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Old 05-28-2016, 11:02 AM   #1
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Talking Announcing our new addition!

Margot Tenenbus arrived home at approximately 2:13am, May 27, 2016. Measuring 35' and weighing a smidge over 27,500 pounds she is very clean, with only a few beauty marks here and there. She is a 66 passenger, 1995 Bluebird International 3800 with 163,322 miles, a T444e, and hydraulic brakes.

The journey home was a successful, albeit wild, ride. First through Atlanta traffic, then rain, then fog, then finally negotiating the narrow streets and abundant, overhanging oaks of Savannah. Keep in mind that I have never driven a bus or any comparable vehicle before! No serious issues that I was aware of, apart from the non-reliable fuel gauge that was disclosed prior to purchase and a clip light that went out but apparently can't be replaced without knocking the others out too. That being said, when I started her up again (seven hours later) the brake pressure warning light presented itself. The brake fluid tank is full, but I do know that the previous owner put in a new master cylinder and brake booster. Her mother and I are anxious to get started on conversion work, but are considering getting her checked out by a mechanic first.

We are still awakening to our new reality (that there is a bus parked in our driveway and that we are going to live in it), but couldn't be more excited about the possibilities that the future will hold. I am, personally, at once thrilled and humbled to now be officially joining your ranks. I hope that I don't bore or vex you all with what I'm sure will be numerous questions and conundrums. We already are so grateful for the advice and insight offered during the process leading us to this moment. However, I know you probably just came here for the pictures, so without further adieu...
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Old 05-28-2016, 11:06 AM   #2
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Old 05-28-2016, 12:30 PM   #3
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Old 05-28-2016, 01:04 PM   #4
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Margot Tenenbus is quite the looker!! Congratulations on your new family member. Ours came home on the 27th also.
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Old 05-28-2016, 03:18 PM   #5
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wow! looks like a great bus in nice shape!!.. when I brought mine home from florida it was blinding rain, fog, wind... and a broken Air brake compressor.. but still fun adventure!!
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Nice looking rig. Congrats, cigars all around.

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wow! looks like a great bus in nice shape!!.. when I brought mine home from florida it was blinding rain, fog, wind... and a broken Air brake compressor.. but still fun adventure!!
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Chris you are eternally the optimist, but you got'r done.
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Old 05-28-2016, 07:57 PM   #7
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Sweet lookin' bus! Congratulations. Looking forward to following your build.
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Old 05-28-2016, 09:59 PM   #8
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Thanks everybody! Gonna try and find a good diesel mechanic nearby, hopefully give her a clean bill of health so we can get started. I'll post more pics soon, but got family in town for a few days.
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Congratulations!

I can totally relate; i feel very similar to what you described. I had been troubled ovee my living situation for some time and tonight i sleep in my bed excited to yank seats in the morning, and comforted that i don't have to live here anymoreeeeee! lol yay!
It's so noisy here it's... Adios! lol
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Nice looking rig. Congrats, cigars all around.
Oh yeah, we christened her with a bottle of bubbly last night.
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