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Old 01-24-2017, 10:00 AM   #1
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Is this normal or abbeynormal?

So, I just submitted a bid on a bus. The auction hasn't even closed yet (Thurs). I'm already wondering "oh 5hit, what did I just do?!!?". What am I going to do if I actually win this damn thing? I'm going to have to fly to TX to get it.How much is it going to cost me to drive it 1,407 miles home? Then I'm going to have to find a place to park it. And then what?!!!?

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Old 01-24-2017, 10:11 AM   #2
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Old 01-24-2017, 10:14 AM   #3
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this bus do about 8 miles a gallon give and take, you can sleep in rest area. truck stop is safer
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Old 01-24-2017, 10:21 AM   #4
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Some of this Truck stop have RV parking.,put fuel and get a free shower. and have dinner and go to sleep. 55mph x 10hr = 550 miles= time to rest Have Fun
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Old 01-24-2017, 10:33 AM   #5
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Rated Cap: 84 pax or 1 RV; 33,000lbs
I'm a backpacker so I'm used to 25 sq ft shared with the gf and her two dogs. I have a sleeping bag that is rated to 15 that I have yet to test out. A bus in a rest/truck stop parking lot??? That's a mansion!! I'll be fine for overnight.
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Old 01-24-2017, 10:38 AM   #6
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Chassis: Blue Bird TC RE 3904, Flat Nose, 40', 277" wh base
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Rated Cap: 84 pax or 1 RV; 33,000lbs
Also forgot to mention, HOW AM I GOING TO PAY FOR THIS THING?!!? I've got $1,000 sitting in the savings account. The 27th is pay day. There goes another $1,000 out of that. So much for paying down the credit card.
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Old 01-24-2017, 12:03 PM   #7
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Old 01-24-2017, 12:08 PM   #8
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So I guess we r all looking at buses in Texas

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Old 01-24-2017, 12:08 PM   #9
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Where at in Texas ?
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Old 01-24-2017, 12:09 PM   #10
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So I guess we r all looking at buses in Texas
TX, AZ, ... any place I have a people and isn't in the Rust Belt. Hopefully we aren't bidding against each other.
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