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Old 11-20-2015, 06:24 PM   #201
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Absolutely INCREDIBLE Thread! Beautiful Job!

Thank you so much for being willing to start and keep us posted on your progress. This is the most incredible project I have seen documented. Many of the thoughts and ideas that I have had are covered and so many questions answered.

I look forward to more of your progress and to starting my own project.

Thanks again!!
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Old 12-18-2015, 03:43 AM   #202
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I am in the process of moving from coast to coast.... We sold our house to developers and were supposed to move some time in spring but they decided to pay us 2 month ago.... Last 2 month were a real hell for me....

Many things are done, bus is drivable licensed and registered as motorhome.... this was a real hell...

We will be in Windsor Ontario after Christmas. I will find some time to post some details.

Right now I have no time to even sleep....
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Old 12-18-2015, 08:17 AM   #203
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No worries, Vlad!

We're glad you are still on the planet!!

Good Luck with the move - take it easy!

Knowing the project is still up and running is all we wanted/needed to know!!

Best Regards,

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Old 12-18-2015, 10:14 AM   #204
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Hang tight Vlad and have a safe trip. Just check in when you can.
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:52 PM   #205
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Are you moving to Windsor, Vlad, or is it just a stop over while travelling further east? You sure can't beat the east coast for culture, beauty and laid back living. If only there were more jobs out there...
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Old 12-24-2015, 09:13 PM   #206
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Are you moving to Windsor, Vlad, or is it just a stop over while travelling further east? You sure can't beat the east coast for culture, beauty and laid back living. If only there were more jobs out there...
We sold our house in BC and decided to move to Ontario. We are still thinking about what city to choose there.

BC is nice but real estate is just CRAZY EXPENSIVE. One of my friends just bought a house 1974 2300 sqft in Burnaby (Vancouver suburbs) and paid almost a million CAD. When he asked me what needed to be done to make this house OK I only had one thing in my mind DYNAMITE..... He can't even afford to pay this kind of mortgage... he will live in 2 rooms and rent all others and hope that the price will go up and he will make some money.... reminds me what happened in US some time ago....
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Old 12-24-2015, 09:16 PM   #207
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I am still driving the beast.... I will have a bunch of stories about this trip...

One thing I know for sure I need MORE POWER to move this bus....
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Old 12-25-2015, 08:14 AM   #208
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We sold our house in BC and decided to move to Ontario. We are still thinking about what city to choose there.
If you want natural beauty and affordable property then go north! Around here land goes for around $800 an acre. Houses are reasonably priced as well. Same as with out east, the jobs aren't plentiful, but we all make it happen. Also, there's not much of anything urban up here.

Merry Christmas! I hope Santa brings you a turned up injector pump ☺
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Old 01-05-2016, 12:07 PM   #209
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After 9 days of road battle and 4000 miles I am safely arrived to Windsor Canada.

The bus is parked in heated storage. The owners allow to work on bus which is a BIG bonus.

The are many things happened on the way blown tire together with a bunch of air lines leaving me in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere...., leaking water pump, escape from hurricane, Christmas in the hotel etc.... all the good stuff

When I put the bus on scale I was surprised to see total weight of over 42000 lb, which explained my I5 speed at some places 15mph....

One thing surprised me is 8 mpg considering total weight of over 42000 lb...

Now I am in the process of sorting thing out. I need to organise the house, the bus, tools etc... As soon as this all or most done I will start working on bus and I will write all in details....
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42,000!? Wowser. Are we still talking about the Blue Bird?
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