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Old 06-14-2016, 11:28 AM   #1
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broken down in Hazelhurst GA 5miles from PofP

We recently purchases a '89 BB tc2000 on govdeals.com in Hazelhurst GA. It was listed as running good but made it 11 miles up the road before it over heated, blew a head gasket. It has a Cummins 5.9.

Are there any skoolie folk near by?

This dream has turned nightmarish real fast. The business we bought it from is making us resolve this through govdeals.
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Old 06-14-2016, 01:44 PM   #2
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We recently purchases a '89 BB tc2000 on govdeals.com in Hazelhurst GA. It was listed as running good but made it 11 miles up the road before it over heated, blew a head gasket. It has a Cummins 5.9.

Are there any skoolie folk near by?

This dream has turned nightmarish real fast. The business we bought it from is making us resolve this through govdeals.
Where is the bus now? are you safe somwhere? Did you get towed?

Sorry to hear about your luck, yall.
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Old 06-14-2016, 01:57 PM   #3
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Bus is still at the gas station it broke down at (we lucked in that it was right at a truck stop). Someone helped us tow it off the street to the stop's lot. We are currently camping down the road at a campground while we wait for a quote from a mechanic to send to the seller and work out our next move.
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:10 PM   #4
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Bus is still at the gas station it broke down at (we lucked in that it was right at a truck stop). Someone helped us tow it off the street to the stop's lot. We are currently camping down the road at a campground while we wait for a quote from a mechanic to send to the seller and work out our next move.

Man, that sucks! You were headed back to Newport News. This is why I'm so hesitant to buy a bus sight unseen, especially through an auction. I know many on here haven't had any issues doing it like this, but your situation is exactly what I want to avoid. Hopefully you can either get them to pay to fix it or get your money back. Good luck!
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Old 06-14-2016, 05:29 PM   #5
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wow georgia sucks!! I spent 3 days broke down in rural georgia at a truck stop when I got my bus!! I feel for you!!

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Old 06-14-2016, 05:51 PM   #6
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wow georgia sucks!! I spent 3 days broke down in rural georgia at a truck stop when I got my bus!! I feel for you!!

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Rural Georgia sucks for a city man cause there ain't many people around to help. not like anyones gonna help in a big city? but when you do find help in a rural area they would probably give you the shirt off of there back if needed
A suburb of a city is not a rural area.
I have only passed through Georgia but in Texan rural areas everyone helps everyone.
I know I am speaking from N.C and in the military melting pot there isn't much help for one on the side of the road?
I still stop in a heartbeat and take an a$$ chewing or no pay for that time cause my company truck had GPS on it but I never hid anything. If they don't pay for helping someone then I eat it.
In my heart/head I did the right thing cause someday it could be me?
Wasn't trying to use you or your post as an example.
Ever since I eft texas in 91 it has been everyone for themselves?
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Old 06-14-2016, 06:01 PM   #7
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I wasnt in a suburb when I broke down I was in forsyth georgia which was somewhere near atlanta but definitely not a suburb...

the truckdown mobile service deemed my air compressor bad.. I didnt have tools (shame on me) and no stores anywhere close to get any... no Taxi, No uber, and no Lyft anywhere... not even a bus service...

after being down 2 days I finally kn ew what was wrong with the bus and that i probably couldve fixed it myself at least enough to make my remaining 650 miles..

what was at my exit was a shoneys, a pseudo truck stop, a gas station, and a comfort inn... that was it!.. luckily I can work wherever im at so I got a room, set up my mobile suitcase DEV lab and worked as usual... for hotel people were nice.. the second day the GM offered to hand me the keys to her truck so I could get parts or tools... (just like you say offering the shirt off her back!)... again by then things were under control..

I had already budgeted plenty of $$$ for this project so I really wasnt broken up over it as even my work wasnt impacted.. I let the bus sit.. parts shipped in and I got lots of work done and enjoyed the people I met at the hotel .. (they even had a bar with crown royal..)..

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Old 06-14-2016, 06:10 PM   #8
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Not trying to make waves as we say at the beach?
I read and was involved in your breakdown and couldn't figure out anyway I could help without a 3-4 hour road trip, time off of work, and my wife's car that would put her out of work to.
I did think about it?
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Old 06-14-2016, 06:23 PM   #9
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nah no waves taken here just acknowledging what you said about being a city guy in the country and how those around did their best to help.. even if the truckdown service was not the greatest as far as skill...

I did what I could to make the positives out of it.. it couldve been a lot worse had I been trying to take vacation from work and run a bus home only to be stranded.. or had I not had plenty of money to get it fixed... thats when things really become a disaster very quickly...

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That's all you can do when you need help.
Make the best you can of the situation and move on.
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