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It seems like most of us bus folks keep a constant eye on the ever fluctuating price at the diesel pump. Based on some recent polls in the forum, most of our bus conversions get somewhere between 5–10 mpg.

The cost of filling the tank to take a road trip is a mighty big chunk of change, so the current price can greatly impact a bus owner’s ability to actually get out there on the road.

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I am a novice at bus travel in Mexico but I had a chance to travel with the Escapees Mexican Connection group over the border a couple of months ago. It was a very interesting and fun experience. If you have any interest in traveling south of the border, here is some helpful information.

On February 11th, 2019, I met up with 99 other people in 55 RV’s in Potrero County Park, in Potrero, CA. This town is located about 45 miles east of San Diego and about five miles from the Tecate, Mexico border. Many of us fueled up just before getting to the park as some people are not very trustworthy of the fuel in Mexico but I fueled up once with the bus and twice with my car south of the border and had no problems.

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I was tired of having to wash my toad every time I arrived at my destination while on a trip. It seems that no matter how far I was traveling, my bus would kick up a lot of dust and road debris onto my car and at the very least I would have to clean…

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Quartzsite is located in southwestern Arizona, just 20 miles east of the Colorado River on I-10. It’s been a rock hound’s paradise since the 1960s. These days, it’s also a mecca to well over a million visitors each year, most of whom converge on this small town in a wave of RVs during the months…

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Motorhome with trailer at an ultralight show in New Hampshire. I have traveled quite a bit on my bus and prior to that, in a motorhome over the past few years without a Toad i.e. Tow Vehicle. Before I bought a real bus, I owned a 1996 36’ Fleetwood Discovery Stick-N-Staple unit which I lived…

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When we first purchased Opti-Force 1, we were very happy to see that it had blown in urethane insulation everywhere. Due to reading this magazine, the forums, and Facebook groups, we thought we had the best money could buy. One of our first trips in Opti-Force 1, was in February and we spent three nights…

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Wet cell batteries require maintenance. I have replaced all the batteries in all of my buses at least once and I can tell you that batteries are not cheap. 8D batteries start at $170 each and I need two for my Eagle. Every time I replace them, I am out $340 plus tax and the…

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We had just pulled into the KOA RV Park at Sam’s Town in Las Vegas.  As we were hooking up the water supply and electrical, a woman walked by, looked at our bus and said “There goes the neighbourhood”.  She turned and briskly walked away.  That in a nutshell is what this article is all…

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Several years ago we were in a caravan traveling north to an FMCA summer convention in Pullyalup, Washington. Naturally, we opted for the scenic route up the coast. There must have been about eight coaches of varying age, style and class. All in all, we were a congenial group even though there was a broad…

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