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Author Topic: Need opinion of this bus for a friend  (Read 2238 times)
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« on: December 08, 2008, 10:21:48 PM »

http://www.busesonline.com/buses/MG05770E.html


i dont know too much about these....i need your advice.  how many miles they last for, maintenance, known issues, etc


thank you!
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2008, 06:11:24 AM »

What does your friend want to do with it?  I wouldn't consider it a good candidate for conversion, expecially with all of the intercity coaches on the market today. 
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2008, 06:28:52 AM »

Do be aware that these types of coaches aren't much different than a regular class A motorhome.  A box mounted on top of a frame.
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2008, 09:00:05 AM »

As far as the engine, the Cummins ISB at 200,000 miles is getting close to needing an overhaul.  The Allison 2400 is a good transmission, a baby brother to the B500, but it too won't last much more before overhaul is needed.  So to overhaul the engine and transmission, you're looking at close to $15,000.  Something to consider.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2008, 09:25:12 AM »

Being built on a truck chassis it will ride like a trk. It won't have the smooth "coach ride" like your 9 does!
Also it will require more maintenance more frequently as it is not built on a "30 yr design" like your 9!
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