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Title: Volvo Engine On Topic.
Post by: tekebird on January 16, 2008, 05:23:30 PM
National Bus Trader:

Prevost will offer Volvo Engines next year ( maybe it was this year.)
Title: Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on January 16, 2008, 05:49:26 PM
Yes, this year.

Nick-
Title: Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
Post by: makemineatwostroke on January 16, 2008, 06:23:52 PM
Tekebird, whats scary about Prevost and Volvo is they are in the process of making the truck dealers service centers for Prevost.The one here in Phoenix has already begun and who knows if they will close any of the service center across the USA.Prevost will not have access to the new DD15 engine so I been told is the reason for the Volvo as the standard engine
Title: Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
Post by: Jeremy on January 17, 2008, 02:50:28 AM
I would guess that 'under the skin' Prevosts are increasingly becoming standardised with Volvo buses - local issues aside it is ultimately in no-one's interest for one manufacturer to have two product ranges that serve the same purpose yet are entirely different in design and manufacture.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
Post by: belfert on January 17, 2008, 06:48:39 AM
Even if Prevost won't get the DD15, it only makes financial sense for Prevost to use Volvo engines since Volvo owns Prevost.

I'm not complaining, but how is this really on topic?  Is there a single busnut here who plans to buy a new Prevost shell?  These shells won't be on the used market for a long time and even longer before most busnuts could afford one.
Title: Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
Post by: tekebird on January 17, 2008, 07:17:42 AM
it is a bus....and will be available in a shell

therefore on topic.
Title: Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
Post by: DrivingMissLazy on January 17, 2008, 07:45:20 AM
it is a bus....and will be available in a shell

therefore on topic.

And as soon as I hit the lottery, Marathon will be converting one for me.

Richard
Title: Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
Post by: makemineatwostroke on January 17, 2008, 08:06:47 AM
Richard, when you do hit let Mark at Amercian Carriage build you one and you will have a real coach
Title: Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
Post by: Busted Knuckle on January 17, 2008, 09:34:07 AM
Even if Prevost won't get the DD15, it only makes financial sense for Prevost to use Volvo engines since Volvo owns Prevost.

I'm not complaining, but how is this really on topic?  Is there a single busnut here who plans to buy a new Prevost shell?  These shells won't be on the used market for a long time and even longer before most busnuts could afford one.

Well I must ask you this. Is it not still about buses? Just because I don't have a conversion bus yet am I anyless of a bus nut than you? Should the name of the this board be changed to "MAK's old worn out bus conversions & old worn out converters only"?
They way I see it if it's about buses it's on tpoic on a board for buses!
JMHO FWIW!
;D  BK  ;D
Title: Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
Post by: belfert on January 17, 2008, 09:55:43 AM
Again, I'm not complaining.  It is just a comment.  Personally, I like to know what the manufacturers are doing with new buses.

I would just not want to see this board become all about buses in general and not about bus conversions.
Title: Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
Post by: DrivingMissLazy on January 17, 2008, 10:02:11 AM
Even if Prevost won't get the DD15, it only makes financial sense for Prevost to use Volvo engines since Volvo owns Prevost.

I'm not complaining, but how is this really on topic?  Is there a single busnut here who plans to buy a new Prevost shell?  These shells won't be on the used market for a long time and even longer before most busnuts could afford one.

Well I must ask you this. Is it not still about buses? Just because I don't have a conversion bus yet am I anyless of a bus nut than you? Should the name of the this board be changed to "MAK's old worn out bus conversions & old worn out converters only"?
They way I see it if it's about buses it's on tpoic on a board for buses!
JMHO FWIW!
;D  BK  ;D

BK, one of the previous members of the board used to complain because a few of us posters did not currently own a bus or conversion. Course you actually own one.

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Richard, when you do hit let Mark at Amercian Carriage build you one and you will have a real coach
makemineatwostroke, I will be sure and post here when it happen and you can give me contact info. Thanks for the heads up.

Richard
Title: Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
Post by: tekebird on January 17, 2008, 10:59:54 AM
Again me a BK are on the same page...besides...MAK sells seated buses .

Definitions: 

Busnut: Individual who likes buses

Conversion Nut: Individual who likes bus conversions
Title: Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
Post by: Hartley on January 17, 2008, 12:26:14 PM
Aaaackkk, I resemble that remark... ::)
Title: Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
Post by: tekebird on January 17, 2008, 12:30:11 PM
which one.....or both?
Title: Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
Post by: Stan on January 17, 2008, 12:36:18 PM
For all those who want to be picky, look at the URL for the site.
Title: Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
Post by: Dallas on January 17, 2008, 02:09:14 PM
To Qoute one of the blurbs at the top:

News: This BB is intended for the sole purpose of sharing conversion and bus related information among visitors to our web site.
Title: Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
Post by: DrivingMissLazy on January 17, 2008, 02:14:36 PM
Again me a BK are on the same page...besides...MAK sells seated buses .

Definitions: 

Busnut: Individual who likes buses

Conversion Nut: Individual who likes bus conversions

He also sells conversions that he builds (Moose Creek Conversions) as well as conversions he either buys or takes in as trade ins.

Richard
Title: Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
Post by: tekebird on January 17, 2008, 05:34:21 PM
well we all knew that...didn;t think I needed to add the TOO to my statement   ;D
Title: Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
Post by: DrivingMissLazy on January 17, 2008, 07:47:37 PM
well we all knew that...didn;t think I needed to add the TOO to my statement   ;D

I really do not know that all knew that. With almost 1700 members and probably that many viewing that are not members (guests),  then I suspect that many do not know who mak is or what he does.

Richard
Title: Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
Post by: gus on January 18, 2008, 12:50:05 PM
Definition Update; Busnut - One who is interested in and likes all buses no matter what.