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« Reply #45 on: August 11, 2009, 11:00:31 AM »

I failed to make my point clearly so my flub. I had forgotten about MONACO being part of the IC empire now but I saw an article on BUSRIDE that told of IC getting into the over the road bus business in 2010. This was in October of '08 so they may have thought twice since then. So the bus I saw may well have been a MONACO body adapted for seated coach work.

Navistar didn't buy Monaco until June of this year so IC bus probably wasn't using Monaco anything at the time.
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« Reply #46 on: August 11, 2009, 11:11:06 AM »

Belfert, fwiw Monaco and IC have been working together for several years before the buyout in June
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« Reply #47 on: August 11, 2009, 11:54:03 AM »

Instead of looking for a specific brand, I would be more interested in overall condition.  All brands have strong points and weak points. Learn the typical weak points of any model and pay particular attention to those area when inspecting the coach.  Jack
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« Reply #48 on: August 11, 2009, 03:05:18 PM »

Instead of looking for a specific brand, I wiuld be more interested in overall condition.  All brands have strong points and weak points. Learn the typical weak points of any model and pay particular attention to those area when inspecting the coach.  Jack

I agree with Jack.  There some things I LOVE about my coach and other things I wish they'd done differently.  However, when it's all said and done mechanical, structural, and electrical condition are more impotent than the shape of your windscreen.   I own an MCI, but would be proud to own ANY make of bus if she were sound.  

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« Reply #49 on: August 11, 2009, 03:11:35 PM »

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I agree with Jack.  There are great things about any coach company, and not so great things as well.  However, when it's all said and done mechanical, structural, and electrical condition are more impotent than the shape of your windscreen.   I own an MCI, but would be proud to own ANY make of bus if she sounds good! Grin

Oh yeah did I mention that sweet sounding 8V92 in the Setra I have?

Sounds awesome! 475 HP 8V92 DDEC! Grin 

Grin  BK  Grin
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« Reply #50 on: August 11, 2009, 03:14:34 PM »

Quote from: MattC
I agree with Jack.  There are great things about any coach company, and not so great things as well.  However, when it's all said and done mechanical, structural, and electrical condition are more impotent than the shape of your windscreen.   I own an MCI, but would be proud to own ANY make of bus if she sounds good! Grin

Oh yeah did I mention that sweet sounding 8V92 in the Setra I have?

Sounds awesome! 475 HP 8V92 DDEC! Grin  

Grin  BK  Grin

BK,

Like I said I'd even own a Setra if she were mechanically sound.  Even with an 8v92  =P

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P.S.  Hey!  You misquoted me, ya dog!   If she sounds good.  ROFLMAO!
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« Reply #51 on: August 11, 2009, 03:14:53 PM »

Hey Bryce,I'd have a schnapps aboard your bus any time! Grin
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« Reply #52 on: August 11, 2009, 03:25:10 PM »

Hey Bryce,I'd have a schnapps aboard your bus any time! Grin


September 25th, 26th, & 27th would be good dates! Grin

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« Reply #53 on: August 11, 2009, 03:28:24 PM »

Hmmmm! Hey Don when ya leaving Grin
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« Reply #54 on: August 12, 2009, 02:47:09 PM »

Van;

I am leaving around the 18th of sept. Get that engine in and the radiator sealed and follow me out.

I am still finishing up my bus but it will be ready in another week.

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« Reply #55 on: August 12, 2009, 04:34:03 PM »

Don,don't I wish I could,still a cazillion degrees out .I am praying that we can get er done for Quartzsite,shure would be fun to rub elbows with the famous BK.It will be our misfortune to miss this event as well as the others we had planned on attending. Any one need thier bus shipped out east  Grin Cry
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« Reply #56 on: August 12, 2009, 05:05:20 PM »

I know how you feel van, I'm so goosebumpity that I'm having a hard time finding a clean bowling shirt, being in the very presence of the famous BK is a dream come true for many of us, dommit libby just whacked me alongside the head, I never dreamed she could read this small type from across the room  lol Grin Grin Grin
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