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« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2011, 02:40:37 PM »

BCO, from the pics I have seen yours would be a fine bus to buy but then Bob would get upset so I guess I will keep piddling along with my MCI   Smiley

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« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2011, 05:11:03 PM »

BCO, from the pics I have seen yours would be a fine bus to buy but then Bob would get upset so I guess I will keep piddling along with my MCI   Smiley

Frank

I can knock all the winders outta it and then you could call it a fixer upper.  Who is Bob?

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« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2011, 05:12:51 PM »

Something is wrong with Normal Person.  He answers "yes" to everything.

You noticed that too?

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« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2011, 05:14:07 PM »

I would not trade what I have, even new ones breakdown.  My wheel seal problem was a minor issue. It just tested my patience and I won.

Paul and smiling! Grin

As they say in Texas .... LaVita Loca

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« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2011, 06:38:16 PM »

Yeah, I'm a busnut. So what? I'm planning on dying broke. So far, I'm right on schedule!  (I didn't make that up. Probably stole it from one of you guys...)
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« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2011, 07:28:43 PM »

Hey BCO,

Sorry for your problems.  You just gotta give it some time and you will be ready to go again.  I have had my bus for about a 1yr 1/2.  We have put about 5k miles on it so far.  My bus looks no where close to the quality of yours but it is mine and it is fun.  It still has all the windows in it with two 2 a/cs on top.  I can sleep seven very easily.  One of our last trips I was in it with 6 girls.  My wife, 2 daughters,  her friend and her two daughters.  Of course I was there to run the bus etc.  We had a ball.  I have tons of things I am wanting to do to it.  I just bought 11 cabinets for it.  I am about to rip the kitchen out and redo.  Anyway.....to my point of this response.  You have spent a tremendous amount of time, money and energy on your bus.  You have met many people because of your bus.  You give some good advise and write some nice articles here even though you say some ignore you.  While you may be hitting a low point in bus ownership right now.....would you really change what you have experienced with it.  I would bet the answer may be that...it is priceless.  The limited amount of time I have used mine has been priceless.  My kids LOVE the bus.  They want me to dive it to walmart just so they can ride in it.  You know what....sometimes I do!! Grin Anyway....While it may be wearing on you for now.....TAKE A BREAK....you may even have to take a complete break from the forum as well.  I do not want you to leave...but some of these stories I have been reading lately from many on this forum has made me question my purchase sometimes.  However.....Even though I have had some issues with mine....It still gives me a smile when I look at it, drive it, work on it, or just talk about it.  Believe it or not....I even enjoyed it when I was polishing the S&S on my MCI9 and the grinder caught fire in my hands.  No harm done.  But hey...I do have a story. 

I hope you can find a way to figure out how to get the joy of that bus back inside of you.  You have a beautiful coach.  And just think...You could sell it..not get what you would want/need for it, and then start looking for another one to buy and make your own again.  Pretend you don't own one for a month and then go back out to that nice barn you have, sit in your chair chair and enjoy.  Then take her for a spin and remember way you have it.  Good luck.  Hope you keep it and stick around.

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« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2011, 04:54:03 AM »

Hey BCO,

Sorry for your problems.  You just gotta give it some time and you will be ready to go again.  I do not want you to leave...but some of these stories I have been reading lately from many on this forum has made me question my purchase sometimes.  
James

James, when I polish, I run one until it gets hot, then lay it down in front of the fan (to cool off) and grab another one and keep right on trucking.  I did however set myself on fire with a 4" grinder about three years ago.  Nasty.  

There are times I seriously wonder if I was even sane when I bought this bus, when I bought the two before it, and when I get really down ... oh well?  Yeah, I know what you are saying.  Please understand that I'm under a lot of pressure to respond to certain statements I have made about me and my old hoopie recently. The following are my uncensored thoughts.

This could put an end to any further speculation.

I believe that consciousness creates the illusion of individuation, the false feeling of being separate. In other words, I am aware, ergo I am alone. I further believe that this existential misunderstanding is the prime motivating force for the neurotic compulsion to blot out consciousness. This explains the paradox of our culture, which celebrates the ego while simultaneously promoting its evisceration with drugs and alcohol.

It also clarifies our deep-seated fear of monolithic, one-minded systems like communism, religious fundamentalism, zombies and invaders from other planets outside our system (to be named later).  Each one is a dark echo of an oceanic state of unifying transcendence from which consciousness must, by nature, flee.

The Fall from Grace is, in fact, a Sprint from Grace.  Or even better yet, "some people respond under pressure well and even do it with a certain amount of grace." (Believe Paul called it Patience?)  Then there are folks like the Boxcar where it comes down to one simple thing ... "Screw Grace, I am so outta here!"

