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Old 10-07-2020, 04:31 PM   #1
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I got a bus finally!

En route from New Mexico back to Louisiana with my new bus!! 2004 International CE300. Excited and scared to make the 850 mile trek. I have a hurricane to beat home.
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Old 10-07-2020, 04:35 PM   #2
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En route from New Mexico back to Louisiana with my new bus!! 2004 International CE300. Excited and scared to make the 850 mile trek. I have a hurricane to beat home.
You just bought a nice bus and you're driving it... INTO a hurricane?
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Old 10-07-2020, 09:28 PM   #3
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Yep, have to go take of the old folks. First 200 miles down, time to boonedock for the night. At least I get to do a preliminary leak test!
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Old 10-08-2020, 02:41 AM   #4
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Happy travels! I hope the storm does not affect you. I am hoping, but your profile shows Southern Louisiana ... and it looks like Delta will be a category 3 (major) hurricane by the time it hits Lousiiana. Good luck!
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Old 10-08-2020, 07:19 AM   #5
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Looks like the eye will hit about 50 miles west of me. I’m about 150 miles from the coast so no storm surge, but wind, flooding, and prolonged power outages from downed treats are likely.
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Old 10-08-2020, 07:22 AM   #6
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Looks like the eye will hit about 50 miles west of me. Iím about 150 miles from the coast so no storm surge, but wind, flooding, and prolonged power outages from downed treats are likely.
I like to down some treats once in awhile myself, but I've never knocked the power out doing it...
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Old 10-08-2020, 07:48 AM   #7
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I like to down some treats once in awhile myself, but I've never knocked the power out doing it...
I've knocked the plumbing out.
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Old 10-08-2020, 12:13 PM   #8
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�� I was like what the heck is he talking about??? TREES! I’ve been awake for 2 days I can’t type!
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Old 10-08-2020, 03:47 PM   #9
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Typos are all the fodder this group needs to get all carried away! [In a good way.]
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Old 10-08-2020, 05:26 PM   #10
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I am just sitting here laughing at all you'se! (Said in my best NYC tone of voice!)

Be safe out there with the hurricane. I don't even know what a hurricane is let alone what rain looks like living in AZ...
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Old 10-08-2020, 06:19 PM   #11
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I am just sitting here laughing at all you'se! (Said in my best NYC tone of voice!)

Be safe out there with the hurricane. I don't even know what a hurricane is let alone what rain looks like living in AZ...
Don't feel too bad about that. Most of these guys would probably wet their pants if they saw a real Haboob coming at them! They would be looking for Brendon Frasier being chased by the MummyÖ..
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Old 10-08-2020, 08:13 PM   #12
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For those in Arizona and New Mexico ... a hurricane is like a monsoon, only the wind goes around in a circle.
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Old 10-14-2020, 04:06 PM   #13
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I know I'm late on the post but congrats. I just bought me a short school bus last week. Drove it from Newark to New Orleans. One hell of a drive.
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Old 10-14-2020, 04:20 PM   #14
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Congrats on the bus!
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Old 10-14-2020, 05:59 PM   #15
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Don't feel too bad about that. Most of these guys would probably wet their pants if they saw a real Haboob coming at them! They would be looking for Brendon Frasier being chased by the Mummy…..

Eh... In my trucking days, I was stuck in Shreveport for the week preceding Harvey with the storm getting ever so closer. It was hitting when the dealer finally cleared the truck I was driving. Was driving through horizontal rain and standing water (8-10 inches) on the roads to pick up my outbound load, then was greeted with tornado sirens when I got to Mississippi with it. Had about five or six tornadoes nearly land on me in the four years or so before that, too.

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Old 10-14-2020, 07:12 PM   #16
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Congrats on the bus!!

My wife and I are in Leesville Louisiana and weíre getting our first bus this week! Keep us.. errr.. me.. posted on how things are going as far as the legalities with our state.
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Old 10-14-2020, 08:04 PM   #17
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https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/t...tml#post410359

Here’s a link to the build. I drove the bus for the first time in the dark thru the first band. My husband said that if I could handle that then I could handle anything!
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Old 10-14-2020, 08:05 PM   #18
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I am going the Vermont registration route abeautifulride.
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Old 10-14-2020, 08:55 PM   #19
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Thanks! We may go that route also. Looks like you guys are hitting it hard.. looking forward to monitoring your progress!!
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