compressor itself it would still be worth it. but i agree entirely about not buying one sight unseen. all of the things i just mentioned as possibilities could only be proven on inspection. oh well, i'm just daydreaming anyways. gotta have a place to park it before i can even think about getting one. i live in an apartment, and i don't think mgmt. would like me to have it parked in fromt of our building, lol.
To tell you the truth, it took my apartment manager about a week, before he found out it was my bus that was parked in the parking lot, lol. After that, it took me a few days before I found a storage place, to store the bus. That was back in Arizona.

when I got here, I asked the landlord, if I can keep my motorhome at the house. He was okay with it, but the housing association got upset. It took me about two months before I moved it into storage. I kept calling the housing association for an extension, before I could move my bus. After two months, they told me I had to move it or get a fine.

Yes, I'm one of those pain in the butt neighbors, that don't follow the rules.
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:06 PM   #16
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I'm not allowed to have my bus at my house for more than 72 hours. I have a storage lot that I pay $15 a month for. After 72 hours, I just take it for a drive and come back! My 72 hours starts over best I can figure! Usually though, after three days of working on the bus, I'm ready for a break. I work pathetically slow anyways.
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Old 01-07-2008, 04:48 PM   #17
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there is one possibility for a parking spot for me, only problem is the fact that it's 2.05 hours south from here (that's doin atleast 70 in the mountains in the car though). i could possibly talk my girlfriends family into letting me park one on their property. only thing is i can never make it down there for more than a day or two, and that's only every few months or so. plus the only level spots are on the grass. i have had the unfortunate experience of dealing with what that does to a chassis. oh well, guess i need to either try harder or quit daydreaming. sucks being a broke a$$ college student!
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:09 PM   #18
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...a broke a$$ college student...
Beats the heck out of not going to college at all, if you ask me.

Hang in there. Work and learn and don't do anything stupid -- until you can afford it.
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:21 PM   #19
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believe me, i'm stayin in school. i waited 4 extra years to even go. but i'm just hoping buses aren't totally obsolete by the time i can afford one! lol!
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Some of the best times of my life were when I was totally broke.
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