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Author Topic: Help Need somebody to look at coach in Benson, AZ  (Read 7913 times)
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« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2013, 07:29:18 PM »

She said that it had all of the records, and 6 solar panels. But I do not no if it is a 4104,4106 or 4905 any model.

Ask her for the VIN off the vehicle's registration.  We'll be able to tell you immediately what model GM it is.

Simple, eh?

FWIW & HTH. . .

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« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2013, 07:51:46 PM »

Maybe, after finding out the model and a few details like when was the last time it was in regular use and what has been ongoing in keeping it up since, you should just ride over and look.  If you are really going to buy one, at the very least it would be good to see a couple of rejects along the way.  The asking price may be very enticing, but that often turns out to be a small fraction of making it road worthy. 
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« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2013, 07:55:36 PM »

 That's was the plan Lin but would like to know if it is one that I would want before I drive 450 plus miles just to look at it
Right. I am trying to get a hold of her again to see what more info I can get.

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« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2013, 09:13:29 AM »

Luvrbus

 I sent you a pm with the name and Vin did you get it. I found out that it has not been run in over a year and she said it need
one new tire, and probably new batteries. She also said she was going to try to get her friend to take some pictures of  it and post them on the ad.  We will see. Gary at B&B Coach said he might have a 86 Eagle for me to look at but does not know when.

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« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2013, 10:15:58 AM »

I got it but I cannot do anything with the vin number she gave you I'll post it here and see if RJ or RRT can figure it out it does  not sound like a GM vin to me, may be transit after 1981, have at RJ the vin number is EFTA5019F2732R I did forward the owner name to a guy who lives in than area

 I also have friends in Serra Vista and Huachuca that are going to dig around for you

good luck
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« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2013, 10:34:06 AM »

Thank you all for the help.

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« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2013, 10:53:53 PM »

I got it but I cannot do anything with the VIN number she gave you. I'll post it here and see if RJ or RRT can figure it out.  It does  not sound like a GM VIN to me, may be transit after 1981.  Have at, RJ, the VIN number is: EFTA5019F2732R. 

Danr -

That doesn't look like a common GM VIN number at all - and even if it is newer than 1981, it's short three characters - there should be 17.

The plot thickens!

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« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2013, 03:17:36 AM »

We,are leaving for Yuma friday, should be going through Benson next week, i can take alook if nobody else gets there first, i will keep watching this post, we in no hurry so cant say just when we be through there,things in New Mexico we havent seen yet,
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« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2013, 06:28:59 AM »

You sure that isn't a GMC motorhome From the eighties?

http://www.thegmcmotorhomepeople.com/
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« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2013, 11:33:55 AM »

They never produced a GMC motor home in the 80's but that is 80's Vin number where is RJ this was supposed to easy lol
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« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2013, 12:01:05 PM »

I am about 45 Minutes from Benson and dont mind driving up there later this week.  Maybe Friday or Saturday.

I am new to busses myself but can go take pictures and report back.

If anyone has a list of things to check (i am laughing as I write that - I am sure there are at least 1000 things)

I am only somewhat familiar with MCI's
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« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2013, 12:27:49 PM »

Now Dave, that's a great example of "pay it forward"   Way to go!
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« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2013, 01:08:45 PM »

I wonder if that is a title number she gave him ? as far as the 13 numbers you see a lot of buses with 13 digits from 1979 to 1981 Eagle just had 5 till Jan of 1982

 I am not completely sure but that looks like a Grumman number they always the first letters for the name of the transit authority followed by numbers with a date code some place in the numbering most were from 11 to 15 digits 

What would EFTA stand for ? I can see where the TA would stand for transit authority  
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« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2013, 01:36:17 PM »

I am about 45 Minutes from Benson and dont mind driving up there later this week.  Maybe Friday or Saturday.

I am new to busses myself but can go take pictures and report back.

If anyone has a list of things to check (i am laughing as I write that - I am sure there are at least 1000 things)

I am only somewhat familiar with MCI's

Thanks Dave I appreciate it very much and I will pay it forward to.
I pm you the info.

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« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2013, 01:46:06 PM »

So the lady with the bus says the batteries are dead. 

I can bring my batts up there to try to start it I have 2x 8D's in my MCI.  Is it 12 or 24 and will my 8D (1400 CCA) be enough?

Here is the kicker - I have never started, driven or even seen anything but an MCI 7, 9, 5...

Please tell me they are similar to startup.

I will take lots of pictures
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