Okay, I'm happy to report we made the bachelor party trip and the bus did great!
We loaded up 6 of us and our luggage and made the 12 hour drive from Tulsa to Louisville last Thursday. I wasn't totally attuned to the loaded bus on a long trip so I was easy on everything and only kept our speed at about 65-70mph the whole way and we got 11.5mpg. The guys watched a few movies on the tv and we listened to the radio the rest of the time and it sounded great even with the road noise.
While we were there we had the hotel valet park the bus in their lot and we really just walked everywhere since we were downtown, except we had our tour bus driver pick us up and drive us to the distilleries Friday and Saturday. Saturday night we all (13 of us) loaded up into my bus and drove a short way to a nearby casino and the bus did fine fully loaded.
For the way back we had two extra guys who originally flew in to meet us there, so that's 7 grown men with our gear. I was more confident in the bus and also we were ready to be home after a week of partying so I pushed the bus to about 75-80mph the entire way home. It did perfect, although we found out that loaded and going that speed knocked gas mileage down to around 8mpg. Luckily we split the gas between us all so it wasn't a big deal, plus shaving a whole hour off of the trip was nice.
this is a few of my buddies right after we pulled up to the embassy suites in downtown Louisville
The valet pulling away in the bus
a stop on the way back
I'll post more pics as I gather them from all of the guys!