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Re: Newbee Needs Advice Moving A Bus
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2009, 04:50:01 PM »
Getting it road worthy where it sits is a great idea. You guys come up with some good plans. Now does anyone know of some place near where the bus is that could take a look at it for Tom and give him an idea of what needs to be done. That's kind of standard procedure even for a road worthy bus and would kill 2 birds with 1 stone.If there is a time problem hire someone to drive it back. Later
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Re: Newbee Needs Advice Moving A Bus
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2009, 05:21:21 PM »
Where is the bus located?
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Re: Newbee Needs Advice Moving A Bus
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2009, 04:02:49 AM »
If it's in Connecticut and needs to be inspected, let me know, I live in the Hartford area.
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Re: Newbee Needs Advice Moving A Bus
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2009, 04:33:37 AM »
Thank You all for your help and info. I am an optimist and I believe I can save this old girl.



Thank You
Tom

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Re: Newbee Needs Advice Moving A Bus
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2009, 04:49:51 AM »
Steve
Thanks for the offer I will keep it in mind, It is in the Danbury area. If I came out and get it running to move do you know of any storage near by until I can get it prepped for the longer move.

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Tom

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Re: Newbee Needs Advice Moving A Bus
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2009, 05:36:04 AM »
You can't steal in slow motion.

Steve is a GREAT guy, so there is your wingman!

Just go get her & start out by driving her to a bus shop for a checkup & then head home. If she stops along the way, then call for a tow.

The the long wheel base makes things easier than you might think to drive, just look far enough forward & steer towards where you're looking. Leave plenty of room for stopping  ;D

It will be a fun trip! Take notes & lots of pictures as they will make for a great story later!  8)
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Re: Newbee Needs Advice Moving A Bus
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2009, 11:37:46 AM »
Danbury is about 50 miles from me so I really don't know off hand of any storage facilities. I84 goes right through Danbury and it is a large city so I would have to say that there are truck garages and storage facilities in the area. If you need me to go out there let me know.
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Re: Newbee Needs Advice Moving A Bus
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2009, 05:26:33 PM »
 :) :) :) :)
A deal has been struck PD4501-805 will be saved!
Now I just need to move it , THANK YOU all for your help and support.


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Re: Newbee Needs Advice Moving A Bus
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2009, 07:46:16 PM »
Awesome!  Please take lots of pictures and post them for us all to drool over!

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Re: Newbee Needs Advice Moving A Bus
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2009, 09:40:34 PM »
I always like to hear a Happy Ending! Good Job, now go have some fun. I have always liked the ole scenics, glad you saved her from the furnace!

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Re: Newbee Needs Advice Moving A Bus
« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2009, 05:19:43 PM »
Tom,

I suggest you sign up for towing/emergency road service insurance now. Then, if you do break down in a spot where you have to be towed, you will at least have some help toward a potentially expensive experience.  I have Good Sam.
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Re: Newbee Needs Advice Moving A Bus
« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2009, 05:44:25 PM »
Awesome!  Please take lots of pictures and post them for us all to drool over!

Glenn

Ditto!

Before pics are always cool! 

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Re: Newbee Needs Advice Moving A Bus
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2009, 06:44:45 PM »
I suggest you sign up for towing/emergency road service insurance now. Then, if you do break down in a spot where you have to be towed, you will at least have some help toward a potentially expensive experience.  I have Good Sam.

I agree!!! We have AAA RV. I have heard better things about good Sam though. Well worth the money.

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Re: Newbee Needs Advice Moving A Bus
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2009, 10:25:43 PM »
Tom,

If you can get someone local to get it roadworthy...  And you'd like someone to drive it to you...  I'd be willing to do it for a (small) fee as long as you would be willing to cover expenses up front (travel to the bus, fuel/oil/food/etc on the trip back to you and travel back home).  ^.^   All I really need is the crate/shipping amount for the windows to put in my coach from JohnEd/Kevin...  I don't know what that price would be right now though, but if you'd be interested in doing this, I can find out.

I'm going stir-crazy without my Phoenix (PD4905) right now and getting out of here for a few days and getting back behind the wheel again would be really nice about now.

It'd cost you far less to have one of us in the community who's has some experience drive it to you than it would to have it towed to you.  Besides, I'd LOVE the opportunity to drive an SC.  :)

Just an option for ya.  I need my bus back on the road, and I'm willing to be a courier to get it done.  :)

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Re: Newbee Needs Advice Moving A Bus
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2009, 04:38:26 AM »
Thank You all for your help and support. I was able to get additional time in it's current storage location, but her welcome there is limited. My current plan is to try to get more time off for the 4th of July weekend and head out with a load of tools, get her running and evaluate her road worthiness. I would prefer to drive her home. Towing home is last resort. As with my classic cars, I don't want a Trailer Queen I want to drive it.
Thanks Again
Tom