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Old 09-04-2008, 09:26 PM   #261
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In Dallas now. Stopping to replace fuel filters because acceleration has become inconsistent or slow, and one time didn't want to go above 40mph.
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:03 PM   #262
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Ok folks, new fuel filters now and she hit ~62mph. In the home stretch, downtown Dallas now. Should arrive here in New Braunfels at 1am or so...
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Ok folks, new fuel filters now and she hit ~62mph. In the home stretch, downtown Dallas now. Should arrive here in New Braunfels at 1am or so...
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:25 AM   #264
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you're a trooper. you made really good time driving from here to there!

i'm happy the fuel filter change helped wake her up.
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:58 AM   #265
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3am last night and she was resting in her new covered storage. Going to get her cleaned up today. Alan was so doped up on Red Bulls! I'm surprised he knew who I was since he was going on 36hrs of driving, nonstop, and about 72-100hrs of no sleep (he was too excited to be able to sleep the night before his flight up to Michigan). He said he began to hallucinate, seeing 2 people playing cards in the rear seating area through the driver's mirror. -Kent
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Old 09-05-2008, 11:26 AM   #266
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Sounds like you might have just got a batch of dirty fuel. I've gotten that on more than one occasion.
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3am last night and she was resting in her new covered storage. Going to get her cleaned up today. Alan was so doped up on Red Bulls! I'm surprised he knew who I was since he was going on 36hrs of driving, nonstop, and about 72-100hrs of no sleep (he was too excited to be able to sleep the night before his flight up to Michigan). He said he began to hallucinate, seeing 2 people playing cards in the rear seating area through the driver's mirror. -Kent
Hmm..interesting. When I've seen the shadow man on epic travels in the past he has usually been directly to my side in my peripheral vision. Starbucks Doublshots, Coca Cola, and nicotine versus Red Bull might account for that difference. I'm glad you made it back ok.

What were fuel costs, just out of curiosity?
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Old 09-06-2008, 11:59 PM   #268
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In my younger days, I once saw a Stegosaurus grazing in a field alongside the Interstate when I was driving solo through the mountains at about 4 AM. There were no other cars on the road to confirm it though. I couldn't have been up more than 40 hours at the time.

Edit: Seriously, though, you're lucky to have a bus. Recent studies show sleepy drivers are more dangerous than drunks.

My "wake up call" was the sound of glass shattering during a different all-nighter. I was 15-20 minutes from my sleep stop-over, so I was pushing it. When I heard the sound, I could't figure out what it was. A voice in my head finally told me I was driving and had an accident. Vibration told me I was still moving, and had better get my eyes open and stop before a tree or something else did it for me. It seemed like it took forever to get them open. It turns out I had drifted into the right guide rail, and a construction sign frame clamped on top folded the right-side mirror through the window glass. The van had a few scrapes, bent antenna, and the window and mirror glass were gone. I had pieces of safety glass at my feet and down my shirt. I was very lucky.

Studies show that coffee, Red Bull, music, and cold air don't really work all that well. Real sleep is the only prevention for "micro-sleep." Nowadays, I pull over and sleep, or share driving with another driver.
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:06 PM   #269
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Re: Jacuzzi Bus IV

hey hi,

where di you get your flame thrower and for how much? was it easy to install? is it permenant? could i use the same run but run the flames through my stacks?


thanks for your time


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i built it. it's custom. related to a hot air balloon burner i think. it's technically not a flame thrower as a large propane burner. Having twin stacks with flame effects would be pretty fricken sweet!

pm me and i'll give ya some details
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