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Old 08-20-2015, 12:09 AM   #1
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Farthest bus bought?

Considering getting a bus that sits over 2000 miles from me. Am I nuts? Has someone else travelled as far for the right one?
I'm figuring about a $350 one way plane ticket and about $750 in fuel for the return trip. Does that sound about right?
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Old 08-20-2015, 12:17 AM   #2
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How about Albany, NY to N. CA.
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Old 08-20-2015, 01:03 AM   #3
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Cal definitely has an idea what going a LONG way for a bus is like...
His epic trip to Tn was a big inspiration for me getting my bus. I "only" went 800 miles and back for mine. Piece of cake!
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Old 08-20-2015, 01:13 AM   #4
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Cal definitely has an idea what going a LONG way for a bus is like...
His epic trip to Tn was a big inspiration for me getting my bus. I "only" went 800 miles and back for mine. Piece of cake!
Felt like 125* inside the bus the whole way with every window opened. I was pouring water in my shoes to cool off. That was a fun trip.
There was one from Phoenix, AZ. One from Albany, OR. One from Salem, OR. My last one was from Texas. I had to go twice for that one. Then coming home through Lake Powell, AZ, then Utah to Las Vegas to buy that MT647 transmission. Just call me crazy over buses.
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Old 08-20-2015, 01:27 AM   #5
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My trip was literally the polar opposite. It was 10 degrees F. Icicles hanging inside the bus from the leaky roof exits...
Was nerve-racking but so worth it. I'd do it again tomorrow.
Takes a crazy person to do this kind of stuff!
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Old 08-20-2015, 02:04 AM   #6
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I will try to find some pictures from the NY trip.
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:52 AM   #7
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:57 AM   #8
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Raced up to Maine and drove back to NJ in 24 hours...sick as a dog
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Flew to Sacramento, CA met up with a close friend, changed the drum brakes on his Explorer, had two near-death experiences on I-5 due to Cal DOT being STUPID, got to the bus, complete service ($750) included replacing some worn out parts, left Bakersfield, seven days total, $560 in diesel, and 2300 miles later, home in Katy Texas......



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