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Old 04-20-2019, 01:01 PM   #1
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my first bus

my girl friend Christine has been putting up with all my talk about getting a bus, so this morning she presented me with my first bus - it's a bit small for my needs, but perhaps I can work with it
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Old 04-20-2019, 01:20 PM   #2
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A bit small, perhaps, but I expect excellent fuel economy, and very affordable insurance and license plates.
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Old 04-20-2019, 01:20 PM   #3
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Gonna do a roof raise?
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Old 04-20-2019, 01:23 PM   #4
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A bit small, perhaps, but I expect excellent fuel economy, and very affordable insurance and license plates.
yes, great economy - give it a little push and it propels itself across the living room floor
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Old 04-20-2019, 01:24 PM   #5
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definitely a roof raise - there isn't a lot of head room in it now
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Hey Christine, you will be relegated to 2nd fiddle if he ever finds his bus!
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Old 04-20-2019, 01:30 PM   #7
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Hey Christine, you will be relegated to 2nd fiddle if he ever finds his bus!
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Christine is looking forward to traveling in a bus too - she lived full time in a bus for a number of years and loved it - she already knows about roof raises and insulation and has some ideas she would like to see incorporated into a bus
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Old 04-20-2019, 02:08 PM   #8
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Sweet! Mine's an 8-window Shorty, too. Tho not quite so short...

Small world. And the bus' are getting smaller as well!
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Old 04-20-2019, 05:18 PM   #9
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Christine is looking forward to traveling in a bus too - she lived full time in a bus for a number of years and loved it - she already knows about roof raises and insulation and has some ideas she would like to see incorporated into a bus

That sounds great then, a family affair. Hopefully she can drive, assist the building and finishing, do electrical and mechanical work, cook and read maps. You just might have it made sledd!


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Old 04-20-2019, 05:55 PM   #10
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That sounds great then, a family affair. Hopefully she can drive, assist the building and finishing, do electrical and mechanical work, cook and read maps. You just might have it made sledd!


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