Well, the first football weekend has come and gone, the bus made it down to College Station Saturday, not without issue, but it did make it. took 3.5 hours to drive 1.5 hours. First off popped a fan belt about 30 miles from the house, had my darling wife following me in the pickup
. so we left the bus on the sholder and ran to the parts store (note i had intened on getting some extra belts and just forgot) Found a belt from a parts house in Cameron, located some water and headed back to the bus. put the belt on with out too much issue, toped the radiator off, and got back on the road. Made it a big old 10 miles and lost the new belt, that put a huge happy face on me. left the bus on the should yet again, and headed back to Cameron, bought ever single belt that would fit the bus within the city (which turned out to be 3), well technically i bought 2 more, they exchanged the brand new one that had just busted.
Back to the bus, got the belt on yet again, and back on the road, this time taking it a bit more easy. i'm thinking the water pump is getting ready to go, there is a lil bit of wobble to it, when you wiggle the fan, which i could see being alot when it is turning 3600 rpm. so we easied on to College Station running about 50 or so, made it in around 2, got to our parking spot, and started unloading our gear. We had a blast, spent a good bit of time talking to people about the bus, there were 5 other buses of various sorts in the general area, I had actually worked with one of the guys along time ago, on one of the other crews.
All in all, we had a great time, consumed a bit of meat and beer, didn't have any major problems, at least that couldn't be resloved. game was over somewhere around the 10 pm mark, and i'm proud to say the Ag's won! that always makes it a better day!. broke everything down, loaded up and took the bus to a friends house to spend the night. headed home the next day after locating a water pump, just in case. managed to make the trip in about 2 hours this time, no breakdowns.
next order of business is an awning, and replacing that water pump.
will post some pictures from the weekend shortly.