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Old 01-07-2018, 06:35 PM   #501
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Wish I was there.
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:57 AM   #502
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Sorry we didn't get to meet out at Skooliepalooza...our bus broke down and we just came through in our car during the potluck last night... I thought I recognized your rig from here, but I wasn't sure who it belonged to... Hope the leg feels better!

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Aww that sucks that the bus didnt make it,
next year hopefully will be better for both of us.. i was layin in bed by
7:30, i did get a dam good laugh when i went for a light walk sunday morning the couple of dreadlocked hippies going at it in the back of the bus, maybe cover the rear door windows next time.?? if your rear door is facing the fire ring.??l?

i was talking to another couple said that theirs broke down 4 times before they made it out.
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Old 01-08-2018, 01:00 AM   #503
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Wish I was there.
Get'r'done your mayden voyage can be skooliepalooza.
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:18 AM   #504
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Aww that sucks that the bus didnt make it,
next year hopefully will be better for both of us.. i was layin in bed by
7:30, i did get a dam good laugh when i went for a light walk sunday morning the couple of dreadlocked hippies going at it in the back of the bus, maybe cover the rear door windows next time.?? if your rear door is facing the fire ring.??l?

i was talking to another couple said that theirs broke down 4 times before they made it out.
Some folks are just uncouth.

I'm not surprised about the breakdowns. Most folks get a bus and just hit the road thinking they'll run forever with no maintenance.

Hope you heal up quick man!
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:21 AM   #505
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I'm not surprised about the breakdowns. Most folks get a bus and just hit the road thinking they'll run forever with no maintenance.

Haha, that just sounds funny from Charlie
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:33 AM   #506
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I'm not surprised about the breakdowns. Most folks get a bus and just hit the road thinking they'll run forever with no maintenance.

Haha, that just sounds funny from Charlie
Why?
I've NEVER ran a bus without going over everything.
If I were to follow what most others do, I'd have already painted the bus and put time into converting it before I found the mechanical problem.
Ask Sandi- I'm a BIG believer in fixing the bus before proceeding with all the other stuff.
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:00 AM   #507
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Why?
I've NEVER ran a bus without going over everything.
If I were to follow what most others do, I'd have already painted the bus and put time into converting it before I found the mechanical problem.
Ask Sandi- I'm a BIG believer in fixing the bus before proceeding with all the other stuff.
I'm doing it the other way around, but only because it's winter.

I've identified the mechanical issues and I'll deal with them when it warms up a bit. Meanwhile, it's not driving anywhere and I can work on the inside.
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:17 AM   #508
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we are driving older vehicles.. they can and do break-down.. I do agreee that taking all precautions ahead of time is the best way to go.. driving and learning your bus before you embark..

although that said, both of my busses I bought and took off on 1000 mile road trips to get them home... both of them were serviced first... and one still broke down...

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Why?
I've NEVER ran a bus without going over everything.
If I were to follow what most others do, I'd have already painted the bus and put time into converting it before I found the mechanical problem.
Ask Sandi- I'm a BIG believer in fixing the bus before proceeding with all the other stuff.
I can totally vouch for that!!!
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:07 PM   #510
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If it aint broke dont worry about it till it breaks. I got my bus from a rental company, they say they went over everything but it made it home. first thing i did was oil change. I guess if it is winter & snowing interior 1st is fine.
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