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Don Fairchild
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« on: September 09, 2008, 09:02:04 AM »

Does any one have a copy of the list or would you tell me where I can get one.

Need to look for any one around Gualala CA (hwy one) area that may be of help getting a bus out of a barn and home
to Bakersfield. It will have to be towed.

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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008, 09:06:09 AM »

Does any one have a copy of the list or would you tell me where I can get one.

Need to look for any one around Gualala CA (hwy one) area that may be of help getting a bus out of a barn and home
to Bakersfield. It will have to be towed.

Thanks

Don


Here you go. From our Help board.

http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=2840.0

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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008, 09:30:46 AM »

Don, try and reach Mark Renner on BNO he ran his buses for years from OR to CA this jury duty is the pits I see why nothing ever gets done go to work at 10 or 11 break for lunch at 12 recess at 2 go home at 2:45 or 3  the American way not even good golfing weather yet.     

PS if you are a member of Coach-Net call and see who they use
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008, 09:42:52 AM »

I'm trying to add my name to the list but it wants a State and I live in Canada so is won't except BC or British Columbia. I'm in the Fraser Valley near Vancouver. It's on the route to Alaska. 
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008, 09:51:57 AM »

Hi don,If there is any way I can be of assistance please call me I'm availible.

      good luck
        VAN
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2008, 02:27:35 PM »

Thanks, Guy,s

we have a guy trying to tell us he can move it with a goose neck trailer and a f350 ford ( yea right ).

The tow company wants $2,400 to bring it home. Ouch The guy wont let us fix it there and drive it home, so we may find a building to rent close by and put it back together enough to drive it home.

Thanks again

Don
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2008, 02:43:52 PM »

Don, did you check with Virgil at Pedco he may make you a deal on his lowboy he likes to trade (if it's in his favor)
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2008, 04:39:04 PM »

take pics of the f350 guy and send them to guiness!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2008, 04:50:19 PM »

You guys don't laugh to much about the 1 ton and goose neck trailers over the years we have unloaded a lot of 30,000# loads from those rigs most of the trailers are 20,000# to 25,000# plus what ever they can haul on the trucks,remember a bee can put a mule on the run
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2008, 06:38:01 PM »

I only believe it's possible because he mentioned it was a Ford LOL
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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2008, 07:47:33 PM »

Thanks, Guy,s

we have a guy trying to tell us he can move it with a goose neck trailer and a f350 ford ( yea right ).

The tow company wants $2,400 to bring it home. Ouch The guy wont let us fix it there and drive it home, so we may find a building to rent close by and put it back together enough to drive it home.

Thanks again

Don



Don;
     Inquiring minds want to know.  What kind of bus did you find?  What is
     wrong with it?  Can we have a few details when you get a minute?
                               Thanks,  Merle.
     
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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2008, 08:08:58 PM »

Thanks, Guy,s

we have a guy trying to tell us he can move it with a goose neck trailer and a f350 ford ( yea right ).

The tow company wants $2,400 to bring it home. Ouch The guy wont let us fix it there and drive it home, so we may find a building to rent close by and put it back together enough to drive it home.

Thanks again

Don

If the guy with the ford is ballsy enough it can work.  Depending on the bus and what has been removed.  I would get some insurance of some kind in case he has "issues" it might be a good option depending.  I've scaled 36,000 before on a single wheel F350 and honestly it wasn't a hairy ride at all.  So if the bus is in the 20k range its probably not a bad option.  The DOT would cut his nuts off if he got a roadside check.  The newer diesel trucks have lots of go just not as much whoa!
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« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2008, 08:19:09 PM »

At the risk of contributing further to thread drift I've got to tell an overloaded farmer story.  I got this from the guy who did it so its not hearsay.  Four hour trip to Regina from Carrot River to pick up some farm equipment.  Don shows up at Degelman Mfg who build dozer blades under license for John Deere and backs his Chevy 1-ton up to the dock.  The yardman shows up, Don says "I'm here to pick up that dozer blade".  Yardman looks at the Chevy and asks "with what?"  Remember this is a 16 or 20 foot blade for a 450 HP 4WD farm tractor, complete with subframe and brackets.  I wouldn't even want to guess at a weight but as far as Don was concerned, if it would fit then he would take it so they loaded it up.

