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Old 03-13-2005, 07:27 PM   #1
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Congrats on a safe trip! I thought I had an adventure when I drove my bus down from Mass to NC, compared to your saga, I just took a trip across town! I can't imagine diving something that size for the first time, much less that distance on a wing & a prayer!
Once again, glad you made it home safe & sound (lumps notwithstanding)!
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Old 03-13-2005, 09:23 PM   #2
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all I can really say is gee
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Old 03-14-2005, 04:12 AM   #3
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Sounds like you had quite an adventure! Glad you made it back in one piece. Let us know how it goes on the conversion. I'm interested to see/hear how it goes with the articulated design.
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Old 03-14-2005, 03:18 PM   #4
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I feel so efette! My bus was delivered on a load-all, I only had to drive it around back!

Bravo, Mac, Bravo!

(A load-all is a low tilt-bed trailer - when the driver backed it off, the nose of the bus was higher then the telco cables on the pole!)
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Old 03-14-2005, 03:46 PM   #5
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That was a really long post but I actuatlly read the entire thing, very enjoyable.
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Old 03-14-2005, 08:24 PM   #6
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Long post but a enjoyable read wish it was me taking the trip just sounds fun even with the problems
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Old 03-15-2005, 12:35 AM   #7
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Glad you made it!

Wow, what an adventure! I was cringing through the whole thing just waiting for a shoe to drop. There almost nothing I hate worse than being broken down along the side of the road (except, of course, being broken down along the side of the road and BROKE), so I really could sympathize with what you must have been feeling every time something would act up. 5 mpg isn't too bad for pushing, what, 20 tons, down the road at 60 mph! Flat-nosed tons, at that! I guess the bus would rather work than sit around waiting for long periods of time, which is kind of nice in a machine, really.

Good story. Congratulations on the successful journey and your finely honed driving skills.
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Old 03-15-2005, 08:00 AM   #8
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I'd love to be by the fireside one day, I can here it now. . . "There I was, hostiles to the right! Hostiles to the left! Hostiles front & rear! Nothing but miles & miles of hostiles with nothing to protect me but some steel & my wits!"

"Gee, Grandpa, it must have been rough in Iraq!"

"That wasn't in Iraq, it was driving my bus home!"
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Old 03-16-2005, 09:52 PM   #9
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I thought my moving trip from OR to Co was bad but I think you topped it. Glad you and the bus made it back.
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Old 03-17-2005, 10:44 AM   #10
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Great story

I was laughing all the way through the trip . Not at you but because I have been there . (although not lately) It seems you were up to all of the rquired tasks of fixing Freedom so all is well. I am really glad you named your bus. Every bus should have a name. My 78 Crown is "Farther"

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