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Old 12-31-2017, 05:57 PM   #701
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Off topic, is there going to be a Florida get together this year?
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Old 12-31-2017, 07:09 PM   #702
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Off topic, is there going to be a Florida get together this year?
Yeah, we can do that.
Will probably have to be after the wedding in March, though.
If NOTHING else goes wrong with this bus, AND if the repair bill isn't more than 4-6 grand we may actually take the bus on our honeymoon.
If that doesn't work out, it looks like we may need to clean out the work van!
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Old 12-31-2017, 07:16 PM   #703
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Yeah, we can do that.
Will probably have to be after the wedding in March, though.
If NOTHING else goes wrong with this bus, AND if the repair bill isn't more than 4-6 grand we may actually take the bus on our honeymoon.
If that doesn't work out, it looks like we may need to clean out the work van!
Hey you already that cozy couch in the back of the van! -Hillary
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Old 12-31-2017, 07:35 PM   #704
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Hey you already that cozy couch in the back of the van! -Hillary
Yeah, Roxy had a nice lil nap in it today while I was mowing.
This couch is REALLY comfy!
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Old 12-31-2017, 07:37 PM   #705
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Will probably have to be after the wedding in March, though.
If NOTHING else goes wrong with this bus, AND if the repair bill isn't more than 4-6 grand we may actually take the bus on our honeymoon.
You guys could register at Napa.
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Old 12-31-2017, 07:42 PM   #706
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The NAPA wish list? I'm in for a set of mudflaps.
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Old 12-31-2017, 07:59 PM   #707
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We're having a little Florida get-together right now but we're in the cold part of Florida.
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Old 01-01-2018, 01:20 PM   #708
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I feel like it is the worst feeling when you have to give your equipment whether it’s a bus or other vehicle over to people that you don’t know, and trust that they’re going to take care of it the way that you would want it to be taken care of. It is good though to know that they are professionals and hopefully they know what they’re doing with everything and that it is money well spent. We’re all hoping it turns out well for you!


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Old 01-01-2018, 02:14 PM   #709
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we're in the cold part of Florida.
I don't understand this part........
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Old 01-01-2018, 02:39 PM   #710
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how is the bus coming alone.
I want a shorty too
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Old 01-01-2018, 02:47 PM   #711
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I don't understand this part........
Sucks!


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Old 01-01-2018, 04:45 PM   #712
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Its in the low 40's here. We turned on our dog's heater!
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Old 01-01-2018, 04:52 PM   #713
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I feel like it is the worst feeling when you have to give your equipment whether it’s a bus or other vehicle over to people that you don’t know, and trust that they’re going to take care of it the way that you would want it to be taken care of. It is good though to know that they are professionals and hopefully they know what they’re doing with everything and that it is money well spent. We’re all hoping it turns out well for you!


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Thanks!
I really hated to do it, but I had the feeling I was out of my league with this kind of repair.
I'll find out how much $$$ they want tomorrow.
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Old 01-01-2018, 05:32 PM   #714
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Probably about 50% more money than you've got.. That's the way it goes with me anyway.

It'll be worth it in the dependability factor, but this may sting at first.
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Old 01-01-2018, 05:43 PM   #715
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Probably about 50% more money than you've got.. That's the way it goes with me anyway.

It'll be worth it in the dependability factor, but this may sting at first.
YEah, I mean- I've got a rough idea based on what I can find out about this.
But theres a hard limit that hopefully won't be reached!
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:33 PM   #716
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No hard limits. You give them all your money and then top things off with a credit card.

It sounds like a good diesel shop, but I still predict it's going to sting. I'm still wondering if the windex coolant was the real culprit.
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:38 PM   #717
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No hard limits. You give them all your money and then top things off with a credit card.

It sounds like a good diesel shop, but I still predict it's going to sting. I'm still wondering if the windex coolant was the real culprit.
I have a theory. I think the front cover started to leak and they did that "stop leak" thing with the packets of sealant. They then changed it over from the red coolant to some fancy blue stuff from their local Fleetguard supplier.
They then dumped it realizing that it was just a bandaid repair and that it would take thousands to actually fix the issue.
Only a theory.
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Kind of like I'm starting to think they dumped my bus on the market because they knew the transmission was not going to last.

You got to pay to play. And then if you switch buses it starts all over again.
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Old 01-01-2018, 07:10 PM   #719
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Yeah, at least this time around I got THE bus I wanted.
I'm willing to spend the $$ to play, I just wasn't quite prepared to spend 4-6 grand on it so soon!
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Old 01-02-2018, 02:29 AM   #720
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It's not unusual for a school district to dump a bus that has become problematic.

It is very unusual for a school district to attempt to hide an issue like that, and dupe a buyer.
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