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Author Topic: Updated....how to get out of a minor sinkhole....  (Read 6831 times)
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« on: April 06, 2011, 09:42:28 PM »

Updated...see below....

Any guesses? I will post pictures tomorrow. I will say, it was so bad that Coach-net wouldn't even cover it, and no we weren't off road....

I have to get some sleep. I have been working hard for the last five hours, and am ready for bed.

God bless,

John
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2011, 09:48:35 PM »



My guess:
Smoked a wheel bearing and welded the spindle?

Wait, you said worst...
Brakes let it roll into the Grand Canyon?

See, it wasn't the worst.
Still sorry to hear you're having troubles.
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2011, 09:57:46 PM »

John,
Don't tell me you took my shortcut in Canada and ended up on a unplowed road out in the middle of nowhere. I would sure feel bad!

I hope and pray everything goes better for you in the morning.

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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2011, 10:09:37 PM »

your brakes failed and you ran over someone/something?

I really hope Im wrong.......
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2011, 10:12:43 PM »

Fire?
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2011, 11:50:57 PM »

High-centered on some railroad tracks?

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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2011, 02:07:09 AM »

when you say worst, that can paint pretty bad images... Reasonably bad, trying to avoid a car or person and end up burying to the frame in a ditch.
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2011, 03:20:05 AM »

He did say IN a bus! Dropped your bottle of Glenfiddich and it broke? Mother in law decided to move in? Kid's decided to move in? Termites? Haunted?  TV remote broke? Burnt your souffle?   JIm
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2011, 05:54:36 AM »

I always love it when someone says something major happens and then tells me nothing. That's how news netoworks make their money. Comon, you are keeping us in suspense what happened?
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2011, 06:10:38 AM »

John,

You are here to tell us about it, so it can't be the worst. I hope that was nothing serious. I will wait for photos.

Good Luck

Mike
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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2011, 08:23:58 AM »

Folks, sorry for the delay. Internet has been really bad.

You all are right. It wasn’t the worst thing that could happen, I was just tired last night, and it seemed like it was just about the worst…lol

Y’all ever heard of sinkholes? Well we found one. Passenger front and back, sunk in to the axle. It was instantaneous. I have pictures, and will see when we can get them uploaded.

Basically, it took a truck wrecker, and a very large wheel loader, 4 hours to get us out.

I will get the pics up as soon as possible.

God bless,

John 
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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2011, 09:01:32 AM »

You might consider yourself very lucky that it didn't swallow the whole bus with you in it.  I don't know where you are but in Florida it happens quite often, swallowing entire houses.   Insurance companies are refusing to write coverage for sinkholes here.

In addition, you were lucky to get anyone who would go anywhere near the bus to try to pull it out.
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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2011, 09:07:30 AM »

For what reason did Coach-Net refuse to pay?  Where you off road?
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« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2011, 09:20:03 AM »

Im thinking the insurance co says it is an "Act of God" ........ usually insurance wont cover stuff like that.
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« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2011, 09:21:07 AM »

Glad you are ok that's what is most important. I had the idea that your engine blew in the middle of nowhere or worse, in a location where the locals hate people. There seems to be alot of sinkholes popping up all over.
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