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Old 02-03-2018, 02:30 PM   #41
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Old 02-03-2018, 02:39 PM   #42
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That's great. We'll be the oddballs with the self driving flying buses, forever searching for diesel.
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Old 02-03-2018, 02:59 PM   #43
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Well that would be nice, but it's inevitable that driving will go away.

The babies now will have kids who could drive maybe 35 to 40 years from now.

The world will be a very different place.
Most kids these days don't care about driving. It takes away from their time on the phone too much.
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Old 02-03-2018, 03:21 PM   #44
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:33 AM   #45
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Heard back from seller with few details. All buses have Allison 2000 trans, and buses governed down to 65mph top speed which will be fine awhile. All have good tires that pass inspection, and working ac. Setting up time to go check em out! Getting pretty excited about checking out my first buses
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:08 AM   #46
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not to bring politics into this board.. but my belief is that the Super tall EPA standards were designed not to "help the environment" but to kill off the diesel.. and it sounds like thats what is beginning to happen... Longevity on the road being the resounding items in this thread that point to emissions compliant diesels are not reliable.. I myself was not afraid of them until I am reading more and more real-world accounts of failures.. and seeing so many nearly new skoolies in the local Rush truck venter every time I go there... not to mention the re-introduction of Gasoline busses to the mix.. be interesting to see if someone dares to try a gasoline semi-truck in real world...
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Thing is that they can’t kill of diesel fuel. It builds the world. Even country’s that don’t have many gas vehicles have diesel infrastructure in place. The bull dozers are hungry animals and maybe someday they will plug in but not any time soon. The company’s buying Tesla electric trucks are doing so for publicity to make it seem like they are GREEN Earth friendly businesses.
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Old 02-05-2018, 12:00 PM   #47
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2004 international ce with t444e and Allison 2000. I'll be all up under and inside these 5 buses in an hour. Any last minute things that are known problems to watch out for?
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Old 02-05-2018, 05:28 PM   #48
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That's great. We'll be the oddballs with the self driving flying buses, forever searching for diesel.
When everyone else is looking for uranium and plutonium for their cars, we will STILL be looking for unobtanium for our buses.
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:09 PM   #49
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We could still get across the country robbing veg oil as we go. The oil bandits strike again.
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:35 PM   #50
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current high bidder on one of the buses i checked out which was the only 10 window! first time bidding, and already thinking i might just wait for a bus with the higher headroom so i can avoid doing a roof raise. If the price stays low enough, i might still buy it and try and flip it maybe after a little while because it is nice with ac.

any1 else looking for dognose 2004 international ce200 with t444e/allison 2000, with ac(3 rear units)? they got 4 72 passengers around 130-140k miles, 9700-9900 ish hours
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:13 PM   #51
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current high bidder on one of the buses i checked out which was the only 10 window! first time bidding, and already thinking i might just wait for a bus with the higher headroom so i can avoid doing a roof raise. If the price stays low enough, i might still buy it and try and flip it maybe after a little while because it is nice with ac.

any1 else looking for dognose 2004 international ce200 with t444e/allison 2000, with ac(3 rear units)? they got 4 72 passengers around 130-140k miles, 9700-9900 ish hours
Sounds like a solid plan to me! Flipping is a great way to get a NICE bus!
Headroom is important. On my little bus, its only a 6 window so the lower headroom isn't an issue. But on a long bus the low headroom makes it much more claustrophobic IMO.
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:41 PM   #52
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Being a Hobbit has it's advantages...sometimes.
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:42 PM   #53
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I've never asked, but how tall are you Don?
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:19 PM   #54
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:14 AM   #55
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These days...about 3 foot 31 inches. And the older I get, the more I shrink.
reason I ask is I have a friend who's around 4'11" and he calls himself a hobbit. He even has super hairy feet!
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Old 02-16-2018, 05:03 PM   #56
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current high bidder on one of the buses i checked out which was the only 10 window! first time bidding, and already thinking i might just wait for a bus with the higher headroom so i can avoid doing a roof raise. If the price stays low enough, i might still buy it and try and flip it maybe after a little while because it is nice with ac.

any1 else looking for dognose 2004 international ce200 with t444e/allison 2000, with ac(3 rear units)? they got 4 72 passengers around 130-140k miles, 9700-9900 ish hours

I think I saw these buses on the auction site. Cannot believe they all went for 9500 +!!!

I won a bus on the auction that ended yesterday. 6 Window 2004 IC.
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I think I saw these buses on the auction site. Cannot believe they all went for 9500 +!!!

I won a bus on the auction that ended yesterday. 6 Window 2004 IC.
If you got 24 or 27, that was me you were bidding against. I lost out on 2 6 windows in the last minutes, one by one bid and one by 2 bids.

And yeah, was surprised to see them go for that much. When I was looking at them all the mechanic said he thought he'd get up to 10 but I was hoping they'd go for less like others on the site
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I won 27. I was bidding on 25, but it got too high. My wife and I actually looked at these buses.
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