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Old 03-01-2018, 10:37 AM   #1
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Let's go get a bus!

At first, because my father kept nagging me about driving without a proper license, I was going to go to Oklahoma, inspect the bus, finish paying for it, get the title and come back home empty handed.... go back to Oklahoma in the next few weeks when it was registered in a fashion (through VT) where I could drive it..

Then this thread....

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f9/risk-it-21283.html

So now i have changed my plans.. I am headed to Oklahoma this afternoon, will make a stop in Only, TN then finish the trip to Moore, Oklahoma tomorrow morning. I will be at the bus Friday afternoon/evening, will inspect it, get it paid for, title signed over and then drive it back over the next two days.

I have two friends traveling with me to drive my car back and possibly help with the bus on the trip back.

It's an exciting time and I am nervous, and excited and a little overwhelmed but I am ready!

Here's to an item not on the bucket list but what the heck.. it's going to be be a great adventure! It's only 18.5 hours and 1237 miles!
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Old 03-01-2018, 10:56 AM   #2
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We've been reading the same thread I'll be flying out at 7.15 tomorrow morning and will be the new owner of my bus by noon. We will both be risking it tomorrow with our new buses. I wish you luck and safe travels!
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Old 03-01-2018, 10:59 AM   #3
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We've been reading the same thread I'll be flying out at 7.15 tomorrow morning and will be the new owner of my bus by noon. We will both be risking it tomorrow with our new buses. I wish you luck and safe travels!
Same to you my friend!!

If I get pulled over, I'm going to tell them Santa Claus sent me!! Haha
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Old 03-01-2018, 11:04 AM   #4
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Lol. I got a little over 500 miles back to Texas, but I'll be going solo. Hopefully make it in 1 day, but possibly split it into two

Edit - my bus also has a beep in the dash that I'll be dealing with the whole drive
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Old 03-01-2018, 11:12 AM   #5
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Remember it's your drivers license that is an issue, not the bus registration (no one cares about that).

If your NC License allows you to drive a heavy vehicle, then all is well. If you need a Non-Commercial Class B all is not well, even in Oklahoma.

Check so that at least you are fore-armed.

Edit: Apparently NC does require a Non-Commercial Class B for vehicles over 26000 lbs.
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Old 03-01-2018, 11:19 AM   #6
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Kinda relying on the invisible school buses for that one. No way to get the license in time for pickup
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If you're going through Ga. pick me up. I got one outside OKC to pick up.
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Old 03-01-2018, 01:06 PM   #8
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Remember it's your drivers license that is an issue, not the bus registration (no one cares about that).

If your NC License allows you to drive a heavy vehicle, then all is well. If you need a Non-Commercial Class B all is not well, even in Oklahoma.

Check so that at least you are fore-armed.

Edit: Apparently NC does require a Non-Commercial Class B for vehicles over 26000 lbs.
Good to know... I had heard and read about the VT registering, being able to drive it but didn't know NC needed another step.. Guess I will be studying to get a Class B license when I get back.

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If you're going through Ga. pick me up. I got one outside OKC to pick up.
Hum... Well the route right now it straight down I40. Are you serious? Where is your bus in OK? I have glanced at it and it might be doable.. It doesn't look like it's that far out of the way.

If you're serious, check your PM I will send you my number and we can think it through..

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Good to know... I had heard and read about the VT registering, being able to drive it but didn't know NC needed another step.. Guess I will be studying to get a Class B license when I get back.



Hum... Well the route right now it straight down I40. Are you serious? Where is your bus in OK? I have glanced at it and it might be doable.. It doesn't look like it's that far out of the way.

If you're serious, check your PM I will send you my number and we can think it through..

James
It's in Piedmont, about 35 minutes west of Oklahoma City.
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Old 03-01-2018, 01:17 PM   #10
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It's in Piedmont, about 35 minutes west of Oklahoma City.
That's 41 minutes from Moore, OK where my bus is located.. and adding the loop at the bottom of the trip to pick up you would add just an hour to the trip..

If you're serious, we would go that route and instead of crashing in Only, TN for the night we could get a room around where you are..

The plan right now was to drive to Only, TN getting there around 3am... crash and sleep until 9am, then travel the rest of the way to Moore, OK getting there around 6pm or 7pm Friday night.

It's possible to swing by and pick you up then head to Moore, OK get the title done and everything and park the bus at Wally World and shuffle you to your bus and let you get your things straight and then drive out together.. We could drive as a group, the two buses and my car until the interstate split where you're headed south east and we're headed east.

I just have to be back to work on Tuesday. Other than that we've got a plan but could tweak it.
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