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Old 04-05-2017, 07:56 PM   #1
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Selling my 40ft Thomas schoool bus in California

Martinez CA

40ft Thomas Saf-T-Liner school bus. Inside is stripped, 2 bench seats reinstalled for temporary seating.



New Batteries
New Wipers
New Turn signal switch
New Belt
New headlights/highbeams
Recently inspected

Runs well, has been driven in 30 to 95 degree weather with no problems.

I made the mistake of buying something larger than my capability, and I need to start over with something smaller. The inside is gutted and ready for you to install whatever you want.

For photos and offers, contact me at AWebb3701@gmail.com
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Old 04-05-2017, 08:52 PM   #2
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What price do you want for it?

More info would help, motor?Transmission etc. Can you post pics?

Im looking for a 40ft.
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Old 04-06-2017, 11:36 AM   #3
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If this thing is tagged and titled in CA and it's a motorhome title and it's CARB-blessed, it'd almost be worth buying for the chassis and drivetrain!
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Old 04-07-2017, 10:28 AM   #4
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Working under the assumption that this is the same bus he was troubleshooting a starting issue with a little while back...

It's a 1991, rear engine, 12 valve Cummins 5.9 (mechanical engine). No idea what transmission it has.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:39 PM   #5
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Sorry for the delay. It is in fact the 1991 rear engine. I fixed the starting problem with fresh batteries and some cleanup. The transmission is an Allison I believe. It's hard for me to tell, since I can't find any identifying markings on it.

It IS tagged and titled as a motorhome, I currently have it insured as such as well, so I know there aren't any problems in that field either.

I'm looking for 10k, but I'm willing to negotiate depending on how soon it's picked up. I'm actively working on the bus in case it doesn't sell, so my leeway for haggling gets smaller the more money I put into this thing.

Outside of bus, you can still see a little bit of the graffiti from its previous home in Oakland.

Engine compartment. Inspector said the rust is surface only, with the exception of the Radiator (top right) which will need rebuilding eventually.
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:36 PM   #6
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If you can snap a picture of the side of the transmission, we can probably tell you what model it is.
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:07 PM   #7
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Update: Price has dropped to 7k, since I'm now actively trying to move this thing before the police tow it because my WONDERFUL neighbors aren't happy with a renovation project in their neighborhood.
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:23 PM   #8
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Update: Price has dropped to 7k, since I'm now actively trying to move this thing before the police tow it because my WONDERFUL neighbors aren't happy with a renovation project in their neighborhood.
Is it off the street?, are you in a HOA?, can they legally tow it?
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:26 PM   #9
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It's on the street, because our neighborhood doesn't have space on the properties for a bus.

They can legally tow it, because there are a bunch of laws about size limits that they weren't going to enforce or even inform me of until today, but they are now because there have been ELEVEN complaints in the last 2 weeks, from people who don't want to talk to me, but love to complain to the cops.
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:38 PM   #10
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It's on the street, because our neighborhood doesn't have space on the properties for a bus.

They can legally tow it, because there are a bunch of laws about size limits that they weren't going to enforce or even inform me of until today, but they are now because there have been ELEVEN complaints in the last 2 weeks, from people who don't want to talk to me, but love to complain to the cops.
My first bus was "free" but ended up costing me at least five grand in fines and lawsuits. I didn't get another bus for about a decade or so- I wanted to make SURE I have somewhere to keep my bus this time!
Best of luck to you, AWebb3701.
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:39 PM   #11
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My first bus was "free" but ended up costing me at least five grand in fines and lawsuits. I didn't get another bus for about a decade or so- I wanted to make SURE I have somewhere to keep my bus this time!
Best of luck to you, AWebb3701.
That's the best part. I went down to the police station multiple times and confirmed that I wasn't violating anything, and they told me that everything was on the up and up, despite receiving multiple notices of complaints.
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:48 PM   #12
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That's the best part. I went down to the police station multiple times and confirmed that I wasn't violating anything, and they told me that everything was on the up and up, despite receiving multiple notices of complaints.
Seems to me ( I could be wrong because I don't know your city ordinances ) if its registered & insured as a RV then as long as it moves every 72 hrs they shouldn't be able to tow it neighbors be damned
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I love my new place. I've got a bus, my neighbor had a HUGE box truck, and another neighbor parks his semi in his yard. In DOWNTOWN!
I moved from my home town over that first bus incident. It just never settled well with me and I decided when I was gona buy a home it was gonna be anywhere but there!
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Old 04-26-2017, 01:22 PM   #14
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Well I think we should call every Rv/Motorhome/Skoolie we can find & line both sides of your street, then every 72 hrs rotate them a few parking spots.

Then make a sign for your yard that reads

"Bitch Now"
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Well I think we should call every Rv/Motorhome/Skoolie we can find & line both sides of your street, then every 72 hrs rotate them a few parking spots.
Next skoolie meetup????
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That would be an interesting way to have a suburban skoolie party. About 20 skoolies should make an impression. That way they'll never complain about your single bus again.
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That would be an interesting way to have a suburban skoolie party. About 20 skoolies should make an impression. That way they'll never complain about your single bus again.
And every evening at 9:55 pm start all the engines at once for 5 min.
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There wouldn't be any mosquitos remaining in that community after 20 buses crank up from cold.
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Apparently there are laws against having any vehicle over 3 tons on the street, as well as doing any kind of work on a vehicle on the street. He said there are countless laws he COULD enforce, and I can't comply with all of them.
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Apparently there are laws against having any vehicle over 3 tons on the street, as well as doing any kind of work on a vehicle on the street. He said there are countless laws he COULD enforce, and I can't comply with all of them.
Well you could always move to Vacaville , None of that stuff goes on here.
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