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Old 09-26-2016, 02:20 PM   #51
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OK! nowfor the importabt stuff... meeting up!.

1. im gonna go crash out for a couple hours.. im starting to feel the all-nighter!

2. I know nothing of the area or restaraunts. so someone else hopefully can choose.. im happy if a place hasa burger or a steak or pizza or pasta or just plain bar food on the menu even if its abother type of restaraunt..

3. since I'll likely be out after dark in an unfamiliar city ill probably drive the car instead of the bus.. im happy to have anyone see the bus if where we meet is directly off a freeway and in a big lot, i just dont want to try and navigate a city or have an issue with it late at night..

4. if we do something close to here or in a reasonable uber ride i can join in the adult-beverage fun!!

I'll check back on here in a couple hours after i crash down for a few..

im at the homewood suites at 13110 wortham center drive just to give you guys an idea of where i am..

-Christopher
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Old 09-26-2016, 02:30 PM   #52
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You could try 7k bus sales or texas bus barn both are badically 290/huffmeister. Dunno if they offer services.

Yeah i saw someone rolling in one headed outbound, im kicking myself for not buying 14.

it was interesting watching how high some of those old waynes got bid..

there were several peoiple picking up busses today and all of the engines sounded great and strong...

it looks like this district does an auction every year? so im guessing you can get in on it then..

i asked the guy handing out keys about service records and he said the minute a bus is taken out of active service they put their records in off-site record-storage so no luck on getting those .. the only thing he said was kept on site still was the driver's log of their daily checklists they have to do.. whiuch includes the normal walk around, light tests and the fluids are supposed to be checked daily..

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Old 09-26-2016, 02:50 PM   #53
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They did an auction earlier this year
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Old 09-26-2016, 05:05 PM   #54
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amazing what a couple hours sleep and a Shower will do!!!!

anyone got suggestions?

Idont know much about houston.. ive put a few phone systems in hotels here.. downtown and galleria area.. those are really till today the only areas ive been.



exactly Next door to my hotel is a 'Goode company BBQ, looks real interesting', all kinds of meat and burgers too..

right around my location i found a applebees, johnny carinos (italian?), a chillis and a texas roadhouse.. i can almost walk to those if i figured out how to cross the streets.. going south(east?) on 290 from here it looks like mainly all car dealers and a couple bus lots..

it looked like there is a "coaches: sports bar a couple miles away..

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Old 09-26-2016, 09:09 PM   #55
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Nearby food: tacoland is awesome, catfish station is excellent, dont eat carls bbq, wolfies at 290 barker cypress for girls and bsr food
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Old 09-26-2016, 10:17 PM   #56
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Well Dang! I just got back to the fort and found your note. Do you plan on being around any on Tuesday?
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Old 09-26-2016, 10:23 PM   #57
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Well Dang! I just got back to the fort and found your note. Do you plan on being around any on Tuesday?

hey there, I plan to be around in the AM..

I need to get the rental car to the airport, then take an UBER from the airport to the hotel... and then I can take off.. I can keep my hotel room another day if I choose,

im not in a huge hurry to leave tomorrow though if I do I think my checkout time is noon or something like that, I dont plan on driving a ton of hours being an unfamiliar bus and all.

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Old 09-26-2016, 10:30 PM   #58
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I PM'd you my cell number. If you get bored or need a hand, a break, tools, whatever, just give a buzz.

Sounds like you snagged a pretty sweet unit. Congrats!
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Old 09-27-2016, 02:57 AM   #59
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Florida trip permit

This is a great thread! I pick up my skoolie next week in VA to bring back to FL. I just went to the FL site to get a trip permit (got it through a dealer) and it took less than 3 minutes and $55 and I'm all set. 10 day permit.
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Old 09-27-2016, 05:56 PM   #60
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Hello all,
Just got me bus from NJ . driving it down to FL now.
Question: rear/lower heater is hot.
I found the fan control for it (off position). But is that normal?
It seems as the radiador looking thing inside of it hot hot hot.

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