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Old 07-06-2015, 06:14 AM   #1
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Hello from Daytona Beach Florida

My wife and I have converted a school bus into a motor home. We still have a few things left to complete it. My job will be taking me from City to City so this is the way I chose to live. We are so excited!!!! It's a 1990 Wayne Chevrolet with an 8.2 Detroit Diesel. All highway gears and a six speed retarder. Living in a bus seems exciting to us.

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Old 07-06-2015, 06:31 AM   #2
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Where did ya find one with 6 speed and retarder??

And welcome!

I'm not too far from yall.
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Old 07-06-2015, 10:57 AM   #3
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Old 07-06-2015, 05:20 PM   #4
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I read that one as a six-level adjustable retarder, not a six-speed transmission... But either one would be nice to have.
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Old 07-06-2015, 05:42 PM   #5
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:35 PM   #6
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The retarder is six speed
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:58 PM   #7
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Hi!

My husband and I just got a bus too! 1994 Ford B700 series 5.9L Cummins, automatic. We also live in daytona beach, FL. I don't even quite no where to start myself- but i look forward to the process!

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Old 07-06-2015, 09:04 PM   #8
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My husband and I just got a bus too! 1994 Ford B700 series 5.9L Cummins, automatic. We also live in daytona beach, FL. I don't even quite no where to start myself- but i look forward to the process!

claire

I'm new here, but I think the first step is a process of admission

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"hi, I'm Claireisrare, and I'm a skoolie"

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Old 07-06-2015, 09:44 PM   #9
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whiskey and beer in the back...
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Old 07-06-2015, 09:46 PM   #10
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whiskey and beer in the back...
nothing beats liquor & poker
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Old 07-06-2015, 11:49 PM   #11
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Old 07-07-2015, 04:17 AM   #12
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Omg it's a lot of work! And money, but we will be mortgage free. Keeping my eye on the end game $$.
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Old 07-07-2015, 09:02 AM   #13
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Welcome and remember what _______ said:

Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance. Benjamin Franklin


My manner of living is plain, a glass of wine and a bit of mutton are always ready, and such as will be content to partake of that are always welcome. George Washington

"Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder." Bible

So don't forgo the lonely grape
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Old 07-07-2015, 09:26 AM   #14
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We really should have a florida bus meet sometime.

I've got whiskey.
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Old 07-07-2015, 09:29 AM   #15
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Welcome. My wife and I are just south of Orlando. We are in the process as well. Bought ours about 7 months ago. Would be much farther along but the heat and rain are keeping the pace down.
Laugh a lot, don't fret the small stuff and do it your way. Take pictures along the way. Laugh some more and spend a night or two in it when you can while working on it. Take some wine with you. We sleep in it in the driveway on the weekends when we can.
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Old 07-07-2015, 12:24 PM   #16
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That's awesome thank you for the words of encouragement.
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Old 07-07-2015, 10:16 PM   #17
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I got the Keurig....I'll bring the coffee for the morning after we drink all of Bansils wine & EastCoast whiskey.

Whose bringing the grub?
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Old 07-07-2015, 10:31 PM   #18
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I got the Keurig....I'll bring the coffee for the morning after we drink all of Bansils wine & EastCoast whiskey.

Whose bringing the grub?
Every year at our first baseball parent meeting, I make 2 of these.
I cut them up into slices, then cut each slice in 1/2....
And I bring a box of toothpicks.

The most I've ever brought back home was the box of toothpicks!

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Old 07-08-2015, 12:30 AM   #19
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My Cardiologist would have me committed if she even knew I looked at those.

All that's missing is a big azz jar of the saltiest pickles...in fact I think those would be great if you were to throw in a pickle on each one.
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Old 07-19-2015, 07:29 PM   #20
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Hi Steveofor, i hope you can post some photos, i would love to see how your bus is coming along. I have a Wayne as well.
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