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Old 04-30-2006, 10:27 PM   #21
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I am just now starting to work on my bus, so it probably won't be too close to being done.
Bring it anyways!
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Old 04-30-2006, 10:32 PM   #22
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But of course, no need to show up to a gathering of skoolies with a car!! Current plans are to get the bus painted, rip out the seats, add a bumper hitch, mount generator, install AC, by the end of May.

Pretty sure that is an obtainable goal. I'll be using this bus to pull my old trail scout to and from the trails and to shows.

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Old 05-01-2006, 01:05 PM   #23
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I thought all the Scouts had rusted away by now and their axles scavenged for Jeeps.....kinda like 79-85 toyotas (those 'zuki guys are ALWAYS stealing our axles).
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Old 05-01-2006, 07:11 PM   #24
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Nope, not all scouts have rusted away. However, I did give up my axles for a set of full size axles from a 1 ton chebby. Thought about setting a pair of scout axles under a zuk, just havent found a zuk yet (right price, free comes to mind) and I now have a bus to work on. But its all good.
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Old 05-03-2006, 05:46 AM   #25
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Sorry guys, I've been out-of-pocket for a fews days (what does that really mean anyway? I've heard people say that a lot). Anyway, as I said in my first post, there are pros and cons to using my land for a Gathering. This is raw Ozark land, no structures have ever been built there so there are no amenities. This will be "boonie camping". Everything, including drinking water will have to be brought in and hopefully all trash, trucked out. On the plus side, there is a country store and restaurant just up the hill. I'll check the next time I'm out there to see if they sell diesel, I know they sell gas. There are a lot of tractors out there so it is possible. To make it easier for busses to enter and exit the lower field I'll have to get a local farmer to move the gate and make it larger. I made it in and out with my rig (40 feet long) but just barely. The same farmer excavated a low water crossing (usually dry) for me so there shouldn't be be any problems with tail dragging. Some of the propery is ecologically pristine. Given the topography of the place, it possesses many micro-climates and hosts some rare plant species. There is a 30 foot bluff with water below but it is shallow and no good for diving. Besides, you might also have to contend with the giant (at least two feet long) alligator snapping turtle I've seen there. The place does offer the opportunity to observe a lot of wildlife, good hiking and there are some established trails. There is plenty of firewood on the ground so no tree cutting will be required (or permitted). To pinpoint the place on a map, it is just a good rock throw from the town of Manes (pronounced MAY-NESS), in south central Missouri, which is located in N.E. Wright County at the intersection of Missouri State Highway 95 and Highway H, a.k.a. the middle of nowhere. Going East on Highway H a few hundred feet the property line begins on the right and continues all the way down the long hill to Beaver Creek. Highway H borders the propery on the north, Beaver Creek on the East. Later in the season is better for me so the hay in the field can be cut and baled. It'll also give me time to get that gate moved. I'll also try to get some photos up. If anyone has any questions, ask away. As I sit here proof reading this post, I realize that "boonie camping" in the middle of nowhere isn't everyone's idea of fun as there is no entertainment close by. Hell, I'd meet you guys in a WalMart parking lot if they'd let us build a bonfire and set up a keg! As chances of that are slim, I thought I'd offer my place and the offer is good.
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Old 05-03-2006, 06:45 AM   #26
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i can hold 150 gallons of water in my holding tank.
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Old 05-03-2006, 01:52 PM   #27
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I'll just run an extension cord and water hose from someone else's rig when they aren't looking should I run out

Actually, the only REAL issue I would have would be whether or not the bus is even done yet. We just finally got the floor all done and all the measuring done for the floorplan (it's laid out). Time and money are entirely too prohibitive sometimes. At the very least I have an expensive mobile tent with a nice new insulated plywood floor for putting down an air mattress and sleeping bag.
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I can hold 100 gallons of water and supply enough electricity to run several buses. I don't think boonie camping will be a problem.
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Old 05-03-2006, 08:55 PM   #29
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Boonie camping is fine with me. I can be self sufficient for a couple of days at least. The place sounds great. If we all help each other out, I'm sure everyone will be fine. I could take a Thursday and Friday off and make a weekend of it. BTW, I'm assuming this will be a family friendly gathering, I'll have three little people with me, The 20 month old twin boys are entertainment by themselves!
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Old 05-03-2006, 09:30 PM   #30
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dang nab it all...

...why didnt we think of this last year !!!!! we could have called the studio and somehow got into the movie "RV" lol.


....wait maybe they would make a new movie..... "Bus Nutz: the Gathering"
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