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Old 07-29-2019, 11:44 PM   #21
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Still haven't inspected our test driven it, but I know we all love pics:
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Old 07-30-2019, 03:40 AM   #22
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Still haven't inspected our test driven it, but I know we all love pics:
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Cool. Looks expensive!
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Old 07-30-2019, 05:38 AM   #23
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Still way less expensive than a class A diesel pusher RV...
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Old 07-30-2019, 05:56 AM   #24
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The seller is asking 25k with RV title and he offered to strip the seats (presumably he imports a lot of these, so this is a win win). Considering the pricing here:

https://www.busesforsale.com/categor...e-decker-buses

overall, I feel like I'm getting a pretty good deal. I could save a lot by importing it myself, but I'd be stuck with import tax, the hassle of registering it in NY, and removing and disposing of the seats myself.
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Old 07-30-2019, 06:44 AM   #25
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How fast can it safely go?
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Old 07-30-2019, 06:47 AM   #26
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The governor on most of these is set to 62. Not sure how this one is configured. All great questions
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Old 07-31-2019, 03:57 PM   #27
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I know next to nothing about those busses. I was look into one many years ago. A problem that I ran into was that I was told that these are city busses and are underpowered for highway use. The one I looked at would supposedly only go about 45mph. Be sure that the speed is not a concern before buying this.
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:41 PM   #28
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Make sure that is mph and not kph
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Old 07-31-2019, 05:16 PM   #29
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I still don't have a smart phone. Drops peoples jaws all the time. But guess what!! I can do two handed chores with.... two hands!
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Old 07-31-2019, 05:57 PM   #30
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This one goes 55 comfortably. The seller just drove it to Alabama from the Georgia coast
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:05 PM   #31
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Oh, and Britain uses the mile too. So definitely mph
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:37 PM   #32
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Old 07-31-2019, 08:28 PM   #33
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I still don't have a smart phone. Drops peoples jaws all the time. But guess what!! I can do two handed chores with.... two hands!
I don't have a smartphone and don't want one. I tell folks "no smartphone" is my religion.
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Old 08-03-2019, 06:26 PM   #34
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Fun

The 64 dollar question is sleeping on first floor or second floor? I would think living on top floor would give the best views, just wondering your thoughts.
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Old 08-04-2019, 05:23 AM   #35
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Upstairs for sure! Forward master br that converts into office/dining area. Three small sleep pods in the rear center of the bus... Have initial layout plans, but I'm not home right now to post
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:05 PM   #36
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Photos from inspection. Seller agreed to fix all the issues found.

School Bus Conversion Resources - Crisfole's Album: Double Deck Inspection Photos
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Old 08-17-2019, 03:04 PM   #37
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I noticed in a couple photos you mentioned "This is where I put in gas" - is this a gas or diesel powered bus? Don't want to put in wrong type of fuel (it's happened more than once!)
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Old 08-17-2019, 05:15 PM   #38
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Definitely diesel. Should have said fuel ;). But I'd never make that mistake. Thanks for the (very fair) warning.
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Old 08-17-2019, 05:17 PM   #39
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PS I grew up in Europe where both fuel types were common. I think of both as "gas" just different types, but I realize that's not right.
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Old 08-31-2019, 05:25 AM   #40
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Well, seller will deliver early September. Looks like we're doing this!

Once I get the bus and take some photos I'll start a build thread.
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