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Author Topic: How long have you had your coach?  (Read 5042 times)
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« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2009, 11:08:10 AM »

We purchased our model 10 Eagle 3/12/1999 from Lewis Bus Lines in Augusta Georgia.  Original owner was American Coach Lines Norcross GA. I have maintenance records from American Coach since they purchased the coach new.  Lewis Bus Lines purchase five of these coaches from MCI in Atlanta when American traded them in for new MCI's in January of 1999. 
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« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2009, 12:07:33 PM »

Wanted a bus since I was a kid gawking at Scenic Cruisers and Trailways buses.  It was magic following one of those down the highway.

The wife didn't like the way an Eagle looked so we got our first bus, a 102a, November of 08.  (she married me so I know she's a bubble or two off ) 

Word of advice, get your bus BEFORE you retire.  I have a lot of time to work on it now, but feel a real sense of urgency I'd not feel if I was still plugging away 8 to 5.  IMHO

 
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« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2009, 12:58:16 PM »

After looking for almost two years, we consumated the deal on 1 January 2007 Grin. That's correct, on New Years Day! We have enjoyed immensely our times traveling in the bus. Wish we had been able to do this while we had kids in the house. 29 May to 2 July 2008, in the teeth of the highest fuel prices ever for diesel, we went just under 7,000 miles on a single trip literally around the United States. No I did not count up the cash, the trip was, well, priceless to us!
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« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2009, 11:19:17 PM »

purchased my mc8 in August 1998...3rd bus and last.. it gets lots of hugs... Grin
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« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2009, 05:56:58 AM »

Bought our 72 Eagle 5 that looked like a 10 in Sept 1995, had the roof raised and painted by October 1996. Drove it to Sturgis every year for the rally starting in 1997, converting as we go until it was completed in April 1999 when we moved in and have been in the bus every since.  Enjoying every day and also all the new friends we have met at rally's and along the road.   Prather & Marlyn
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« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2009, 06:13:25 PM »

After 17 years of driving one of these things,I finally purchased a coach of my own in 2003.This was a 1958 GM 4104,needing a lot of work.I had to let this go,and did'nt expect to find another.I then came accross the 87 MCI-9B ,that followed me home in October of 2005.We have made several trips since,and made some nice memories since!
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« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2009, 11:16:42 AM »

We purchased our first coach, a '63 GM 4106, in '84.  We purchased our present coach, a '73 MC-8 in '99.  We have no intention of doing another coach, although we are going to start an engine swap (8V71 to another 8V71) tomorrow.  Jack
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« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2009, 01:12:41 PM »

Jack,

Sounds like a neat challenge, I wish I could be there helping you, sounds like a neat challenge. Please keep us posted on how it goes.

John
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« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2009, 03:16:08 PM »

We got ours 3 maybe 4 yrs ago A102A3 from ABC in Fla not done are they ever. have installed a 50 with world 6 with 4/11 and now gets 9.2to 9.5 mpg liking it much.
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« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2009, 03:38:22 PM »

704, Do you have some pics of the 50?  Thanks Tom Y
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« Reply #40 on: March 16, 2009, 08:05:33 PM »

We got our MCI 5 in 1994 and have traveled over 100,000 miles so far. We are looking forward to many more miles and good times before we consider passing this one on.  Smiley
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« Reply #41 on: March 16, 2009, 08:23:23 PM »

 ::)We bought our 4104 mostly converted in 1999 and have redone most of it and have enjoyed our travels
 in it. Due to health issues we only use it for short trips now.
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« Reply #42 on: March 16, 2009, 08:31:13 PM »

Natasha and I bought our 4103 in April 2006 after seeing the bus for sale on eBay and realizing that the owner lived just over an hour from where we lived. It didn't sell in the auction, so we drove down to look at it. It was love at first sight, warts (and there are a lot of them) and all. We've had it out to the race track (sports car racing) a couple of times, but for the most part it's been a driveway ornament.  Cry  There is mechanical work that needs to be done and never can seem to get around to it. It is a shame because I had a great time taking it up to the track. Except when it wouldn't slow down as quickly as I wanted.

This will be the year we get it going... We're both tired of having a bus but not using a bus.

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« Reply #43 on: March 17, 2009, 01:57:02 PM »

Trailblazer2,
I must have beans in my ears; I've never heard of a 9B.  What's the difference in that and my '82 MC9?
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« Reply #44 on: March 17, 2009, 02:19:54 PM »

Hi Yo Silver;
 Yes; there is a difference Dennis. These 9b's were custom built for the New Jersey Transit Co. They produced about 500 of these coachs,in 1987. They had the Notorious front cap,that housed the destination sign(I call them wind blades)Then they had bifold doors,a modified front suspension)brake retarders,heated mirrors,kneeling feature,Ddec engines,and Atec transmissions,Aluminum wheels,oversize Brakes,safety bumpers,and the list goes on. These were used by several New Jersey companies,mine was a Decamp,from Montclair NJ.
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