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Author Topic: Thinking of selling ny 4905,but i may not have the time to finish,  (Read 1747 times)
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« on: November 18, 2012, 09:36:25 AM »

i am sure it would be easer to sell a running bus,but as of now i dont have the time,nothing major just some TLC,and batterys,pm, would dropping the price make it easyer  for the next owner haul it away.or hope to sell it and new owner get it going,or just sit on it for awhile to finish it and then sell?Huh reason,our first baby girl was born oct 26 2012 i never realized how much time they need, me and my wife are doing shifts for the feeding,sleeping, any great ideas would be great  john
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2012, 09:45:00 AM »

Keep the mice out of it.  Keep it dry.  Let it sit for a year and see how you feel then.  You're not going to get enough for it to make any immediate difference and you may feel a lot different once the kid starts sleeping through the night. 
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2012, 10:47:11 AM »

Keep the mice out of it.  Keep it dry.  Let it sit for a year and see how you feel then.  You're not going to get enough for it to make any immediate difference and you may feel a lot different once the kid starts sleeping through the night. 

Good advice ... Sit on it, all babies cry like that, wait till she/he starts cutting teeth. 

It might be a whole different story come spring time.

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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2012, 12:13:36 PM »

Sell the kid keep the Bus it will cost less, LOL

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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2012, 12:19:49 PM »

Sell the kid keep the Bus it will cost less, LOL

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True, true.

Seriously, in these uncertain times it's not a bad idea to have an alternate potential roof over your heads.   Unless it's costing you an exhorbitant amount to merely keep it now, I suggest holding on to it.   If something bad happens, our buses already are our Plan B, something that most of the population does not have.

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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2012, 03:33:18 PM »

Another vote to keeping it. It's not worth enough to sell it for any financial reasons...but if it's majorly in the way or not storable...then I can understand. Heather and I are planning on our first kiddo in a couple of years and we're going to keep going...full timing in our bus. I know, different scenario, but I hate to see young peeps giving up the bus dream..
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2012, 04:46:15 PM »

We got our second bus when our son was just over a year old. It is amazing what you can do once they start taking naps!  If you own the bus and it doesn't cost money to keep it where it is, be patient. We bought our first bus 1 day before we found out we were going to have a child!  Man!  Just realized the first bus only lasted about 18 months!

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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2012, 05:05:17 PM »

The throw away diapers are pricey 8 gals of fuel @4 bucks for the bus or a bag of diapers for the baby lol,my guy tells me diesel is going to be around 3.80 a gal for 2013 then over 5 bucks in 2014 something for him to think about LOL
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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2012, 05:10:40 PM »

Try to get the grandbaby once every 3 0r 4 weeks. She lives about 325 miles from us. The Granddaughter has already fell in love with the bus. We cut out everytime we pick her up and head to the gulf coast. She'll ask if the bus is ready to go over the phone. My little doll just turned 4. Started cruising when she was 3. If it's not a financial burden I would keep it and finish out.
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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2012, 09:36:55 PM »

reason,our first baby girl was born oct 26 2012 i never realized how much time they need, me and my wife are doing shifts for the feeding,sleeping ....

First, congratulations John! 

Now, since your daughter is but a few weeks old, that means you are operating on practically no sleep and are not of sound mind.  And everything is new and uncertain.  Give things six months to calm down a little, and then if you really want to sell, you can.  But when she's running around learning about the world, perhaps it would be nice to have that bus still.   
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« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2012, 09:49:58 PM »

As noted, just don't worry about the coach for now.

Best solution for a first child is to get a second one.

It's the only thing that smartens up first time parents, and smartens up the first born too, who keeps you wrapped around their parasitic little finger.

Unfortunately, too many never stop being first time parents...

Many years from now, you will smile and offer similar advice to someone else.

Hug your wife, she needs it. Hug your daughter, and get earplugs.

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« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2012, 01:43:32 AM »

John -

Congratulations!  Altho my first born daughter is now 34 (and the mother of six!), I still remember vividly her birth and the ensuing craziness for the first few months.  Especially things like getting up at Oh Dark Thirty to a crying baby, changing the diaper, bringing her into Mama to nurse back to sleep, and worrying about rolling over on her after I've dozed off again!  (Oh, and DON'T be afraid of bringing her into bed with you and mama at this age - your subconscious will NOT allow you to roll over onto the baby, nor will you spoil her by doing so.  Those fears are nothing but (sorry for the bad humor), old wive's tales.

In about 2 -3 weeks, she'll start sleeping pretty much all thru the night, maybe only waking once, if that.  Pretty soon, everything will become routine, and you'll look back and chuckle at all the sillyness of first-born parenting's first three months worries.

Now. . . back to the subject of your post:

The others who have commented are right on the money: sit on it for the time being.  The bus, that is!

Work on it here and there, when other parental chores are done and little one's taking a nap.  Break your projects down into things that can be done with minimum busting out the tools and risk of problems if/when you can come back to them.  "Inch by inch, anything's a cinch!"

FWIW & HTH. . .

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PS: Oh, and remember:  When you & mama are trying to go somewhere and you're running late, the later you are, the greater the chances that little one will have a runny #2 all over you as you're walking out the door!  A Murphy's Law corollary!  BTDTHTSS!


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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2012, 04:08:11 AM »

Ahh, being a parent.  My wife and I just learned that we will be grandparents very soon... we are so excited.

If I have any regret, it is that I wish I had raised my kids on the road full time.  We never had enough money, enough time, enough....

But, the precious moments of the vast experiences that travel offers cannot be compared to anything that the home offered.  Don't get sucked in my the "American Dream" of the big house, the cars, the second and third jobs, the after school sports, etc.   Everyone is dying for all of that and where is the good?  The only true good you can do for your child, is to give him/her your time.

Keep the bus, let it sit.  These old buses don't grow old very easily. 
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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2012, 10:59:51 AM »

I would say KEEP IT! We just had our fourth baby and we were on our first trip when she was three weeks old. You get them use to the noise and movement and they will sleep right through it. If you do have a kid who does not sleep well, selling the bus will not change that at all. Like everyone mentioned already, this is also our plan B. Roof, water, mobile, durable, etc...

Good luck.
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« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2012, 12:59:08 PM »

Keep the bus! 

I bought my first bus when my son was 1 (he is now 25 and on his own).  The second one I bought when my youngest daughter was 2 months old(she is now 11) and my bus still isn't finished!

But, it is a project that keeps me close to home, and won't really go down in value---definitely won't go up! 

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