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Old 05-25-2016, 06:33 AM   #81
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Plus the mere physics that it takes longer to stop when you weigh 25X as much as that car in front of you... And that's one thing you'll come to appreciate very quickly is just how ignorant, rude and downright deadly drivers can be around larger vehicles. It'll really change your perspective and hopefully make you a better driver when you're in a car around trucks and buses.
I come from a family of truck drivers on my step moms side and just from driving with her growing up I know the rules around big vehicles as well as motorcycles. I cringe at the thought of driving through the carolinas...I already hate it in an SUV!

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Old 05-25-2016, 07:30 AM   #82
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They sent you down the road on dangerous tires at 2-3x the price of the same bus from somewhere else. That's why I try to tell folks to skip putting the money in ANY dealers hands and put that money into a nice bus they got direct.
Not everyone can/will do this but they oughta try, IMO

if you are talking of My tires.. well I learned a HECK of a lot about tires last night... my neighbor who is a diesel mechanic, commercial driver of HEAVY equipment and trucks, equipemt specialist.. came down to say hi last night..

see my thread for the real-world answers..

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Old 05-25-2016, 12:47 PM   #83
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Whoa! Show me the Hobbs meter on that RE3000 and if it's decent I'll go get it!! That's a clean bus. No rust. Too bad it's too old to put on a route...

Hey, it looks like they have 3 for sale. And one shows the hobbs meter. 12070 hours. Ouch. That's a lot of hours.

The only RE3000 I've seen with a DT530 was one in Cleveland Ohio. It had been posted on Craigslist by a private school for $1000. Yes, $1000. 99k miles and only about 3500 (I think) hours on the meter. The guy that bought it put it on eBay and I was the losing bid at $5000.
I asked and the guy said the meter is currently at 10,671
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Old 05-25-2016, 01:02 PM   #84
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They sent you down the road on dangerous tires at 2-3x the price of the same bus from somewhere else. That's why I try to tell folks to skip putting the money in ANY dealers hands and put that money into a nice bus they got direct.
Not everyone can/will do this but they oughta try, IMO
Just to clarify EastCoast, "BGA Bus's did not send me down any road with dangerous tires" Not sure where you are getting your information so stop generalizing and spouting specifics when it comes to MY BUS.
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Old 05-25-2016, 01:34 PM   #85
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Just to clarify EastCoast, "BGA Bus's did not send me down any road with dangerous tires" Not sure where you are getting your information so stop generalizing and spouting specifics when it comes to MY BUS.
That wasn't directed at you.

Is it generalizing OR spouting specifics?
Why so hostile, man? peace, dude
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Old 05-25-2016, 01:40 PM   #86
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Roadschooldreamer143....

You're dealing with either Joe or Tony, both honest guys. Don't afraid to ask anything or make an offer.

Use my name if it helps
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Old 05-25-2016, 01:43 PM   #87
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Just to clarify EastCoast, "BGA Bus's did not send me down any road with dangerous tires" Not sure where you are getting your information so stop generalizing and spouting specifics when it comes to MY BUS.

I thinlk he directed it at me and my bus.. however several professional truckers / mechanics.. people including a DOT officer .."might want to think about tires soon" was the general consensus.. esp when looked up my tires are 16 ply and I have liught cracking beginning on the top layer....

yes im getting new tires.. no they werent ready to explode right away...or "dangerous"...

so no he didnt direct it at your bus..

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Old 05-25-2016, 02:03 PM   #88
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I thinlk he directed it at me and my bus.. however several professional truckers / mechanics.. people including a DOT officer .."might want to think about tires soon" was the general consensus.. esp when looked up my tires are 16 ply and I have liught cracking beginning on the top layer....

yes im getting new tires.. no they werent ready to explode right away...or "dangerous"...

so no he didnt direct it at your bus..

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I'm just going by what I saw. If you look at my previous post on page 7 in this thread his comment was in reference to my quote. To me it appeared he was taking to me. No harm , no foul. All is good
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Old 05-25-2016, 02:36 PM   #89
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Roadschooldreamer143....

You're dealing with either Joe or Tony, both honest guys. Don't afraid to ask anything or make an offer.

Use my name if it helps
In kind of waiting to hear back from one of the guys on here who happens to be driving through and offered to stop by and take a look at her for me. I'm not gonna lie, low balling someone makes me nervous. I hate feeling like I'm being rude but I also don't wanna miss out on a better deal. I feel like offering $6k for it would be good. Yeah?
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Old 05-25-2016, 02:57 PM   #90
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In kind of waiting to hear back from one of the guys on here who happens to be driving through and offered to stop by and take a look at her for me. I'm not gonna lie, low balling someone makes me nervous. I hate feeling like I'm being rude but I also don't wanna miss out on a better deal. I feel like offering $6k for it would be good. Yeah?
Meh, offer em 5 and negotiate up bit if you have to.
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Old 05-25-2016, 02:59 PM   #91
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Just remember it's like buying a car and dealing is part of the process because it's worth zero to them if they don't move it. He has four of them sitting there so I would offer him what you are reasonably willing to pay for it.
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Old 05-25-2016, 03:03 PM   #92
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Meh, offer em 5 and negotiate up bit if you have to.
I made the offer that $7800 is my top including all fees and taxes. So he is going to talk with boss and get back to me. If he says yes we are only waiting on one more duck to line up and it's a go!!
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Old 02-18-2018, 02:50 AM   #93
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What dealer is it that you are going through?

I have read through this entire thread lots of good info here but somehow I am missing what dealer is in Arizona?... I am making a list of dealers I can keep tabs on while I wait for the bus I want.
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:01 AM   #94
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I have read through this entire thread lots of good info here but somehow I am missing what dealer is in Arizona?... I am making a list of dealers I can keep tabs on while I wait for the bus I want.
1. AAA in PHX
2. Canyon State in Glendale.
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:53 AM   #95
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How is the conversion going? I live up the road in Harlem and in the process of trying to find the right bus for our conversion. Looks like your bus should be great for converting. I hope it goes well for you.
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Old 02-18-2018, 09:12 PM   #96
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1. AAA in PHX
2. Canyon State in Glendale.
Thanks for the info!
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