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Old 11-11-2019, 09:30 AM   #1
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In Colorado Picking up Bus #2

Some friends, eager for adventure and ready for a road trip, offered to give me a ride out from my Wisconsin home turf, to Lamar Colorado to pick up the second of two buses that I purchased recently. Airfares from Milwaukee to Denver are crazy cheap right now. I could’ve purchased a one-way ticket for $20 and the bus ride from Denver on to Lamar, for another $35. That all sounds good, but there’s always the additional hassle and expense of parking your car at the airport and then retrieving it later. I also wanted to bring along some tools and extra supplies that would’ve been difficult to lug around. So I accepted their offer and now I find myself in Colorado after a beautiful moonlight drive across the High Prairie. On Monday morning I will retrieve my second bus, check it out, top off the fluids, install a CB radio and my temporary plate, and be on my way.

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Old 11-11-2019, 09:50 AM   #2
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Damn. That looks like a lota nice bus.

Is it filled with "school bus" seats or coach seats?
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Old 11-11-2019, 01:35 PM   #3
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Damn. That looks like a lota nice bus.

Is it filled with "school bus" seats or coach seats?
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Old 11-11-2019, 01:54 PM   #4
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Those are some really nice coach seats. Does the AC work?
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:04 PM   #5
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That's a sweet lookin rig ye got thar!
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:18 PM   #6
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Those are some really nice coach seats. Does the AC work?
The A/C does not work in either of the buses. I suspect that there is a lot of potential for leaks in a big system with multiple evaporators stretched out over 30 feet. Some new seals and a fresh charge of R-134 should get them back to functioning again.
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:46 PM   #7
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Love the seats!!!!!! those woukld look great in my RedByrd lolol
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:09 PM   #8
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Love the seats!!!!!! those woukld look great in my RedByrd lolol
I've got a pile of Nuke Bus seats if you want any of them.
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