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Old 05-09-2015, 09:33 PM   #1
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The journey begins...

to pick up my bus. I am on my way to Texas. I will post pictures soon.
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Old 05-09-2015, 10:45 PM   #2
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Old 05-10-2015, 05:38 AM   #3
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dont go north of dallas.
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Old 05-10-2015, 07:55 AM   #4
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dont go north of dallas.
Agreed. I got stopped while trying to cross Texas in the north portion and won't go back. That and my vehicle kept overheating from the moment I crossed into that state until I left it. I had to cut my trip short and never reached my destination before turning back.
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Old 05-10-2015, 04:23 PM   #5
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dont go north of dallas.

I am going just north of Wichita Falls. My bus better be 4 tires down not up. Actually Burkburnett is where I am going.

1 killed, others unaccounted for after tornadoes touch down west of Fort Worth, north of Wichita Falls | Dallas Morning News


Just crossed into AZ.
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Old 05-10-2015, 09:12 PM   #6
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Yep...stay on top of the weather reports. It can turn nasty in a heartbeat.

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Old 05-11-2015, 03:25 AM   #7
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My 2 meter ham radio has weather band. It looks like the storm has moved east.
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Be safe...any pictures yet
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:10 PM   #9
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100 miles to go. Tonight I get a motel room and crash and in the morning I pick up my bus.
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:12 PM   #10
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...and the journey bogs down. I have shredded one of the tires on the trailer. Glad I brought spares. The bus is having a hard time pulling the Ex and I am still in Texas where it is relatively flat. There is no way I can make it back home pulling the Ex behind the bus when I get to NM, AZ and CA. I will be climbing over 7000 feet. I will grenade the trans at a minimum and I don't know how many more tires I will blow up. So my plans have changed. The bus will stay in Texas and I will go home with the Ex and trailer and fly back to get the bus. I thought I was being so clever doing the way I did but nope. The bus moves fine by itself and maybe a couple thousand pounds people but the Ex is a different story.

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Old 05-14-2015, 09:17 PM   #11
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:21 PM   #12
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what about puting an ad on c l for a driver, someone could be looking for a way to ca.
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That EX looks about the same size as Texas....maybe you should have rented a small car to get there.

Great idea superdave!
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I have a hard time with strangers let alone from one off of craigslist. Good idea though.
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:42 PM   #15
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That EX looks about the same size as Texas....maybe you should have rented a small car to get there.

Great idea superdave!

Circumstances (that I can't go into) required me to bring the Excursion. Not a big deal other than adding a few hundred to the deal.
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My Ex is a different story too. ;)
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:43 AM   #17
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You needed to borrow my Little 1830 pound Honda CRX. Put it on a tow bar behind that thing.

Or you should have bought a bigger bus. Lol...

Glad your still in one piece. Thanks for the pics.

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What are the three fans for under the bus in the picture of the hitch mount?
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What are the three fans for under the bus in the picture of the hitch mount?

AIR CONDITIONING. lol.
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:14 PM   #20
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Some pics from the trip. Don Quixote all over. Second two pictures are Mohave Airport where old planes go to die.
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