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Old 04-30-2018, 06:19 PM   #1
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Hi guys, I will be making a trip from Orange county California to Missouri on our new crown bus I plan on picking up this week. Obviously it won't be converted yet but I was wondering if there are any campgrounds or parks that would be okay with me parking overnight to sleep and hit the road the next morning. Obviously I know I could stop at a truck stop on the highway or Walmart but it would be great if we could stop one of those days and take a shower and relax a bit more than you would at a Walmart or truck stop. I plan on having a 400watt hour lithium battery for electric on our stops, for recharging phones, maybe running a small fan in the daytime if it gets hot etc. So I don't necessarily need electric or anything lol. Mainly would be cool to choose one of our 4 nights to rest up. We plan on either going through Vegas and Colorado or going the south route through Arizona and New Mexico.
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Old 04-30-2018, 10:48 PM   #2
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What Crown are you getting? One of Anaheim's? Are you a CCJ member?

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Old 05-01-2018, 03:52 AM   #3
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If you're coming through Salt Lake, you are welcome to spend the night, charge and shower. I have a 1985 Crown transaxle supercoach.
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:07 AM   #4
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What Crown are you getting? One of Anaheim's? Are you a CCJ member?

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It's located in Riverside if I'm not mistaken. It's a 78 Crown. Automatic. What's a CCJ member?

I will have it insured through State farm commercial for private use policy. Would anyone have a service that would cover for part or all of a tow service in case I break down.

I heard AAA as one service that would. Anyone have any experience with them? The bus is in good condition with rebuilt engine among other things fixed and is trip ready according to seller and mechanic, I'm going to check her out and pick her up. Just worried it's a long trip and we'll you never know unexpected things can happen, flat tire, etc.
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:16 AM   #5
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Hi guys, I will be making a trip from Orange county California to Missouri on our new crown bus I plan on picking up this week. Obviously it won't be converted yet but I was wondering if there are any campgrounds or parks that would be okay with me parking overnight to sleep and hit the road the next morning. Obviously I know I could stop at a truck stop on the highway or Walmart but it would be great if we could stop one of those days and take a shower and relax a bit more than you would at a Walmart or truck stop. I plan on having a 400watt hour lithium battery for electric on our stops, for recharging phones, maybe running a small fan in the daytime if it gets hot etc. So I don't necessarily need electric or anything lol. Mainly would be cool to choose one of our 4 nights to rest up. We plan on either going through Vegas and Colorado or going the south route through Arizona and New Mexico.
Take the southern route if you are going next week. 80 was closed for hours yesterday and there were tons of wrecks because it snows in the mountains! Snow in May is very common and it's not that unusual in June.
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:04 AM   #6
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It's located in Riverside if I'm not mistaken. It's a 78 Crown. Automatic. What's a CCJ member?

I will have it insured through State farm commercial for private use policy. Would anyone have a service that would cover for part or all of a tow service in case I break down.

I heard AAA as one service that would. Anyone have any experience with them? The bus is in good condition with rebuilt engine among other things fixed and is trip ready according to seller and mechanic, I'm going to check her out and pick her up. Just worried it's a long trip and we'll you never know unexpected things can happen, flat tire, etc.
Have you verified with State Farm that they will insure it that way. Around here the will definitely NOT insure as commercial for private use, they sent me to a competitor for that. But will insure it once it's converted to an RV/MH.
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:25 AM   #7
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Definitely want to check with your insurance agent. Coverage options do vary by state.

We have commercial for personal use insurance through State Farm here in WA but as Marc pointed out, it may not be available in every state.
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:10 AM   #8
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Definitely want to check with your insurance agent. Coverage options do vary by state.

We have commercial for personal use insurance through State Farm here in WA but as Marc pointed out, it may not be available in every state.
My wife works with a statefarm agency, she already got it showing liability and collision for 65 per month. Its a commercial policy for private use according to her. But I don't think it covers Towing. Anyone got any experience with a towing service for a 35 footer haha? AAA what do they ask for AAA does it need to be titled as RV? Right now its titled Automobile: Bus Body the GVWR is 35k lbs the dry weight is 21k lbs
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:28 AM   #9
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Old 05-01-2018, 04:36 PM   #10
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Take the southern route if you are going next week. 80 was closed for hours yesterday and there were tons of wrecks because it snows in the mountains! Snow in May is very common and it's not that unusual in June.
Thinking of taking 70 or 40? Suggestions?
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