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Old 04-25-2024, 12:16 AM   #1
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Hello from New Mexico

Hi folks! I am a long time skoolie guy but have been out of the bus life for a bit. I have recently decided to re-enter and I am currently on the hunt for a bus again. Glad to be here and hope to help out as much as I can along with learning more as always. Cheers!

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Old 04-25-2024, 12:42 AM   #2
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Welcome.

Central America is a good place to find used Buses. Many good buses have been sold and shipped down there from North America. You'll probably have an easier time than us finding one.
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Old 04-25-2024, 09:21 AM   #3
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Why shop for a Bus in a Foreign country? I think New Mexico is still a state in the United States of America, it's right between Texas and Arizona.
There are lots of used Hippie Busses in New Mexico!
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Old 04-25-2024, 11:40 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies! I am in New Mexico USA for sure Just purchased a Rear 8.3 Bluebird All American for my project. Really looking forward to all this work. This will be my 2nd time around with a school bus, not counting the 68 westie pop top vw bus or the westie 83 vanagon. Fun adventures ahead for sure. I guess the bus thing never leaves the soul. I always come back. Cheers
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Old 04-26-2024, 04:23 PM   #5
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Where in New Mexico, USA?
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Old 04-26-2024, 05:17 PM   #6
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I am in Roswell New Mexico (Southeastern NM in the Pecos Valley)
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Old 04-26-2024, 06:36 PM   #7
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Were about 8 gallons away. Hello neighbor.
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Old 04-26-2024, 06:40 PM   #8
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Old 05-01-2024, 04:25 PM   #9
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I bought my bus from Clovis New Mexico. Probably the best place in the country to buy one. Extremely dry, not one bit of rust on it, but a couple of leaks that took a while to track down. Mine is a 1995 Thomas rear engine and also has the 8.3
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Old 05-01-2024, 05:12 PM   #10
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Were about 8 gallons away. Hello neighbor.
I'm now and forever going to measure distances in gallons rather than time. Thank you for this.
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Old 05-01-2024, 08:14 PM   #11
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My fuel gauge is so inaccurate on mine. I can fill it up. It goes sooo fast on the first quarter, then stays forever in the middle, then gets to the last quarter and seems to last awhile? I've never waited long enough to really test it out and I don't know if i'm running on fumes or not.
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