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« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2010, 09:27:04 AM »

More and more....3 months in Silver Springs Fla winter,,5 steam shows,weekend trips to lake,parts runs,county fair for week..August vacation somewhere,and bus rallies...fall run to gulf coast to eat fish..
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« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2010, 11:01:51 AM »

I bought my bus to use for trips to national rocket launches with my friends.  We go at least once a year and twice some years.  One launch is always in Reno, NV and the other moves around every year.

I really have no desire (or money) to do weekend trips to RV parks/campgrounds.  I would have liked to take my bus to an event last weekend, but RVs were not allowed.
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« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2010, 11:03:54 AM »

Being 53 years old and running a business and my wife also running her own business it makes it hard for us to jump in the bus for extended trips. We did get a run to Florida this winter in. Other than that we use it several times a month camping during the summer. What I enjoy about it is the time spent working on it and making it mine. I love working with my hands and that's what I do all day long at my welding business. At the end of the day it is relaxing to work on my own stuff with no pressure. If it takes me several days who cares!! The bus will probably be a never ending hobby for me. Always something to do!! I dread putting it away into storage.
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« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2010, 06:54:36 PM »

Liz and I are full-timing with no plans for putting down roots in our foreseeable future.  However, we have been spending a few days on the road and a month or two at some site, then on the road again for a few.  If The Lord wills, all the long distance marathon drives are behind me.  We try to keep it to 200 or so miles a stint.  Makes for a lot more enjoyable travel and we are more prone to stop and goof-off.    =)
 

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« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2010, 07:04:19 PM »

We were both fully retired until we bought the bus?Huh??
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« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2010, 07:12:01 PM »

We try to use our bus every other weekend in the summer, mostly going about a 100 mile radius for weekends, then we go to myrle beach every year for a long week, Disney once and going a back to disney again in 2011, I would love to be able to take a month long trip sometime out west. Jason
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« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2010, 07:28:22 PM »

We started using ours about 1 week a month for ministry trips. Then we rented out our house & full timed for the last two years. Our tenants bought a house so we are moving back into ours this weekend. Now I am thinking about selling our finished (are they ever finished?) bus & buying another one. The wife thinks I am crazy. The kids think I am crazy. My cat thinks I am crazy.

I think they are ALL WRONG!!  I just want to do this one the RIGHT way!   Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

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« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2010, 05:56:56 AM »

I use my bus every week to get to the gigs......
Our "local" gigs are about 60-80 miles round trip, we do about 2-3 of those each week.
We are now starting into the "festival" season and we have are booked for about 6 so far. They are usually about 400-600 miles round trip.



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« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2010, 06:01:30 AM »

We fulltime in ours and it sits for months at a time. My wife still works and I'm doing the college thing at 60, don't ask!

Last trip we made was to Franklin in March for the Little Texas Bus Rally with Dallas, Cat and a bunch of other nuts! We don't use it enough, but with our situation I'll take it when I can get it.

I wish we could use it more, but until we can it's all good! Wink Best thing we have done was move into it and make it our home.
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« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2010, 06:03:19 PM »

Before we moved into ours we put over 15,000 km on it annually.  That included one 8k+ trip in the winter and several shorter trips through the summer.  I doubt there has ever been a month since we bought it 6+ years ago that it hasn't gone somewhere.  The trick to using any RV, IMHO, is to have it fully stocked and ready to roll on a moment's notice.  That means frozen food in the freezer, socks and underwear in the drawers, dry goods in the pantry and a full change of season-appropriate clothing hanging in the closet.  We started doing that with travel trailers 20 years ago and we have put a lot of miles on since then.  When all you have to do is throw the cat in, turn the key and go it's pretty easy to go somewhere.
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« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2010, 07:44:11 PM »

I haven't used my bus since last August.  That would be mostly because I'm not living on a small Pacific Island, and my bus in living in Florida.

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« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2010, 10:13:28 PM »

We were both fully retired until we bought the bus?Huh??

Too True, Too True!

Agreed, somehow my carefree 'retired' lifestyle is a thing on the past.  The wife used to keep a 'honey-do list' now she keeps a 'punch-list'.  
At least with this boss there are some fringe benefits.  Wink

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