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Old 06-02-2017, 10:25 AM   #41
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I would say it would probably be decent buy. Can you test drive it before buying it? Do you know the mileage on it? Check the tire condition, also is it the front and rear air your referring to air ride or air conditioning?

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Old 06-02-2017, 12:41 PM   #42
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Thanks for the help spgrogers. There seems to be a good amount of info on a normal medium duty school bus such as yours. I was more asking the community on this specific Transit bus. It's a very different animal from a school bus and wanted to see if anyone had some ideas on what the top speed of the 6V92T with an unknown allison transmission in a bus that was used to shuttle people to the ski area would be. Like I said, lots of info out there on gearing and top speeds of your typical T444E and DT466 but not this specific Orion One bus with the detroit.
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Old 06-02-2017, 02:02 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by Bldcop View Post
Hello everyone, we are new to the sight and to skooling. We are looking at 2004 7.3L Allison 5spd o/d auto with front and rear air. I'm asking for opinions on what everyone thinks about this before we decide. It is being sold in Houston for $5800. Thanks in advance for the advise.
How big is the bus?
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Old 08-24-2017, 08:18 PM   #44
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What I do plan on doing is converting it to live in (wood stove, shower, solar, stove, oven, propane, etc) and driving it to wherever I am working that season. So I need it to be able to do one or two cross country trips (probably) most years. I raft guide in the summers in Durango and I am going to work ski patrol in the winter in Montana and my soon to be wife will be working as a nurse.
You and I are very much in the same boat, except I'm in Summit County, and I have my heart set on a RE for the smoother, quieter ride. Let me know if you find any RE or FE buses that are in the 33- to 35-foot range. I'd love to show you some of the buses I'm looking at - all within a few hundred miles of here - all less than $7000.
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