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Old 10-24-2007, 03:41 PM   #281
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Update from the road:

Well we ran into a small snag when removing the driveshaft from my crown vic. The bolts attaching it to the rear yoke required a 12 point socket, after about 1/2 hour of driving around ann arbor we found a hardware store and pulled the rear driveshaft and hit the road... I'm a little nervous with my car back there out of sight. You can't even see it form the drivers seat.

Oh and Jason's mobil broad band internet is kickass.


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Old 10-24-2007, 04:37 PM   #282
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Nice! How well does the bus tow the car? I've given thought to towing my S-10 with my bus. Where did you get the hitch that fits the bus?
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:07 PM   #283
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Jason say's he can't even tell it's there. I keep walking to the back of the bus to make sure it's still there and not running on flat tires... All I can see back there is the roof.

Here's some more pics.



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Nice! I towed a travel trailer with my diesel F-250 a couple years ago. It had a flat tire and I had no idea until it was on fire and billowing smoke! But those were cheap crappy trailer tires. Are you guys driving all the way through or are you going to stop for the night somewhere?
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well our ETA is about 4am, but we're going to stop when we get tired. It's nice this guy's paying Jason 700 bucks to deliver the bus, so he has money to cover food and hotels along the way... We we're just talking we don't have have to be back in Michigan until sat. night, so we might stop along the way home, we'll be driving through Washington DC and the mountians.

Did I mention I love this mobil braudband? We're near Sandusky, OH on I80.. oh and this Internet explorer dosn't have spell check, so sorry if this looks like a 3rd gradeer wrote it.
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:54 PM   #286
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phill is driving now. We're still on I 80 somewhere outside of cleveland. His car tows nice, but i'm leery of towbars. I had a bad expierence with a hommeade unit. However, i towed an s10 out to wyoming this past summer, about 1,200 miles and didn't have a lick of trouble. It's easy to forget it's even back there.

it's a little difficult typing while bouncing up and down on the couch.

i just got out of the jacuzzi. A hot tub in a bus is a great idea! I should market one of those......
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Sounds like fun! I can't wait to get my bus out on a long road trip. How fast are you guys cruising? Also, how much does that mobile broadband cost a month? Is it the AT&T one I keep seeing advertised on TV? Is it as fast as a cable modem? I'm getting ready to buy a laptop. If that were cheaper than my cable modem, I'd cancel the cable modem. I already have AT&T (Cingular) for my cell phone provider. My dad has an iPhone and pays $20 a month for internet on it.
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Oh yeah, what year is that Crown Vic? Those are pretty comfortable cars! Never rode in one on a long trip though.
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1998 crown vic phill says. he got it for $250 with a bad motor, then ended up with a free motor too.

i have internet through sprint. I"m supre super happy with it. costs me $60/month. As fast as dsl i'd say not quite as fast as cable. I can download at 150k at my house and i don't have a full signal. i hear it's faster if you're close to the tower. i used it driving to nevada, and to nyc and can't tell you how happy i am with it.

we're cruising around 60 mph. She'll do closer to 65, but fuel economy is much better at 60 and she sounds kind angry at 65, although she's well below redline.

looks like it's just about my turn to drive again. phill wants in the jacuzzi.
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HA HA HA!! How many people can say they rode down the highway in a jacuzzi?

Thanks for the info about the broadband. I'll look into that when I get a laptop.
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