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Old 06-17-2018, 07:45 PM   #1
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Question Is this a good deal?

I just saw this posting and called the poster yesterday. He said it's still for sale and that it has 260,000 miles on it, no rust and that it was driven by the Florida boys' home. He says it's in great condition. We were thinking about driving the 2.5 hours it would take us to get there to take a look at it this upcoming weekend. Opinions?

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Old 06-19-2018, 09:14 AM   #2
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That looks like a fairly minimal conversion on a pretty basic bus.

That will likely have the older 7.3 IDI engine and AT545 transmission. It will be on the slow side with that drive trane.

Given the age and mileage, I would make sure and have a bit in the budget for the repair shop.

For what it appears to be, the price is not unreasonable.
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:23 AM   #3
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Lackluster bus with some yard sale/roadside furniture thrown in.
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:26 AM   #4
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The IDI is boooooooooring which is a good thing in a bus. You can get nearly everything for it from autozone, and you can reach at least 6 of the glow plugs without taking anything else off (these are very temperature sensitive and glow plugs are not optional!)

It does look like they just threw a bunch of sun room furniture in there, you didnt mention your intended use so I can't say if that's good or bad.

I personally wouldn't buy it because it doesn't have air conditioning and at a glance doesn't appear to have any effort of insulation, but is being sold as a converted bus. The same bus fresh from a school with seats in it would be worth half their asking price with half the miles.
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