Originally Posted by FreedomRiders
Newbie needing some input... Been researching/reading about doing a skoolie for 2 years and now we are in a spot to get started. Recently found a 2001 International with a DT530 and Alison 3060. Has 210,000 miles on it. It's an AZ bus. New tires etc, etc. In the process of inspecting. Originally I was thinking of the DT466 but then this one came along. $4500
Certainly appears you've been performing your due diligence.
Sounds like a good deal to me, if it runs well, no rust, no major damage, no mother-in-law hiding under the rear seat, etc. If you bought an 'average' $2000 bus with a T444 and an AT545, you wouldn't be able to upgrade with a top-of-the-line DT AND a 3060 AND new tires for an additional $2500....tires alone would run about 2 grand.
The only thing that would make me pause for even a second would be the mileage, but that's about average for that year. And you know you're getting at least 275 horses under the hood, so I'm sure the gearing is good.
Well worth looking at in person.