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Old 09-05-2016, 02:34 PM   #11
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I'm not sure what part of town you're in, but Gregorys Towing Services is about the only decent wrecker I've met, We snapped a ball joint shortly after doing the costco run, tripleA said it'll be 2 hours til we get there. Wife 7 months pregnant and several 100$ of food in car, in september? This guy showed up in about 15 minutes, took us out to the farm, spent and extra 25 minutes fiddling around to get the car next to a fence under a tree and helped me drop it onto blocks off the flatbed. Oh, and he only charged me $100~ for the 20 mile tow.

edit: The vehicle in question was a Lincoln Mark VIII, just under 18' overall, I think your bus would fit on his flatbed, or certainly his bigger wreckers.
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Old 09-05-2016, 07:12 PM   #12
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About 21' bumper to bumper (which are both off right now). Biggest issues are that the engine is not running and zero brakes at this time.
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Old 09-05-2016, 08:04 PM   #13
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Tango, I had my bus towed to a big truck service concern to reset the computer to suit my needs. Like you, my bus wasn't running at the time and had no boost for the brakes. My tow buddy just hauled it up on his rollback (20' bed) and off we went. Your bus, like mine, will weigh somewhere just shy of 10,000 pounds when finished so in its present state it shouldn't be over 7 or 8 K--no big deal.

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Old 09-06-2016, 09:14 AM   #14
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Howdy Jack --- Mine rode home to Houston from Utah on a small flatbed so, like yours, I know it will fit. But I need to take some measurements at the new location to check overhead clearance and such before committing. Even towed flat it will be tricky to maneuver into the new location.

Good thing I at least have the mechanical part of the steering connected.
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Old 09-06-2016, 10:06 AM   #15
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What part of town is it going to and when? I'm sure a couple of us locals can help with hand maneuvering if need be.
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Old 09-06-2016, 11:06 AM   #16
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Just moved my bus to its new home two weeks ago. Fortunately it has both propulsion AND brakes, so I just drove it the 3 or so miles. Kept the speeds real slow on account of having no sidewall structure whatsoever... the one panel of metal that is present is only held on by 5 clecos! A stool out of the shop was pressed into service as a captain's chair, though it was both too tall and also prone to tipping over when going around corners at more than a snail's pace.


Good luck with your move!
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Old 09-06-2016, 12:34 PM   #17
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Mmmm...looks nice and breezy. But I would add a little more insulation.
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Old 09-06-2016, 08:19 PM   #18
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Neckid I tell you! The bus was completely neckid
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Old 09-07-2016, 04:10 AM   #19
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Next thing ya know there'll be pole dancing......

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