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Old 07-10-2014, 05:02 AM   #141
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I cut off the sheet metal so it didn't cut someone's leg off while they rode their bike past my bus.

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P.S. The damage was caused by some dickhead that bailed after nailing my poor bus at 215am according to the PD.
OUCH! How freaking fast was that moron going? And how do you not miss a school bus? Besides being drunk.

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dang CC that sucks
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Old 08-12-2014, 12:18 PM   #143
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I cut off the sheet metal so it didn't cut someone's leg off while they rode their bike past my bus.

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P.S. The damage was caused by some dickhead that bailed after nailing my poor bus at 215am according to the PD.
OUCH! How freaking fast was that moron going? And how do you not miss a school bus? Besides being drunk.

My guess I's at least 25-30. Don't really know. I haven't tried to get the police report yet. Maybe this week. Probably no insurance. This area is infested with illegal cockroaches. I'm guess that's why the guy bailed.
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My guess I's at least 25-30. Don't really know. I haven't tried to get the police report yet. Maybe this week. Probably no insurance. This area is infested with illegal cockroaches. I'm guess that's why the guy bailed.
He'll be legal soon
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:06 PM   #145
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OUCH! How freaking fast was that moron going? And how do you not miss a school bus? Besides being drunk.
And how much alcohol would that take?

Isn't it interesting that it will cost you more money to fix this damage than it will cost him to pay his fine for not having insurance? Don't even get me started on the fact that there is absolutely no incentive to get people to comply with mandatory insurance laws.

Crazycal: Get the PD's incident report, go to his address and take some patch metal off of whatever vehicles he has laying around his home. Muahaha.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:53 PM   #146
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I'll try to get the report next week.
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Old 08-14-2014, 05:09 AM   #147
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OUCH! How freaking fast was that moron going? And how do you not miss a school bus? Besides being drunk.
And how much alcohol would that take?

Isn't it interesting that it will cost you more money to fix this damage than it will cost him to pay his fine for not having insurance? Don't even get me started on the fact that there is absolutely no incentive to get people to comply with mandatory insurance laws.

Crazycal: Get the PD's incident report, go to his address and take some patch metal off of whatever vehicles he has laying around his home. Muahaha.
take his food stamps too. he probably gets enough each month to buy another bus.
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:30 PM   #148
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Boom! Enough to buy a bus? Probably not since those food stamps most likely buy soda, t-bone steaks and allow the rest of the "earnings" to be used for smokes and booze. Da-yum! What a life!
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Old 08-14-2014, 03:14 PM   #149
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Don't forget gambling.

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And strip clubs.

You know, the more I learn about this lifestyle, the more I'm drawn to it. So you're telling me I don't have to work, I can forego insurance, someone will pay for my food, I will get to wear something other than hand-me-downs I buy from eBay AND I can gamble and hit the strip joints? Cripes. Sign me the heck up. I don't even like girls and I'm down.

Perhaps a mild exaggeration, but still. Sounds better than slaving away at two jobs for 90 hours a week. I don't even own a bus. WTF.
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:54 PM   #151
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:19 PM   #152
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Bummer can't see any of these pics




Who's that good lookin' guy and why is he leaning on my bus?




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Old 08-19-2014, 11:53 PM   #153
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Here are some pics. Not sure why pics can't be seen. They are on the gallery.

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Old 08-20-2014, 12:07 AM   #154
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I think some pics were lost when the gallery was moved to a different server.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:00 AM   #155
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So I just bought a 1997 International AmTram Genesis .. longer without the wheel chair lift but I have the same transmission/engine .. I was lucky, the school I bought it from sent me all of the paperwork for it including the maintenance records since day one.. it got a new transmission at 98,000 miles and it's only got 152k on it now.. so I'm good for awhile =)
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So I just bought a 1997 International AmTram Genesis .. longer without the wheel chair lift but I have the same transmission/engine .. I was lucky, the school I bought it from sent me all of the paperwork for it including the maintenance records since day one.. it got a new transmission at 98,000 miles and it's only got 152k on it now.. so I'm good for awhile =)

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Hey there! I just read your entire thread. Sounds like you've had some ups and downs. The reason I read this and am messaging you is that today am embarking on a 9 hour drive from Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Pineville, Missouri immediately after I get back home from my 10.5 hour overnight work route to pick up a 1996 AmTran International dt466 3800 with an at545 with 110k miles on it!!! I won it on a govdeals auction for 3k (auction fees included) and Īt's coming straight from a school district that had it hauling kids last week! I've been told by their mechanic that has worked on it for 20 years that it seems newer than a '96 due to intensive care and has zero mechanical issues or rust! I sure hope he's not mistaken about any of that!! Pretty pumped!! Anyways, I had some questions about your bus/trip if you don't mind answering some.

How has your bus held up?
Is your bus 30ft?
Have you replaced the tranny yet?
Do you have any advice for me what so ever wether it be trip advice or advice after I get it home?
Anything special I should talk to the mechanics about before I leave the school and take it home?
I wonder what the differences between our buses are besides size?

Thanks in advance and I hope your bus is still strong and doing well!
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always carry extra fuel filters, n check for spare tire with air in it...
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always carry extra fuel filters, n check for spare tire with air in it...
Thanks for the advice! I have a giant checklist of what to check and do before we take it home and neither of those were on it so again, thank you kind sir!
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