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Old 12-19-2017, 04:49 PM   #21
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It's based in Wake County but state wide.

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Old 12-19-2017, 05:21 PM   #22
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It's based in Wake County but state wide.
Damn you are a N Carolinian.
Anything I can do to help let me know.
I am a pipe fitter/welder, plumber by trade and have some electrical experience for 120-460 but have been working with 12/24v since I was a kid.
Pine hurst is only a few hours away if you need help for a weekend and I do Boy Scouts with my kids so accommodations aren't really required/needed If I have advanced notice.
A day before is fine. For the accommodations.
PM me anytime
But I am only on the site after 4-6 during the week.
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Old 12-19-2017, 05:25 PM   #23
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they are purely a money thing... after all they publish where checkpoints are.. at least in my city..

moreover they will tell you that of the offenses they nail.. less than 30% are drunks, the rest are expired tags, licenses, insurance violations, previous warrants, yes even stolen vehicles are sometimes dumb enough to get caught in one...

if the driver is an A-hole they will ticket for burnt out lightbulbs, loud exhaust etc. but normally they wont bother with that stuff.. the drunks typically tell each other where not to go that night...
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Old 12-19-2017, 05:29 PM   #24
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Wow! That's a very generous offer!! Thanks...
Initially I wanted to find somebody nearby that I could help build theirs so I could learn some of this stuff. I really don't know much about any of it which means I have to hire everything done. And that wouldn't be cheap!
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Old 12-19-2017, 06:08 PM   #25
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10 posts maybe?
You should be able to post pics on your very first post - just not any links. Click on the paperclip icon above the reply editor or click "go advanced" to get the fully reply editor and scroll down to see the option to manage attachments. we like pics ;)
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Old 12-19-2017, 06:34 PM   #26
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You should be able to post pics on your very first post - just not any links. Click on the paperclip icon above the reply editor or click "go advanced" to get the fully reply editor and scroll down to see the option to manage attachments. we like pics ;)
When I post image links to my Smugmug pics, the site just shows the link. It doesn't pull the picture in like most forums. Am I missing something?
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Old 12-19-2017, 06:49 PM   #27
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Let's see if I can get a few uploaded...
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Old 12-19-2017, 06:59 PM   #28
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When I post image links to my Smugmug pics, the site just shows the link. It doesn't pull the picture in like most forums. Am I missing something?
You'll need to use the icon that adds image tags around that link:

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or you can manually add them around the link: [IMG]link goes here[/IMG]

Note that you can do this for images on other sites like smugmug but not for photobucket hosted images.

Really it's better to actually load them with the post as attachments. This way they are stored with the post and will not go missing if your image hosting account is closed or unavailable for some reason.
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Old 12-20-2017, 12:46 AM   #29
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Sounds more like a mobile command station for major events. Quite a bit for a DUI check station...
Unless of course they were just really nice cops, and when they pulled over a drunk woman, they would give her the "option" of "sobering up" in the bus, and they needed the DVD player for pornos to "entertain" her while "passing the time."
Money Money Money

My truck broke down at 4:00am on the Interstate in Virginia once, a day after the snow-storm that shut down the East Coast in 1992(?). We walked 1/4-mile back to the last exit and got a room, got up early, and found a tow-truck and repair shop that quoted me a good price. Walked back and my truck was gone..... Seems I missed the signs saying abandoned vehicles will be towed in VA, since I was really tired and driving in a daze. The highway patrol had no answers for me, and told me the cops have 3 days to submit their reports, and to try back then.
I was traveling with a girl, and her brother came down from MD and took us to the Landover(?) GD shows we were headed to (I went up there twice with her, and the other time she had a boyfriend with her - that time I am fairly sure was Landover, but this time I forget for sure)
Her brother took me to my truck on our way back to Hotlanta to see the shows there, and the towing/impound facility had plaques on their wall from the VA Hwy Patrol thanking them for building their canine cars. They towed my truck 150 miles, and charged me maximum rates to do so. They recommended a local repair shop that wanted twice the $$$ to replace the tranny. I told them I would get back to them. I came back on a Sunday when they were closed with my spare key (tore up the front porch where it fell between the cracks years before) a giant U-Haul truck, a tow-dolly, and a friend, and took my truck back to GA. I called them the next day so they wouldn't report it stolen, and they wanted an additional storage fee. Yeah, right. I never went back to that fascist regime for 20 years, and only 'cause I had friends move there in the mountains just over from NC.

I bet your bus greased a lot of palms when it was built...

