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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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« 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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« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2007, 05:24:41 AM »

New battery's will be in today..got a cruise planned for the weekend...already started taking stuff out...starting from the front back...What the heck am I going to do with these seats that are adding up quickly in the back of my pickup Huh..lol
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« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2007, 09:09:12 AM »

There are auto junk yards around here that will take appliances. They throw them in the autos before crushing. I'm sure the seats would be welcome also. You may want to try locally. Tom Y
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« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2007, 12:55:28 PM »

New battery's will be in today..got a cruise planned for the weekend...already started taking stuff out...starting from the front back...What the heck am I going to do with these seats that are adding up quickly in the back of my pickup Huh..lol

We've got a similar problem, except without the pickup. Most of the seats are stuffed in the bays. An ad in the local craigslist.org got interest from Michigan and Oklahoma, but it seems a bit impractical to ship them that far. Still, the Michigan party is still very interested and considering meeting us in Montana on the long weekend!

You are a lot closer, so if the seats are still in good shape, maybe he'd rather head East than West.

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« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2007, 01:21:03 PM »

Don,

   What part of Montana and which long weekend?  Grin

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« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2007, 01:26:24 PM »

Ahh, you have a Jersey Cruiser from Academy.  Great bus and Academy keeps their buses in great shape. 
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« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2007, 03:20:24 PM »

Don,

   What part of Montana and which long weekend?  Grin

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Well, I told the guy I was willing to get the seats to Sweetgrass, but he asked about whether I'd could go as far as Great Falls. (Thanksgiving weekend, BTW). Sure, if he wants to cover the extra fuel.

Still waiting for a response...

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« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2007, 04:49:52 PM »

Don,

    Well let me know. Maybe I can break away and come up to GF for a lunch or something.
 It is only a 100 miles away  Wink

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« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2007, 05:44:45 PM »

Sounds great. I'll let you know.

(And I'm sure we can use the help transferring seats).  Smiley

Don


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