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Old 04-28-2019, 10:26 PM   #241
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Sweet! If the schedule allow, I think we may pass through that way...I'll let you know for sure when I know!

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Old 06-09-2019, 09:56 PM   #242
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I took a travel tour through Northern Montana / had to replace the compressor (which I should have just done a long time ago...) but rural Montana diesel mechanics charge a lot less than big city places

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New compressor... itís pretty.
I had to also replace the air vacuum.

And - because my air lines were actually pumping a strong air flow - I had to replace a regulator (which had a leak before - and was surprisingly easy to change...).
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Then - my height control valve went nutty. I took a trip over to Missoula to get the part from Harlowís - and replaced the control valve - which was more challenging than the regulator, but still surprisingly simple.

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Old 06-25-2019, 11:07 PM   #243
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Biggie Bus

For Sale.

The time has come for me to part ways with the Biggie Bus.
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28í - dog nose.
2000 International 3800.
T444e
7.3L 210HP V8 turbo diesel
Transmission: Allison MD

340,000 miles

Featured Items:
- wood burning stove (Grizzy Cubic Mini) installed new 11/2018.
- natureís head composting toilet (will be completely cleaned)
- domestic 12v fridge / top loading
- solar. 2x100w Panels. 4x 12v 100ah Duracell Deep Cycle batteries.
2500w sine inverter
30amp RV hook up
Rear cargo welded to bumper.
3500w propane champion generator (with tank)
Hitch and towing kit (available - installed at Camping World).
Propane Camp Chef stove/oven.

Easy to reconfigure / change / adapt interior - no wheel wells. Factory insulation. Floor replaced (weather-shielding, reflectix, 1/2 ply, vinyl planks), 6 screened windows. Open concept.

This bus has been a joy to live in for 2 years with my Dog. We traveled from Florida across the south then up to Montana, across the north to Virginia, then Texas, NM, CA, Winter in Arizona, and now in Montana.

Available for pick up - or possible delivery (free within 300 miles) - negotiable after that

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Old 06-26-2019, 06:07 AM   #244
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Good luck with your sale, Roger!
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Old 06-26-2019, 07:46 AM   #245
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Thanks, Sandi!
Iíve decided to settle down in Montana.
I hate to sell TheBiggieBus - but it will be much happier with someone else instead of buried in the Montana winter!


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Old 06-26-2019, 08:11 AM   #246
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Roger you must really like cold weather! Good luck with the sale!
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Old 06-26-2019, 09:48 AM   #247
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I hope to visit you out there next summer! Maybe take in some theater!
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Old 06-26-2019, 10:02 AM   #248
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way cool!!!

I can say first hand from seeing the Biggie Bus and programming its computer, that its one of the healthiest T-444E's ive seen.. and a really solid Bus!
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Old 06-26-2019, 04:08 PM   #249
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It is a very solid bus - with a strong engine (and thanks to you, Cruise control and it can hit 80MPH! (I've never gone over 70mph with it - it likes to cruise at 56MPH) Many years more to go on this bus. I hate to depart with it - but I think it would be better traveling rather than sitting through a Montana winter.

Thanks, Chris!

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way cool!!!

I can say first hand from seeing the Biggie Bus and programming its computer, that its one of the healthiest T-444E's ive seen.. and a really solid Bus!
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Old 06-26-2019, 06:19 PM   #250
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You planning on doing another bus or you really out?
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Old 06-26-2019, 06:55 PM   #251
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Oh no - I canít give it up - I am working on building a tiny house that will withstand the winters up here - then eventually rebuild a bus for travel.
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Old 07-14-2019, 11:42 AM   #252
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I spent yesterday morning cleaning out my bus - and realized that it only took 4 hours to clear out all the furniture / structure (except the Nature's Head - but that was incase I had to use it... it has since been taken out and cleaned).
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It's neat having a clean slate to build again - possibilities are endless.
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I was thinking of keeping the bus and just setting it up as a vacation / weekend Camper. Or sell it and buy a smaller bus for weekend excursions. Life is full of so many options and opportunities.

So - I am open to reasonable offers at this point!

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Old 07-14-2019, 12:22 PM   #253
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Selling it for something smaller?
It seems small overall, but big enough to live comfortably in.

My bus is small being a cutaway style and for any more than just myself aboard, it would be too small for comfortable living.

Not sure how you've priced it, but good luck on your sale...
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Old 07-14-2019, 12:30 PM   #254
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hang onto it and build it as a weekend warrior... this is a bus you know.. you know it runs fantastic and has been up to the challenges you have given it..



if you go buy a new one and now its learn all over again and hope you got a good-one...
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Old 07-14-2019, 12:37 PM   #255
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That's true. It's a solid bus. And it has been road tested in extreme conditions!

Maybe I can build it out as a cozy little Airbnb...

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hang onto it and build it as a weekend warrior... this is a bus you know.. you know it runs fantastic and has been up to the challenges you have given it..



if you go buy a new one and now its learn all over again and hope you got a good-one...
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Old 07-14-2019, 01:29 PM   #256
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That's true. It's a solid bus. And it has been road tested in extreme conditions!

Maybe I can build it out as a cozy little Airbnb...
Extra dog house in a pinch too.
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:11 PM   #257
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Thatís not a bad idea - my original plan was to have several small kennels in the bus - so I could safely travel with my then three dogs.
Now, with only one, itís not as necessary - but I may add one for the odd stray we both know I will eventually come across!

Keeping the faith (in dogs)!
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Thatís not a bad idea - my original plan was to have several small kennels in the bus - so I could safely travel with my then three dogs.
Now, with only one, itís not as necessary - but I may add one for the odd stray we both know I will eventually come across!

Keeping the faith (in dogs)!
An emergency dog rescue station/weekend camper/AirBnB could be pretty handy, Roger!
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Old 04-18-2020, 07:44 PM   #259
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Odin and I looked at a bus today.
Mostly dreaming... as I am still working on a small Gypsy Wagon.

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Old 04-18-2020, 07:55 PM   #260
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Odin and I looked at a bus today.
Mostly dreaming... as I am still working on a small Gypsy Wagon.

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