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Old 07-15-2018, 06:25 AM   #1
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Anyone needing help in NC

Hi everyone my name is Cory I have 20 years experience in remodeling homes,campers, RVs you name it and I was just wanting to let everyone on here know that if they need help with there conversion I would be happy to help. You would just have to come to me unless youíre close. But just let me know and we can make plans.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:43 PM   #2
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Thank you for taking the time out to post things like this. I live in spartanburg so kinda close but glad to see people offering to help.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:57 PM   #3
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Hi everyone my name is Cory I have 20 years experience in remodeling homes,campers, RVs you name it and I was just wanting to let everyone on here know that if they need help with there conversion I would be happy to help. You would just have to come to me unless youíre close. But just let me know and we can make plans.
Hi Cory, and welcome to the site. I may just take you up on that when I start my electrical layout. I'm in the Greensboro/High Point area.
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Old 07-17-2018, 04:38 AM   #4
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Hi Cory, and welcome to the site. I may just take you up on that when I start my electrical layout. I'm in the Greensboro/High Point area.
Ok that sounds good to me just pm me and we can talk about what you want to do.
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Old 07-28-2018, 08:39 AM   #5
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Hey man I'm looking for a bus. DO you help with this? Thanks.
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Old 07-28-2018, 02:33 PM   #6
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Yes I can. I actually have one for sale or I can help you get one.
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Old 07-28-2018, 02:49 PM   #7
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Careful in NC. I've seen some pretty high mile, bottom rung buses come from there and they're limited to 45mph.
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Old 07-28-2018, 03:05 PM   #8
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Careful in NC. I've seen some pretty high mile, bottom rung buses come from there and they're limited to 45mph.
Both are true but both are not a big deal the speed can be reset if its electronically controlled. And North Carolina school districts have the best maintained buses pretty much in the US so miles arenít a bad thing. And what do you think is a lot of miles? It does depend on what somebody paid for the bus is well for miles.
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Both are true but both are not a big deal the speed can be reset if its electronically controlled. And North Carolina school districts have the best maintained buses pretty much in the US so miles arenít a bad thing. And what do you think is a lot of miles? It does depend on what somebody paid for the bus is well for miles.
I've seen NC buses and no way are they the best maintained in the US.
A lot of miles is north of 250k.
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Old 07-28-2018, 03:34 PM   #10
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I've seen NC buses and no way are they the best maintained in the US.
A lot of miles is north of 250k.
How can that distinction even be determined?
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Old 07-28-2018, 03:46 PM   #11
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How can that distinction even be determined?
LOL dude this is the internet!
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Old 07-28-2018, 04:07 PM   #12
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Don't start another pissing contest gentlemen.
My NC beach route bus was very well maintained.
No matter what state each counties school district has a different budget and bus barn that does things there own way.
So to me? No one can single out any single state as good or bad.
Except anything from above the mason Dixon line is gonna be rotten.
Still talking about vehicles? (Pun fun intended).
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Gotta agree with EastCoastCB....most NC/SC buses I see on the auctions are REALLY run down and high miles. I'm sure there are exceptions to the rule though.
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Gotta agree with EastCoastCB....most NC/SC buses I see on the auctions are REALLY run down and high miles. I'm sure there are exceptions to the rule though.
One Nation Under Goat got a NC bus. It was sold on that NC bus website.
Had a top speed of 45, really low gearing, and the school purposely withheld crucial info about problems with the bus. They ended up having to do an in-frame immediately upon getting the bus.

I'm sure there are some fine NC buses but I've not seen much more than low-geared low-spec stuff run hard and sold with a lot of wear and tear.

As with anything YMMV.
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guys.. its like ANYWHERE.. there are good busses and bad busses.. I seem to remember SOMEONE saying NEVER EVER buy a Georgia bus.... seems that person found a pretty damn nice georgia bus...



so its often the individual schools and individual busses..



sure we can talk trends.. its more likely to find rusty busses in areas that use salt.. thats out of the hands of the schools.. thats mother nature..



if 45 MPH is a state-wide or county wide rule in that area then yeah it definitely pays to call the VIN into the manufacturer to get the gearing / and transmission on said bus before auctiuon bidding..



as mentioned computer speedl imiters are easy,. you get them turned off.. may cost a couple hundred bucks or if you know someone with the scan tool to do it, then coax them into doing it..



do your due diligence befoire getting googley eyed over a cheap bus.. really nice cheap busses do exist.. and also so do total turds..



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guys.. its like ANYWHERE.. there are good busses and bad busses.. I seem to remember SOMEONE saying NEVER EVER buy a Georgia bus.... seems that person found a pretty damn nice georgia bus...



so its often the individual schools and individual busses..



sure we can talk trends.. its more likely to find rusty busses in areas that use salt.. thats out of the hands of the schools.. thats mother nature..



if 45 MPH is a state-wide or county wide rule in that area then yeah it definitely pays to call the VIN into the manufacturer to get the gearing / and transmission on said bus before auctiuon bidding..



as mentioned computer speedl imiters are easy,. you get them turned off.. may cost a couple hundred bucks or if you know someone with the scan tool to do it, then coax them into doing it..



do your due diligence befoire getting googley eyed over a cheap bus.. really nice cheap busses do exist.. and also so do total turds..



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A deal is a deal and nothing is set in stone! You're correct.

Most GA buses I've seen I wasn't too impressed with. And I've never been much of a fan of medium duty Cat engines.
I got a DEAL on a real clean GA bus with a really low mile low hour Cat and its a great bus.
But I did gamble a bit bidding on it. Always a roll of the dice no matter what!
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Old 09-07-2018, 05:44 PM   #17
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Hi everyone my name is Cory I have 20 years experience in remodeling homes,campers, RVs you name it and I was just wanting to let everyone on here know that if they need help with there conversion I would be happy to help. You would just have to come to me unless youíre close. But just let me know and we can make plans.
Cory, I have a little bit of finish work left on my bus that I could use help with...
But I actually came here to see if there was anybody close to me that has experience with leveling jacks. Any chance you've worked on them?
My HTC's are acting up.

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Cory, I have a little bit of finish work left on my bus that I could use help with...
But I actually came here to see if there was anybody close to me that has experience with leveling jacks. Any chance you've worked on them?
My HTC's are acting up.

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Old 09-08-2018, 04:50 PM   #19
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Hi Cory:

Can you help me to design & install an electrical system in a 1997 GMC USPS step van conversion that Iíve been working on?

Iím in Connecticut, but I can come to NC anytime (however, Iíd like to put on new tires before making the trip).

Please let me know if youíre still interested in working on such a project, & when it would be convenient for you.

Thank you,
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