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Old 08-23-2018, 10:01 PM   #1
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Hey guys my name is Eric from Queens, NY and I've been looking like crazy for the perfect skoolie to do a 9K trip around the US for a month, I wanted a short bus (not so cheap with decent miles) and i just found a 96 E350 7.3 with a rebuilt tranny, engine has 236k its a shuttle bus with the double door handicap side entrance. Plan on doing all the interior work etc, its already cleaned out no seats or anything. my question is that a good motor? i know for a diesel 236k isnt a crazy amount i just don't want to get stuck on the side of the road. any help will be appreciated.

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Old 08-24-2018, 06:42 AM   #2
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Hey guys my name is Eric from Queens, NY and I've been looking like crazy for the perfect skoolie to do a 9K trip around the US for a month, I wanted a short bus (not so cheap with decent miles) and i just found a 96 E350 7.3 with a rebuilt tranny, engine has 236k its a shuttle bus with the double door handicap side entrance. Plan on doing all the interior work etc, its already cleaned out no seats or anything. my question is that a good motor? i know for a diesel 236k isnt a crazy amount i just don't want to get stuck on the side of the road. any help will be appreciated.

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Old 08-24-2018, 11:31 AM   #3
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My question is about putting a rooftop dometic ac unit on the curved roof of a bus...any issues?
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Old 08-24-2018, 05:06 PM   #5
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My question is about putting a rooftop dometic ac unit on the curved roof of a bus...any issues?
No issues on mine. The foam gasket seals tight and the curve seems to help direct water away from the gasket.
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