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Old 03-26-2016, 09:33 AM   #1
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How often do you take it for a spin?

Knowing that one of the worst things for a car is to let it sit for a long time without driving it, and knowing that it used to be used twice a day during school, I don't want my bus to start falling apart from not being used.

I love driving my bus and like to take it out for a drive every third weekend. However, I have to balance that with the cost of fuel.

How often do you take it out for a spin around town?
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:36 AM   #2
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Every couple months now I start mine up and drive it around for a half hour or so once it warms up a bit.
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Old 03-26-2016, 10:07 AM   #3
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Every month, we go glamping somewhere even if just up the road.
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Old 03-26-2016, 11:25 AM   #4
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I take ours out 2 or 3 times during the winter to stretch his legs. About once a month I charge both battery banks.
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Old 03-26-2016, 11:35 AM   #5
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As soon as I get the driver seat back in and get South Dakota plates I will be driving it at least once a week. Cannot wait to take it to the Home Depot.
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Old 03-26-2016, 12:59 PM   #6
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I really want to drop off my kids at school!
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Old 03-26-2016, 01:19 PM   #7
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You want to drop your kids off using your own bus?
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I really want to drop off my kids at school!

Pretty cool idea
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Old 04-02-2016, 05:27 AM   #9
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Yes. I think that would be riot!
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Old 04-02-2016, 08:10 AM   #10
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I have to leave my bus sit all winter, to much snow and salt , after that we try to use it every weekend, plus a we have a couple of 2 week trips planned this summer as well.
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