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Old 01-31-2019, 08:38 AM   #4401
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im not saying its not a good option, but gears are still important.. an overdrive trans with 7.17 gears itsnt goingto be fast.. the guys unlocking 6th are doing it because their busses are often geared where they are at the top of their RPM range.. 5 speed is a perfectly fine option.. in fact I dont even use my 6th gear because it runs my RPM too low till I regear..



but you'll have trouble getting 6th unlocked on the old WTEC II TCMs.. no one wants to touch them.
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What rear end gears do you have Chris?

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Old 01-31-2019, 10:27 AM   #4402
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I am amazed at the lack of activity on these buses.

230hp 5.9's and MD-3060's with reasonable miles.

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Old 01-31-2019, 10:33 AM   #4403
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I am amazed at the lack of activity on these buses.

230hp 5.9's and MD-3060's with reasonable miles.

https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/li...t?orgid=417084
I would bid on two or three to resell, but they're 3100 miles away.
The sad part is in two or three weeks max someone will come on here saying they've been looking for this bus. Or that they just paid a dealer $6500 for one.
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Old 01-31-2019, 10:35 AM   #4404
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I am amazed at the lack of activity on these buses.

230hp 5.9's and MD-3060's with reasonable miles.

https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/li...t?orgid=417084
8 buses for a total of around $5k.
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Old 01-31-2019, 10:43 AM   #4405
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That would be a hard pass from me.
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Old 01-31-2019, 10:47 AM   #4406
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Why don't you flip one or two of em, Steve?
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Old 01-31-2019, 10:55 AM   #4407
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Why don't you flip one or two of em, Steve?
I would love to but I have no room to park anything else....

Buy my 2004 Dodge3500 dually, 5.9. NV-5600, Edge Juice, SS exhaust and 22.5 Alcoa's and I might be able to squeeze another bus
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Old 01-31-2019, 11:52 AM   #4408
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Same boat, I'm a few thousand miles too far to take advantage of that one but it seems like a relatively easy flip opportunity.
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Old 01-31-2019, 11:58 AM   #4409
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Same boat, I'm a few thousand miles too far to take advantage of that one but it seems like a relatively easy flip opportunity.
About half the drive would be the rockies in winter.
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Old 01-31-2019, 12:04 PM   #4410
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If I had room, I would snag at least one of them.

Although.... Some of our members get angry if you try and make a profit on a bus....

Ah well... Joke 'me if they can't take a #-(/.
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Old 01-31-2019, 12:11 PM   #4411
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If I had room, I would snag at least one of them.

Although.... Some of our members get angry if you try and make a profit on a bus....

Ah well... Joke 'me if they can't take a #-(/.
Not me, I love to make a buck off a bus. Or even more than a buck if possible. I think most of us try to steer newbies away from the super-overpriced dealers like bga but some folks just WON'T buy an auction bus. They'd rather buy that same bus from YOU. IDK why this is, but this is where making a buck is easy.
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Old 01-31-2019, 12:30 PM   #4412
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Not me, I love to make a buck off a bus. Or even more than a buck if possible. I think most of us try to steer newbies away from the super-overpriced dealers like bga but some folks just WON'T buy an auction bus. They'd rather buy that same bus from YOU. IDK why this is, but this is where making a buck is easy.
I know CB.

I feel the same way.

I came across a for sale thread where the seller had purchased at auction, drove it home, titled and registered, pulled the seats out and I think that he had pulled out the floor. He offered it for sale for a bit more than he paid for it. Someone tracked down the original auction and saw what he had originally paid for it and proceeded to give him grief for trying to turn a small profit.
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Old 01-31-2019, 01:15 PM   #4413
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That's not too surprising. I figure if you're listing your bus on skoolie.net you're already doing it wrong. We're the wrong crowd and some are more vocal than others about that. Personally I only say something if a bus is listed for multiple times its market value. I wouldn't flinch if someone bought all those buses for $500 and listed them for $5000 each.
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Old 01-31-2019, 01:55 PM   #4414
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That's not too surprising. I figure if you're listing your bus on skoolie.net you're already doing it wrong. We're the wrong crowd and some are more vocal than others about that. Personally I only say something if a bus is listed for multiple times its market value. I wouldn't flinch if someone bought all those buses for $500 and listed them for $5000 each.
I don't have issue either.

I bought a boat a few years ago. I spent many a weekend cleaning, fixing and upgrading. When I sold it I priced it fairly. The first person to look at it bought it and took it home.

Then he discovered a copy of the bill of sale that I had accidentally left in the boat. he was pissed at me. he came back and wanted me to refund the difference between what I had paid and what i sold it to him for.

Some folks........
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Old 01-31-2019, 02:47 PM   #4415
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I don't have issue either.

I bought a boat a few years ago. I spent many a weekend cleaning, fixing and upgrading. When I sold it I priced it fairly. The first person to look at it bought it and took it home.

Then he discovered a copy of the bill of sale that I had accidentally left in the boat. he was pissed at me. he came back and wanted me to refund the difference between what I had paid and what i sold it to him for.

Some folks........

Thatís just insane, somebody wanting something for nothing. They donít realize all of the work that you put into made it worth what you were asking not what you paid.

Thatís why I have no problem with someone buying a bus for said price doing the leg work of getting it titled, driving it possibly hundreds to thousands of miles, removing the seats and making a profit. Removing the seats can possibly be one of the most difficult tasks honestly.

Some people are too ďelitistĒ about things. Who cares if someone sells something for a profit! Itís not like theyíre trying to steal money from people.
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Old 01-31-2019, 03:01 PM   #4416
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This is America...a Capitalist society that rewards people willing to do some work. Profit is NOT a four letter word.


You want something for nothing move to a Socialist country (if you can find one that isn't already bankrupt).


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"The problem with Socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other peoples money".
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Old 01-31-2019, 03:40 PM   #4417
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Thatís just insane, somebody wanting something for nothing. They donít realize all of the work that you put into made it worth what you were asking not what you paid.

Thatís why I have no problem with someone buying a bus for said price doing the leg work of getting it titled, driving it possibly hundreds to thousands of miles, removing the seats and making a profit. Removing the seats can possibly be one of the most difficult tasks honestly.

Some people are too ďelitistĒ about things. Who cares if someone sells something for a profit! Itís not like theyíre trying to steal money from people.
IDk man... pulling the seats is sorta the easy part. My wife does the worst part and holds the wrench underneath the bus.
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Old 01-31-2019, 05:59 PM   #4418
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This is America...a Capitalist society that rewards people willing to do some work. Profit is NOT a four letter word.


You want something for nothing move to a Socialist country (if you can find one that isn't already bankrupt).


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"The problem with Socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other peoples money".
You said it better than I did in less words.
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Old 01-31-2019, 06:01 PM   #4419
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IDk man... pulling the seats is sorta the easy part. My wife does the worst part and holds the wrench underneath the bus.
Hahaha youíre more cruel than I am! My wife always has trouble with impacts and drills. I tried to have her help with that but ended up just climbing up and down with vise grips until my buddy came over. But I will give my wife credit she has done amazing works throughout the build!
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