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Thats pretty good, I was just watching that video yesterday, when I decided that I wasn't going to be able to replaced hoses on the side of the interstate.


I've fixed the tc2000, and my deuce and half, couple times on the roadside.
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Agree, those hoses are infamous. You got a handle on it sort of. Go for the jugular or walk. Randy has a decent bus for half that (I think) on BBBB. Bus Greas Monkey on YouTube just did a set of hoses like that.
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I know a fellow in bc with a nice pt38
Not a wide body. Pm me if you are interested.
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Undercarriage looks great, I'd replace all the fuel and coolant hoses. With the losses he's taking, not sure I can haggle down much. I'd already got 5-6k knocked off.
Send me your phone number or e-mail address. I know of a bus that isn't too far away for you that I just heard about the other day. It might interest you. And it is up to snuff on all mechanical things. My phone is below or PM me.
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patience is a virtue.
A quick purchase of $55k could very well cost you $65,000 very soon.
Wait it out and research first before you make a haste, and possibly costly, decision.
BBBB and Randy will steer you in the right direction. The first time I talked to Randy we discussed what I was interested in, budget, time frame, etc. He had one close to me but didn't even consider it because it was in Maine and rust prone from that life. I found that very honest in my opinion. Might be why so many people mention here to call Randy first.
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I understand it is a 30 year old bus, and I'll have to do repairs and maintenance, but is this typical for this price range? And I'm not saying seller or garage did anything wrong.
$35k for a clean (pink) 88 WB40 is more in the fixer-upper price range if you ask me. $55k means every single thing works. Batts don't charge and it ran out of coolant? And it's a used car dealership? Achtung!
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Get to a rally and see the different models, choices and condition.
A few trips are valuable to gain knowledge and it is just tuition,
We learn a lot from the neglected and those in disrepair
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While I hope that I'm wrong, if they were driving it and the coolant hoses let go. I would want to see it running before I put another thought into it. Who knows if they cooked the engine before shutdown? And if you trust the people at the lot to tell you, I have some beachfront land in Utah. I would look at some of Randy's too. Get a baseline. I ended up renting a car and driving 500 miles to get mine. Drop off the rental and drive home. I still ended up doing about $10K worth of repairs in the first year which would have brought me up to about the same price you are looking at before repairs.

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There is a very well maintained 93' WB40 on BuyByeBlueBird for the same price with a jake brake and solar already installed. There are actually many great deals there right now don't forget to look at all the models too. Limiting yourself to what is local will really cripple your choices.
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I've been looking at the sites.

Guess I'm stuck on the 88-90 WB, really like the exterior on those. Maybe 91-94?

I'm kinda hung up on this particular one because of the paint, and interior colors. And I know it doesn't mean much, but the silver 25th edition is nice. Sounds like I'm talking myself into a bad decision, lol.
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I got to bus 90 min after the computer shut it down for low coolant, and it was cold, we started it up and it sounded great, but I don't know how to tell if anything was hurt.
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