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Old 09-04-2019, 09:28 AM   #1
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1997 Thomas Saf-T-Liner..Need you Experience and Help before I buy.....

Thank you all for your advice in advance!

I've spend some time on the Forum trying to get up to speed on this vehicle.

It's listed with a 5.9 Cummins with automatic transmission. It has a image of the speedo with mileage at 83,000 miles. The exterior has been painted, interior is set with a long bench on one side, then bench seats facing each other with tables between. There is an amp with stereo system and flat screen TV mounted in the rear with a "converter" running it all. Front tires good, rear about 50%. Graphic/letting on front show a restaurant name/phone which I assume it was used as a party type bus. (See attached pictures) t I'm looking at carrying cost, called insurance yesterday to get a feel what it would cost (any insights on special what to handle this?)

Second would to determine parking/storage cost.

My initial thought was to use it around town with a bunch of friends, also have a summer home 4 hours south which would be fun to have there too.

Having said all that, I don't know what kind of $$$$ i would be getting myself into....is the actual cost the least of what I'd be having?

What kind of maintanance should I expect?


Being a school bus is this made for the open road, can I drive 4 hours ?(at what speed) without be concerned/stranded (I realize any vehicle can break down).

Are there specific items I need to watch for when checking out that you have experienced?

As noted above I really appreciate you experiences and insights!

This could be something really cool or disaster......

Look forward to all your thoughts.



PS...see attached images....hope they come through....




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