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Re: Hello
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:27 am


Barry, there is not much you can do to upset us :D Please don't accept that as a challenge :D :shock:

Prather's bus has always seemed to me to be a great value - especially as the price went down. As you probably noted in the thread, he has supposedly sold it a couple of times - only to have the sale fall through.

Most folks would be concerned about the 9 speed manual transmission - not because of the transmission, but because they want an automatic. However, with your background, that would be a great transmission. Some folks also prefer to have a turbo engine. The 8V71 is said to be a very robust engine, but without the turbo, you will be a bit slow at altitude. The 9 speed will help a lot there.

I think his contact information is still current. I would call and talk to him. If the contact information is dated, I think I can hook you up with him.

Jim
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Re: Hello
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:06 pm


I never responded to this thread but I did speak with the owner of the bus. He seemed to be a very nice fellow. The dirty perfect money storm arrived and I wasn't able to seriously consider buying his bus.

He did tell me why he was selling, he had stage 4 lung cancer. I want to tell you guys what I told him,,,,. There is treatment in Cuba for lung cancer, they call it a vaccine but it's not. In simple terms I understand that it encapsulates the cancer and will not let it grow, it doesn't get rid of it. This is not like going to Mexico to a witch doctor that takes your money for really nothing in return. You can research this online. I spoke with my Cuban connections and my closest connection wasn't happy with charging someone in his situation with the costs of the trip/treatment, his connections wanted to make money but he didn't. The treatment is for real, I want to make sure that's understood. So my connection told me of trials that were underway here in the US with the same treatment. I called me Ellsberry and gave him the information. I didn't speak with him for a few months but I believe he was accepted into the trial. I called just to see how he was doing and Unfortunately he had passed away. It's been a long while and I didn't know if any of you were friends with him and wanted to let anyone know who may not have. Also If anyone needs the information on the trials here for lung cancer ask and I'll try to get it for you.
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Re: Hello
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:17 pm


Barry, thank you for letting us know about Prather's passing. Very sad news.

Do you know if Prather's widow still has the bus for sale? If so, I will bump it up on the website and the form to see if we can help her sell it.

Are you still looking for an Eagle? As said before, we would be glad to offer our thoughts if you find a candidate.

Jim
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Re: Hello
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:05 pm


I'm sorry I don't know if the bus sold or not. I was surprised when his wife told me of his passing and the bus never entered my mind. I wish I had known sooner of his cancer so maybe the information I had could have made a difference.


I'm still looking for an eagle and know where one is about five minutes away that has been sitting for almost five years in someone's yard. Never know, it might be for sale. It might not be a good find but I plan to go by and look an inquire.


I appreciate the help you folks have given and if the Eagle I mentioned is available will be asking for more. If it's not for sale I'd like to ask you guys to help me find something or at least let me know of any buses you know of for sale. I'm looking for a budget bus I guess but it would depend on the bus itself.

Thanks again. Barry

beltguy wrote:Barry, thank you for letting us know about Prather's passing. Very sad news.

Do you know if Prather's widow still has the bus for sale? If so, I will bump it up on the website and the form to see if we can help her sell it.

Are you still looking for an Eagle? As said before, we would be glad to offer our thoughts if you find a candidate.

Jim
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Re: Hello
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:36 pm


I'll second what Jim said.



beltguy wrote:Are you still looking for an Eagle? As said before, we would be glad to offer our thoughts if you find a candidate.

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