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Offline Jax DeBusk

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Cross Country Trip
« on: October 11, 2014, 11:08:00 PM »
Around Feb, we had been planning to uproot and move to California from North Carolina. We bought an RV which rolled up in my driveway one cold rainy night, That beautiful RV was PD4106-2496, which would be my home for the following few months. My grandfather, a Detroit diesel mechanic of 37 years and I worked for weeks remodeling the interior, replacing wires, and airbags to make it roadworthy. We took the bus on US Route 66 through places like Atlanta Georgia, The Grand Canyon, Goodsprings and Las Vegas Nevada, and Los Angeles California, with my Mom, Grandma, and Sister, and currently settled in Bend, Oregon. On that trip I realized how interesting these Coaches are, and I'm now rather obsessed with them.

I just thought it would be cool to share that with you all. Thanks for reading!

-Jax
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Offline LuckyChow

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Re: Cross Country Trip
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2014, 06:45:11 PM »
Thanks Jax!  It's funny how these things get under your skin and become so habit forming and enjoyable.  I can think of worse habits!
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Re: Cross Country Trip
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2014, 06:59:31 PM »
Jax -

Nice story!  The 4106 is a great coach, eh?

FYI, if you didn't know already, PD4106-2496 was delivered new in March of 1964 as fleet number 73 to Frank Martz Coach Company, HQ'd in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Do you still have it?  Are you using it?  Photos?

FWIW & HTH. . .

 ;)
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Re: Cross Country Trip
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2015, 08:38:55 AM »
Hello everyone, sorry for lack of reply, I am still getting used to the site, and didn't know I'd gotten any replies

Funny story, RJ. I had found out the night before last the history of my 4106, and when't to show my Grandfather, who then googled a few keywords which brought him to my story here, where I realized I had gotten replies, which one told me what I had just found out. Super cool coincidence, right?

Yes we do still have the coach, thankfully. I love it and I plan to re-restore it, and modify it to my own preference. We are still living in it, and have relocated to Seaside, Oregon.

I just gave her a bath the other day  ;D
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Re: Cross Country Trip
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2015, 08:50:37 AM »
I appreciate everyone's replies and views. (:

It also seems that I can't post a photo, as it exceeds 196KB or whatever the limit is. Any idea how to get around that?
Jax DeBusk - 1964 GM PD4106-2496

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Re: Cross Country Trip
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2019, 12:18:34 PM »
Around Feb, we had been planning to uproot and move to California from North Carolina. We bought an RV which rolled up in my driveway one cold rainy night, That beautiful RV was PD4106-2496, which would be my home for the following few months. My grandfather, a Detroit diesel mechanic of 37 years and I worked for weeks remodeling the interior, replacing wires, and airbags to make it roadworthy. We took the bus on US Route 66 through places like Atlanta Georgia, The Grand Canyon, Goodsprings and Las Vegas Nevada, and Los Angeles California, with my Mom, Grandma, and Sister, and currently settled in Bend, Oregon. On that trip I realized how interesting these Coaches are, and I'm now rather obsessed with them.

I just thought it would be cool to share that with you all. Thanks for reading!

-Jax
   Great story and thanks for sharing. I do realize that your post is a few years old but had to leave a reply anyways.
    Quite funny how folks from California are leaving in droves, recently news reports have stated that the California population has recently reached peak numbers that haven't been observed in over a decade, my wife and I are hopefully soon going to be one of those Families joining the movement in escaping what we call "Kommifornia" in a bus of our own.
    After 50 years and now being one of five siblings left here on the West coast, it's my turn to head out to places unknown.
    Our first goal on our agenda is to hit Rt 66 from California and casually travel east to N, Carolina just for grins, taking notes along the way regarding possible places to call home base and see how that works out.
     We have come to the conclusion that "having no plans usually ends up being the best plan" (regarding travel) so we're all in at this point.
     Thanks again for sharing your story, I hope you continue enjoying your travels in your bus.
      Kind regards, Eric.
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