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Old 08-24-2018, 10:37 AM   #1
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Location: near Christiansburg VA
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Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freightliner
Engine: Cummins 5.9
Rated Cap: 44 or 66? 11 rows
Spokane area: 5.9 conv, seats out

$4499 OBO. (We have about $4600 into it and are not counting labor.)
The bus is in Pullman, Washington, about an hour and a half's drive S of Spokane. Other communities in the area include Coeur d'Alene and Moscow, ID.
  • 2002 Freightliner with a Thomas FS-65 chassis;
  • 10 window/11 rows of seats;
  • 207K miles or so (estimated), low hours for those miles;
  • Cummins 5.9 which starts right up;
  • Allison 2000 overdrive transmission;
  • Governed at 60;
  • Air brakes;
  • Air door;
  • Air-ride rear suspension;
  • A few pinholes of rust poking through the paint at the top of one of the wheel wells (since sanded, primed, and painted);
  • All seats except the one above the back heater have been removed.
  • The bus has been painted (New Holland Blue / Gloss White, using Tractor Supply's version of Rustoleum, after sanding).
  • Lowest panel of forward door is rusted out (flat metal: easy fix);
  • Rusted wire chase (or something else nonstructural) L-R next to floor support. Can't tell what it is there for, but it's not part of the stoutness of the bus itself).
  • No body damage (well, except the lens on the light above the license plate - backed into a dumpster);
  • Aluminum air-cleaner-to-engine pipe worn through by heater hoses (holes at top), covered with Gorilla Tape as a temporary - but highly effective - fix (recommended by big rig mechanic - he's seen lots of this problem fixed this way);
  • Oil leak at front of engine, believed to be the front seal (used ~7 qts of oil in 2700 miles);
  • One moderately small underbody box;
  • Good tread and age on the tires;
  • Spare tire included;
  • New fan clutch;
  • New thermostat;
  • 2000 watt inverter
  • New deep cycle battery
  • Heavy wiring for inverter, including cutout switch
  • Co-pilot's seat (from Suburban, with integrated shoulder belt) welded to minivan pedestal. The seat is behind the driver (long story) but could be repositioned;
  • Additional mechanical temperature gauge to provide a check on the instrument panel gauge: the instrument panel gauge reads hotter than reality).
  • All service records since it was new;
  • Successful trip across the country (Virginia to Washington) with only one hitch - lost instrument panel lights: fixed by swapping around relays).
  • Sold to me by a very kind and helpful bus mechanic who flips a few buses a year.

If you want to drop the price a bit I can remove the 2000W inverter, the deep cycle battery, and the heavy low voltage wiring and cutout switch.
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Old 08-27-2018, 04:12 PM   #2
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Do you have pictures of the inside?
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Old 08-27-2018, 05:11 PM   #3
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Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freightliner
Engine: Cummins 5.9
Rated Cap: 44 or 66? 11 rows
Here is a link to a set of photos. Messy bus: we unloaded our stuff and drove it to storage rather than sweeping it out.

Will be cleaning it out and posting it for more money...
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