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Offline Ed Hackenbruch

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Re: What are the differences between the different buses?
« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2012, 03:42:28 PM »
Scott i am going to give you the best advice that you will get here! ;D   Don't buy anything until after you have gone to the bus rally that will be in Blythville AR. this coming April.!!!!!  Not that far away from you and i have a feeling that this is going to turn out to be a big get together. Check out the posts here about it. ;)
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Offline Ed Hackenbruch

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Re: What are the differences between the different buses?
« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2012, 03:47:06 PM »
Forgot to mention that there will probably be a few there that are for sale too. :)
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Re: What are the differences between the different buses?
« Reply #32 on: September 24, 2012, 03:58:15 PM »
Scott, Ed has a very good suggestion, attend a bus rally.  There's one coming up even sooner, the Texas Bus Roundup - northeast of Fort Worth, this coming weekend.  http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=24325.0

Take a look at the options, get some ideas.  I'm also sending you a private message, so check your incoming messages.

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Re: What are the differences between the different buses?
« Reply #33 on: September 24, 2012, 04:01:53 PM »
Ah hell I would buy a Eagle rust and all lol
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Re: What are the differences between the different buses?
« Reply #34 on: September 24, 2012, 04:20:03 PM »
couple big rallies in Branson area soon. Eagle and Prevost.  If you want to kick tires. I think I heard Eric and Rusty  are making trip.  Bad for the fever.   The one you posted could be the one! never know.    Bob
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Re: What are the differences between the different buses?
« Reply #35 on: September 24, 2012, 06:02:15 PM »
The Branson Rally for the Prevost Prouds the dates are Sept 26-30 I doubt you will do any tire kicking there the rally fee is 1000+ bucks
 
The Eagle Rally in Branson the dates are Oct 3 -10 they welcome lookers and wannabees, no beer drank from crystal there at that rally it is straight from the long neck or a solo cup a red one too lol
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Re: What are the differences between the different buses?
« Reply #36 on: September 24, 2012, 08:46:31 PM »
You like the older gm's check out a few, arcardia at New Years is a great place. A 35' is awesome to drive and manuver, a HD fixer would be right at home. the GM's are truck simple for the most part. Plenty of room for a single guy in a 35 footer and can tow a bike no problem. Pickup with abike in it, that would be a problem. Dont get in a rush. LOTs for sale.
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Re: What are the differences between the different buses?
« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2012, 10:49:00 PM »
Scott, all seriousness aside. You can Buy one of those cute little buses that are mostly pink inside or one of the Beluga looking Whales with the wings,

or get yourself a real Bus "MCI" by the way has always been the safest bus on the road, but don't let that sway ya non and did i mention they are still in Business (Clifford, Opps I mean Scott).

And the 5's are actually the most popular 35'. We can get in when the other buses need help or need one of their parts!...

The wheel wells raised can be covered by the coach anyway, on one side and we keep extra parts for the GM and Eagle guys under the other side, LOL

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Re: What are the differences between the different buses?
« Reply #38 on: September 24, 2012, 11:56:14 PM »
 Hmmmmmm, and I am planning on towing a trailer with my bike and a car or small truck in it? Any suggestions? Would this bus handle it? And if so what is a good price to offer for it?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1960s-Silver-Eagle-Bus-reconditioned-/290776624449?forcev4exp=true
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Re: What are the differences between the different buses?
« Reply #39 on: September 25, 2012, 06:01:28 AM »
Give the Eagle guys a break Dave I have sent more drop box parts to MCI 5 guys than I have my Eagle friends lol,I like the 5 I owned 1 years ago but they have their share of problems without spending big bucks it is 6v71 with a auto or 8v71 with a 4 speed manual for power

 ps I never liked 4 couches one in each corner
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Re: What are the differences between the different buses?
« Reply #40 on: September 25, 2012, 06:22:43 AM »
Also check out the Jersey Roundup that will be in Dixon MO right around the corner from you in October.

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Re: What are the differences between the different buses?
« Reply #41 on: September 25, 2012, 06:23:16 AM »
Scott, The last I heard there is 29 buses signed up at the Eagle rally in Branson. It will be mostly Eagles but I think a couple of Prevost will be there. You are welcome to come over and look around.

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Re: What are the differences between the different buses?
« Reply #42 on: September 25, 2012, 02:40:46 PM »
Clifford, You don't like my couches. We call them The Bumps.  ;D LOL

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Re: What are the differences between the different buses?
« Reply #43 on: September 25, 2012, 03:59:50 PM »
 How do I find the imfo on the different rallys?
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Re: What are the differences between the different buses?
« Reply #44 on: September 25, 2012, 06:29:31 PM »
They used to be posted at the top of the page in the upcoming events BUT no one seems to take care of that anymore so you have to kind of know what events are regulars and watch for the NRG (non rally gatherings) that pop up.

Here is a link to the Dixon Rally

http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=24341.0

The others will have to put up their links for the rallys they mentioned.

HTH

Melbo

Hopefully it will get posted in the rally section at the top of the page. ::) ;D
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