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Old 01-29-2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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Out In The Bus

I retired on Friday and took the Crown out to the Crest RV for a day of relaxation and a chance to enjoy all the work of converting. Here I am in the middle of all the fancy rigs and all the neighbors wanted to tour and ask questions. They were nice people who welcomed the skoolie.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:05 PM   #2
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you got a love it! ,you meet a lot of nice folks when they see a different rig in the park, just goes to show that its the people that own the rv parks that dont want skoolies. Iv always had other rv owners come by and chat about my bus, even have a beer with then.

looks good, and again , have fun with retirement!! (I'm considered semi-retired) cant wait for full!!

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Your Crown is one nice looking skoolie. Your only problem might be that the S&S crowd becomes so jealous they run you out of the park,
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:08 PM   #4
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Your Crown is one nice looking skoolie. Your only problem might be that the S&S crowd becomes so jealous they run you out of the park,

you said it

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Old 01-29-2012, 06:26 PM   #5
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I forgot to ask what are your travel plans now that you are retired?

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Old 01-30-2012, 09:09 AM   #6
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Coolest rig in the park. No doubt about that!
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:59 PM   #7
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I forgot to ask what are your travel plans now that you are retired?

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Going to relax for a few, and substitute teach in our local schools when I get tired of doing nothing Just want to take a little slower pace for now and get out on the road more often in the bus
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:02 PM   #8
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So now you've got no excuse to not join Paul's next Buses Gone Wild get-together in Phelan over Memorial Day weekend? You'll be the guest of honor if you attend! It will be a treat indeed to see a fully-converted Crown, and a beautifully converted one at that. Will we see you then?

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I'll be there John...looking forward to it! The bus is in need of a trip over the Tehachapi mountains...she's getting restless not being able to stretch her gears
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Congrats on the retirement.
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Congratulations on your retirement. Nice to see another bus out in the wild.
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Great pictures and thanks for sharing. It is always great to see other out with their buses. I will also post some pictures prospectively.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:18 PM   #12
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You are so right, been working harder now than at the old job...but with much less responsibility and worry
And did get the Crown out again on a trip to Sacramento this past weekend. She got rained on, but even wet, I think she looks nice
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:40 AM   #13
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You do know that there are no days off when you are retired.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:46 AM   #14
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there were no days off while i wasnt retired, cause i always worked for myself,,, and none now for me while i am...
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:13 PM   #15
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Had to bring the Crown over to the house for some friends that came into town and I needed an extra bed, so they got the good bed Here is sunset on the Crown
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:36 PM   #16
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Wow, I've missed this thread too. Also, congrats on retirement. 19 more years and it will be my turn. If I were to get rid of my bus, a crown like yours would be first on my list. Great lines, and you did a great job on the conversion. Unfortunately, I've never seen one in Iowa. But, I would be willing to travel to find one.
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:24 AM   #17
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bus looks great.. i see you attached a leash so it wont escape...
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:37 AM   #18
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Yup, she's got her shore power cord to light her all up
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:16 PM   #19
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John, looks like I will make it to the Buses Gone Wild thing.

Had to go to Anaheim this weekend to help work at the California Southern School Bus Roadeo. I stayed at the Anaheim RV Village across from Disneyland and they are very Skoolie friendly. Nice place to spend the night, and you get the added show of the fireworks from Disneyland at night...and boy are they LOUD Some of them shook the ol Crown as they exploded overhead.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:48 PM   #20
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man... those must take HUGE saddles...
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