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muldoonman
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« Reply #45 on: May 28, 2012, 08:12:56 AM »

I guess I will stick with my 1991 stainless 20 ton 500 hp 2 stroke Prevost that just hit 60,000 miles.
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« Reply #46 on: May 28, 2012, 07:12:39 PM »

I guess I will stick with my 1991 stainless 20 ton 500 hp 2 stroke Prevost that just hit 60,000 miles.

Damn, sounds like you are ready for some major work...

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« Reply #47 on: May 28, 2012, 09:45:17 PM »

But Scott, what kind of shape will that 5th wheel be in when it hits 2 or 3 million miles? Grin
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« Reply #48 on: May 29, 2012, 05:06:37 AM »

But Scott, what kind of shape will that 5th wheel be in when it hits 2 or 3 million miles? Grin

You mean if it even exists anymore. For sure a bus is a superior machine than an S&S of any sort, some don't use their buses enough to justify it. We do... But I'm prepared to be underneath it more than I'm sitting in the drivers seat. And truth is, I have been since day 1. Part of the scope of ownership.


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Scott & Heather
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« Reply #49 on: May 29, 2012, 09:33:52 AM »

Spring of '09 I bought a brand new fifth wheel. It was a mid-high level so it wasn't junk. We had it for just over a year, and though it was of good quality and we really loved it, it became clear that it would not last more than another couple years as a full-time highway moving rig. They are just not built to go the miles. Though the bus is not near as nice or as much room, at least I know that the next pothole I hit i'm not going to have to go back and pick up my batteries or replace the sewer line. Or the next time I blow a tire I'm not going to have to completely rebuild one whole side of the vehicle.
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« Reply #50 on: May 29, 2012, 05:14:09 PM »

Or if you crash you just might have a fighting chance.


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