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Old 01-06-2018, 05:19 PM   #21
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jjhwick119; The 28' TC2000 does look the same but often has the extra emergency exit in the middle of the bus on the driver's side. It also has 22.5 wheels which is why it has the wheel wells interrupting the floor. It's really not that hard to build around wheel wells, but depending on how you use your bus the flat floor can be an advantage. The TC1000 has 19.5" wheels to allow the flat floor.
Personally I like the short TC2000 better than my TC1000 just based on looks and that extra emergency exit on the driver's side.

Twigg; That's true. They started doing the autoextend about the time I purchased my very expensive divorce. Now that I'm out of town I no longer work the auctions so I tend to forget about the extended close times. Sniping did work for a while, but when they started using software to automatically snipe it got counteracted by the extended close times. That really messed with my income while the sniping still worked. The rest of us couldn't buy anything at a decent price. Now the auctions have caught on publicly so there's not much profit margin there anymore.
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Old 01-06-2018, 05:51 PM   #22
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You've never received an option to buy as the second highest bidder? That's what I call shill-bidding and not getting stuck with the merchandise. The IT guys are the only ones that would know for sure.

I somewhat agree with your snip-bidding. There are actual programs you can set up to submit your bid 30 seconds before the auction closes. The snip programs will actually bid below your max bid limit if the current bid price is significantly lower than your max proxy bid.

I did much better at Public surplus when it was still an oral auction, but even then the auctioneer would occasionally sell a choice item to another bidder by simply not seeing me trying to bid on that item. BS. I don't believe they're any more honest now that they're online.
I actually use an outside snipe bid sight. My maximum bid comes in with 5 seconds to end of auction. If my bid is the highest, I get the item at what ever the next increment bid would be. If you proxy bid, your bid goes in now till it exceeds the current bid or any other proxy bid. That just gives other bidders time to adjust their bid. My way goes in and you either win it at your maximum or less, or you walk away.
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jjhwick119; The 28' TC2000 does look the same but often has the extra emergency exit in the middle of the bus on the driver's side. It also has 22.5 wheels which is why it has the wheel wells interrupting the floor. It's really not that hard to build around wheel wells, but depending on how you use your bus the flat floor can be an advantage. The TC1000 has 19.5" wheels to allow the flat floor.
Personally I like the short TC2000 better than my TC1000 just based on looks and that extra emergency exit on the driver's side.

Twigg; That's true. They started doing the autoextend about the time I purchased my very expensive divorce. Now that I'm out of town I no longer work the auctions so I tend to forget about the extended close times. Sniping did work for a while, but when they started using software to automatically snipe it got counteracted by the extended close times. That really messed with my income while the sniping still worked. The rest of us couldn't buy anything at a decent price. Now the auctions have caught on publicly so there's not much profit margin there anymore.
You know why divorces cost so much?







Because they are worth it.
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Old 01-06-2018, 06:14 PM   #24
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I can't afford a second divorce.

They say two can live as cheap as one. Ha.
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Old 01-06-2018, 08:12 PM   #25
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They say two can live as cheap as one. Ha.
My first wife cured me of marriage.
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:30 PM   #26
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Gonna start looking into tc2000 more when I get off second job soon. Sounds like my kinda bus, and I like the side emergency door. Are they hard to do roof raise in? Wanting to do another 8-12 inch max
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Old 01-07-2018, 12:01 AM   #27
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A roof raise would be the same pita as any other bus. It would give you a chance to elongate the doors so you don't have to stoop so much.

I'd be curious to drive one of those to see if it felt the same as mine. It's got to be really close on the wheelbase. Do you know the rear axle ratio in the short TC2000?

I was up at Western Bus Sales and found my first TC2000 that I had mistakenly thought was a TC1000. I was looking over the bus and there were these anomalies that were not like my bus, then I finally read the dashboard. I'd also been unaware of this shorter version.

I've got tiny wheels.
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Old 01-07-2018, 12:06 AM   #28
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Avoid Thomas buses if you want to raise the roof.

Unlike the others, they slope in a few degrees from the window line making a roof raise more of a challenge than it needs to be.
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salt belt states

OR doesn't seem to be a salt belt state, at least according to Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Belt
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If I ever needed to tow a car, is that 5.9 gonna cut it? Even on short tc2000? I'm thinking I may need something with a bigger motor
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There are folks here that tow their car with their TC1000 and the 5.9.

For heavy towing I've found the shorties work best.
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Good to know. It's not in the plans for right now, but wanted to have the option if needed
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Old 01-07-2018, 02:46 PM   #33
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If I ever needed to tow a car, is that 5.9 gonna cut it? Even on short tc2000? I'm thinking I may need something with a bigger motor
Check Don & Mary's thread, 2kool4skool, if you haven't already.
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