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...I am still a little apprehensive about the possible maintenance costs...
This is something to seriously consider. If you can't do your own work, or even if you can, it's a good idea to budget about $5k yearly for these machines. They may not need it, but at least it's there if you do. If that doesn't fit your budget, a cheaper alternative might be better.
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This is something to seriously consider. If you can't do your own work, or even if you can, it's a good idea to budget about $5k yearly for these machines. They may not need it, but at least it's there if you do. If that doesn't fit your budget, a cheaper alternative might be better.
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Diesel is the cheapest part of ownership, even at 5.5-6.5 MPG
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Thank you for all of the comments. Trying to get to Quartzsite, or a rally, sounds like a great idea. It would be nice to see some in person and talk with people.
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Thank you for all of the comments. Trying to get to Quartzsite, or a rally, sounds like a great idea. It would be nice to see some in person and talk with people.
We have a 1982 FC35 for sale. Contact me at 580-436-7873 if you'd like. It's ready to travel. In Oklahoma
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I have on listed here on this site under owners for sale in seattle .all records ready to go
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^^^Listen to what he said^^^

Diesel is the cheapest part of ownership, even at 5.5-6.5 MPG
Exactly. I was hung up on mileage at first, but after a couple of years of ownership, I have spent more on maintenance and repairs than fuel, and my bus was very well maintained. I actually have spent almost as much for storage and insurance as for 10,000 miles of diesel at 5.5 mpg.

Do I envy those M380s rolling around getting 8+ MPG? Absolutely! but I wouldn't make a ton of difference in the long run.

If I had more time (I still work 10+ hours a day) I would certainly do more of the general maintenance myself as it would save me money and make me more aware of how things work, should I ever be stuck on the side of the road. For now, I will continue to lean heavily on the WOG and the great people here.

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We bought our 84 PT36 for 55k 17 years ago.
My bills show I have spent over that in the 17 years of ownership.
Most of that was for upgrades, not required.
I think a reserve of 5k per year for a bird is reasonable.
We won't be upgrading to a newer bird in my lifetime unless mine gets totaled!
My reason for spending this much is I don't have the Randy ability or Woody ability to do the work...so take it to the professionals.
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So far there are 3 birds that are for sale planing on being at Q the 85 FC you are looking at a very well done SP and a very nice 380 so come on out and enjoy the 70 degree weather you can even stay in the FC if Tammy gets the SP done for Mike if she does not get it done I know where there is a nice refrigerator box we can put Mike in he should be really small by now.
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