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Author Topic: How many miles have you put on your bus?  (Read 2472 times)
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« on: June 16, 2013, 03:58:36 PM »

After read the technomedia overheating issue, I'm curious to know how many miles everyone has put on their busses? I'll start.

1980 mci 8v71 about 100 miles

Drove it home and ripped the interior apart.
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2013, 04:25:25 PM »

750 miles! Drove it home and then back and forth from the yard to the house for conversion. Finish the bathroom, take out a loan and buy some fuel and then get ready for our first real trip! Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2013, 04:28:17 PM »

Bought it in Dec 2012
Drove it home march 1 & 2 2013
A few day trips for a total of 1300 miles
so far
Long weekend at the end of June , so more being added
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2013, 04:39:47 PM »

I bought my bus in Virginia in April 2006 and drove it home to Minnesota.  The original odometer was dead and the DDEC had very low mileage so I don't know for sure how many miles.  I'm at least at 30,000 miles since purchase and maybe as many as 35,000 miles.
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2013, 04:56:02 PM »

 About 52-53 thousand so far.
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2013, 05:18:25 PM »

Probably around 400 miles for me - two camping trips as a tin tent, then started the conversion


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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2013, 05:19:03 PM »

1985 to 2001
We drove 150,000 miles in our 1960 GM PD4104  http://usbusin.blogspot.com/

2001 to Present
We have driven 129,000 miles in our 2001 Freightliner Truck Conversion
http://www.ustruckin.blogspot.com/
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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2013, 05:57:34 PM »

In our skoolie in which we haul huskies 48k. Most mileage is city with a  couple of trips to Phoenix and Vegas.

In our 4104 about 500 miles. Mostly close to home stuff. Its hard to find a babysitter for 25  huskies.

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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2013, 09:08:22 PM »

Finished the bus in 2000. Have driven about 35,000miles. Have 1,150hrs on the generator. Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2013, 09:37:01 PM »

I got my Eagle in 2004 and drove it from San Antonio to Abilene, then from 2005 to now I have 44000+ miles with about 3 years parked (caring for and helping our aging parents).From Corpus Christi to Alaska and Winnipeg to the Tetons and Florida and points in between, Nevada, AZ, Arkansas, Minnesota, Alabama, Idaho and Texas are the main places we roost. (knock on wood)  Shocked only lost two fan belts and an alternator in all that time.
Serviced the air dryer once and oil changes/fuel filters and air cleaners about every 6 months maybe.
Pretty much full time.
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« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2013, 09:42:19 PM »

Over 250K on the MC7, between the 8V71, 12V-71 & 8V-92, over the 20 year joy ride, every state east of the Miss, moving on to the Foretravel little over 55K in five years, ready to hit the road for the Big Horn Mtns, Rancester, Wy, then into the Idaho sand dunes.  Love getting old and spending the kids inheritance. Grin
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« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2013, 10:38:28 PM »

Bought December of 2011 and put about 500 or so miles on it...then a trip to Boston for another 1600 and will be full time next week so many more to come...


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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2013, 12:15:03 AM »

Probably around 400 miles for me - two camping trips as a tin tent, then started the conversion


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About the same, drove it home did a mini conversion and took it on a trip to the ocean and to a sports car race. Its been in a state of total conversion for the past 6 years.
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« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2013, 03:38:55 AM »

I was feeling bad with not using mine, but I'm actually kind of in the middle...  Bought 75% converted in 2009, put about 10K miles on then changed the engine, which took it off the road for almost two years what with moving to Nova Scotia and all, then 1200 miles to bring it here.  Just about to start some short trips around close to home.

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« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2013, 05:05:18 AM »

We have crossed the country several times, half way across several more times. South to Fl a few times and north to
Nova Scotia at least a dozen times. Many short trips intermixed also. Same engine and V730 trans as when bought.
Everything else, brakes, wheel brgs, differential brgs etc. repaired or replaced. In all close to 200K miles.
1964 PD4106 2741. According to paper work that came with the bus must have a total of near 2M miles. Self converted from seated bus. No glitz and mirrors, pure function.   06 Bill
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« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2013, 05:46:01 AM »

Bought ours last year, total newbies, went to the Blytheville rally and then to SC to visit family. 3000 miles so far, thinking about the great American bus rally this fall in TN. Will do some shorter trips this summer. Got to go through the brakes and get a few tires before we take it out again. It's a project but we knew that Grin need to get a second job to pay for the fuel, diesel is $4.30 a gallon here in CT.....never ever buy it here!
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« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2013, 05:58:51 AM »

Bought my 1991 Prevost about 2 1/2 years ago and have put about 15,000 miles on it. Had a little over 50,000 on speedo when I bought it. 65,000 now. Most trips around 500 or 600 mile round trips. No oil use or drips on the 8V92TA yet. They tell me they're coming.
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« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2013, 07:16:39 AM »

I put about 800 miles on ours bringing it home then another 500 in short trips camping. It has been about 16 months now doing the conversion. If all goes well we will start travelling in about 3 weeks. Interior 95% finished, new turbo, 6 tires and rebuilt pillow block.
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« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2013, 07:33:39 AM »

It's great hearing so many miles are being logged.
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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2013, 08:24:02 AM »

It's great hearing so many miles are being logged.

It has been so long since I drove my bus, I am seriously considering changing the name of it from "Daddy's Hobby" to the "Driveway Queen."

(12,000 last two years)

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« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2013, 11:22:18 AM »

I have had mine  for seven years now and have put just under 64,000 miles on it. And it sets at the shop most of the time

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« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2013, 11:27:28 AM »

We have had our 4104 since 1992 and have put over 210,000 miles on the old girl.  I just turned 73 so I figure I would like to get over 300,00 before I hang it up.  It has been and wonderful ride.
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« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2013, 11:34:02 AM »

BoxcarOkie, Driveway Queen is funny, bought the Italian Greyhound June 2011, in Nevada, been back & forth LV/LA bunch of times, to montery/carmel, quartzsite, go all over LA to park for work, around 4500/5000 miles, hope to come up and see you Don soon in Bakersfield, lvmci...
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« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2013, 02:20:31 PM »

25,000 on our current bus 40,000 on our old 4905
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« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2013, 02:43:26 PM »

Bought in 2000 and have put well over 100,000 on it. Had a failure in the gear train two years ago, so some inside work including rods and mains. We put between 4,000 - 5,000 miles a year on.
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« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2013, 05:15:13 PM »

75,000 miles since 2002.
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« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2013, 05:05:28 PM »

We did 4200 miles in 21 days in the summer of 2012 in our 47 Flx Clipper. lots of 100 degree weather. 104 degrees all day long across Iowa.  great trip.
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« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2013, 06:34:07 PM »

Bought summer of 2010, put on about 12,000

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