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Offline busguy01

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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2008, 06:16:07 AM »
I toured all of the infield camp grounds at daytona this year and only saw 4 home style conversions -- didn't count the factory Preverts! Only 2 eagles there.
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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2008, 06:41:04 AM »
busguy01, have you priced the camping at Nascar events the motor home vista not the infield at PIR is $3000.00 plus the addmission 
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Offline busguy01

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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2008, 01:18:53 PM »
Yep, sure have as I go to as many as 8 or 9 a year. The infield is MUCH cheaper than the "Vista" parking!
JimH
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1963 Eagle 01 with Detroit 60 series done (Gone-sold!)
MCI EL3 in progress. raised roof & Slides
2009 Revolution 42 Sticks and staple
Summer - Yankton, South Dakota
Winter- Sebastian, Florida

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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2008, 01:28:52 PM »
 I thought the infield would cost more but then I don't go to NASCAR races went to one at Las Vegas and that was enough for me same goes for a FMCA rally

Offline Kwajdiver

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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2008, 07:29:25 AM »
Two Stroke,

Are you at PIR?  We were there last year.  What 4000 RV's......????  This that wild or what.


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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2008, 09:13:28 AM »
The whole run from tampa to union city, we only saw a few buses, nothing like we saw on the way south last fall, with fuel so high, maybe people need to get their prioities in line with reality, do we really need 3 meals a day? Think about it, we're a nation of big people, just cutting down on the luxury items like food would really free up some fuel money.

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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2008, 02:45:26 PM »
I can second that comment.  During our recent trip from Tampa to Hermosillo, Mexico, there were only 3 conversions seen, an MC7, 9 and one Eagle.  And that was in 6K miles of driving.

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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2008, 02:59:44 PM »
I was talking to fulltimers in buses today at a RV park and ask why they were so late leaving AZ and most told me they are going to wait till it gets hot and were not planning on going to mountains in Utah or other states but traveling to Flagstaff about 250 miles not a 1000 mile trip so maybe others are thinking on the same lines

Offline jlaney

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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2008, 04:15:42 PM »
hello from tyler tx
saw an eagle yesterday . at a motel ?  a prevost going toward dallas. and mine
still sitting waiting for the fuel to drop.  409.9 today in tyler tx.
my trips are getting shorter. i found that there places i haven't seem in a 50 mile radius. of my home.  think shorter trips. j.t.
j.t. laney  tyler texas 1980 prevost lemirage

Offline Ed Hackenbruch

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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2008, 08:42:29 PM »
We are waiting till around the first of may before we leave Yuma and head north to the Seattle area.   Several reasons for this. 1. the weather is still nice, although tomorrow it is supposed to hit 100. 2.  A lot of people have alreay left so the stores and roads are not crowded which makes it a lot nicer here. 3 They have had a wet winter and spring so far in the NW. and my job running heavy equipment may not start up until some time in June. 4. i still have a project or two to finish on the bus and am waiting on money to be able to finish up. :)
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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2008, 08:53:40 PM »
As I am in Vancouver WA and driving I-5 back and forth to Salem OR to visit my folks I have only seen two Prevosts heading south and two heading north.

The weather was great here this weekend but it's supposed to get colder and wetter...........again................268" snow base on Mt. Hood this time of year is unheard of! Then it's going to melt.

Stay south as long as you can. ;)

Paul

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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2008, 09:03:17 PM »
the 101 degree forecast for Monday and Tuesday here in AZ will get them moving

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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2008, 01:59:15 PM »
Come to Memphis and you will eventually see my bus running around.
I am driving it at least 4 times a week to go to and from gigs. I travel I-40, I-240, I-55, RT 64, and 385 as main roads, and the surface streets in downtaown Memphis, Collierville and Oakland.


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