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Old 12-25-2016, 04:12 PM   #1
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Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 1
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: Military TC 2000
Engine: Cummings 5.9
Rated Cap: 28 passenger
We found our bus!

We've just purchased a 28 passenger 1997 Blubird TC2000 with a Cummings 5.9 and Allison transmission and only 91,000 miles. It was formerly a United States Air Force bus and then did a few years as a church bus. Having had a 70+ passenger bus that was partially converted over a decade ago I knew the ins and outs of having such a large bus. We opted for this bus for many reasons one being the short wheel base as our travels will bring us into the cities from time to time. I love the ability to turn on a dime and flip u turns on city streets with little to no hassle. As we are minimalists this size is perfect for our 2 dogs and 2 year old. I plan on going the whole way with this one as we plan on selling our home and going off the grid until we find new land to settle! Any input as far as this style of bus is concerned would be helpful. Any input, tips, warnings, pointers as far as adding solar water etc to a short bus would be greatly appreciated.

We look forward to meeting you on the road.
Chris and Kei!

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Old 12-25-2016, 09:15 PM   #2
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Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: SE Florida
Posts: 1,108
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Engine: T444E
Rated Cap: 65 pax
Welcome Chris and Kei!

Congrats on your bus. Mine is a 65 pax, so no input in building out a smaller bus. I look forward to watching your progress!

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Old 12-25-2016, 10:42 PM   #3
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 23,764
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freighliner FS65
Engine: Cat 3126
Rated Cap: 15
Welcome aboard! Seems like we're getting a steady stream of new members from FL!

Sounds like a great lil bus. A short front engine bus like that will be about as maneuverable a bus as you'll find. Heck even my 40' FE is pretty agile compared to the 40' conventional bus I used to have.
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Old 01-04-2017, 12:10 AM   #4
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Location: Fayetteville Arkansas
Posts: 419
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: GMC G3500 Vandura
Engine: V-8 5.7L Gas
Right on. I'm probably about to purchase a TC 2000 as well. RE 8.3 in mine though

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