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Old 01-27-2017, 06:41 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by cadillackid View Post
but DRIVING a nice long trip is a GREAT way to future-proof your bus!! you will know of any defects, quirks, things to fix while in conversion, etc if you drive it 1000 miles or more..

what would REALLY suck is buying a bus, drivingf it 30 miles home. putting 1000s of hours and $$ into comnverting it only to have it blow up 120 miles into your maiden trip

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Old 01-27-2017, 08:04 PM   #52
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Originally Posted by cadillackid View Post
true that I can work from anywhere.. my Carpenter bus did die on its way home... so I set up shop in a hotel room and stayed in business the whoke time.. (having a bar in the hotel didnt hurt).. since then ive pretty much 12,000+ trouble-free miles in that bus...

Wish I had that kind of work. Better would be independently wealthy mogul.
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