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« on: August 29, 2008, 08:36:15 PM »

We went to the July non rally in 2007 on our first trip before we started the conversion.  I am sitting at our tailgate spot in Athens GA as I type.  It was an uneventful 90 mile drive here.  So far so good!  I'll post a few pics and give an update later.  I have worked my hind end off the past few months to get here,  I didn't quite get done what I wanted but that is ok.
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2008, 09:37:20 PM »

Congratulations and glad you are able to enjoy the fruits of your labor on it.  The remaining items will progress along too and then you can begin on the redesign phase that has been much discussed lately.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2008, 10:27:01 PM »

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The story of my life!

Looking forward to the photos. Youíre having fun and that's what's important. I will be driving through GA on my way to WDW, if I see you I will honk.

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2008, 10:51:20 PM »

I can sympathize with your excitement since I too have a transit, albeit an AMGeneral 10240B-but very similar in size and driving to your GMC.  Hopefully you can do more trips.  I take a trip about every other month, about 4 or 5 a year. My favorite is to leave on Thurs and come back on Monday-giving 3 complete days at your destination.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2008, 02:37:59 AM »

Good for You!

It's always fun to get out and drive our treasures. I'm in the same boat, haven't taken ours out on a road trip since last years TBR. Getting ready to make the journey in leass than two weeks, and I'm getting pumped. Grin

Enjoy your ride,

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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2008, 05:52:22 AM »

So Buddy, are ya'll gonna make it to the Non-Rally at Palmetto Cove next month?  Jack
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2008, 06:37:18 AM »

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Where is this Non-Rally   Huh

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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2008, 06:44:06 AM »

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Where is this Non-Rally   Huh
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Palmetto Cove is a rally park a little noetheast of Greenville, SC at Travelers Rest, SC.  Rally is October 3-5.  Next Florida Rally will be at Florida Flywheelers Park near Ft. Meade November 7-9. this rally will be held in conjunction with the Florida Flywheelers Fall Fuel-Up Antique Engine & Tractor Show.  Jack
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2008, 06:45:40 AM »

Brandon, just look at how far you have come just since the first time you came to the non rally.  

Bill, the non rally is the one Kyle has planned and it is lots of fun. Dallas and I made the first one but not the second.  Not sure  if we can make the October one or not.  It is in the mountains of SC, very little cell phone reception, if any, lots of nice people, lots of wonderful food and a wonderful atmosphere.  Ya oughta try to make it.
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2008, 07:15:05 AM »

Thanks for the information.  Sure I won't be taking the bus out of Florida anytime soon.  Might be fun to hookup with Jack and the bunch and go Flywheeling..... Grin

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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2008, 09:39:48 AM »

Buddydawg,

Congratulations!  Glad that one of us has been able to uphold the reputation of the fishbowl.  have a great time.

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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2008, 11:07:56 AM »

Thanks for the information.  Sure I won't be taking the bus out of Florida anytime soon.  Might be fun to hookup with Jack and the bunch and go Flywheeling..... Grin
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Bill,
  Flywheelers is a great time.  I guarantee you Will not be able to see everything in 1 weekend.  we plan to leave around 9/22 for the GA & the Carolina's, stopping at Flywheelers on our way home. The dates for Flywheelers rally is November 7-9.  Give ma a call in October and I can give you all the details (still in planning & prep stage).   Jack
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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2008, 01:44:59 PM »

Jack who do we contact for the wheelers rally?

Ace
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« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2008, 02:06:57 PM »

Probably me.  John & Lois Vickery are the host, Paula & I are the co-host.  John & Lois now live near Augusta, GA.  Details such as cost, meals, etc. will probably not be available til mid-October.  I will post all the infor once it is finalized.  Jack
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« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2008, 02:26:52 PM »

Thanks Jack! We'll see if we can make plans now to be there! It's always a fun time weather permitting of course becuase there is so much to see and look at not to mention buy if you want!

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« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2008, 06:17:32 PM »

So far everything has been just fine.  The generator has been running good all day.  The AC kept the bus at 76 today with the temps in the low 90s.  The humidity has been extremely high this weekend.  We will be headed back home in the morning.
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« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2008, 05:49:05 AM »

I will be driving through GA on my way to WDW, if I see you I will honk.
Laryn

Laryn,

Would really enjoy meeting you if your schedule allows.

I live about 40 miles North of WDW.

I will IM my phone#.

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« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2008, 05:53:26 AM »

BuddyDawg,

Sounds like everything is going good and most important, your out enjoying your creation.

Thanks for the update, it keeps all of us motivated.

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« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2008, 03:39:11 PM »

It felt good to get out and use the bus.  After working on it so hard the past few months, I had questioned my sanity more than once.  Using it validates the work that has been done and while it has a long way to go it did provide some additional motivation to keep on working. 

We showed up to our spot in Athens Friday about 7:30 PM was parked and setup shortly afterwards.  It was going to just be the wifey and me that night but before all was said and done we had 6 of us for the night.  Which was fine by us, that is one of the reasons we wanted to do this.  We have a bunch of friends that we only see during football season due to us being so spread out.

Saturday we got moving early since our game was at 12:30.  We hosted a group of about 20 before 11:00.  It was a good time.  We returned to the bus after the game about 4:30 it was a cool 76 on board which was a relief due to the high heat and humidity endured during the game.

Saturday night it was just Nickie and me which was nice to have some quiet alone time.  We returned Sunday and was home by noon.

All in all it was a pretty uneventful event as far as the bus.  We are planning to make about 6 more trips to games this fall.  I'll keep ya'll posted.

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« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2008, 04:24:02 PM »

Any interior shots?
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« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2008, 05:29:05 PM »


............. I had questioned my sanity more than once..........




Now the answer must of been that sanity is only a hinderence and not a requirement Cheesy   

I still haven't met that normal person that people speak of.

You've got to be crazy to have a bus, but you'd be crazy not to have one.

Congrats and hope the non rally isn't on gameday and y'all come up
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« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2008, 05:40:26 PM »

Interior 1
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« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2008, 05:42:15 PM »

Interior 2
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« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2008, 05:44:41 PM »

The Non-Rally falls on an off week but I'm not sure we will make it.  I hit a snag with the gray/black tank and it has been delayed a few weeks.  So, I may not be eligible for entry, but I'm working at it.
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« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2008, 02:17:35 PM »

I'm impressed.  You did a gret job!!!!
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« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2008, 06:30:44 PM »

Wow!!
what a transformation!

Hope you make it!
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