Originally Posted by ChaseWatson
I would assume there is I have to go look at some of the ones I had seen on a few websites but I know that I kept finding short busses for a few grand and then there was gas busses plus not to mention all the ones that said it had to be towed and and they still wanted a few grand for it. I'm not trying to rush into buying the first bus I come across I'm doing as much research as possibly but after awhile it comes down to taking a chance on the one that I think would be the best just don't like the stress of thinking it isn't going to turn out the way I want ya know.
CL is all the swill. Look at public surplus and govdeals.
A good running nice bus won't set you back more than 2 or 3 grand. Mostly what you find on CL are neglected buses, failed projects, and flippers.
I took the first bus that came along. It was a FREE 1985 Thomas on a Ford chassis with a gas engine. It was a horrible bus and I'm glad its gone.
For my next bus I was more careful in my selection. GOt a 1992 Ward Senator for two grand. I got air ride, mechanical dt466, underside storage bins, 643 tranny, and a forty foot bus with virtually no rust. Bought it on GovDeals. Had to go all the way up to KY for it, but its WAY nicer than the buses around here in FL for the money. Five grand gets you a pos bus around here. Nothing in FL but neglected buses from poor schools and greedy dealers trying to flip rusty ohio buses for way too much $$.
If a gas bus from the nixon era is something you'd feel comfortable in for long hours on the interstates then go check it out it may be a fantastic deal for you.
Me- I NEED air ride and a powerful diesel if I'm driving a bus any distance.