Questions?

Here is the rub James.  It is too damn valuable to sell and it aint worth nothing if you do ... So whadya do?  I worked on it Saturday fixing some stuff, was out there all day.  The saga continues ...

Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it.

BCO
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« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2011, 04:56:09 AM »

Yeah, I'm a busnut. So what? I'm planning on dying broke. So far, I'm right on schedule!  (I didn't make that up. Probably stole it from one of you guys...)
Dennis

Most likely it could happen?  We used to say "We started out some thirty years ago with nothing ... and now after all this time ... we still have most of it left."

Drum roll .... Take My Wife Please.

BCO
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« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2011, 05:24:00 AM »

Yeah Boys on bus ownership,

 I selling my lovely lake place as we speak to keep the bus happy. My wife, not so much!
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« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2011, 06:06:05 AM »

Yeah Boys on bus ownership,

 I selling my lovely lake place as we speak to keep the bus happy. My wife, not so much!

WHATSAMATTER YOU?  "If Mama aint happy ... no one happy."

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« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2011, 06:18:20 AM »

Yeah BCO, you can only do so much. She'll be fine if I can get her down to the Gulf Coast, of course, I'm talking about the bus.
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« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2011, 06:38:53 AM »

Yeah BCO, you can only do so much. She'll be fine if I can get her down to the Gulf Coast, of course, I'm talking about the bus.

Here is one you can relate to.  This past Saturday, I had my bride out in the shop, jiggling wires (in order for me to locate the bad feed wire that was causing all of my problems in that spaghetti mix we call the electrical panel). As I am tremendously good at "dual tasking" we were talking and I said to her, "When I get this suspension problem fixed, we need to run it out about 800 miles and back to make sure everything is in good working order."

She then looked at me like a wary, one-eyed cat in a fish market and said, "Yeah?  Well, let me know when YOU get back."

Man, talk about a vote of NO confidence, and then they wonder why it is that we die first?

DISCLAIMER: [/B]   Opinions expressed in this comment are somewhat educational (I-Donít-think-so-dot-com) and informational in nature and are directed only at individual Bus Nuts based on their specific make, model and unique circumstances.  The material provides general educational information only to the reading audience, any resemblance to anyone living or dead, was probably on purpose.

(Are we having fun yet?)

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« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2011, 08:26:49 PM »

BCO, you just keep on typing!

Thanks.

happy coaching!
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« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2011, 06:43:35 AM »

please read  BCO


http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=21683.0

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« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2011, 06:57:21 AM »

The following is a list of BoxcarOkie posts in All Topics 01-01-2011 to present.  Article name first [page #  Views  Misc]  

Bus Nut Q&A  [02-772]  
I Believe    [04-113-Moved]
GM Bus Porn  [07-927]
Traveling without the mouse  [07-99-Moved]
A perfect World  [08-296]
Hammer Down  [09-514]
Two Of Me  [10-261]
Leavin Las Vegas  [10-1,319]
Pour Me Another     [18-289]
Time Stamp  [20-364]
Trippin Out  [23-378]
Buzz Off  [24-672]
Road Tool Box Setup  [28-592]
Skeeter Smudge Pots  [28-348]
Maybe I donít get it  [29-775]
Proof Of Insurance  [30-676]
Hobby Time  [32-481]
Kampin Wurld  [35-1,306]
Please Clarify  [42-892]
In My Wildest Dreams  [52-651]
Fuelish Motives  [77-511]
Eastbound & Hammered Down  [82-1,263]
Room To Breath  [86-1,581]
Trailer Truckin  [92-522]
Good News/Bad News  [104-837]
LED Docking Lites  [107-800]
How Much Did It Cost  [108-4,051]
Keep On Keepin On  [109-1,477]
Stay-Cayshuns  [111-173-Moved]
One Good Trip Dream on  [112-1,337]
Give Up - Surrender  [122-317-Moved]

Project Page on Daddyís Hobby

24,630 views in 31 posts (which averages out to about 800 views per post), spread over the same amount of pages during the year, it comes to about one post every 4 days or so (on average), there are some instances where I didnít post anything for 20 pages or so.  

Like it or not boys, I generate a lot of interest and traffic for your little world you are so eager to protect and covet.

I donít know what your problem might be, I see a good sized body of work that is in some cases informative, interesting and at times, entertaining.  Why you two crybabies want to make an issue of it is beyond me.  http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=21683.0

By the way, ONE PERSON is moving the majority of this (not my stuff all of it), I will give you three guessíes who it is, and the first two donít even count.  

Like my mama was fond of saying, "The proof is in the pudding."  You be the judge.

BCO

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