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Old 03-01-2010, 07:57 PM   #1
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I did it. I picked up this bus today after 2 years of looking here it is. !995 carpenter FE 15 window,123000 miles, very little rust so far, from Kerlin bus sale Silver Lake, IN. GREAT PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It ran great all the way home, 75 miles. Tomorrow I start on this great adventure. Wish me luck.
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:59 PM   #2
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:12 PM   #3
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Holy Smokes! It's HUGE!
Room to roam!
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:09 PM   #4
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I was able to get it down to $3000 and I did not have to travel for day. I am happy with that. I need the room because the rear 8 or 10 feet will be a garage for my wifes power wheelchair and my blacksmithing tools. we set up at reenactments. I do blacksmithing ( still learning) and my wife does jewelery and leather work. She named or bus the outpost.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:02 PM   #5
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That's HUGE!

Not often I tell a man that

Promise us you'll post more pics and often
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:40 PM   #6
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How long is it (feet)? Don't worry, I have discovered that your stuff expands to fill all available space. Soon it will be bursting at the seams!
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:36 PM   #7
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day 1
Well I got all but 3 seats out today in 6 hours. I found very bad plywood on the floor. I will start that tomorrow. My son found out that the bus has an alarm. I am still trying to find out what triggered it. It is 40 feet long bumper to bumper. 36 feet behind the driver. That will give me 26 feet for the motorhome part. Yes there is an echo.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:58 PM   #8
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...My son found out that the bus has an alarm. I am still trying to find out what triggered it. It is 40 feet long bumper to bumper...
We tripped our alarm by opening the rear door. The emergency windows have alarms on them as well. We disconnected the wiring. An alarm goes off for the air brakes as well until the air pressure comes up. Our BlueBird is 40 ft too. Does ours look that big too? When it was packed with our stuff for the trip out, it didn't look that big... we still left stuff behind (like that huge alternator from the Eagle coach... bummer).
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Old 03-03-2010, 02:11 PM   #9
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That's HUGE!

Not often I tell a man that
Hey, It's just genetics! It's not the lenght of your bus, but how you drive it
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:09 PM   #10
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DAY2
All the seats are out. most of the rotten wet plywood is up. WOW that is a lot of work. My trash is full so tomorrow I will work on removing the stopsign and warning lites. Friday I start nights so work will have to stop till next wed. I am having trouble uploading pictures the files are to big. I will get it worked out or something. I am very tired but I am having fun. I am glad I live in the country because no one bothers me with the bus. Yes the echo is getting bigger but once it is built it will be just right. Hay is the skin of the bus steel or aluminum?
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