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Old 12-19-2017, 01:19 PM   #1
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DUI Checkpoint !

I just bought a retired NC Highway Patrol breathalyzer bus.
Soooo, again, it would be really cool to meet up with local people to collaborate with.

Question: the huge floodlights are still on the roof and I'm hoping to sell them to recoup some of my money. Thoughts on anyone that would want a random item like that??
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Old 12-19-2017, 01:47 PM   #2
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Old 12-19-2017, 02:43 PM   #3
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I have pics of the bus in general but no close-ups of the light thing.
It's an '03 Thomas and has a TON of stuff already on it! Auto leveling jacks, Kabuto 21k diesel generator, power driver seat, electric mirrors, inverter...
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Old 12-19-2017, 02:44 PM   #4
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Sounds like a pretty sweet find!
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Old 12-19-2017, 03:25 PM   #5
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Do you mind if I ask how much you paid for that bus? It's something everyone wanted to know for comparative purposes anyway, but were to polite to ask.

Good score. Where did they hide a 21k generator in a bus?
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Old 12-19-2017, 03:51 PM   #6
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I'm guessing I don't have enough posts to post pics from my phone??
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Old 12-19-2017, 03:52 PM   #7
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I'm guessing I don't have enough posts to post pics from my phone??
I think you need 5 posts, so go ahead with one more and then let em rip!
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Old 12-19-2017, 03:55 PM   #8
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Sweet! Thanks!!
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Old 12-19-2017, 03:58 PM   #9
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Nope, not yet. LOL
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Old 12-19-2017, 04:00 PM   #10
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10 posts maybe?
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Old 12-19-2017, 04:01 PM   #11
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Hey, I think I might have helped fund that bus or at least seen it inside and out?
A long time ago but I know I gave NC some money either way.
Cool find especially with the leveling jacks.
What area are you in?
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Old 12-19-2017, 04:03 PM   #12
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LOL. Not sure. Didnt try pics till i was past 70 posts. I say just keep posting in this thread till it allows it. We could use some jokes
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Old 12-19-2017, 04:13 PM   #13
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haha I pretty much paid for a new courthouse in Carthage. I live near Pinehurst now...well, until my house sells and I hit the road!
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Old 12-19-2017, 04:20 PM   #14
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2003 Thomas Saf-T-Liner Diesel Pusher
32' Length
Professionally converted - Reconfigure the interior to suit your travel needs. Skip all the expensive time consuming work - All major systems are in place for you.
Cat 3126 7.2 Diesel runs good
Allison automatic transmission shifts through all gears smoothly
163k miles
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Excellent condition Goodyear tires
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GVWR 25,900 and title is listed as a house car, not a bus.
Paint has indentations, peels, and scratches from the removal of decals previously affixed. This is purely cosmetic.
This is an excellent running first class commercial bus conversion, ready to hit the road today.
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Old 12-19-2017, 04:21 PM   #15
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Question: the huge floodlights are still on the roof and I'm hoping to sell them to recoup some of my money. Thoughts on anyone that would want a random item like that??
I wouldn't be surprised if they were similar to the floodlights often found on fire trucks.
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Old 12-19-2017, 04:25 PM   #16
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They are telescoping... there's a corded controller. I wish I had gotten some pics today.
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Old 12-19-2017, 04:30 PM   #17
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They are telescoping... there's a corded controller. I wish I had gotten some pics today.
Are they pneumatic? We had some air-powered lighting masts from a fire truck that we used as a flagpole for our Military trucks.

Sounds like you got a helluva bus. 20Kw- you can do some welding.

Who says crime doesn't pay- DUI's must be very lucrative.
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Old 12-19-2017, 04:38 PM   #18
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They are VERY lucrative! I got one in the early 80's and it was expensive then! They replaced this bus with a million $ one.
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Crime does pay every nickel and dime they ever thought they had to the county that gave them a place to stay at that time?
And around here even if you are cleared and not found guilty even for a speeding ticket you still owe the court cost of 210$ this year?
I probably helped fund that bus? Before they bought it but.
DFeazle if you will let me know what you want to get rid of I might be able to help.
You got a lot of things on your build that I am working on adding? So you started off real good.
Now all the fun mess begins.
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Old 12-19-2017, 04:45 PM   #20
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They are VERY lucrative! I got one in the early 80's and it was expensive then! They replaced this bus with a million $ one.
What County?... so I stay out. Lol.

Don't want to pay for that bus.
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