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« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2010, 06:16:38 AM »

Buy it and make those of us as Child Billionaires happy!

White sure will be hard to keep clean when dirt camping! Oh that's right, you wouldn't be dirt camping in this thing!

Good luck keep us posted!

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« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2010, 06:48:11 AM »

I would be all over that one, I paid $35,000 for my 35 foot Prevost, with 119k miles.  It is a 1979.  So 11 years newer, 5 feet longer, hard to pass up.  Not sure I got it for the lowest price, but at the time I thought it was fair.

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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2010, 07:28:47 AM »

Jump on it, John. Jump....

Book a ROUND TRIP plane ticket. I would get Arrow to go over it (they are still in business). Drive it for a couple of hours. Go over it...I think it has good potential.

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« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2010, 07:40:20 AM »

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John
That is undercoating ripped by a blown tire. Not a big deal. The rest of the stuff is normal everyday issues of owning a bus. Might want to talk to chuck d about accesing the blower motor. Some of the conversion companies put them in difficult to reach places. Seems like a great deal to me. Drive it. Start it cold. Watch amd listen Clifford and others will help you make sense of what you see and hear. There's a arrow bus shop in Omaha really good mechanics. If they're still in business.
 

Rick it could have been a blown tire, but more likely just road debris thrown up at it from the tires.
(usually, not always, but usually a blown tire results in much or and worse damage than that! Wink)

FWIW Looks like a nice coach. Especially for the asking price. I'm like Niles though (in a way, except I don't have his $ Wink), the part that intrigues me is the OBO! If it were me, (and it's not cause I ain't got no money!) I'd offer $40,000 contingent on a through inspection of the complete bus and ALL it's systems by a qualified bus mechanic and/RV technician (for the systems a mechanic may not be familiar with).
If they are willing to consider that offer waste no time going and checking it out. If they won't accept that offer tell them you'd have to see it in person and have the inspections done first before being able to offer more.

Either way good luck and happy bus'n! Grin
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« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2010, 12:25:26 PM »

BK,

Now that is what I call a plan.  I will run it past my Financial Director.

Thank you,

John
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« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2010, 12:27:55 PM »

I just thought that I should say one more thing about this.  In spite of it appearing to be a good deal.  Make sure that this is the type of coach that you want.  It's makeup does dictate a particular camping style.  If that is what you want, then it is good.  If you feel you will be compromising with it, you may need to decide if, even at a great price, it is the deal for you.

The backup plan could be to try it out knowing that you could probably get your money out of it should you later decide it is not what you really wanted.  Some shops could probably sand out the clearcoat and redo it for a couple of thousand, and it would look very nice.
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« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2010, 04:57:34 PM »

JohnEd, what did the Financial Director say?  Yes, No, Maybe, Don't You Dare!?
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« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2010, 05:05:53 PM »

JohnEd, that bus has been for sale a long time check it close back at the rear bulk head me I would not pay 58,000 for it not even 40,000 I know the PO   


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« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2010, 05:35:45 PM »

JohnEd, that bus has been for sale a long time check it close back at the rear bulk head me I would not pay 58,000 for it not even 40,000 I know the PO   


good luck

Uh, oh, John. If that is what THE, Clifford says, I would offer what he thinks. Clifford knows.

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« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2010, 09:06:33 PM »

Clifford,

Now that's what I'm talk'n bout.  The horse's mouth to my ear.  I sent you PM's and a post a couple weeks ago and got zip but Van said you were on the road.  Glad your back and really glad to get your warning.  If you stop answering me I will never get a bus cause I need your blessing to do that.  I said at the outset that it sure looked good but I had a bad feeling and didn't know about what.  I was going to ask him for a fread on the maint records and I guess that would have come up empty.

Bad engine, I suppose.

Thank you for getting back to me,

John
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« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2010, 09:16:32 PM »

JohnEd, I am moving closer to you we bought a summer home in Marshing ID about 350 miles from Eugene, that Prevost has some problems I will send you a pm


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« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2010, 01:42:23 PM »

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JohnEd, that bus has been for sale a long time check it close back at the rear bulk head me I would not pay 58,000 for it not even 40,000 I know the PO  

OK.....so what is wrong with it? We need to be educated.
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« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2010, 04:25:27 PM »

Barn Owl,

I don't think Clifford wanted to go public.  I have no problem with his reservations and as Hargreaves says" this board goes all over the world".  I will email you after Clifford sends me the PM he mentioned unless he feels that the info should remain private.  I am sure looking forward to getting it, myself.

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« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2010, 06:01:13 PM »

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I can appreciate that. Other than the details, I would say the cat is out of the bag. That being said, I would like to know more, and I would keep it private.....Thanks John
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