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Author Topic: Top 5 reasons to buy a BUS over an RV?  (Read 4544 times)
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« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2010, 08:04:44 AM »

1. Family of 6 does not fit well in S&S without using up couches and tables as beds
2. Storage.
3. Heavy duty
4. Parts availability (diesel parts are easy to get in Seattle)
5. They are cool and a good husband/wife building project (this may be #1).
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« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2010, 08:36:30 AM »

#1-When I was driving truck, I saw many a S&S turn into a pile of sticks.
#2-I know that buses are built like tanks to safety standards.
#3-Most buses use the same equipment as commercial trucks that are both long lasting and easily obtainable.
#4-I've never seen a floor plan I really liked.
#5-When I was driving truck, I saw many a S&S turn into a pile of sticks.

I have a friend that bought a classic 20ft Winnebagel.  I told him to never get in an accident with it-it will fall apart.  Somehow, they never like to hear that.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2010, 09:32:13 AM »

I don't need five reasons, one will do.

I wanted one and that's that! Grin
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« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2010, 09:42:03 AM »

Do you look good in it????and all the others good reasons....Structural issues are hardest to overcome...A sticks and staples or Le toilets(as one friend refers to them)..are built as glitz...not for the long haul.buses were ment to endure year after year millions of miles..go for a ride in both..that should answer all questions..
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« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2010, 09:45:51 AM »

I don't need 5 reasons, I just fire that old 2 stroke up and I know exactly why I own a bus Grin
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« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2010, 09:53:17 AM »

Number 1 reason, SAFETY, I have seen wrecked buses and I have seen wrecked RVs.  I'll take a bus everytime
Other reasons:
wife prefers a bus
the sound of that 2 stroke
the ride & handling
storage space
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« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2010, 10:00:58 AM »

I ask a top end s&s salesman to compare a American Heritage ride to a regular old Prevost and he said the Prevo was much better..He is selling a 700 grand sticks and staples and said that.
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« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2010, 10:12:04 AM »

This should cover all five:

How many circa 1940's& 50's sticks and staples do you see or here of?
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« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2010, 12:54:18 PM »

Rusty, that is the best reason I have heard, Grin
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« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2010, 03:19:04 PM »

It's sorta kinda of like airplanes, hot rods, motorcycles, guns and boats, if I have to explain it You will not possibly understand!  I love My junk including old John Deere tractors they make My day.  Never saw a sticks glue and nails that had stainless floors and beautiful stainless sides.  I love My bus it smiles at me every time the old DD whistles to life.  Any questions?  John L
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« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2010, 05:16:50 PM »

#5 - what other 8 wheeled hobby can you spend your life savings on?

#4 - "wtf is that game" is not near as fun of a game when old diesel engines, old air rids systems, and 1 million wires running to everywhere aren't involved...

#3 - these old girls never break down, they have little genies that keep them running....its magic.

#2 - parking these dancing fairy's is like sticking a needle into a 5 gallon bucket - no probs.

#1 - 5 mpg's - 130 gallon tanks....mmmmmhmmmmmm - man thats great!!!!!

..........oh wait, you wanted reasons to support these big pigs.........give me a couple more years...I'll think of one or two

I sure do miss the old girl......

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« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2010, 05:28:39 PM »

Greg, just an off the wall question. Is your dad's name David?
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« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2010, 07:13:39 PM »

No sir, but I have an older brother named David.  I'm just a young'n.  Dad is Mike. 
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« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2010, 12:59:06 PM »

1. better on fuel milage
2. easy to park
3. cheaper to maintain
4. you blend in with the traffic
5. THEY DONT BURN OR LEAK OIL!!!


Oh..... wait..... what was the question???  Huh Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2010, 01:11:12 PM »

In this order
1. buses are cool.
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