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« on: November 08, 2007, 01:46:11 AM »

Well, thanks to the help of a bunch of folks from this board, NJT 5403 is finally sitting in my driveway. Its an '87 MC9 and was purchased through John Spelling at busforsale.com in Tennessee. Good honest folks to deal with. It got here around midnight last night and I just got back from toronto from dropping the driver off. Already compiling a list of questions..lol
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John P, Lewiston NY   1987 MC 9 ...ex NJT
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2007, 02:51:20 AM »

CONGRATS!!!!!!

keep us posted
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2007, 04:06:43 AM »

Well Guy's,  You are now Bus Nuts!

Congrats also!

We expect pictures now.....

Good Luck
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2007, 06:13:53 AM »

Now that your hooked, there is NO turning back.   Grin

Did you get maintance recordes?


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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2007, 08:32:25 AM »

Pictures, you need pictures John?? LOL
Congratulations again on your bus and it's arrival, it's like you just had a daughter born to us.  Keep in contact with me about our other situation and good luck and ask all the questions you possible can muster.

I can't help you much being an Eagle owner and it's still on blocks but I sure as the dickens will support anything you decide to do.

Good Luck again,
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2007, 08:56:32 AM »

GREAT!  Yeah pictures...  Just wondering - do you live in Tennessee??

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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2007, 09:04:55 AM »

Congratulations,

Let the madness begin!  Wink

Good Luck and most of all HAVE FUN and BE SAFE!

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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2007, 09:37:09 AM »

Here it is on its first day home..



Danny, Im in Western NY north of Niagara Falls..
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2007, 11:28:08 AM »

...and now the neighbors start whispering and giving you funny looks...

Congrats!
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2007, 12:06:29 PM »

...and now the neighbors start whispering and giving you funny looks...

Congrats!

Lol...like at midnight when the bus showed up and we were pleased to learn it had a very loud backup alarm..
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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2007, 01:10:06 PM »

WARNING! WARNING!! WARNING!!!  You have become injected/er infected with an INCURABLE INTRACTABLE DISEASE!  Symptoms include spontaneous smiling, giggling, and a warm and fine feeling for which THERE IS NO KNOWN CURE!!  Welcome to our demented world.  Yeah, yeah, you is one of us now--we expect pictures and anadotes, updates, etc., etc..  Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2007, 02:15:07 PM »

 Danny;
 Congradulations! I know that you must be thrilled,and have lots of plans? I have a unit identical to this one,and will be glad to share my knowledge and spare stuff with you. I have chaulked up about 4000 miles or so with mine,and found out,that they are a unique breed. Start as soon as you can ;traveling/camping,and planning!
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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2007, 05:14:42 PM »

...like at midnight when the bus showed up and we were pleased to learn it had a very loud backup alarm..

That's hilarious! I can't even imagine what I would have done. Mine has one too, but I rigged it so that I can turn it on or off. Off for homecamp & RV Parks, on when you go to the shop, Wallyworld, etc.
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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2007, 06:39:07 PM »

Nice bus and those ribs look pretty darn good too! Grin
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« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2007, 08:05:24 PM »

Well, thanks to the help of a bunch of folks from this board, NJT 5403 is finally sitting in my driveway. Its an '87 MC9 and was purchased through John Spelling at busforsale.com in Tennessee. Good honest folks to deal with. It got here around midnight last night and I just got back from toronto from dropping the driver off. Already compiling a list of questions..lol



So. . . have YOU driven it yet??

Before you do, here are a couple of articles well worth reading:

http://www.busnut.com/bbs/messages/12262/16203.html?1167072615

http://www.busnut.com/bbs/messages/12262/16204.html?1167073154


The first one should be done every day that you drive the bus, the first time you drive it.

The second one is something you should practice every time you're out driving the coach, until you get proficient at it.   (I know you've got an automatic - pay attention to the latter portion of the article for automatic info.)

If you have ANY questions about either of these two articles, drop me a PM - I'm the guy who wrote them.

Welcome to the madness!!

FWIW & HTH. . .

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