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Old 01-18-2009, 01:19 PM   #1
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The Bear Den (Bug Out Bus)

Well, I handed over the cash today. Have got a RV storage place a 1/2 mile from the house. I can work on it there as long as I keep the mess cleaned up. I will break the wife to the idea slowly (as she dosn't know about this yet.) The feedback from friends and such is half give me that same look as my German shepard does and the other half think its a great idea. We'll see. I love to tinker and build things, and this is something I've never built before. Plus the education on diesel motors. (Did I just try to justify this to myself?) Anyway, follow along for the ride, but buckle up! It could get bumpy
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:34 PM   #2
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Got any interior shots of the cab area?
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:57 PM   #3
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OK, Since you asked..........
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:18 PM   #4
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I will break the wife to the idea slowly (as she dosn't know about this yet.)
You're a braver man than I! But if you need to break it to her easily here is how I'd do it!

First, start spending time away from home working on it. Act suspicious about it. Make her wonder. Have a close family friend talk with her about your strange behavior. Make her think you're sneaking off with another woman!! When she finally finds out your new "mistress" is an old school bus she'll be so relieved she wont mind about the bus!

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<legal disclaimer> This is more my idea for a TV sitcom plot, not actual marital advice. Seek the advice of a professional before attempting this technique on an actual wife.</legal disclaimer>
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:25 PM   #5
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Dude---Quit---Your kill'in me Wait - that might work
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:25 PM   #6
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I'm not killing you! But my advice might.... Or, it might just work! If it works I'll take full credit.... if it gets you killed, I'll point to the legal disclaimer above.

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Old 01-18-2009, 09:19 PM   #7
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Re: The Bear Den (Bug Out Bus)

I don't mean to insult you Ray_Wa but your sounding like a politician. Hey! The first Skoolie president. Since Papabear is probably kicked out of the house he'll have time to run the campaign. If we could just find a campaign bus.
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:07 AM   #8
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I don't mean to insult you Ray_Wa but your sounding like a politician.
Oh that hurts!! That hurts a LOT!!!

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Old 01-19-2009, 07:29 AM   #9
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Papabear, you have air-assist brakes. This is good. You also have a factory stereo.

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Old 01-19-2009, 10:45 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the replies and encouragement.
I've saved a lot of photos from all your convertions. When she sees how good they can look, I'll win her over. There are some great ideas on paint and interior to be had here. BIG SELLIG POINT... The money saved on the bus over a typical RV is astounding. It's safer for our grandbaby, and that leaves a few thousand left for that new "Blue Diamond" she's wanted. Anytime I start a new project or buy a bike, snowmobile Etc. I can figure a few thousand over to cost for "hush honey money" It's only fair as she also works to pay the bills.
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