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Old 06-11-2017, 04:21 PM   #121
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I think it's cute as a button. Reminds me of when I was a kid and me and my buddy made a boat out of plywood and my mom's picnic table.
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Old 06-11-2017, 04:34 PM   #122
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That is, for your purpose, an ideal setup. Not too long, not too short. I especially like the toad. But, for me, I love my 84 passenger behemoth and the Suburban behind.
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Old 06-11-2017, 04:38 PM   #123
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I think it's cute as a button. Reminds me of when I was a kid and me and my buddy made a boat out of plywood and my mom's picnic table.
I saw it and said "Squeee, it looks like a bus a kindergartner would draw!". Had to have it.

And, how'd mom feel about your awesome new boat?
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Old 06-11-2017, 04:42 PM   #124
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That is, for your purpose, an ideal setup. Not too long, not too short. I especially like the toad. But, for me, I love my 84 passenger behemoth and the Suburban behind.
I cannot even imagine what that is like. If one day, I start to feel too crammed and don't want to get rid of anything, I'll go bigger. We'll know for sure when we start getting on the road for longer than 2 weeks at a time.

Have to admit I don't know what a toad is (other than the froggy creature)
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Old 06-11-2017, 04:45 PM   #125
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Toad = Towed vehicle. Think about it - it sounds the same.

I used to be a gear jammer (trucker). Long vehicles don't phase me. The only thing I had to get used to was waiting form my backside to get into the intersection before turning (the steers are about 3' behind me). I have air brakes on Brunhilde and absolutely nothing in front of me except fibreglass and the windshield. I can get right up to the stop line on the pavement.
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Toad = Towed vehicle. Think about it - it sounds the same.
Oh, haha. That little smart car isn't mine. Just something that I mightily enjoyed parking next to.
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:10 PM   #127
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Yes that's an ideal size and they do drive really nice. My second bus was just like yours. It was a 350/turbo 400 with four wheel disk brakes. It had been the bus of the director of Oregon dept of transportation.

This being my fifth bus I'm trying something different this time. I like to keep all my toys inside the bus to avoid tampering, and my toys have been getting bigger. I've had a canoe inside a short bus and it can get awkward. Now I want a motorcycle inside. As you say, each of us designs to our own needs.

Now I see how you easily fit in a parking space. I'd forgotten about my brown bus and how nice it was to drive.
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