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Old 03-22-2006, 09:38 AM   #31
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Ok...I sent my 1%. Let me know if you have any problems with it. Paypal and I seem to get into a fight everytime I use it.

Cool beans too....I just noticed I'm a full fledged "Member" now.

Cheers!
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Old 03-22-2006, 10:19 AM   #32
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Hey, Jason,

I'm Phill's friend Mike, who helped him with the skoolie a little bit. We talked a couple times on his Yahoo IMer.

This totally sucks! I'm pretty broke, but I sent my last 5 bucks to your paypal... (okay, not literally, but darn close. That's why I don't have my skoolie yet.) It's okay, I get paid tomorow, and I might have my income taxes back today.
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I like the Wayne Cambell quote
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Old 03-22-2006, 10:57 AM   #34
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well, paypal and I had a bit of a rumble (I still can't figure out how the darn things works.... who pays for it, how it knows everything about me... etc.), and I think I finally won <-- expect my .02%
and stay away from oceans and steep dangerous cravasses in the future.
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Old 03-22-2006, 01:45 PM   #35
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Thanks to everyone who has donated toward the tow truck fund so far! And i'll stay a lil further from the ocean in the future......
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Old 03-22-2006, 02:41 PM   #36
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Now you're only stuck with about 96% of the bill.

Did the tow truck driver atleast give you a kiss? I like to be kissed when someone s giving it to me between the cheeks.
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Old 03-22-2006, 03:10 PM   #37
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At the moment the picture above was taken, I'd have been tempted to put the bus in reverse and jam that little throttle holding stick into place...let it back straight out into the ocean with the tow truck attached!

There's 1% on the way from upstate SC...and to think, I was toying with the idea of being down there with you...there but for the Grace of God go I...
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I think them tow guys most likely jerked you around on their price a bit. They probably were told to get at least $1500 to $2000. And they may have also been told to try to get what ever extra they could get on top of that. I have heard that some owners of tow companies tell their drivers to charge the minimum amount plus what the driver feels their extra effort was worth.
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At the moment the picture above was taken, I'd have been tempted to put the bus in reverse and jam that little throttle holding stick into place...let it back straight out into the ocean with the tow truck attached!

There's 1% on the way from upstate SC...and to think, I was toying with the idea of being down there with you...there but for the Grace of God go I...
That would've gotten him arrested if he was lucky, and pounded into a pulp by three enraged tow jockeys with prybars if he wasn't (messing with a tow jockey's equipment is not a safe thing to do). Even if he somehow escaped permanent maiming or jail time, it would take a long time to pay for an $80,000 GMC Top Kick wrecker.

Also, I doubt the truck would've budged with locked brakes.

And yes, not so good sam & the tow company screwed you. I would seriously think about disputing the CC charges, and possibly even a lawsuit.

This tow jockey would have quoted ~$2000-2500 for that (it's a heck of a lot easier to quote high & bill low than vice versa)...and Chuck (Da Boss) would probably have sent out me in the F-800 rollback (31,500lbs of winch anchor), and him in the International S1700 hoist (24,000lb hydraulic winch). Sounds like you had a crew of real idiots...unfortunate, but typical (witness the guy I watched winch an S-10 onto a rollback by the front axleshafts).

Assuming no equipment breakage (and a chance to check out the jacuzzi bus ), the bill would've been "negotiable".

I suggest taking it to a truck wash (failing that, rent the biggest pressure-washer you can) and blasting every inch of the underside thoroughly. When you're done, take it to the towing company & pressure-wash the crooks who pulled it out.
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I thought the rest of the trip was great...

We started out camping on the beach, which turned out to be less of a spring break crowd but more a male Mexican crowd.. Wait make that horny male Mexican crowd throwing beads at every woman that passed by.... not cool, not cool at all.



After 2 nights of that we packed up and went to an RV park which was much closer to the spring break action.



Most of us went to Mexico on Tuesday; we caught a trolley to the market & had some dinner at some restaurant. The food was good but Jason didn’t eat all of his soup for some reason…




That’s Jason in the middle & me just to the right of him... notice we all brought our own water. The 2nd pic is Jason's soup, yumm looks good doesnt it?



Usually in the evening we all kinda hung out in my bus, some of us went to the bars. The RV Park we were in was not much of a "campground" as we weren’t allowed to have campfires & no tents. It was a nice place though, there was a nice pool, wi-fi Internet & $44/night split 7 ways wasn’t too bad since it was right across the street from all the spring break action.

I had a lot of fun on the trip, the weather was awesome & other than Jason’s bus nearly getting swept into the ocean it was great.
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