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Old 11-27-2019, 07:12 PM   #21
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Did anybody even bother to look at the GSA Florida buses (https://autoauctions.gsa.gov/GSAAutoAuctions/)? Mostly short/shuttle buses. Ok, half of them are shown as "Salvage" but the other ones sure look pretty in their pictures!


I need to buy a shuttle/short bus somewhere between Florida and NC ASAP, if anyone knows of one available ...

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Old 11-27-2019, 07:22 PM   #22
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That's what I thought and why I posted em.

Everybody jumped on the Florida part without even looking at em calling em all junk.

Last time I take the time to post busses for sale.
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Old 11-27-2019, 07:46 PM   #23
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One thing I noticed when I was in Florida on vacation....their school bus drivers wear uniforms (at least in Fort Myers area). Presents quite the odd contrast with the raggedy ICs I saw covered in dents and blowing white smoke everywhere.

ha!! you mustve been on the west coast.. I lived in st pete for a year and marvelled at all the engine skips, presumeably busted A/C (no one in their right mind would drive a fu;; school bus in mid 90s degree heat without it on).. the mosquito fogging was often welcomed in the late summer beginning of the school year...
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:41 AM   #24
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And I've yet to see a Fla. bus with nice features. They always seem to be bottom line base models.

I wonder why this would be the case. I've heard it from a few different people now. But I cant think of any reason why Florida buses would be more basic or used harder than other states.


There is a Florida Bus i'm looking into right now, that has NO AC, in friggin Florida... How cheap does the school district have to be to not opt for AC in a short bus in southern Florida...
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:49 AM   #25
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I wonder why this would be the case. I've heard it from a few different people now. But I cant think of any reason why Florida buses would be more basic or used harder than other states.


There is a Florida Bus i'm looking into right now, that has NO AC, in friggin Florida... How cheap does the school district have to be to not opt for AC in a short bus in southern Florida...
FL treats education like its a luxury.
We have one of the poorest school systems in the country. OUr buses reflect the overcrowded underfunded schools to a T.
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:35 AM   #26
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not to mention most new florida busses have the added cost of A/C, which is a 10k adder on a lot of busses.. other areas of the country that dont have to tack on that 10k right of the bat can buy other niceties like air ride, air seat, storage bays..



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Old 12-05-2019, 08:39 AM   #27
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To be fair Florida does seem to order a lot of pusher buses which are substantially more expensive then conventionals or FE dognoses. But yeah otherwise they're bare bones with AC being the only add on.

I have seen a handful of nice trip buses in Florida, they must do that thing where a few buses are painted in school colors and decked out with coach seating etc for stuff like sports teams but I rarely see those buses offered for sale in FL. They must get exported right away after EOL or sold in private closed bid auctions that don't get much exposure online.
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:05 AM   #28
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We always took field trips in the same old worn out buses we took to school.
Maybe those fancy west coast schools over around st pete got nice buses but the ones at my local yard are all real sad looking.
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We always took field trips in the same old worn out buses we took to school.
Maybe those fancy west coast schools over around st pete got nice buses but the ones at my local yard are all real sad looking.
Around Cape Coral/Fort Myers all they had were Maxxforce era IC pushers that were BEAT. Truly pitiful machines that need to be put out of their misery
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We always took field trips in the same old worn out buses we took to school.
Maybe those fancy west coast schools over around st pete got nice buses but the ones at my local yard are all real sad looking.
Pinellas county buses are ragged man. They are spending money elsewhere!
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Old 12-05-2019, 11:43 AM   #31
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pinellas busses were definitely RAGGED..
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Old 12-05-2019, 02:37 PM   #32
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I know I've seen some decent buses on the west side of the state. Maybe highlands county where my brother lives. They have a huge bus yard.
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