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« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2006, 12:28:04 PM »

 That was one of my big worries,..
  Someone buying it out from underneath me,.. Cheesy
   Paranoid,..
 Thanks,
 Phillip Douglas Webb
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« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2006, 04:39:21 PM »

Doug, the ad does not state the mileage - it says "0"
I recommend to have it mechanically checked out by a pro.
It's a big investment and certain repairs are big $$$$$$$.
Check the rear frame rails too, they support the engine/trans package -sometimes they develop cracks.
I'm sure you'll get tons of great info from the rest of the folks here.
Best of luck.
Sammy  Cool
  I did the NADA Vin look up and found out that everything is OK and it showed the milage as being 259,000 as of last month when it went through a Auction. The story is that it was sold at a auction for a bank to a dealer in MS.
 I also was wondering where to find a company that would be able to check this out as to engine, drivetrain, suspension etc in Jackson Mississippi?
 Is there a site that will point me where to look?
 If you were in Jackson Ms and needed to have a coach looked at professionally, where would you start?
 Iknow that these are a lot of questions for a 24 hour period, but believe me, I appreciate all the input from all.
 Phil Douglas Webb
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« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2006, 07:51:26 AM »

Here's a Detroit Diesel - Allison dealer in Jackson:

Clarke Detroit Diesel-Allison
620 Highway 49 S
Jackson, MS 39218-9443

Shop phone- 601-932-2424
Toll free- 1-800-897-8918

Open 7a-midnight M-F
Sat - 7a-4p

Good luck!
Sammy Cool
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« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2006, 08:15:41 AM »

Here's a Detroit Diesel - Allison dealer in Jackson:

Clarke Detroit Diesel-Allison
620 Highway 49 S
Jackson, MS 39218-9443

Shop phone- 601-932-2424
Toll free- 1-800-897-8918

Open 7a-midnight M-F
Sat - 7a-4p

Good luck!
Sammy Cool


   Thanks Sammy,
   I did finally make contact with then the only thing that I found out is that they can check the engine and the transmission, not the suspension or frames etc,..
 I've also been told that this year was not able to be "plugged into" by someone other that the DD.
 Is this model able to be plugged into and look at the codes?
 They were very reasonable. They told me 1 hour or 87.00 per hour to check it out.
 Sounded kinda cheap to me for what I need to find out.
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« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2006, 08:50:59 AM »

The bus you're considering does NOT have DDEC ( electronic controls),
therefore you cannot "check codes". It is mechanically controlled.
Ask them if they can also just do a visual, quick inspection for you - brakes, tires, suspension (air bags,shocks,rod bushings,etc.).
Bus has low mileage - hopefully they shouldn't find much wrong - if anything at all.
Best of luck.
Sammy  Cool

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« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2006, 08:58:33 AM »

The bus you're considering does NOT have DDEC ( electronic controls),
therefore you cannot "check codes". It is mechanically controlled.
Ask them if they can also just do a visual, quick inspection for you - brakes, tires, suspension (air bags,shocks,rod bushings,etc.).
Bus has low mileage - hopefully they shouldn't find much wrong - if anything at all.
Best of luck.
Sammy  Cool


Thanks Sammy,..
 
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