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Offline tekebird

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Volvo Engine On Topic.
« on: January 16, 2008, 05:23:30 PM »
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Prevost will offer Volvo Engines next year ( maybe it was this year.)

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Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008, 05:49:26 PM »
Yes, this year.

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Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
« Reply #2 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
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Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2008, 07:17:42 AM »
it is a bus....and will be available in a shell

therefore on topic.

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Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
« Reply #7 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

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Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
« Reply #8 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!
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Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
« Reply #10 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!
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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.

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Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2008, 10:59:54 AM »
Again me a BK are on the same page...besides...MAK sells seated buses .

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Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2008, 12:26:14 PM »
Aaaackkk, I resemble that remark... ::)
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Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2008, 12:30:11 PM »
which one.....or both?

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Re: Volvo Engine On Topic.
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2008, 12:36:18 PM »
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