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Old 05-08-2018, 07:01 PM   #1
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Newbie Onboard! Hello All - looking to jump in with both feet soon. Going to check out a bus this weekend. Coming to you from sunny Florida. Looking forward to the adventure ;). Doug
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Old 05-08-2018, 07:30 PM   #2
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Old 05-09-2018, 04:30 AM   #3
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Welcome. What part of Florida?
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Old 05-09-2018, 05:34 AM   #4
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Newbie Onboard! Hello All - looking to jump in with both feet soon. Going to check out a bus this weekend. Coming to you from sunny Florida. Looking forward to the adventure ;). Doug
If you're under 5'10" or so a low headroom bus will do.

What part of FL?
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Old 05-09-2018, 05:52 AM   #5
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Glad you joined the community. It looks almost like my 97 that I just finished gutting. Have fun with the demo.
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:19 AM   #6
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Old 05-09-2018, 06:27 PM   #7
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Welcome. What part of Florida?
Over in Brandon / Valrico Area.
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Old 05-09-2018, 06:28 PM   #8
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If you're under 5'10" or so a low headroom bus will do.

What part of FL?
Yep - girlfriend and I are both 5 6 - hoping to avoid roof raise. Over in Brandon / Valrico Area. Love it up in your neck of the woods !
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:21 PM   #9
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Yep - girlfriend and I are both 5 6 - hoping to avoid roof raise. Over in Brandon / Valrico Area. Love it up in your neck of the woods !
Feel free to give us a shout anytime, we'll grill up some steaks and talk buses all you want!
At 5'6" you'll not need a roof raise even on a standard headroom bus.
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:42 PM   #10
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Welcome - I just left the Valrico area last month and headed to Montana.
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:54 AM   #11
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welcome to the jungle!!! nice lookin rig!!..
I drive my busses to florida fairly regularly.. although not right now since its Love Bug season.. im stayin away!
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Old 05-10-2018, 11:03 AM   #12
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Old 05-10-2018, 12:45 PM   #13
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welcome to the jungle!!! nice lookin rig!!..
I drive my busses to florida fairly regularly.. although not right now since its Love Bug season.. im stayin away!
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Come on down, Roxy and I will wash your bus for you and then I'll undercoat those fender wells!!!

I haven't seen many lovebugs yet this season.
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Old 05-10-2018, 12:46 PM   #14
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Come on down, Roxy and I will wash your bus for you and then I'll undercoat those fender wells!!!

I haven't seen many lovebugs yet this season.
i'll bring the eggrolls
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I SO CAN'T WAIT to actually get a couple of those eggrolls!
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Old 05-12-2018, 11:28 AM   #16
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Well - after running through bus with mechanic and taking for a test run came to handshake agreement with owner - $4200. Will pick up this Saturday. Let the good times roll!
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Old 05-12-2018, 12:17 PM   #17
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Right on,

and now the wheels turn non stop on design, mod, etc, etc, etc
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:13 PM   #18
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Yep - girlfriend and I are both 5 6 - hoping to avoid roof raise. Over in Brandon / Valrico Area. Love it up in your neck of the woods !
Where at? I used to live near Orient Rd and MLK Blvd in Tampa. I'm up in Pensacola now.
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:09 AM   #19
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Where at? I used to live near Orient Rd and MLK Blvd in Tampa. I'm up in Pensacola now.
Just down a bit near MLK/Lakewood.
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