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Old 05-24-2021, 11:07 AM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2021
Posts: 24
Year: 2009
Coachwork: International CE
Chassis: CE
Engine: 7.6
Rated Cap: 26 seats
Part 3; Home after 3200 miles, Dumbos ears, and photos

Ok everyone, I finally made it home a few days ago, after picking up the bus in Baltimore, running leg 1 to Detroit, leg 2 to Salt Lake City, and the final leg was to my home in Auberry California (in the mountains above Fresno.

Only issue on leg 3, was that the door started flapping open and closing repeatedly, but off and on, then finally it would just stay open. sometimes I could get it to close by hitting the emergency open switch - seems odd? other times, nope. I looked for an air leak in the mechanism - the piston is pressurized (extended) when the door is closed, but I didn't really see of hear anything there - the mechanism looked quite clean and tidy. So maybe the switch?

anyway, its home safe, and waiting for me to finish up my 2 projects prioritized before the bus. 1. rebuilding my toy hauler trailer - got that done! 2. restoring my Porsche 914 - and I'm a few weeks away from putting that back on the road. But for now - fishing season, all projects on hold while I go out after the high mountain trout out here in the west!

attached, Hopefully will be a few photos of the bus - as requested.
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left rear quarter.jpg   Rt frt quarter shot.jpg   lift bike photo.jpg  

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Old 05-24-2021, 02:49 PM   #2
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Location: Brazoria County, Texas
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Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: International
Engine: T444E
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It sounds like you have the priorities in the right order !!!
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Old 05-29-2021, 11:21 PM   #3
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Location: Connecticut
Posts: 638
Year: 2009
Coachwork: Gillig
Chassis: G27E102
Engine: Cummins ISL 280
Rated Cap: 26,000 lbs
3200 miles... awesome!

How was the oil consumption?

And it surely meant a lot of fuel, too
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Old 06-01-2021, 01:02 PM   #4
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Coachwork: Cheverolet
Chassis: 3500 Express
Engine: 6.0L V8 Gas
Nice to see you made it back safely! Excellent alternate use of the handicap door too.
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Old 06-01-2021, 04:52 PM   #5
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Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 779
Year: 2000
Coachwork: IC / Amtran
Chassis: 3000 / 33' Flat Nose
Engine: IC T444E / Allison MT643
Rated Cap: 72 Kids / 48 Adults
Glad you made it home.

That's one hell of a nice looking front grill!

2nd the use of the wheel chair lift.
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