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Old 08-04-2012, 11:56 AM   #1
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My Bus Conversion

Hi, am new on here and note that there is not a lot of interest in a bus chassis motor home.

I have an Eagle, made in Brownsville TX. They used mostly by Trailways as compared to Greyhound and MCI. Almost all that you may see on the road were formerly used to carry passengers and have had lots of miles, yet highly favored by their owners due to the wonderful ride, no springs or air bags, They have a total torsion bar suspension that does not lean in a turn and just floats down the road. Highly desired by entertainers and others who do lots of travel.

Mine was factory made to be used as RV with 9" raised roof and raised driver seating on a Model 15 chassis...40 foot and 102" wide, 8V-92 Detroit powered.

There is quite a story about it's history. A 1990 chassis that was then hidden by the original buyer to avoid paying back a big loan. Found in late 1995 untouched since it left the factory and never had been registered with only 806 miles on the odometer. I bought it and then had it finished, when done in mid 1996 it then had 2227 miles and issued an AZ 1996 title because it was not previously registered. Now has a Texas title.

Since then I have put every mile on it, now 134,000 and probably the lowest mileage Eagle in existance as most others were over-the-road or charter used.

Love to drive it but at 81 I am now unable to care for it much longer due to medical issues so will soon putting it up for sale....

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Old 08-04-2012, 03:52 PM   #2
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Welcome to the site. Good luck with the sale of your rig.

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Hi Bill! Welcome to IRV2! It's good to have you with us! Good luck with the Eagle! God bless!
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welcome to the site ,and use it as long as you can!!!!!
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:51 AM   #5
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Welcome, glad you have joined the group. Try the classified on the site if you want to sell it, but I hope you can enjoy it some before you sell it. Sounds like you have loved it.
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Hi Bill, welcome to the forum. Sounds like a wonderful coach. Sorry to hear about your health conditions.
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Hello Bill and welcome aboard. Sounds like a very interesting coach and glad you did get to enjoy it. Good luck with the sale and hope all works out.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:00 PM   #9
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My hubby thought about doing a bus conversion. There are a couple of those too sitting on our property, one requires skills in shifting I lack, the other two have sideways engines-- or something like that and hubby says people don't like those. I've no clue, he and his buddies got them to turn one into a lab on wheels for their start-up only to lose funding and well, they haven't done anything with them.

Good luck on selling yours. I can see how a bus conversion would be wonderful to own.

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