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Old 11-15-2014, 11:32 PM   #21
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Re: Finally Bought Another Bus!

my neighbor in town has a 40 footer parked full time- parallel in front of his house.
The 49 acres is so far removed from society that I can park a hundred buses there. Fl isn't too bad for buses.
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Old 11-18-2014, 04:27 PM   #22
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Here in sunny Kalifornia I can't even park my bus on the city street to load it---because its over 8' tall and over 10K CGVW . I checked my ballot very carefully before voting but there wasn't a box to mark for "NO Mayer This Time"
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:16 PM   #23
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Here in sunny Kalifornia I can't even park my bus on the city street to load it---because its over 8' tall and over 10K CGVW . I checked my ballot very carefully before voting but there wasn't a box to mark for "NO Mayer This Time"
Which town in Kali, you from,, I thought those signs only applied to commercial vehicals
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:30 PM   #24
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Watch out for your local City Council. They can adopt and expand on such things as they wish. If I lived in the city right next door, I'd be good to go--but I'll keep voting (and bitching). Jack
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Glad you made it back! How was the trip? Snow? I didn't get any sort of tags, etc. for the trip back. Of course, I only had 170 miles, and knew the type of roads I was on are only sometimes patrolled. Basically crossed my fingers.

I used to live in Santa Barbara...unless you have land, I'd have never been able to do this in Kalifornia! Of course, "having land" and "Santa Barbara"...those two just don't go together unless you're wealthy wealthy wealthy. Like, triple wealthy! . I live 2 hours north, so there were options, thankfully. Less regulated & fewer sticks to go up posteriors!

How much did you spend on gas for the way back, would you say? How was your MPG?
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Old 11-20-2014, 12:47 AM   #26
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I'll get pics up soon!
My trip back was pretty epic. About 800 miles. It came with good tires, a new battery because one was really bad, and a full tank of fuel! It seems to get around 9mpg maybe? I only spent $150 on fuel to get home since it came full. When it got to a quarter tank the first day, I topped it off for $80, and just before I hit florida the next day topped it off again with $75 and still have half a tank. It runs great and cruises at just below 65mph on flat ground.

It has air ride in the rear, and an air operated door. My dad is a trucker so he is searching around for an air ride seat to replace the horrid stock bucket seat. That thing killed my back!

It took me about 16 hours total driving to get from ky to fl. I stopped several times at rest areas to stretch and use the facilities. A good friend followed me back in my car, THANKS RON!!!

One really good sign was that when we picked it up and started it- it hadn't been started in many months and It had been mostly unused for the last three years. But even in the snowy 15 degree weather it started IMMEDIATELY! no coaxing it, no turning over slowly and laboriously- it fired right up like it never sat. It still does.

Since it was snowy and I was ready to get back home, I drove with no plates. To get my temp tag I would have had to drive 4 hours to Frankfort, and that would add nearly a whole day to my trip. None of the troopers noticed and we made it with no issues. Turns out the local tag offices in ky are allowed to issue travel tags, but they don't out of laziness, and they make you drive to Frankfort to the state dmv office one stop shop.

Saw a few cool buses on the way. One deep blue Scenicruiser and a sweet skoolie conversion!
Will post some pics soon. Already got a bunch of the seats out my first day back!
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:40 AM   #27
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Heading home in this pic. Drives really nice!


I couldn't wait to get those nasty old seats out and make some room.


Then that gross rubber flooring was removed. Smells better already.

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Old 11-25-2014, 08:42 AM   #28
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My apologies for the images sizing, I'm going well enough just to post the pics!

I need to fix and re-seal the doghouse on this bus. It needs it badly. I also will need to replace one air spring on the rear.
Still fighting rivets. Thats going to take me most of the week I think.
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:48 AM   #29
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Looking good my friend!
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Thanks, Mike. If these rivets would quit spinning, my life would be so much easier! I'm now angle grinding the centers out after air hammering out the pins. That air hammer/chisel was only 18.99 at lowes. Definitely worth it.
I've also decided to sheet metal over all the side windows and go with something different. None of mine are cracked but they are all pretty worn out, so I figure why replace them with school bus windows.
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