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Offline RickB

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Possible new home and a REAL shop!!
« on: December 18, 2010, 11:24:01 AM »
We have been actively searching for awhile now that we might find a place to live that is out in the country to raise our kids and that it would have room for our bus. We may have found it! First the bus related stuff:
30'X50' heated and insulated shop with 20' insulated ceiling!! 200 amp service to the main shed and a huge parking area as well that could fit 6 buses easy and may I repeat 200 amp service so putting in power for visiting coaches would be doable

Two smaller shops as well and an attached garage.

13 acres with an awesome stream running through the yard with frogs and crayfish. Alot of wooded area for my son and daughter to have adventures and a lake right accross the street.

There is a 1/4 mile driveway so our entire church could come out for get together's and baptisms. It will be expensive in heavy snowfalls to keep the drive clear.(the monster snowstorm last week cost $250) but the riding lawnmower with a snowblower attachment will work fine for most snowstorms.

The house itself is a simple 3 bedroom a little dated but really well made. We're hoping that we qualify and if we do I'm putting a pit in next spring

I'll let you know how it progresses.
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Re: Possible new home and a REAL shop!!
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2010, 11:34:08 AM »
Rick,

Best of luck with your new venture. Sounds great, but for the heavier snows, instead of the rider mower, you might need your bus with a blade out front.

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Re: Possible new home and a REAL shop!!
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2010, 11:43:18 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2010, 11:44:48 AM »
Nice to hear Rick, best of luck, A bus and his nut deserve the best! ;D good luck.
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Re: Possible new home and a REAL shop!!
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2010, 12:29:20 PM »
Congrats on the new digs.  Sounds like every busnut's dream. 

Now let's see a 30x50 heated shop, 200amp electrical service, parking for at least 6 busses...sounds like the making for another rally.  All that is left is to decide on the dates.  ;D ;D
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2010, 01:12:38 PM »
Sounds like a dream come true!  I hope you get it.

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Re: Possible new home and a REAL shop!!
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2010, 01:17:53 PM »
I'm jealous because I really want to move some place further out where I can build a large bus garage/shop.  I can't sell my home today and probably won't be able to for several more years, if ever.

We talked about this on the phone earlier and it sounds like a great option for your family and your bus.  As far as snow removal, see if you can contract with someone for the year no matter how much it snows.  You win if it snows a lot, but you also win with a stable price for the service.
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Re: Possible new home and a REAL shop!!
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2010, 02:04:40 PM »
Here's your guy:




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Re: Possible new home and a REAL shop!!
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2010, 02:47:50 PM »
jeremy, isn't that pronounced "pluff"?

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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2010, 03:11:56 PM »
jeremy, isn't that pronounced "pluff"?

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Only if you're American (or maybe Canadian).....


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Re: Possible new home and a REAL shop!!
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2010, 03:12:44 PM »


There is a 1/4 mile driveway so our entire church could come out for get together's and baptisms. It will be expensive in heavy snowfalls to keep the drive clear.(the monster snowstorm last week cost $250) but the riding lawnmower with a snowblower attachment will work fine for most snowstorms.

The house itself is a simple 3 bedroom a little dated but really well made. We're hoping that we qualify and if we do I'm putting a pit in next spring


I just happen to know a guy who has a decent used backhoe for sale that would handle both those problems!  ::)
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Re: Possible new home and a REAL shop!!
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2010, 05:16:24 PM »
(the monster snowstorm last week cost $250) but the riding lawnmower with a snowblower attachment will work fine for most snowstorms.

Keep an eye out for a good used tractor with a bucket and a box blade, that would solve a lot of your problems.  Mine works great, and you can often find a good buy on them used.

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Re: Possible new home and a REAL shop!!
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2010, 06:10:12 PM »
Rick an old Ford 8 or 9-N are under 1800.00 with a blade and scraper.

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Re: Possible new home and a REAL shop!!
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2010, 06:34:19 PM »
Man, you own a bus, a big @$# bus, and you are going to screw around with a little 8-N, don't be ridiculous.
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Re: Possible new home and a REAL shop!!
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2010, 06:48:18 PM »
Len;

 I have used both for years. They are cheap to run and can move a lot of stuff including use the forklift attachment. front end crane, scraper and bucket. Around the farm they are great. Around the job site a D8 or 10 is nice to have. And OBTW they can pull a bus out of the mud. But that thing would be fun to play with. Caltrans may have an old one we can have eh!!!
 
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