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« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2009, 07:10:36 PM »

I would have to say both with a twist. We are fulltiming now in our Bus and stay in RV Resorts. We just love the comforts Grin. We cram as much in a day that we can. Life is good at 50. All the Best, M&C
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« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2009, 12:57:07 AM »

We are 80% camping, 20% just travel.

Since we are still in the fulltime working portion of our lives we tend to be weekenders the majority of the year.

I have taken it to sporting events and everyone wants one....nice to be self contained.

I will usually take the coach on shorter trips to the beach...etc...If I know the parking situation in advance.

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« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2009, 05:30:48 AM »

Plans are for all of the above as we are planning a journey to the Daytona area for next years bike week. As of now it's primary use is camping. My business keeps me from jumping in the bus and taking off for any kind of lengthy trip. Hopefully someday I'll get more time. Later
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« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2009, 03:25:11 PM »

At 3 months of ownership we have 19 days of camping about 10 miles from the house.  We have had one eventful 300 mile round trip through LA to Solvang.  I often park on the road overlooking the beach.

I expect to travel more once I've figured out how to check the fluids and add some upgrades.

I've got to say it has been a blast.

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« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2009, 10:09:42 PM »

Camp, travel, "charter" for big groups to sporting events, weeks and weekends, lots of time in relative's driveways, beaches, mountains, forests, Wal-Marts, Cabela's, interstates, two lands, meandering byways, and washboard roads...

Our family enjoys our coach immensely. Seventeen states and counting. We've even put up inlaws in it on the side of the house.
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« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2009, 07:24:15 AM »

Just took a 12 day trip.  Spent 4 nights in front of a friends cabin in Mammoth; then travelled through the Sierra Nevadas to gold country; then three nights at Bethel Island in the Sacramento delta; in front of another friends house for 2 nights; then wind our way home.  4 nights in hook up and 1 night in no hook up; rest dry camping (had plugs at friends house).  We do alot of touristing type travelling, and also go to Las Vegas in December for 4 nights just to see the lights. 
When you have a bus, you can do just about anything you want.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2009, 08:57:59 PM »

We told someone that we were going camping one time.  They said that the bus was too big for camping.  I told them that it was our luxury two room hotel suite with a full kitchen on wheels.  So they were right, we weren't "camping".  No bugs, dirt, smoke, out houses, or freezing our behinds off at night. Why, we are so comfortable, the last time out, we came home with eight Pinion Mice!!!

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« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2009, 06:18:49 AM »

We camp, we travel, we carouse, we enjoy, life is too short to not enjoy it, whatever we need the bus for, it's there for it, sometimes I just sit in it to watch tv, sometimes I even putter and work in it.

Cody you forgot the re-hab part! LOL! Grin

Cody's Dr. told him to go home and sit by & look out the window after his big heart attack scene.
So he did @ 60 mph! Recovered faster than if he'd stayed at home fer sure! Grin


Now for us I guess you'd have to say we use our buses for Travel & work since our business is hualing people for a living! Grin
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« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2009, 06:37:06 AM »

I accidentally forgot to mention that my living room window had a steering wheel and the yard sometimes went by at 60MPH.  That was when I was in intensive care after my heart attach and the MACC was coming up, I had to make all kind of promises to the doc to get him to release me and let me go "home".  He let me out on a wednsday after I had promised faithfully to spend the next month sitting in my chair looking out my window, on thursday I took and fueled up my chair and on friday I sat in my chair and went to columbus ohio for the festival, but I was sitting in my chair looking out the window like I promised.
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« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2009, 06:45:08 AM »

Also part of what makes me a bus nut is volunteering as the driver/mechanic for our Junior Hockey team in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. I drive them to games all over the East and West Kootenays of S. E. British Columbia and Spokane Wa. We also do charters with it. It raises money to help with upkeep. I have the bus at home and do the maintenance on it. 1995 MCI 102D3, S60, Eaton/Fuller 7 speed.

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