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Old 02-01-2017, 10:50 AM   #1
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Proud new bus owner!!

Just bought my bus from Austin, TX! She is a beauty. Went down from MN to pick it up but alternator went out so had a fly back for work and trying to get it up here! But other than that, so excited to be a part of this forum and can't wait to start the RV conversion with my girlfriend! 2002 International/Thomas high roof for my height! Texas bus with no rust!
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Old 02-01-2017, 01:05 PM   #2
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Congrats and welcome to the party.
I am from MN too.
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Old 02-01-2017, 02:23 PM   #3
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Just bought my bus from Austin, TX! She is a beauty. Went down from MN to pick it up but alternator went out so had a fly back for work and trying to get it up here! But other than that, so excited to be a part of this forum and can't wait to start the RV conversion with my girlfriend! 2002 International/Thomas high roof for my height! Texas bus with no rust!
Maybe I'm wrong, so excuse me if I am.
But that pic doesn't show a high headroom model. The windows look like the standard 9" to me.
But I could be wrong. Take a tape and hold it from floor to ceiling. If its around 6'2" its standard height. IIRC the high headroom ones will be around 6'6".

And that's no Thomas, man. Its definitely a Bluebird.
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Old 02-01-2017, 03:13 PM   #4
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Sorry yes Bluebird is right haha and yeah im 6'3 and can stand up with some extra headroom haha but yeah excited to get started!
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Sorry yes Bluebird is right haha and yeah im 6'3 and can stand up with some extra headroom haha but yeah excited to get started!
Ten four. Welcome aboard.
Didn't mean to come across as negative or anything.
A new bus is always exciting! Addictive, even.
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Old 02-01-2017, 03:23 PM   #6
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Ten four. Welcome aboard.
Didn't mean to come across as negative or anything.
A new bus is always exciting! Addictive, even.
For sure you're good! Haha there's a lot I have to learn about these beasts! First step is getting good with air brakes! A lot different than I expected!
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For sure you're good! Haha there's a lot I have to learn about these beasts! First step is getting good with air brakes! A lot different than I expected!
I love em. Especially the sound of the parking brake.
And knowing that if they fail, they STOP, is peace of mind when piloting 10 tons of steel.
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Old 02-01-2017, 04:18 PM   #8
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I love em. Especially the sound of the parking brake.
And knowing that if they fail, they STOP, is peace of mind when piloting 10 tons of steel.
That definitely is peace of mind haha its weird how sensitive they are too at slow speeds! Definitely surprised by it. Also wasn't used to having to put in neutral and apply parking brakes at stops haha so many new things!
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mine feel more or less like regular brakes. But yeah, they're a wee bit more sensitive if you aren't thinking about it.
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Air brakes are definitely something to get used to. It's amazing how fast you can stop something so big, very jealous of your rust free bus as well. Mine is from Michigan and there's more than a few holes in it.
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Congrats and welcome to the party.
I am from MN too.
Thank you! Nice to meet you!
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Old 02-01-2017, 05:05 PM   #12
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mine feel more or less like regular brakes. But yeah, they're a wee bit more sensitive if you aren't thinking about it.
Yeah they got better the more I drove it haha just strange at first.
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Old 02-01-2017, 05:05 PM   #13
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Air brakes are definitely something to get used to. It's amazing how fast you can stop something so big, very jealous of your rust free bus as well. Mine is from Michigan and there's more than a few holes in it.
Yeah that's really why I went so far out for it haha costs more but worth it I'd say!
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Air brakes are definitely something to get used to. It's amazing how fast you can stop something so big, very jealous of your rust free bus as well. Mine is from Michigan and there's more than a few holes in it.
Free air vents! a good fresh flow of air is essential :
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