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Old 11-21-2019, 05:22 PM   #1
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Just watched an interesting Judge Judy case. Guy bought Nascar Champion Rusty Wallaces 1990, $780K coach last year for $30k. Hires a driver to drive it across th country to the west coast. "Apparantly" the hired driver drove it overheating and caused issues. He was sueing for the $1800 tow and the $1500 he negotiated for the job, after abandoning the bus in Denver. He ended up winning the tow fee, but didn't get paid for not completeing the delivery. It was an 8 day fix he didn't wait for.
More insight into what you can run into driving others buses across the country.
It's why I don't offer my serivces, there is too much liability I would assume on the new buyer that it may make it look not cost effective. You could easily double or triple the cost of the bus in delivery.
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Old 11-21-2019, 05:47 PM   #2
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It's always a gamble, taking for granted this potentially sight unseen bus can make a cross country trip without a fuss... Sometimes you get lucky, sometimes you don't. I fairly enjoy driving buses but I wouldn't be excited to drive someone else's bus a thousand miles without any real vetting before hand.
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It's always a gamble, taking for granted this potentially sight unseen bus can make a cross country trip without a fuss... Sometimes you get lucky, sometimes you don't. I fairly enjoy driving buses but I wouldn't be excited to drive someone else's bus a thousand miles without any real vetting before hand.
I don't want to drive my own bus w/out some serious vetting...!
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:27 PM   #4
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I have seen a number of examples of folks that don't pay attention to the gauges or continue driving when they do notice a problem.

Driving these things is an interactive process. You need to pay attention to what your bus is telling you and respond appropriately.

If you can't do that then you should stick with Greyhound.
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Old 11-21-2019, 10:06 PM   #5
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I have seen a number of examples of folks that don't pay attention to the gauges or continue driving when they do notice a problem.

Driving these things is an interactive process. You need to pay attention to what your bus is telling you and respond appropriately.

If you can't do that then you should stick with Greyhound.
That's why if I were ever to involve myself in something like this I would require a 24/7 video of the dash board.
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