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Old 03-08-2018, 10:47 AM   #21
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BGA has layaway... some people like to do that because I believe they will let you change busses once without a charge... so you camn lay one away and if they get a different one in you like better you can swap to that one.. (only once)..

getting it home they will charge you for I believe. of course since they are a dealer. you can go and crawl around in and look at a bunch of busses..

their prices are higher but there is the convenience of seeing the busses and negotiating in person..
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What I meant was don't they something like roadside assistance for the buyer?

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Old 03-08-2018, 11:10 AM   #22
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What I meant was don't they something like roadside assistance for the buyer?

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they didnt when I broke down in mine. Greg was helpful in getting me pointed to a mobile truckdown service company, but at the time (2016) they didnt have an actual roadside assistance type of thing..

hindsight is 20/20, if I had tools with me I couldve ordered the parts online and fixed the bus myself rather than a mobile service guy that didnt quite deal well with old vehicles... (at least his parts counter didnt deal well with old vehicles)..

so I suggest to anyone going to pick up a bus.. have tools.. either ship them to a hotel ahead of time, rent a one way car and take them, or buy cheapo tools the minute you get your bus..

1/4" socket set
1/2" socet set
set of wrenches
set of screwdrivers
set of vice grips
Flashlight
maybe a large adjustable wrench.
site of wire cutters / splices / roll of electric tape.
roll of duct tape..

enough stuff that you can change a battery, fuel filter, belt, hose, alternator..

the above you casn check at an airline with no issues if flying.. I airline check tools all the time in my work.

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Old 03-08-2018, 04:47 PM   #23
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they didnt when I broke down in mine. Greg was helpful in getting me pointed to a mobile truckdown service company, but at the time (2016) they didnt have an actual roadside assistance type of thing..

hindsight is 20/20, if I had tools with me I couldve ordered the parts online and fixed the bus myself rather than a mobile service guy that didnt quite deal well with old vehicles... (at least his parts counter didnt deal well with old vehicles)..

so I suggest to anyone going to pick up a bus.. have tools.. either ship them to a hotel ahead of time, rent a one way car and take them, or buy cheapo tools the minute you get your bus..

1/4" socket set
1/2" socet set
set of wrenches
set of screwdrivers
set of vice grips
Flashlight
maybe a large adjustable wrench.
site of wire cutters / splices / roll of electric tape.
roll of duct tape..

enough stuff that you can change a battery, fuel filter, belt, hose, alternator..

the above you casn check at an airline with no issues if flying.. I airline check tools all the time in my work.

-Christopher
Makes sense...especially the ship ahead tip...I was surfing some auction site and came across several lots with leatherman knives...

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Old 03-08-2018, 04:50 PM   #24
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I'm going commando, not taking anything with me to work on the bus. deal with it if and when it happens. I'm just going in with a PMA and know I will cruise home with 0 issues.
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:04 PM   #25
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I'm going commando, not taking anything with me to work on the bus. deal with it if and when it happens. I'm just going in with a PMA and know I will cruise home with 0 issues.
Commando huh?

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Old 03-09-2018, 11:59 AM   #26
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they didnt when I broke down in mine. Greg was helpful in getting me pointed to a mobile truckdown service company, but at the time (2016) they didnt have an actual roadside assistance type of thing..

hindsight is 20/20, if I had tools with me I couldve ordered the parts online and fixed the bus myself rather than a mobile service guy that didnt quite deal well with old vehicles... (at least his parts counter didnt deal well with old vehicles)..

so I suggest to anyone going to pick up a bus.. have tools.. either ship them to a hotel ahead of time, rent a one way car and take them, or buy cheapo tools the minute you get your bus..

1/4" socket set
1/2" socet set
set of wrenches
set of screwdrivers
set of vice grips
Flashlight
maybe a large adjustable wrench.
site of wire cutters / splices / roll of electric tape.
roll of duct tape..

enough stuff that you can change a battery, fuel filter, belt, hose, alternator..

the above you casn check at an airline with no issues if flying.. I airline check tools all the time in my work.

-Christopher
Yeah, I plan to get my new bus to the nearest Harbor Fright and grab one of those $140 suitcase-o-tools when-and-if I get to that point.
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Old 03-09-2018, 12:32 PM   #27
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I'm going commando, not taking anything with me to work on the bus. deal with it if and when it happens. I'm just going in with a PMA and know I will cruise home with 0 issues.
my second bus I was freaked a bit from the first so I had all kinds of tools and stuff.. one way rental car trunk stuffed!.. saved the names of major truck stops in my GPS, etc..

and what did I do?? hopped in and drove the damned thing close to 1100 miles just like a new car... lolol

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