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Question: What do you spend per month maintaining your bus? (not counting fuel or conversion process)
$0-$200 - 23 (71.9%)
$201-$500 - 4 (12.5%)
$501-$750 - 4 (12.5%)
$751-$1,000 - 0 (0%)
Over $1,000 - 1 (3.1%)
Total Voters: 32

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« on: April 14, 2011, 10:58:44 AM »

I was wondering what people are budgeting for bus maintenance-related expenses per month?  (Not count fuel since that is a whole other subject and greatly varies per trip and usage.)
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2011, 02:27:57 PM »

I have never really budgeted a set amount. other than insurance (about $80/month), i have always just purchased tires, oil, etc. as needed. Last year 2 unexpected tire purchased while on the road, but no tires purchased for a couple years prior to that.  I purchased 15 gallon of oil (2 oil changes) last month ($200). We keep our coach at our place when home, so not much else in fixed expenses.  I should probably budget arouns 150-175 per month.  Jack
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2011, 04:35:09 PM »

  I purchased 15 gallon of oil (2 oil changes) last month ($200).
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I wish I could get 2 oil changes out of 15 gallons of oil..

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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2011, 04:47:52 PM »

I dont budget enough.... for anything! I just find myself whipping out my card when I have to and sucking it up  Cry
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2011, 06:27:19 PM »

I try to budget 500 a month 250 actual spending for the month and 250 into bus fund for major repairs.
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2011, 06:57:31 PM »

Cory, the way you burn up the road, I don't doubt you need a pretty sizable budget.  I'm just trying to figure out what to average.  Obviously stuff like tires will increase the average if you figure them in on a monthly average.

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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2011, 07:18:57 PM »

If I added it up I couldn't afford it!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2011, 07:32:37 PM »

I REFUSE TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION ON THE GROUNDS IT MAY INCRIMINATE ME! Angry

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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2011, 07:33:54 PM »

Iam with Scott on this lol I figure out what I have to do and try to find what i need and just fix it or make it or steal it  Grin. I get the receit and throw it in the book and never look back   Cool
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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2011, 07:35:46 PM »

Me too. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2011, 04:58:49 AM »

  I purchased 15 gallon of oil (2 oil changes) last month ($200).
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I wish I could get 2 oil changes out of 15 gallons of oil..

Jimmy
That does not count the occasional gallon I have to add between oil changes.  Jack
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2011, 08:30:25 AM »

Wow  talk about a mood killer   never thought about it     just fix or service as needed. the major things are tough.  If you can't do it your self a new engine would be scarry a used one also [forgot you should be good there for several miles] hope hundred thousand's. mileage is big factor. tires oil repair trans house systems 35 cents a mile. Bk or other operators where are you? lots of variables
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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2011, 08:35:09 AM »

I did mine by the mile .50 cents a driven mile worked for me most of the time lol so now that would be a 1.50 with fuel prices and no factory air 


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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2011, 08:49:22 AM »

It seems we budget whatever is necessary to budge it.
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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2011, 03:43:03 PM »

It is impossible to budget for such old vehicles.

I'm having too much fun, I don't want to spoil it by finding out what it is costing me!!
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