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Old 07-04-2012, 11:08 AM   #81
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Congrats......... I know it feel's good to be so close to home and even hetter when you get there......
Be safe, drink more, drive careful.....
Here's a beer for you and one for da BUS .... you both deserve one after that trip.....
Good luck
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:11 PM   #82
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I am back home. It was a good trip, just a little exhausting with the heat. I really like the size of the bus. I measured it. As best as I can tell, it's 30 feet long. Maybe 6 inches longer. Kinda hard to measure by yourself.

The 545 definitely has to go. I could not make it up the hill. It's pretty steep so I drove around to the back side and got up but barely. I think the trans is just tired. When the trans is replaced in the future, I am going to replace it with a 653. Basically a 643 with a granny low. I have an air leak at the back of the air tank from some valve looking device. That will have to be fixed first. Then shocks. They're not expensive.

If you have any questions about the trip, ask away.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:53 PM   #83
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Congrats, Congrats, Congrats
Glad to hear you made it HOME..... I know it was one "trip from Hell" in the heat and no AC. but you made it.
Now to start on the conversion, repairs & changes to "Da Bus"...
I don't know if you have read the story (Living Life on a Yeller Bus) link ... http://www.twistedknotwoodshop.com/moving.htm
but I think you could made one very similar to his about your trip home from TN.
Rest up, then fest up .... we'd love to hear the rest of the story....

Glad I got to meet you while you where here... Maybe one day we'll cross paths again, until then Happy Trails....
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:37 PM   #84
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X2...a good nice read,would be nice
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:57 PM   #85
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X2...a good nice read,would be nice

LOL, I hope you aren't hoping for a literary masterpiece. I will recap my trip but will need to do it from a computer. It is too difficult on the iPad.

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Congrats, Congrats, Congrats
Glad to hear you made it HOME..... I know it was one "trip from Hell" in the heat and no AC. but you made it.
Now to start on the conversion, repairs & changes to "Da Bus"...
I don't know if you have read the story (Living Life on a Yeller Bus) link ... http://www.twistedknotwoodshop.com/moving.htm
but I think you could made one very similar to his about your trip home from TN.
Rest up, then fest up .... we'd love to hear the rest of the story....

Glad I got to meet you while you where here... Maybe one day we'll cross paths again, until then Happy Trails....
Thank you for your help. It was good to meet another forum member. Our paths will meet again, either in the west or if I head back in that direction. Tennessee looks like a nice state to explore.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:45 AM   #86
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Some pretty pictures to look at.





Who's that good lookin' guy and why is he leaning on my bus?




I need to go on a diet...a different one...not the see food diet.




Preparing for my first act of surgery.











Preparing the bus...I mean MOTORHOME for the trip home. Gotta keep Johnny Law happy.






Lookie, lookie what I found. I don't know how it got there.
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:24 AM   #87
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Some progress today.

Before.



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All ready got the lazy boy in position for resting on the job
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:28 AM   #89
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That's more than a recliner, It's a bedroom too.... Sleeps a lot easier than the floor I bet.
Good to see some updates on the bus.
I know you're happy to have her home and to get started on "DaBus".
Keep us posted...
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Nice looking Bus!! I sure wish mine had those air bags under it.
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