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Offline JackConrad

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We're Home!
« on: August 13, 2007, 02:40:00 PM »
    We arrived home on Saturday ffternoon from our 2539 mile, 10 week trip.  We were in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and Alabama.  Along the way we visited with many great busnuts (some were old friends, some were new aquaintanences, but ALL were great people and a joy to be around).
    The bus ran great, except for blowing a tag tire while sitting at a truck stop in South Carolina. This was a tire I had planned to change before the trip but just didn't get a "round tuit".
     Running in 100 degree ambient temps (Road temps were 106-108*), bus never exceeded 195* except on one long grade coming out of Birmingham when we hit about 198*, with engine compartment temp hitting 170* (In 100* ambient temps, engine compartment temp was usally around 150*).  It was interesting watching the 2 water temperature, oil temperature, transmission temperature, pyrometer, and engine compartment temperature. It was very easy to see how bus speed and engine RPM affect the temps and the interaction between the different components. In 100* ambient temps, 60 MPH=185* water temp, 65MPH=190*, and 70MPH=195*.  We drove much of the trip on non interstate roads at 55-60 MPH. Fuel fill=ups on these roads showed about 6.2 GPH. The last leg of our trip was on interstates at 65-70MPH, fuel mileage was about 5.7MPH.
   Thanks to all the busnuts along the way that gave us places to park and the enjoyment we had just visiting with and seeing their buses.  Jack
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2007, 02:56:48 PM »
Jack, we are glad to hear your return home was a safe one.  I'm sure it feels good to be back in FL for now.  I hope you get good news about a sale for your home soon so you can make your move in our direction.  We really enjoyed all the times we were able to spend with you, Paula and the kitties during your "tour".  Cat
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2007, 02:59:16 PM »
We're sooo happy that you and Paula made it home safely, Jack.  We know that your trip was a success because anywhere you two travel you bring joy to all who come in contact with you.

Jackie & I, and I'm sure others, are hoping you will be able to swing back up this way in October for another Table Top hot dog roast.

We're adjusting our timetable to work in Hoboken, Ga on the way to FL this fall. If we don't catch you one place...we'll catch you at another.

Jackie & Bob

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Re: We're Home!
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2007, 03:09:22 PM »
Jack and Paula,

10 weeks, Wow!

Its hard to believe 10 weeks have passed since you stopped (idled) here LOL on your way to Fred's.

Glad it was a fun trip.

One of the Best parts of our hobby is the Great people you can meet.

Glad your back, You know we have been holding out on any hurricanes until you both got back.... ;D

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Re: We're Home!
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2007, 03:20:00 PM »
Jack and Paula, have not met you yet, looking forward to it though.
We are hoping to be at the Arcadia Rally in Dec, at least for the first day.  I posted on the calender page looking for info, someone said ya'll were on vacation and would start it up when you were rested.
Anyway, looking forward to meeting you. Kyle said you were good folks...that's good enogh for me!
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2007, 05:42:36 PM »
Glad to hear that you and Paula are home, safe and sound.  Well, sound body anyway.  You did buy a bus; no, two buses!  What can I say?  It was a pleasure meeting you in Roanoke. 

You will see Laryn's post on the board regarding the tragic loss of his cousin.  We will surely get together again in the future.  Thanks again for sharing your wisdom regarding my potential "new" bus.  I'll keep you posted.
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2007, 07:08:13 PM »
we're glad you're back.  Florida/Arcadia are probably not the same without you around, and i know there'd be no point in us coming down for the rally without you and Paula making sure it was done right.  I'm sorry you were unable to make it up to Ohio or that we were unable to meet you at Ray's.
impressive statistics!  who's reading and recording all those guages while you're driving?  i sure haven't talked my better half into tracking that much info.  guess i really do need to slow to 55 to save a couple gallons.

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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2007, 08:33:24 PM »
Glad we were able to see you, even if it was for a short impromptu time.  Always a pleasure.  Did i here ring of moving plans?  any revealable Ideas?  Good luck with your endeavors.

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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2007, 08:38:59 PM »
Jack and Paula.  Glad you had a safe trip and arrived back home safe.  We enjoyed the time we got to spend with you both and look forward to seeing you again.

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Re: We're Home!
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2007, 10:02:38 PM »
Thanks for stopping in Roanoke and putting up with my excitement. In my eyes you guys are like superstars in the conversion community. Hope to visit with y’all again.

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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2007, 05:48:02 AM »
Thanks for stopping in Roanoke and putting up with my excitement. In my eyes you guys are like superstars in the conversion community. Hope to visit with y’all again.



Anyone that can make you feel that good & welcome is definitly superstar material! I want to be a better person after spending time with Jack & Paula.

I consider myself lucky to know them & count them as friends.  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D

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