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Old 09-21-2022, 04:20 PM   #1
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Just bought our bus....and have my first (of many questions)

Hi All,

We just purchased our bus a 2012 International. "Gus" is in New Mexico, and has been her entire life (yay no rust). We are in Seattle and will be transporting it up in a few weeks. It's currently housed at Border International - Las Cruces, NM. The manager is willing to do some prep work for us before we retrieve it.

Can anyone offer advice of the things we should do other than seat removal?

Flooring? Anything else?

Thanks in advance for the many many questions I'll be asking!

All the best, Kat

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Old 09-21-2022, 04:30 PM   #2
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Welcome to skoolie.net!
Glad to have you.

Tell us more about your International....
Which model bus?
What engine?

Maybe another member, with the same, will chime in with information specific to your rig.
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Old 09-21-2022, 04:57 PM   #3
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yeah, that would help! LOL

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Old 09-21-2022, 09:38 PM   #4
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Nice

Nice looking paint on your rig.


Premium a/c & factory tint, too. The forehead & driver's window show it has high ceilings.

What are you going to do with that bus, Micradot?
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Old 09-22-2022, 06:22 PM   #5
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going to build it into our traveling home for a year! We've got three dogs so we are excited to see what we can do with it!
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Old 09-22-2022, 08:43 PM   #6
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Old 09-23-2022, 03:45 PM   #7
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Is this the same bus Brenda had?
https://www.skoolielivin.com/classif...le-new-mexico/
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Old 09-28-2022, 10:29 PM   #8
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You might ask them about a full engine inspection and servicing.

A lot of folks start stripping wiring and discover that they screwed up an interlock that keeps the engine from starting. You might see if they can get rid of the interlocks for you.
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Old 09-29-2022, 07:30 PM   #9
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That ad says "..I hold the title and never registered her..". So what is the bill of sale going to say?
Edit-I may have read it to imply that the title was not in the sellers name. Disregard.
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Old 10-01-2022, 04:44 PM   #10
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Hi All,

We just purchased our bus a 2012 International. "Gus" is in New Mexico, and has been her entire life (yay no rust). We are in Seattle and will be transporting it up in a few weeks. It's currently housed at Border International - Las Cruces, NM. The manager is willing to do some prep work for us before we retrieve it.

Can anyone offer advice of the things we should do other than seat removal?

Flooring? Anything else?

Thanks in advance for the many many questions I'll be asking!

All the best, Kat
Ruth and I lived in Thier parking lot for a month while we waited for parts. We do our Boondocking and building, at Freedom Field, Deming New Mexico. Just about 45miles from there.
Good choice buying a New Mexico bus. No Need to rip up the floor. You will want to fill to holes where the seat bolts were. They are a great place for bugs to get in when you are Boondocking.
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