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Old 06-25-2020, 09:22 AM   #41
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My great-grandmother was a wealthy woman who bought a new Cadillac every two years. When the cimarron was released a salesman tried to show her on. "If I wanted a chevy I would go to the Chevy dealer" was her response.

She knew a real Cadillac when she saw one!

Just for sh**s and giggles, I looked up Blue Bird Wanderlodges online and found this beauty, and for 50 grand, the seller will throw in a Jeep and a setup for towing it.
Seen on https://www.rvtrader.com/listing/198...T40-5008071005

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Old 06-25-2020, 09:40 AM   #42
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She knew a real Cadillac when she saw one!

Just for sh**s and giggles, I looked up Blue Bird Wanderlodges online and found this beauty, and for 50 grand, the seller will throw in a Jeep and a setup for towing it.
Seen on https://www.rvtrader.com/listing/198...T40-5008071005
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That's a lot of bus, even if the Liberty is a black-eye for Jeep...

So basically NO Skoolie is worth more than ~$15,000, like ever....

I wonder what the "selling the lifestyle" brochure cost to put together?
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Old 06-25-2020, 11:18 AM   #43
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She knew a real Cadillac when she saw one!

Just for sh**s and giggles, I looked up Blue Bird Wanderlodges online and found this beauty, and for 50 grand, the seller will throw in a Jeep and a setup for towing it.
Seen on https://www.rvtrader.com/listing/198...T40-5008071005
I'm buying a Wanderlodge, actually. An 83 FC35.
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Old 06-25-2020, 10:06 PM   #44
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Own that expensive "Adventure" bus an the eight guys can only attract two girls. Doesnt found like much of an adventure to me
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Old 06-26-2020, 02:48 AM   #45
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I heard a rumor that California is making it tough to own diesels of this vintage ... perhaps that is the reason for the pricing.


Yup, this thread will bring all sorts of funnin' ....
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Old 06-26-2020, 06:35 AM   #46
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I heard a rumor that California is making it tough to own diesels of this vintage ... perhaps that is the reason for the pricing.


Yup, this thread will bring all sorts of funnin' ....
RVs in Cali are exempt from emissions requirements. Removing that exemption would be a death blow to almost all skoolies in the state.
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Old 06-26-2020, 09:28 AM   #47
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Truthfully, I think it's only a matter of time until they do that.

What do they care if a few hundred skoolies now have to leave? They're "saving" the planet in the process so they'll likely cheer for it.
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Old 06-26-2020, 11:52 AM   #48
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Truthfully, I think it's only a matter of time until they do that.

What do they care if a few hundred skoolies now have to leave? They're "saving" the planet in the process so they'll likely cheer for it.
I hope not and the campaign against diesel was concluded with school buses and delivery trucks. The plan was to get all the diesel fleet vehicles to install particulate filters. Vehicles less than 14000 GVWR and RVs were excluded

But then I found out about a couple laws for gasoline vehicles that were aimed at vintage and muscle cars that were signed by Arnold Schwarzenegger that seem like such a small number of vehicles that it would hardly be worth the effort. So who knows :/
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Old 06-26-2020, 02:12 PM   #49
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Truthfully, I think it's only a matter of time until they do that.

What do they care if a few hundred skoolies now have to leave? They're "saving" the planet in the process so they'll likely cheer for it.
They're not trying to save the planet, they're trying to reduce the emissions that cause smog, which is a big problem in California. And actually they're not trying to reduce these emissions, they're doing it - as much as we hate the post-2003 engines because they're financial time bombs, the NOx emissions (that cause smog) of newer engines are orders of magnitude lower (yet they have the same output of greenhouse gases as older engines, so no world-saving is occurring because of CARB regulations).

RVs are exempt from this because they represent a miniscule fraction of the diesel that gets burned. Requiring them to re-engine and be CARB compliant like trucks and school buses would accomplish literally nothing as far as smog is concerned (not that that means it won't happen someday but it hasn't happened yet, so logic is holding out).
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Old 07-17-2020, 11:13 PM   #50
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Ahhh I missed my chance to see this ... posting expired would have been kinda funny
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Old 07-18-2020, 02:01 AM   #51
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Old 07-20-2020, 03:52 PM   #52
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Looks like the lowered the price 15K, steal of a deal at only 99 thousand dollars


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Old 07-20-2020, 04:10 PM   #53
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I am reminded of when HOTRODs where made from the cheapest cars you could find, all discarded old cars, woodies in particular sold really cheap when the wood worn out,
so popular with broke surfers.
Cars built by people with more skill than money. Now a 49 Woody wagon sells for $200k, but at least they are rare, school buses? They go up for sale every day.
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:48 AM   #54
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But, the outdoor cooking and movie night! That's gotta be worth at least $80k right there!
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:27 PM   #55
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RIIIIIIIIIIGHT... I'm going to pay more than full price for a brand-new RV for a converted school bus with probably 250-350k on the mechanicals. Can build your own for about 15-25% of that.
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:51 PM   #56
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I am reminded of when HOTRODs where made from the cheapest cars you could find, all discarded old cars, woodies in particular sold really cheap when the wood worn out,
so popular with broke surfers.
Cars built by people with more skill than money. Now a 49 Woody wagon sells for $200k, but at least they are rare, school buses? They go up for sale every day.

some of the classic school busses and classic busses in general are starting to bring real money..



while this site is mainly more modern school busses that get converted, there are a growing number of bus enthusiasts who want uncovnerted busses that still have seats.. school busses from say 89 on back.. and coaches too..



GMC fishbowls used to be a dime a dozen now they are starting to get pricey. esp the rare stick shift ones.. I havent even got mine running yet and I get people wanting to buy it all the time..







original coaches that still have their lettering, seats, and such as well.. ie an old greyhound or trailways bus.. they often got sold at auction back in the day with the lettering still on them.. so many of those got set beside someone's house with grand ideas for conversion.. now they are showing up as barn finds and going for 10-15k+ at ebay auction..



we are talking busses that may not have run in 20 or 30 years plus..



cruising into a car show driving a 40+ year old school bus with an original AT540 dropping into 2nd gear turns every head in the place as at least half the guys there just instantly got transported back to their grade school days..


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Old 09-21-2020, 06:54 PM   #57
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Maybe so, but if this is the one I'm thinking about, it is a 90s RE flat-nose. Hardly worth that kind of money.
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Maybe so, but if this is the one I'm thinking about, it is a 90s RE flat-nose. Hardly worth that kind of money.

Yeah its a 90's to early 2000's run of the mill bus from what I recall, conversion was pretty basic and rough as well.
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:16 PM   #59
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90s busses dont bring much $.. some of the younger kids collect them because its what they rode to school on but they are a dime a dozen everywhere still.
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Old 09-21-2020, 11:43 PM   #60
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Crap! And here I was thinking my $8800 bus will be worth 80k in a couple of years. Gosh darnit! (More like I'll end up spending 80k in a couple of years!!)
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