Saturday, July 20, 2013
H and I are considering a bus to serve as double duty: RV-esque vehicle to get us to CQB and III gigs in more comfort and space than the milk truck.
Second duty will serve at the Citadel Beachhead as a short-term "apartment" when required - guests can sleep indoors with a few creature comforts.
A few questions:
It comes from a school system, obviously, and I don't know which one. I "assume" that school systems adhere to a pretty good maintenance schedule - I may be wrong. Anyone know?
Next: Drivetrain is a DT466E Diesel with auto tranny and about 120,000 miles on it. It has a hydraulic wheelchair lift that can be useful. 190 Horses.
I know these buses are not geared for a lot of highway driving, but I think my mechanic can improve that ratio.
How is that engine as far as diesels go? Is it one of the new "high rpm" diesels? I think at 120K the diesel is just getting broken in, and should run 400K+, yes?
If we decide to go this route (it is merely a concept being explored), we'd also make it a III Project, outfit it for cool III events, graphics, III Arms promo, etc.
Anyone with any insights to the mechanics?
Posted by K at 6:15 PM