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Old 09-24-2007, 11:03 PM   #1
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My new bus! Yay!

I just paid my security deposit on my new Skoolie. I am excited.
I know this bus will be perfect for me. I will probably go get it this weekend. It will be 764 mile trip to get her home. Then the fun will begin.

It even can get up too 65 mph.


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Old 09-25-2007, 01:04 AM   #2
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Re: My new bus! Yay!

Congrats..a new bus is always fun, until the newness wears off and the little things stick out
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:57 AM   #3
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Congrats Dizzy, Looks nice!

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..a new bus is always fun, until the newness wears off and the little things stick out
I know you're kidding, for me, after 2 years, the red hasn't been licked off my sucker yet! I"m STILL infatuated with my home-hauling hulk!
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:53 AM   #4
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Re: My new bus! Yay!

I am going to Wisconsin on Friday to drive her home to Georgia.
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:32 PM   #5
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Congrats Dizzy, Looks nice!

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..a new bus is always fun, until the newness wears off and the little things stick out
I know you're kidding, for me, after 2 years, the red hasn't been licked off my sucker yet! I"m STILL infatuated with my home-hauling hulk!
I agree. I've had my bus for about 9 months now. I never get tired of it. Every time I work on it, I set a goal like "Get the windows tinted this weekend" or whatever. I'm just taking it one step at a time. Yesterday, I removed all of the metal trim strips around the floor and cleaned it up getting it ready to install subflooring this coming weekend. Sometimes, I'll drive over to the storage lot where I keep the bus and I'll just sit in there on the couch and stare at it and get ideas. I've also been known to stare at the motor, and sit underneath the bus and stare. My wife thinks I'm nuts.
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:50 PM   #6
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I am going to Wisconsin on Friday to drive her home to Georgia.
Here's to a safe and uneventful maiden voyage! Of course you WILL tell us how it went, right?

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My wife thinks I'm nuts.
I'm one of the lucky ones, my whole family LOVES TWE (even in all her ugly, unfinished, ungainly condition)! I've got plenty of helpers, just no time and money to invest at present.
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:08 PM   #7
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Re: My new bus! Yay!

I am going to name it BanjoBoo.
I do alot of concert photos(dizzyizzy.net) and love taking nature pictures. So for sure I will make one very detailed photo diary. I also have owned a website BanjoBoo.com for years. Right now it show many pictures from when I lived in Oregon. But I am going to dedicate the site to my new bus BanjoBoo. The site will be my online diary for all to see.
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:46 PM   #8
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COOL BEANS!
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Make sure you take some pics when you pick your bus up and when you're driving it home! I know I was pretty excited the day that I picked up my bus! I'm thinking that on a 700+ mile road trip in a bus, you'll run into some sort of interesting situation.
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:42 AM   #10
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Re: My new bus! Yay!

i Picked up thee bus yesterNow I am stopping for the night at a TA outside Nashville. Be home for lunch.
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