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Old 06-10-2013, 02:13 PM   #11
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Re: Bus #94

Yes I understand the feeling fully. The wife and I flew up to Oregon to buy our bus. It really did not set in until we were fueling it up at a truck stop. Money was exchanged and we had our bus.
It will be a great feeling.

I'd imagine your bus would drive similarly to a big u haul. Probably even better once you get the hang of it. Have you driven a truck with air brakes? Air brakes take a little to get adjusted to but once you drive it you'll be fine.

Just drive slow to start. No need to get on the freeway and try to run 65. Keep it around 55 and work into it. My guess is 55 ish will be its sweet spot anyways. Just let traffic roll on by. They'll get over it.

Good luck, have fun and take some pictures for us.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:14 AM   #12
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Re: Bus #94

Congrats on the new ride. Can't help with the screamin thingie. My first thought would be cut the wires and see what happens. You can always splice them back together if necessary. It looks like it was added after the bus was built, so it can't be all that hard.

I used a power washer inside on a nice dry summer day. I parked it with the nose down and just washed everything out the front door. Did you notice that the farther back you go the bigger the slobs?
Must be some kind of inverse proportional math problem there.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:20 PM   #13
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Re: Bus #94

Oh man...reading that was fun. It was a while ago for me, but SOO fun to remember. We bought ours from a church and I remember the giddy feeling driving it out of their lot. The random outbursts of laughter as we drove along. Adjusting the governor in a hotel parking lot that night! Slightly different circumstances as we were driving to Mexico to live for 6 months and our truck spun a bearing. The bus was all I could find local that would fit all our stuff and I could afford. But yeah, I remember. My kids were ecstatic, lol... Good memories for sure.
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:08 PM   #14
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Re: Bus #94

I loved your story and so,so
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