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Old 03-25-2019
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I been putting this off about as long as possible but the time has come when I have to admit it has to go.
No it is'nt anything special does need some TLC but I'll be honest and will tell anyone interested everything I know of that iswrong with it. All tires and batteries (except generator battery) are two years old.
Best way to contact me is PM or e-mail. I can recieve e-mail but can't send them so give me a number and I'll call or text response.
One more thing, it is in Mesa, AZ.

Dave Ward

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I'm sorry to hear this Dave,i hope you are well.
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Sorry to hear this Dave, we missed you and Princess at the two last Quartzite meetings. Wishing you the best for the future.

Lucas and Linda
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Dave, I sent you an email with my number. Please give me a call.

Thank YOu
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I must apologize for my delay in responding to inquiries about my bus. I really did not expect so many inquiries and was not prepared to reply.

The bus is a 1980 FC 31' side bath, it has a Cat 3208 NA engine and Allison transmission. The engine was replaced at some point before I got it. I didn't get any information as to when or where it was done, there is some paper work pertaining to it in the Blue Box but I haven;t found that information on it. It uses some oil partly burning it and partly leaking it. The transmission also leaks and probably needs new seals.

First I'll say this bus came from Michigan where it was used year round so there is some rust but nothing serious as far as I know. I believe it sat for some time in MI before being moved to AZ. The registration on it was expired when I got it in Oct. 2008 and I don't remember the year on the old registration. I have the old license plate but it doesn't have the year on it, just the month.

The last time it was serviced was May 2017, the last time it was used was AMemorial Day weekend of 2017, my routine was to service it in May,which was after Quartzsite and before the AZ Hot Birds trip to Kaibab Lake for the Memorial Day weekend. At that time it got oil and filters, all flids checked. chassis lube brake slack checked etc. In May 2017 it also had six new tires installed and in July 2017 four new six volt golf cart batteries were installed.

This bus apparently came from the factory without afew of theamenities we normally think of as standard equipment. There was no safe, (I have looked for one for 10 years), no dump switch for the air suspension, leak down is always unpredictable, and no reear view camera, and no intercom/phone between the drivers seat and bedroom, and no rear view camera,no wires no holes, nothing. I installed arear view camera because I often didn'thave asssistance when backing, especially in storage. As far as I can remember I only hhadhelpbacking it into storage. The rest of the time (9 yrs) I did it myself with just the mirrors and camera, never hit anything and always had it straight between the lines and 2 to 4" from the wall behind it.
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Mr. Ward.

I can tell you love your bus. Have you posted your price somewhere else; and, do you have any pictures for those of us who have not seen her????

Thank you very much,
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more computer problems, typed the rest of the last reply and before I finished I got kicked off, so I have to start over again.

Gonna take a short break first'

And asking price is $7500.00
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Computer is really screwing up, going to let it rest awhile.
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Mr. Ward,

Your bus is loved and well worth that price to me as long as the drive train and electrical systems are in good working order as I am sure they are. I do not want to negotiate in public; but, I will buy it at that price as long as it is in good working order and close quickly as long as it can stay stored until i get back to the USA to pick it up.

Please tell me how to contact you. I hope I get the honor to own The Short Bus.

edit: after reading nearly every post you have made about your bus in the last five years i am more than comfortable with its condition and will buy it "as is" without inspection or condition. I would be willng to send you a non-refundable deposit now, close in 30 days and pick the bus up no later than 90 days from now.
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