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« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2012, 11:28:51 AM »

Here is a deal
www.bus.s5.com
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« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2012, 11:59:34 AM »

Everyone always forgets about the F3500.  Nice coach, new, I have heard they have some typical "new bus" issues with electronics and such, but so nice to have a newer bus...

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« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2012, 12:21:40 PM »

Even the 40 ft models are going away I read where MCI has stopped production on the D 4000 and the H-41 is going away nothing left but 45 footers not enough sales for the 40ft buses I guess, the F3500 was a Dina with MCI badges built in Mexico fwiw not much of bus the ones I been around

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« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2012, 12:29:03 PM »

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www.bus.s5.com

This bus was recently listed on eBay with even more of a price reduction:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2001-MCI-F3500-Bus-Conversion-Motorhome-NO-RESERVE-/290658150903?pt=Buses&hash=item43ac9369f7

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« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2012, 02:40:15 PM »

One thing I've avoided is 24 volt and electronic buses.

I like the simple ones which have enough mysterious gremlins as it is!
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« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2012, 03:00:12 PM »

One thing I've avoided is 24 volt and electronic buses.

I like the simple ones which have enough mysterious gremlins as it is!

On the other hand, our coach in 24V, and we have no problems. Don't let the 24V and electronics scare you. If we had it to do over again, I wouldn't hesitate to go with more electronics.

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« Reply #36 on: February 02, 2012, 08:42:11 AM »

The following bus has sold, but someone got a steal at that price!

 http://gmbusguy.com/gallery/index.php?cat=45
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« Reply #37 on: February 02, 2012, 04:28:53 PM »

Nice looking MCI 5. There is a nice looking MCI6 in Galveston TX. for 35k. Has any one checked it out?
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« Reply #38 on: February 02, 2012, 04:44:27 PM »

I know where a 35 ft Prevost is for sale very nice conversion by Foretravel one of the 5 Foretravel converted a 1980 model with 125,000 original miles he asking 65 , it is not a dated coach he upgraded in 2000
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« Reply #39 on: February 02, 2012, 09:22:41 PM »

See Chuck.. told ya you'd get some awesome feedback from these nuts Smiley  Glad you posted.   Everyone here was such an inspiration and huge help in our own search.


The value of a coach is only what it's worth to you.   We had our 'end dollar' figure in mind, and figured we'd either find a coach done close enough to what we wanted (unlikely) and be willing to spend most our budget on it, or we'd find good bones and modify as we go. Either way, our budget would be similar... and we never ever had the intention of having a 'cheap bus'.  We wanted OUR bus.  

We're very happy with the route we went, and the results.  We're modifying Zephyr as we go, and she's becoming our ideal home & office on wheels more and more every day.  We're loving the process and being intimately involved, and our bus is truly being built by a community as we roam.

For those that had been following our bus hunt adventure, here's a post about our first 7 months in the bus - including all our expenses to date bring her up on maintenance and starting our modifications: http://www.technomadia.com/2012/01/7-months-in-a-bus/

Thank you again to everyone who has helped us along the way. We're enjoying finally getting to meet up with so many of you!

 - Cherie
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« Reply #40 on: February 02, 2012, 09:52:45 PM »

Hey Cherie!  Was about to write you to say thanks for nudging me toward the BCM forum.  Nice folks indeed! These guys and gals have been a big help and support.

Yup, ya get what ya pay for and you can pay up front or over time.  I went the ready-made route.  Or at least that's the plan. I have flights booked to Florida two weeks from today to see the MCI-5C that I hope will be our new road home.  Slightly challenging in that the owner is literally as far as he can possibly be from me and still be in the continental (non-keyes) U.S.  If I decide to buy, I'll actually pick it up in April from Minneapolis.  Already looking forward to the drive across to Seattle!

fwiw, here's a nice 4104 I recently spotted.  If I wasn't already hooked on the MCI, I'd be tempted.
http://www.rvt.com/rvdetail1753323.htm

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« Reply #41 on: February 03, 2012, 01:02:30 AM »

I think that 5 was a good choice. It seems well laid out and looks sharp as a tack. My only beef with it is tank size but everybody's needs are different in that area. My wife was looking at the pantry in the pics,  then at our washer/dryer and I was nervous for a minute.
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« Reply #42 on: February 03, 2012, 06:39:25 AM »

What part of the Seattle area are you in?
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« Reply #43 on: February 03, 2012, 03:18:18 PM »

Wow! Sometimes a bus conversion comes along that is an increadable bargin. If I only wasn't a GM snob! I would be putting some type of down payment on that to get it off the market, I hope you have now that all the world is looking at it.
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« Reply #44 on: February 03, 2012, 03:42:01 PM »

I finally got to see the MC5 on a real computer. That is a nice coach. If that is what you are looking for, I hope you got it. The price is right.
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