Seriously folks, I met a nice cop once... He was in my Aikido class. He said most cops train with other martial arts, the ones that are violent and are about beating the crap out of your "opponent." Aikido is about not fighting; you are never taught a move to attack someone. You never throw a punch or kick. Every move is about preventing your attacker from hurting you or themselves, and stopping or subduing them without injury to them (minor temporary pain may be necessary). But even more, it is about a lifestyle and mindset of peace and harmony in the way you interact with everything, from the bad guy attacking you, to your sweet lil' ol' grandmother, to a door or fence gate.

Paying for court fees when found not guilty? Sounds like a crime to me.

Oh yea, back to your bus.....
The lights sound interesting to me. I "think" I should be back over there in the spring if you still have them. (Wanee calls, and I have fam in the NC mountains) Then again I thought I would be there to see family for the Holidays and CB's FLA mini-gathering he wants to put together.

Seriously, get some picks, day and night with the flood on if can...
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Old 12-20-2017, 04:10 AM   #30
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Ok... maybe I'm on to something here.
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Old 12-20-2017, 04:17 AM   #31
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Of course the picture that kind of shows the light is distorted...
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Old 12-20-2017, 04:22 AM   #32
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That's the best angle of the light until I go pick her up.
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Old 12-20-2017, 04:24 AM   #33
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Wow that's a cool bus!
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Old 12-20-2017, 04:28 AM   #34
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Wow that's a cool bus!
Thanks! It's smaller than I wanted but was such an incredible deal, I couldn't NOT buy it!!
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Old 12-20-2017, 04:36 AM   #35
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Thanks! It's smaller than I wanted but was such an incredible deal, I couldn't NOT buy it!!
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Old 12-20-2017, 04:52 AM   #36
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Ok, Soooo now that I was able to show y'all I'm gonna share what I paid for her. I know I would want to know too!
There were SO many things going for this bus, I absolutely could NOT pass it up.
Already has a hitch...
Auto levelers...
2 roof ac's with heat...
A GINORMOUS generator...
It was bought/converted new (no stop & go miles)...
Cabinets are fair but I really like the Marine style push button knobs/handles...
The commercial style rims...
Additional underbelly storage...
Inverter w/ several batteries (don't know if they work yet)
I could go on but one of the big things for me: it has a stack of service records from its inception!! Literally 18" high!!!

I drove her. I ran the generator several times. I opened every door/drawer/cabinet multiple times. The guy had 5 calls about the bus in the 3 hours I was there...

So, I paid $14,500 and am pretty ecstatic about that price! Thoughts??
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Old 12-20-2017, 05:18 AM   #37
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Ok, Soooo now that I was able to show y'all I'm gonna share what I paid for her. I know I would want to know too!
There were SO many things going for this bus, I absolutely could NOT pass it up.
Already has a hitch...
Auto levelers...
2 roof ac's with heat...
A GINORMOUS generator...
It was bought/converted new (no stop & go miles)...
Cabinets are fair but I really like the Marine style push button knobs/handles...
The commercial style rims...
Additional underbelly storage...
Inverter w/ several batteries (don't know if they work yet)
I could go on but one of the big things for me: it has a stack of service records from its inception!! Literally 18" high!!!

I drove her. I ran the generator several times. I opened every door/drawer/cabinet multiple times. The guy had 5 calls about the bus in the 3 hours I was there...

So, I paid $14,500 and am pretty ecstatic about that price! Thoughts??
You'll come out thousands ahead. Some dealers around me are charging TWICE THAT for a regular old school bus.
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Old 12-20-2017, 05:27 AM   #38
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You'll come out thousands ahead. Some dealers around me are charging TWICE THAT for a regular old school bus.
Thank you for your feedback! I drove 3 hours to see one on Sunday. Seats were out and there was a subfloor... front engine (which I didn't want) in pretty rough shape. She did have a new Nature's Head that was included but she forgot the key waited an hour...bus didn't start... asking $8,000 !
I told her I would consider $4,000 after she got it running.
I'm grateful to have found the above bus as soon as I got back home after another 3 hour drive!
There's also a nice (looking) Bluebird in VA Beach that I couldn't get the guy to answer questions about. Now I'm glad he didn't!
Funny how that works. LOL
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Old 12-20-2017, 05:41 AM   #39
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That is a sweet find, I see toilet and sink, seats etc. Is there a bed? or room for a bed and maybe a hot plate and toaster oven?
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Old 12-20-2017, 05:50 AM   #40
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That is a sweet find, I see toilet and sink, seats etc. Is there a bed? or room for a bed and maybe a hot plate and toaster oven?
I'm gonna have to take most everything out and figure out how to make a floorplan work for me. I'm downsizing from a 4000 sq. ft. house and will be living in it full time.
It's small but I will make it work! If after a year or so, if I just can't live with the size, I will upgrade.
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