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Author Topic: How many miles have you put on your bus?  (Read 1876 times)
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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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Bruce & Nancy Fagley
1973 MCI MC-7 Combo Freighter
450HP DD 8V-92T 2000 Reman
HT 740 Allison
Woodbury CT.
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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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Miss Scarlett is an Eagle 10 with a 6v92 and Allison 740
UPDATE: finished enough to use!!!- exterior will remain original.
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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.
Mike in GA
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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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There are three kinds of people in this world....those that make things happen, those that watch things happen, and those that just wonder what the heck is happening. Which one are you?

1977 MCI Crusader MC-8
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