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Old 06-19-2009, 11:46 AM   #1
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Congratulations on a fine purchase! Looks like a fine bus! Is that one a pusher, or puller?
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:40 PM   #2
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Nice bus. I was looking at the AmTrans at the bus barn behind my shop before I found my Thomas. Thet are good loking busses. I was hoping to find a pusher with the DT466 but never did. I ended up with a CAT 3208 though, not a bad second choice.
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:20 PM   #3
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I am scared as hell to drive the thing. Anyone have any problems driving for their first time?
You may have already driven it by now but the biggest thing to be aware of is the forward controls of a flat nose. FC being you are in front of the wheels. It is much different than any other vehicle. Not hard to get used to though and once you do, it rocks. I drive a fire truck for a living so I was used to FC's before I bought my skoolie. Also be aware of tail swing pased your pivot point of the rear tires.
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:16 AM   #4
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Yeah, don't leave us hanging like that... what about Mr. "I Am Da Law!"?

As for driving: don't worry about that. If I can do it -- a woman who's never driven anything larger than a tiny Toyota pickup -- you can too! Just do what I did and use the round mirrors to stay between the lines and watch your back tires on turns. You'll do a few "curb checks" at first, but if you can find an empty parking lot to practice in for a half hour or so, you'll quickly get a feel for the size and capabilities of the bus.

You'll have a blast!

So... tell us more about your busy-body-neighborhood pest.
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:22 AM   #5
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What a sweet looking bus! You guys are gonna have SO much fun!

Welcome Home!

Keep the pictures coming!
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:13 PM   #6
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and it has a new alternator....that's a bonus. Every bus i've ever owned needed an alternator at some point.

nice looking bus!
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:39 PM   #7
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Congrats & Nice bus - Love it! Have a blast as it is so addictive!
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:34 PM   #8
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Come on Case... MORE PICTURES! What's the hold up? LOL

FL isn't what it used to be case... One of the reasons we are out of here...
I used to love it here and have great memories! Crime, traffic, property taxes, insurance rates, schools, etc., are driving us out of here... We'll come back and visit but we won't live here anymore!
More pictures on the way! I had to stop progress to build a fence around my yard so I would have a space to park the bus. I am bringing it home today or tomorrow. It's parked on the inlaw's 40 acres right now.

I left florida in 2004 for the same reasons. Places I used to play as a kid, I was afraid to go to as an adult. I was never so happy to leave. You couldn't convince me to move back, I don't even like visiting much, except I still have alot of family and friends there.
& yes we are another agreeing to your every words... leaving Florida after about 14 years & lived all over the state. CAN'T WAIT to get to New Mexico!

We used to LOVE Florida but now, it is just old... Might visit someday, might not.
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Now if I could just think of anything besides school buses.
Not going to happen!
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:55 PM   #10
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...and I can actually read some of the part numbers. Hopefully I won't have to read any of them any time soon...
Not to jinx you, but you might wanna write 'em down anyway while you can see 'em before they can get grimed up again...ya just never know...
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