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Old 07-17-2016, 05:15 PM   #1
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Im thinking about a road trip to LA from Detroit with #MFBusProject. I've taken it to S.Florida & E. Pensilvania with no real issues. It's a 2000 Thomas 3800 International (77 person) .
-What's the farthest/longest you have gone on a trip?
-What issues can I expect?
-Parking gonna be a pain at Touristy stuff??
-What extra? Not a noobie to travel I just can't shake the nerves on this trip it's a long one....
-8 Total with 5 drivers min.

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Old 07-17-2016, 06:48 PM   #3
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Traveling to LA California & Sacramento second week of October
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Traveling to LA California & Sacramento second week of October
L.A. vs LA.
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Old 07-17-2016, 09:35 PM   #5
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Hi,

Interesting when i read "can't shake the nerves on this trip"
it immediately reminded me of all the really bad events in my life tat followed me doing something even though i just couldn't seem to shake my nerves.

Nerves provide me with good information, especially when their information is so loud i can't even make out the message.

Good luck whichever you choose.
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Hello
Im thinking about a road trip to LA from Detroit with #MFBusProject. I've taken it to S.Florida & E. Pensilvania with no real issues. It's a 2000 Thomas 3800 International (77 person) .
-What's the farthest/longest you have gone on a trip?
We have taken our International 3800 from NC to ND to San Diego CA to Orlando FL and back to NC then PA then Sacramento CA and have only owned it a year.
-What issues can I expect?
Make sure your coolant system is in good shape, that you gear down when appropriate, and you know how to use your brakes without burning them up. The Rockies are formidable, but doable.
-Parking gonna be a pain at Touristy stuff??
We've been to National and State parks as well as tourist towns and never once had a problem parking. Remember that almost everywhere is accessible to freight trucks nowadays, and all the touristy stuff is designed to accommodate RVs that are way bigger than the bus.
-What extra? Not a noobie to travel I just can't shake the nerves on this trip it's a long one....
-8 Total with 5 drivers min.
Make sure all your people get along and everyone is understanding how the money works. Who contributes how much and decides how it will be spent? Who's responsible for maintenance and repairs on the way? Do you have an emergency backup fund of at least $500 for a new tire and/or a tow? What do you do if somebody's not getting along with the group? Honestly the living with the people in close quarters part is harder than the long trip part.

Thx ;)
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