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Old 12-16-2013, 10:19 PM   #211
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The Brown Crown is finally at middle age. Instead of 15 to 20 years of life like a Blue Bird, Thomas, etc., the Crowns will last 50 to 60 years or more. Happy Birthday Brown Crown.
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:48 PM   #212
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happy birthday to the Brown Crown
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:02 AM   #213
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Happy Birthday Brown Crown, We should get all the California Crown owners togeather & start a gang, We could put The Crown Rollers on the back of our leather jackets unless someone has a better name
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:10 AM   #214
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Happy Birthday Brown Crown, We should get all the California Crown owners togeather & start a gang, We could put The Crown Rollers on the back of our leather jackets unless someone has a better name
I like that Idea Never been in a gang before, but you gotta start somewhere
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Old 12-20-2013, 12:13 AM   #215
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The Brown Crown is finally at middle age. Instead of 15 to 20 years of life like a Blue Bird, Thomas, etc., the Crowns will last 50 to 60 years or more. Happy Birthday Brown Crown.
First, Brown Crown, happy birthday to your beautiful (one of my favorite builds) bus! But on another note, (above quote) my Blue Bird, at almost 28 years young, is still going strong... just sayin.
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:44 AM   #216
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My experience with our many clients is that the other transit style school busses simply don't have the life span in daily active school service like the older Crowns. Blue Birds and other brands used as conversions are not getting the daily stress and wear they did when being used as school busses. As RV's, I suspect they will last for many, many years.
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:34 AM   #217
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Two retired Crowns are sitting on the lot. One says to the other-"aahh-its going to be great-I'm getting bought as RV-no more kids kicking the back of my seats." "Ummmm-you know what the first thing they are going to do with your seats?" "THEY ARE GOING TO WHAT TO MY SEATS?!?!"
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:36 AM   #218
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My experience ... As RV's, I suspect they will last for many, many years.
We can only hope... and keep the wheels moving', or as my grandson says, "go round and round".
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:42 PM   #219
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Began a major renovation to BC today. Spent my mid-day doing demo work on the bus. I had a nice dinette I had built which became nothing more than a catch-all. I never used it. So the dinette came out this morning. The couch will be moved into its space from the starboard side of the bus to the port side. The swivel chair will be placed over the starboard front wheel well where the couch was, along with another swivel chair I will put in after I can buy it. A fold up table will be between the two chairs for eating and the computer. The space between the present couch and TV/Bathroom wall will become a Wet Bar with a second refrigerator with small sink and cabinet space. I will also do an upgrade on the electrical, and insulation which I also stripped out.


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Old 02-04-2014, 10:18 PM   #220
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Thank you! This is why I didn’t even plan for a dinette in my conversion—I knew I wouldn’t use it and I certainly knew I would never have to seat four people for a meal. I have two perfectly good seats right up front with great views through a giant windshield. It doesn’t get better than that.
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