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Old 09-05-2018, 06:35 PM   #1
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Blood Bus?

I found this bus on craigslist. I don't know much about the engine but the fact that it has utilities designed around being stationary for long(ish) periods of time is attractive. It also has the windows in certain areas covered or removed which is also a selling point for me. Opinions? Advice? Anything is much appreciated.http://orlando.craigslist.org/rvs/d/...688140595.html
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Old 09-05-2018, 08:10 PM   #2
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Goob you ought to come out and have some beers with us one weekend. We're up in the outskirts of Apopka.

That blood bus looks nice. They're top of the line buses.
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Old 09-05-2018, 10:21 PM   #3
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It most likely has an MT 643 trans since the at545 cannot handle the output of a cat 3208
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Old 09-06-2018, 09:38 AM   #4
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Stainless Steel wheel covers, maybe. Stainless Steel wheels I highly doubt.
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Old 09-06-2018, 09:47 AM   #5
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I thought the exact same thing. "Stainless wheels? No way they did that."
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That would probably be a good deal if they hadn't removed the generator.
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:18 AM   #7
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How much can a new generator be? I see them for sale all the time. Really cheap too. I would guess they might just need a rebuild most of the time which wouldn't be a big deal for me.
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How much can a new generator be? I see them for sale all the time. Really cheap too. I would guess they might just need a rebuild most of the time which wouldn't be a big deal for me.
You get what you pay for on generators. The cheap ones don't provide the needed current. The better ones supply more than enough, but can run up to $10K.
Cheap ones are loud and annoying and you won't make friends where ever you're parked for camping.
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You do see generators for cheap, of course. Gas powered ones.

What you don't see for cheap is diesel generators designed to fit in a bus and run from the bus' fuel tank with enough wattage to drive 4 rooftop air conditioners. That's something you can't just get at harbor Freight!
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:48 AM   #10
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No. I see the basic Onan diesel generators that have been taken out of RVs all over the place. They are used, not harbor freight.
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How much can a new generator be? I see them for sale all the time. Really cheap too. I would guess they might just need a rebuild most of the time which wouldn't be a big deal for me.
Not a big deal. I got a bargain on the last 8kw diesel generator. It was only $7000.
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:56 AM   #12
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3k for a 7kw with 30 hours on it on craigslist. It is not diesel because those get bought up pretty fast. You just have to kinda get lucky and catch one as it is posted. They are usually less than 1k more.
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3k for a 7kw with 30 hours on it on craigslist. It is not diesel because those get bought up pretty fast. You just have to kinda get lucky and catch one as it is posted. They are usually less than 1k more.
If you see a decent (1800rpm,low hours) diesel generator for $3000 DON'T BUY IT.

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Old 09-06-2018, 11:04 AM   #14
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I don't plan to use a generator most of the time nor do I intend to have 4 ac units anyway. In the end it doesnt matter.
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I have a running search on CL for diesel generators. I do see them on occasion but they're typically lower output models (below 6k) and have a big number of hours.

if you're not planning to use the 4 rooftop air conditioners, I don't know why you'd spend premium money on a bus that has them.
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Old 09-06-2018, 11:24 AM   #16
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Honestly just for the covered windows and utilities that have already been run. And a floor. And walls. Etc etc. In my area its almost the same price as a crappy 1995 yellow school bus with 260k miles.
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I have a running search on CL for diesel generators. I do see them on occasion but they're typically lower output models (below 6k) and have a big number of hours.

if you're not planning to use the 4 rooftop air conditioners, I don't know why you'd spend premium money on a bus that has them.
I check regularly as well. In my area I see plenty of reasonably priced 20-200kw units.

The 4-8kw 1800rpm units are like hens teeth.
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I thought the exact same thing. "Stainless wheels? No way they did that."
This bus has wheel covers. But lots of these types of buses come with alcoa type alloys.
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Old 09-07-2018, 11:59 AM   #19
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For most the windows already covered up, the 4 ac units (I'd keep only 2, sell the others!) plus it has nice back side door and a back door. You could put a neat garage on the back since it is a FE.

Plus you can always park it infront of a walmart and harvest some blood for cheap donuts. Then sell the blood to buy more expensive donuts. Bam instant profits (obvious joke is obvious).
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