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« Reply #315 on: March 09, 2011, 12:35:14 PM »

Well I as soon as possible I will be implementing "Operation Spare Engine"...

I see no other sure-fire way to hedge against this kind of thing.
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« Reply #316 on: March 09, 2011, 12:41:13 PM »



Saw the perfect spare engine for you while visiting Gene Russell last week. Only problem will be talking him out of it.

It was in a gmc truck. Had 12 cylinders,twin turbos.

Would look good in a eagle.

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« Reply #317 on: March 09, 2011, 01:40:40 PM »

Spare sounds great till you are several thousand miles away from it. Instead of tow then you would faced with shipping. I am not sure there is a good way to cover all bases except to have a rainy day fund that you may never need but will have if you can keep from dipping into it. LOL

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« Reply #318 on: March 09, 2011, 02:45:00 PM »

the good thing about having a spare is fly home load the engine in the back of the old pickup and drive it to the bus. Still 1000's cheaper than a rebuild on the road away from home.
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« Reply #319 on: March 09, 2011, 03:25:37 PM »

Great news Marc!

Now let's pray that your drive home will be a pleasure and we wouldn't be able to wipe that smile off you face! Good for you for staying calm and persistent, I'm sure it will pay off.
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« Reply #320 on: March 09, 2011, 06:35:13 PM »

Still waiting for that "she runs like a sewing machine" post. But it is nice to see things going in a good direction that several predicted would happen.
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« Reply #321 on: March 09, 2011, 08:13:27 PM »

great news buy the crew lunch!
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« Reply #322 on: March 09, 2011, 08:23:26 PM »

UPDATE....
KUDOS to W.W. Williams for doing what I think most of us would agree is the "right thing!"
She said parts have been ordered and repairs are underway!   Grin Grin Grin Grin

  Im very happy for you that your prayers were answered Marc, I truly am. Although it took a while, and you were alone in the desert for a time, they are doing the right thing now and for that we can all be thankful.

  I would also agree that after all of this, and considering the 180 they are doing, they are not about to turn that Bus out without being reasonably sure of it, and will stand behind it for a while. Certainly long enough for you to start planning a better replacement or to overhaul the other 7/8 of what you have now. I believe youll be good to go for quite a while, time to start laying some asphalt under the nose. I would love to be with when your 10 miles down the road from this and start yelling in JOY!  Elvis is back.
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« Reply #323 on: March 09, 2011, 08:31:45 PM »

Thanks everyone.  I am glad this episode is almost over.

I had a real bad feeling about getting my tow bill reimbursed.  I can just imagine the insurance company saying, "Well, the closest garage was just 9 miles away, so we will give you 10% of the total bill."

We hope to hear from them soon saying that repairs are complete.
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« Reply #324 on: March 09, 2011, 08:35:56 PM »

Hope we can all meet up some time soon at a rally and start telling stories...Marc will still the show!!LOL It will have to be a 2 week long rally.... Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #325 on: March 10, 2011, 03:19:25 AM »

Hey Marc, Sometimes all it takes is a phone call!................ Wink
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« Reply #326 on: March 10, 2011, 06:29:10 AM »

Thanks everyone.  I am glad this episode is almost over.

I had a real bad feeling about getting my tow bill reimbursed.  I can just imagine the insurance company saying, "Well, the closest garage was just 9 miles away, so we will give you 10% of the total bill."

We hope to hear from them soon saying that repairs are complete.

Well they might argue about how close the nearest shop was. But even if it was 5 miles away about $300 is the lowest a big wrecker will hook up and move a bus for. (and that's only if he's bored or broke! And under 10 miles!)
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« Reply #327 on: March 10, 2011, 06:53:37 AM »

Well got me pessimistic was the recording at Progressive.  "It said to submit your invoice for reimbursement consideration send to..."

I have a feeling I was going to get stuck with a good chunk of it.
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« Reply #328 on: March 10, 2011, 10:39:52 AM »

Thanks everyone.  I am glad this episode is almost over.

I had a real bad feeling about getting my tow bill reimbursed.  I can just imagine the insurance company saying, "Well, the closest garage was just 9 miles away, so we will give you 10% of the total bill."

We hope to hear from them soon saying that repairs are complete.

Well they might argue about how close the nearest shop was. But even if it was 5 miles away about $300 is the lowest a big wrecker will hook up and move a bus for. (and that's only if he's bored or broke! And under 10 miles!)
Grin  BK  Grin

Last time I was on "the big hook" it was $350 to just show up, and then it went from there.  Not cheap, I have insurance now and peace of mind.  Will this thing ever end, it is almost like Rambo or Rocky movies or something.

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« Reply #329 on: March 10, 2011, 11:17:45 AM »

BCO,

The quality and varied advice will keep it going a long while longer and given the mind boggling number of posts it is an experience of deep interest to most of us.  I think getting a bus with a fragile engine is a nightmare for all....I know I dread it happening to me.  Getting crosswise with a merchant/shop is high on the list of heartburn episodes to be avoided.  I don't think it will be a dead post till Jumpsuit gets many many miles down the road...trouble free.  Me, I am still holding my breath for the guy so I read all the posts and I am getting bluer by the minute. Grin

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