Originally Posted by Chris & G Travels
I won an auction and was super excited about starting our conversion. I called the lead mechanic at the school district as well as the cummins mechanic the district takes its outsourced work to, they both confirmed this was a solid bus and would be a great buy.
However, after asking for the service records for my own personal use, I came across a very troubling document. (see attachment) It appears as though this rig has some major issues that I was not told about. I am not saying it was their job to do so, it just would have been nice to know before dropping $3k on a rig!
The rep that sent me the documents mentioned that the techs will typically mark up extra issues to get new busses in but I am not sure how to take that. I plan on removing the AC so the AC costs do not concern me. However, everything else seems to be a fairly big deal. Has anyone else experienced anything like this when getting your bus?
First off, you are buying used, so there is the inherent danger. Secondly, parts could be gotten cheaper if you are dilligent enough to source what you need on the numerous online marketplaces.
Not sure that you have a recourse at this point other than to pick the bus up and get a second opinion on required maintenance. Some district auction off their busses through a diassociated third party and you wouldn't get much of anything, so you are lucky.
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