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Question: What purpose did you buy your bus for or what do you use it for the most?
Vacation or other travel, see the country - 73 (35.1%)
Visit relatives and friends - 32 (15.4%)
Events such as Nascar, rallys, jams etc - 23 (11.1%)
To live in - 30 (14.4%)
To have a fun project - 31 (14.9%)
I have too much money and I'm getting along with the wife too well right now - 2 (1%)
Religious, band or school use - 5 (2.4%)
Other - 12 (5.8%)
Total Voters: 94

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maria-n-skip
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« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2007, 09:02:49 PM »

Phil,

  yep Guitar no time for bass or learning banjo and mandolin they just sit there collecting dust.
  Maybe when I am retired and God willing in good health.

   From what I understand bluegrass is a culture of family and friends sharing a music tradition
 in an open acceptance no matter where you are at in proficiency.

  So to me the bus sharing we do here goes hand and hand with music sharing. It seems like when two
 Bnuts get together two common themes are buses and music at some level. Oh and I forgot and FOOD

  Skip
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« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2007, 11:09:22 PM »

I think you need a porch to sat on for Blue Grass ... do you eat that? or do you smoke it? Grin
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« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2007, 06:58:57 AM »

Prevost82

    By the looks you would need your bus as a portable studio with at least a 10KW silent generator
 The porch I think I would leave to the skoolie crowd. Though a portable rocking chair sounds
 comfy.


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« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2007, 08:25:36 AM »

Well as long as we have highjacked this...

Skip,
Have you heard John Dunnigan play? He lives north of you but plays a lot of fairs during the summer.
http://www.johndunnigan.com/
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« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2007, 09:31:54 AM »

Lee,

   Well not very well but I tried to keep on topic "need your bus as a portable studio "

   Listened to his mp3 ticklers. He's very good.

   Thanks
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« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2007, 09:38:08 AM »

I love tangents on threads. You learn some of the most interesting stuff in a tangent. The thread usually finds it's way back to the topic, like...

I should be using my bus to store all of the stuff that I have bought for it instead of it taking up my garage and my wife's dining room! She finally got her dining room back yesterday and she is SOOOO happy about that!
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« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2007, 09:51:08 AM »

Songman,

   I'm surprised you haven't suggested to your wife for her to get a bus to house
 her collectables. Kind of a museum on wheels concept.


    Cheesy

Skip
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« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2007, 10:00:24 AM »

Oh, I'm feeling another tangent coming on! haha

It's funny that you should say that, Skip. That very thing was talked about a few years ago for Merle. They actually built a Merle Haggard rolling museum that was going to tour the country but for some reason he pulled the plug before it ever hit the road.

My wife would probably love that idea. She was bummed out this year when she had signed up to set up a display at the Kern County Fair and ended up not doing it for a couple of reasons. First, there was not enough security in the building and she has some pretty expensive stuff. Second, she would have been surrounded by other collections like toothpicks, matchbooks, etc and it just wouldn't have fit in... And also, I called the insurance company and the stuff wouldn't have been covered if she displayed it there...  But a traveling bus museum... She might just like that!

Here is just a part of one of the shelves of her many cabinets of stuff...

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« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2007, 11:25:21 AM »

Skip ...my rig all breaks down and only uses 1/2 a bay. But I sill have to fight the wife for it. :=)
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« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2007, 11:58:47 AM »

Songman,
    I would love to see a bus conversion done in a proper victorian motif. (not for me but something
    great to see)

Ron,
   Got to respect a man who will claim his territory and fight for it. (even if it becomes the dog house)  Wink

Sorry DAX I got to stop doing this after all you are less than a bus tank away!


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« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2007, 04:21:06 PM »

I don't actually own a bus yet but I voted anyway for what I would use it for.
My "Other" vote was because " ya never know when you might have to get out of town in a hurry!" Wink
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« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2007, 05:26:30 PM »

Good question!

We live in ours about 8 months out of the year. We are a forestry company as well and travel in the Lake states and the whole of the southeast. We plant around fourteen million trees a season.
" wherever you grow pine trees. Cheesy"
We have four kids in a quad bunk in the middle. Bath seperates master bedroom from kids. We like the close quarters and have a good time seeing the country while we're working.

We lived in a couple of S&S trailers and decided that wasn't for us.
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« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2007, 07:15:06 PM »

had 1 wife kick me out...not taking any chances on being homeless again... Grin...bluegrass festivals, weekend project at our campgroud and hanging out there mostly
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« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2007, 07:55:13 PM »

It's my Harley! Cheesy  But the whole family can ride.
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It's all fun and games til someone gets hurt. Wink
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« Reply #29 on: October 22, 2007, 06:38:26 AM »

My bus may be used for the band and a few side trips,,,,

But the main use is to pick up chicks......


Can't wait for it to start working...



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