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Offline Beatenbo

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Bus Fever
« on: March 04, 2014, 08:14:33 PM »
Hey gang,  Hadn't been around in a while...Sold bus #11 my F3500 almost 2 years ago and thought my bus days were over. The motorhome world has not equaled a bus and I knew it never would. Considering going back to an older C3. Looking at one with L10 Cummins with 5sp manual. Anybody got one? Think I could get 10mpg with the sticK.

Also been offered a 102D with a a Cat and B500 at a good price.

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Re: Bus Fever
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014, 06:45:50 AM »
I would look at the D first. Later model. The automatic will be a lot nicer to drive than the 5 speed in the C. I don't think you will get 10 mpg with either of them.

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Offline dukegrad98

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Re: Bus Fever
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2014, 06:50:37 AM »
Sent you a PM.

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Offline TomC

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Re: Bus Fever
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2014, 07:31:24 AM »
The Allison equipped bus is SO much nicer to drive (I drove 1.3 million miles with a 13spd), I would never consider a manual. If a bus had a 10 or 13spd, then maybe, but a 4 or 5 spd just isn't enough gears to be able to do what you would do in a motorhome. With at least a 7spd, you'll have a low enough gear to maneuver around the campsite, or start on a steep grade. Believe me when I say, when you experience an Allison, you'll never go back to a stick-even with it's lower fuel mileage. Good Luck, TomC
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