(snip) My congratulations to anyone who is fully prepared for a first time bus trip with no problems.
Amen. I'm going to be ready to do some short trips in a few weeks. My plan is to leave at 11AM, drive 25 miles north and then come back to the shop for dinner and then drive 25 miles south and hope to get back for supper time. Then check oil, radiator, power steering, air lines, etc. If that works, I'll repeat it a couple of times. Then a full "periodic maintenance" as the Book describes. But I know that won't be "fully prepared". Adventure here we come.