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Old 10-28-2012, 11:47 PM   #141
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looks like you had a great trip, your breakfast looks tasty too. did you have any surprises with the items inside your bus while in motion?

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Old 10-29-2012, 06:46 AM   #142
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looks like you had a great trip, your breakfast looks tasty too. did you have any surprises with the items inside your bus while in motion?
Everything was in tots or secured while in motion.
Empty trashcan fell and slid when I jump on brakes hard(car pulled out in front of me...it got blood pumping for sure)
It was wedge in the green fridge strap and popped out
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:39 AM   #143
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Congrats on your first trip!
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:47 AM   #144
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CONGRATS............ I know you're proud to have made the first trip a sucess!!!!!!!
No problems, GREAT!
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:16 PM   #145
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Re: El Tortuga...update 10-28-12!

Love all the trip pics!
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:26 PM   #146
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Re: El Tortuga...update 10-28-12!

Glad to hear the trip went well. And the extras you've added look fantastic. I really like the front screen.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:29 PM   #147
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"On the road again -
Just can't wait to get on the road again.
The life I love is making music with my friends
And I can't wait to get on the road again.
On the road again
Goin' places that I've never been.
Seein' things that I may never see again
And I can't wait to get on the road again...."
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:33 PM   #148
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Re: El Tortuga...update 10-28-12!

There's always a big sigh of relief after getting home after that first trip and nothing broke/fell off/blew up.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:36 PM   #149
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Bansil, congrats on the first trip--way to go!

Tango, "On the road again" lurks on a CD In each of my vehicles just waiting for a chance to break out upon the first fwy on ramp leading to a get away! Gotta have a song!
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:30 PM   #150
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Bansil, congrats on the first trip--way to go!

Tango, "On the road again" lurks on a CD In each of my vehicles just waiting for a chance to break out upon the first fwy on ramp leading to a get away! Gotta have a song!

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Old 10-29-2012, 11:15 PM   #151
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CC I'm old and don't get out much--splain some more? Jack
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:20 PM   #152
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:26 PM   #153
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Yup, gotta love the energy. Thanks CC
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:05 PM   #154
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Re: El Tortuga...update 10-28-12!

Between splitting wood,working on vehicles and life
I found some time to do a few things



and out of curiosity...I threw some paint on the front bumper...she doesnt have the prettiest face and the big black bumper didnt help none(kinda like braces)


I like it better...hoping to "camp out" at the winery in 2 weeks
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:09 PM   #155
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I like the bumper.. and the homemade kitchen furniture. Nice job.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:02 PM   #156
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Bansil, the white paint was a good idea. Sorta makes it look like the bus is dressed in a formal tux . Gotta ask--what's the Isuzu tag all about? Jack
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Bansil, the white paint was a good idea. Sorta makes it look like the bus is dressed in a formal tux . Gotta ask--what's the Isuzu tag all about? Jack
We have been part of the Elite group that modifys and own Isuzu's for the last 12 years, great group of folks we actually met on the internet
Since we are not predijust against makes/models that join us at our gatherings several times a year, we have a few Toyotas,jeeps,fords etc that run isuzu plates so they "blend in"
A good friend Jerry is actually the original tech that went to japan and trained to come back and train all isuzu techs when they launched over here.
He also helped build several factory race cars....best part....he has a warehouse of new parts that he got by buying out dealers whenisuzu pulled out of usa
Jack sorry so winded..
Short answer... "it's Kool"
Actually had a wonderlodge owner(actually 2 a 1988 and 200?) Check out the bus at our last gathering,we have met him several times,he smiled when he approached the front...its all fun
What a rant
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:01 AM   #158
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I've always thought one of the really big, chrome VW bus logos would look cool on the front of a 40 footer. Probably get a few odd looks as well.
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Two thumbs up on the bumper paint. It frames that big black area nicely.
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Have to agree with everyoe else, nice job on the bumper paint
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