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Title: Clifford
Post by: Eagle on November 29, 2012, 07:52:33 AM
Clifford I was thinking if you are in the market for a new fleet of Busses this morning since someone in AZ had a winning ticket for the Powerball last night.

JCB
Title: Re: Clifford
Post by: luvrbus on November 29, 2012, 07:59:20 AM
Not me JC I hope it is Matt he going to buy me a new Newell if he won lol but I did chance 2 bucks

good luck

Title: Re: Clifford
Post by: Van on November 29, 2012, 08:21:07 AM
Clifford, best hurry only two left lol
Title: Re: Clifford
Post by: luvrbus on November 29, 2012, 08:25:22 AM
That's all we need Van 1 for me and 1 for Matt lol
Title: Re: Clifford
Post by: saddleup on November 29, 2012, 12:05:03 PM
WELL, if i would of won it we would already be headed to Oklahoma, lol

We just checked in at La Paz county park, nice place.
Title: Re: Clifford
Post by: boxcarOkie on November 29, 2012, 12:26:35 PM
I got reeeeeeeeeeeeely close Clifford, we bought two tickets with the multiplier doo-hickey and we only missed it by five numbers!

BCO
Title: Re: Clifford
Post by: Bill B /bus on November 29, 2012, 12:49:25 PM
Remember close's only count in horseshoes, hand grenades and atom bombs.

Sorry for your loss. ::)
Bill
Title: Re: Clifford
Post by: boxcarOkie on November 29, 2012, 01:00:45 PM
Remember close's only count in horseshoes, hand grenades and atom bombs.

Sorry for your loss. ::)
Bill

Aw, it weren't any big deal, but we did have to return the fur lined house slippers and the electric dog washer.

BCO
Title: Re: Clifford
Post by: Dave5Cs on November 30, 2012, 02:51:38 PM
Where did you get an Electric Dog? ::) :o

Dave5Cs
Title: Re: Clifford
Post by: bobofthenorth on November 30, 2012, 06:27:24 PM
Where did you get an Electric Dog? ::) :o

Dave5Cs

You buy them at the dollar store.  They are battery powered.  That's why they are so tricky to wash.

You don't have to carry plastic bags when you take them for a walk.
Title: Re: Clifford
Post by: Dave5Cs on November 30, 2012, 09:52:16 PM
Thats good because I don't think they would be able to breath in a plastic bag!...

I saw a couple of fighten cats in a burlap sack once. Her name was Gena ;) ::)
Title: Re: Clifford
Post by: boxcarOkie on December 01, 2012, 04:10:59 AM
"Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the bus, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear."  

Electric dogs, wonder if the battery companies know about this?

http://www.wimp.com/zerogravity/ (http://www.wimp.com/zerogravity/)

BCO
Title: Re: Clifford
Post by: boxcarOkie on December 01, 2012, 04:31:34 AM
That's all we need Van 1 for me and 1 for Matt lol

Clifford, a question if I may? 

Do you perceive the Newell to be a better coach than say a Liberty or a Marathon?  Newell seems to be cutting a lot of corners on their interiors these days, noticeably a lot less luxurious than in previous years.  Then you have the German Transmission (I have heard they fly tech's in from Europe to work on them from time to time) and other outsourced items from Europe (doors, mirrors, etc).

I think the Foretravel looks like a better coach for the money.

Whadaya think.

BCO
Title: Re: Clifford
Post by: wg4t50 on December 01, 2012, 06:20:53 AM
Being a Foretravel owner, ya know I agree. After the MCI7 20+ year experience, I find this store bought coach the answer to all my RV dreams. with the ISM500 and 4000 series Allison with the hydraulic retarder and disc brakes about as good as it could get, also at 30k lb, it is a real hot rod. only the MCI with the 8V-92 (600+HP) w/RTO910 could run a mtn at higher speed. At 71 I still think hot rod thoughts.
Sorry for the short rant.
Dave
Title: Re: Clifford
Post by: luvrbus on December 01, 2012, 07:15:32 AM
We have friends with a new IH 45 Foretravel  4 slides and 650 hp Cummins Don nice coach very pricey also it listed for million two he left a H-45 Marathon Prevost for it and they love it fwiw 

All the newer Newells with the Cummins I have saw have Allison transmissions. the Cat C-15 engines in Newell's some had the ZF transmissions 

What I don't like on all the newer Prevost by any converter is the bay full of all the command center electronics what going to happen to those in 10 years  when out dated ? bet they will be like Beaver Prevost from the 90's with the overhead display no one will want to touch it

good luck
Title: Re: Clifford
Post by: boxcarOkie on December 01, 2012, 03:22:01 PM


By the way Clifford, "congratulations on becoming a bus topic."  Every time I try that I get relegated to "Ewe-Know-Where" ... I guess I had it wrong (nuthin new huh?) as I thought all of 'em were being built with the German Trans.  Don't believe I would want one as the workforce in America is not qualified to work on them. 

The new Cat trucks are now color coding all their wiring in order to cope with this problem.

As for the technology aspect, you are right on.  I believe the tech curve is now under 18 months, so if you buy it today there is a good chance it will be obsolete in less than a year and one-half.  There will be no more tech revolutions in America, that boat has sailed, it is all coming from oversea's now.

But I still like the Foretravel and I think it is the best bet.

BCO
Title: Re: Clifford
Post by: boxcarOkie on December 01, 2012, 03:25:57 PM
Being a Foretravel owner, ya know I agree. After the MCI7 20+ year experience, I find this store bought coach the answer to all my RV dreams. with the ISM500 and 4000 series Allison with the hydraulic retarder and disc brakes about as good as it could get, also at 30k lb, it is a real hot rod. only the MCI with the 8V-92 (600+HP) w/RTO910 could run a mtn at higher speed. At 71 I still think hot rod thoughts.
Sorry for the short rant.
Dave

What is the length of it overall?  Mine is 40' and comes in at a little over 36K.

BCO
Title: Re: Clifford
Post by: wg4t50 on December 01, 2012, 07:54:15 PM
Speaking of the Foretravel IH45, my brother has a 2011 Phenix 45' with that ISX650, the crazy part, yes it has plenty torque and HP, however my ISM500 36' Foretravel will run all over him in the mtns. Simple, his is 52K lb, mine is 30K lb, If his was 10 K lighter, no contest.
Part of being a left over hot roder at 71, bro is 76. Let the fun continue.
Dave
Title: Re: Clifford
Post by: expressbus on December 02, 2012, 06:42:21 AM
BCO,

We had a Pomeranian one time that would bark and lunge at the windshield every time the windshield wipers came on. When they were on intermittant it was hilarious. I found myself being mischevious sometimes when the sun was shining, I turned on the wipers just to get Cosmo's reaction. I think he was a little preturbed when he realized it was not raining and I had just gotten him one more time!
Title: Re: Clifford
Post by: boxcarOkie on December 02, 2012, 07:30:04 AM
It is often kind of strange the things dog do that amaze us, isn't it?  I have a parrot and she goes with us on trips and she will sit there all content like, things are just swell until you go under an underpass on the Interstate.

Every time without fail, she will duck her head.

Cracks me up.

BCO
Title: Re: Clifford
Post by: Oonrahnjay on December 02, 2012, 08:52:17 AM
  It is often kind of strange the things dog do that amaze us, isn't it?  I have a parrot and she goes with us on trips and she will sit there all content like, things are just swell until you go under an underpass on the Interstate.

Every time without fail, she will duck her head.

Cracks me up.    BCO 

    Hahahah!   Love it!