Originally Posted by bikeforthelight
you could rent a dozer and make a new driveway. you own the property and no one is gonna call the city on ya. haha. or better yet....keep buster and forgo the cost of building a work building. as long as you start buster up once a month or so and winterize and all that you would still have it if you needed it. then go buy the shorty. you could be a multi bus family. i like the idea. plus i bet it would be expensive to build a work building that is as solid as buster. just my little idea. i hate to see you get rid of the bus.
Yea but when you come see the property you will understand how nice the entrance is & the privacy from the "road" is beautiful! I will be sure to do some tree trimming before you drive bftl into the drive...
I would love to keep the bus & have a multi bus family but as we all know, it's all about the money! I did suggest to Dara that we could use salvaged pine board & completely cover Buster in wood with a pitched roof to give the illusion of a rustic cabin!
The bus runs so well & like I said before, it is a blast to drive & I really enjoyed the trek minus the minor mechanical issues but those have been & will be taken care of...
EDIT: How was yer birthday? Was it tourist hell at EPCOT?
Originally Posted by Smitty
My vote is for a cabbaged military drivetrain installed under Buster
That was the exact reason I chose a school bus over a transit/coach style bus.....ground clearence.
I originally was hunting & tracking skoolies with a diesel pusher on the brain when I came across our bus... I couldn't resist the price & condition & like I mentioned before I love the transit style low profile body... It just sucked me in!
When we bought the property they said the roads were graded - HMMM... Forest Access Road 66 to Cibola National Forest leads to the subdivision & it gets graded about once every 6-8 weeks & gets alot of traffic. The subdivision had rough areas when we got here & needed grading then... It of course is worse now, 4 weeks later & it has rained which makes these sticky mud patties that stick to your tires basically giving us a 4WD Nissan with slicks!
Anyway the rain has caused grooves in the dirt (not gravel) roads... fun to drive when its wet as the Nissan likes to go into a 4 wheel slide powered up around some of the corners, so I guess I haven't helped matters too much huh...
OK OK...cabbaged? Whats that mean... You talking a 4WD drivetrain with adjustable
air bags so I can lift it up when needed to clear the washouts & then slam it in the weeds when parked?? I like it!!