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Old 09-11-2018, 02:55 PM   #1
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I am not sure where else on my favorite new goto site to ask this question but as I have spent most of my time up to this point on this classified section I thought I would ask this here. Please forgive me if it is the wrong place.

My question is which type of bus should I purchase when it comes to the style.

Some pros and cons would be helpful if you folks would be so gracious.

My choices would be between the larger (but not necessarily the largest) sizes meaning a 47 to 50+ seater, flat nosed D style, traditional style, etc. Some pros and cons on the issue would be helpful.

Another question while I am at is is I have found a Prison bus for sale that looks a bit different. It is a Chevy C5500 Kodiak Mid Bus with the Duramax Diesel. At first I thought is was a traditional school bus because it has a typical school bus body. However when I tried to research the exact bus all I can find are the same bus with a shuttle bus body.
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:17 PM   #2
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This has been asked and answered numerous times.
Basically... What works for you...
Crawl the forum and all your answers will be answered and a bunch you haven't even thought of yet...
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I am not sure where else on my favorite new goto site to ask this question but as I have spent most of my time up to this point on this classified section I thought I would ask this here. Please forgive me if it is the wrong place.

My question is which type of bus should I purchase when it comes to the style.

Some pros and cons would be helpful if you folks would be so gracious.

My choices would be between the larger (but not necessarily the largest) sizes meaning a 47 to 50+ seater, flat nosed D style, traditional style, etc. Some pros and cons on the issue would be helpful.

Another question while I am at is is I have found a Prison bus for sale that looks a bit different. It is a Chevy C5500 Kodiak Mid Bus with the Duramax Diesel. At first I thought is was a traditional school bus because it has a typical school bus body. However when I tried to research the exact bus all I can find are the same bus with a shuttle bus body.
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Old 09-11-2018, 04:19 PM   #3
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thanks

I appreciate the advice and will do.
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:05 PM   #4
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Do you want access to the rear or a garage?, you need a front engine. Rear engine gives different space for building a rear bedroom. Make a list of what every amenity is that you want and take measurements to see what size bus it will all fit in.
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