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Offline bevans6

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winter is too close for comfort..
« on: November 27, 2010, 06:58:33 AM »
I can tell you for free that trying to work on the back end of a bus getting the engine prepped to pull, in below freezing temps with gale force (35 mph gusting to 50 mph) winds and snow flurries sucks in a major way.  I think I will do it later...  but "later" is a fast vanishing commodity up here...

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Re: winter is too close for comfort..
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2010, 07:19:55 AM »
Brian, it is getting winter here in AZ also low of 34 today with a high of 66 winds from the north at 1 mph 38% humidity warming trend sets in Sun with upper 70 next week Dec is always our coldest month lol
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Re: winter is too close for comfort..
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2010, 07:35:46 AM »
It has been windy and chilly here in Yuma too. 40 degrees the other day with probably 20 mph winds. I don't even go outside until about 10 am.  With the wind even 60 degrees is a little cool. ;D
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Re: winter is too close for comfort..
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2010, 07:51:52 AM »
5" of snow on the ground here. I've just been doing some painting and had to put the paint can in a bowl of hot water before I could use it

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Re: winter is too close for comfort..
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2010, 08:06:02 AM »
We had Zero degrees last night. Does that mean we didn't have any weather?
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Re: winter is too close for comfort..
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2010, 08:13:33 AM »
I am in Quartzsite right now, and the last 2 nights have dipped to a rather chilly 30 deg.  I am glad it is supposed to start warming up again.  I don't miss the northern nevada winters where i used to live in the sticks and bricks.
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Re: winter is too close for comfort..
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2010, 08:25:31 AM »
Derrick where are you at in Q side we will be coming through on Mon of all the dentist in the world my wife has me going to Scottsdale ? what a guy does to keep peace in the family lol 


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Re: winter is too close for comfort..
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2010, 08:36:00 AM »
oops wrong place 


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Re: winter is too close for comfort..
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2010, 08:52:53 AM »
I really feel for you guys.  Thanksgiving day we had to turn the air on, just got too warm with all the cooking and a houseful of people.

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Re: winter is too close for comfort..
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2010, 08:54:47 AM »
We are in High Jolly on the north end of town.  We are leaving this morning and going over to Bouse to park at the in-laws' for a few days so i have a place to work on the bus.  They are in south america for 3 weeks so i might actually get something done lol.  I am going to give the death sentance to a few air leaks and a few oil leaks.
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Re: winter is too close for comfort..
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2010, 08:58:29 AM »
Len, up until a couple of days ago we were sleeping with the bus windows open.  :)  Now we have the heaters on. :(
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Re: winter is too close for comfort..
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2010, 09:11:42 AM »
We may come through Bouse to see if our friends Dick and Di are at their place we were coming through last week but the signs telling you that hiway 60 was closed at Vicksburg confused me I didn't know if you could get to I 10 or not do you know ?



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Re: winter is too close for comfort..
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2010, 09:17:21 AM »
highway 60 is open, but vicksburg road is closed north and south of hwy 60.  you could go down 72 from bouse to 60 and then east to salome or wickenburg where you could get to I-10 from there.
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Re: winter is too close for comfort..
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2010, 10:44:53 AM »
well I don't know about Nevada, but the wind here died down a tad to maybe 15 or 20 mph so I took another run at it.  I looked inside the floor hatch inside the bus, saw that there was a water pipe junction in the way of the shift linkage so I drained the coolant, got the hose out of the way and now I have the upper coolant pipes, the air lines to the governor, the clutch linkage and the shift linkage disconnected.  Since the wind and snow was coming from directly behind the bus, I was literally inside the bus, lying down on the floor to work through the hatch, and getting snow  in my face...

Winter sucks.  Maybe it will be better tomorrow.  I think I will play a little blues on my guitar for a while, that seems an appropriate thing to do somehow...

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Re: winter is too close for comfort..
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2010, 01:11:13 PM »
 I thought that you had a shop or a shed to put that in?
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