Originally Posted by Robin97396
Sounds pretty reasonable. I think you should knock about 100,000 of your mileage estimate. 150,000 miles or lower are fairly easy to find.
The reason I have that higher is cause I've actually had a difficult time finding something so far. So if I find a bus that meets all of my required specs but has 250k instead of 150k, I'm not going to pass up on it for that reason alone. It will however affect the price I'm willing to pay for it, and I wont necessarily be willing to bid all the way up to $4500 in that case.
I think the thing that makes the search hard for me is wanting a big engine + stout transmission in a 5-8 window bus. It seems that most shorties come with the T444E, DT360, or 5.9 cummins with an AT545/similar. But I want the bigger engine since I plan to tow an 18-20 foot trailer behind me with about 4000lbs of cargo.