From Degelman Don heads off to Haukass Mfg to pick up a drill marker.  Now drill markers, for those of you who don't know, hang off the end of an airdrill to mark the centreline for the next pass down the field.  So you need two of them for the drill and they need to extend 30' out and be heavy enough to be more or less farmer-proof.  The marker alone would have been an overload for the 1-ton but it went on top of the dozer blade and Don headed home. 

Along the way he stopped for coffee and when he came out a couple of locals were admiring the load.  There was so much stuff piled on top of the dozer it was hard to figure out what everything was.  One of them asked Don what all the stuff was on top of the blade.  "Oh that blade's so wide we need a marker on it."

Sorry about the thread drift.
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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2008, 08:22:14 PM »

LOL<LOL
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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2008, 08:53:59 AM »

The bus is a 40' Eagle transit with an 8" roof raise, 6V92 with auto trans. The sides and caps are not on as of yet.
The owner said if we try to drive it out he won't sell it to us. My thought is after he has the money it is none of he business how we get it home. He said he wants it out of his barn and put all kinds of restraints on us. Go figure.

As to the ford being able to move it I know it can but how do you put a 40' bus on a 32' trailer without cutting it up.

I have had 18,000 lbs on my Chevy and towed it from Bakersfield to Philly so I no it can be done. One more thing
the chp is now stopping all pickups towing three axle trailers over on the coast and if they are over 10,000 and you don't have a none commercial b license they impound the rig and you are on foot. (can you say generating revenue)
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« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2008, 09:20:20 AM »

Don try USHIP.COM! I am getting the SETRA from Idaho hauled home today as we type! The guy is loading it now! $2900.00 ! Which is about 1/2 what I was quoted everywhere else! Grin  BK  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2008, 09:28:52 AM »

Don, the DOT in Texas is doing that but it is over 26,000lbs I dropped the weight on mine to 25,998# but still get stopped  just a incovenince now FWIW the DOT guy told me how to get around it with out having a CDL
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« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2008, 09:41:18 AM »

Don, the DOT in Texas is doing that but it is over 26,000lbs I dropped the weight on mine to 25,998# but still get stopped  just a incovenince now

Clifford now is the time to HAUL HEAVY IN TEXAS! They are too busy harrassing buses, bus drivers & bus owners that are from out of state there working the hurricane reliefs! Luckily ours passed the DOT inspections and received the cute little yellow CVSA stickers! But they are still checking log books on all buses at the weigh/check stations and random roadside stops.

Texas is really playing it safe/parinoid since the bus explosion during RITA evacuations, and the recent deadly crashes they have had!
But the problem we are seeing is that they are mainly targeting and being overly aggressive towards out of state buses and not the "known local rogue" operators! FWIW Grin  BK  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2008, 09:50:26 AM »

BK, I don't know how they work the system Cole and his son runs the 25 axle rig on I 10 with 200,000# plus and never get checked .I got stopped 3 times from Houston to exit 810 east in 1 day  a 50 mile trip  with Texas plates
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« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2008, 10:15:35 AM »

BK, I don't know how they work the system Cole and his son runs the 25 axle rig on I 10 with 200,000# plus and never get checked .I got stopped 3 times from Houston to exit 810 east in 1 day  a 50 mile trip  with Texas plates

$$$ LOL! Shoot DOT don't wanna mess with having to check all those tires & brakes! LOL! Grin  BK  Grin
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« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2008, 12:12:54 PM »

hey ya mean they are stoppin converted busses too or just the commercial ones/
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« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2008, 12:23:49 PM »

hey ya mean they are stoppin converted busses too or just the commercial ones/

Commercial!

Sorry for the confusion VAN most members here on the board realize I don't belong because I'm not a "true" busnut, as our buses are for revenue service!
But they tolerate me, and allow me to remain a member.
I do plan to convert one someday! (It's coming home from Idaho now! LOL! shhh Don't let dad know or it may not happen! LOL! Oh never mind dad's in TX and doesn't even know it's coming home yet! As a matter of fact it'll probably beat him home! LOL!)  Grin  BK  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2008, 01:15:22 PM »



We tolerate him because he tolerates us.  a great place to visit.he even rides us in his SETRA to eat and on a little bittie ferry.

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« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2008, 01:45:20 PM »

Well ya know every one needs some place they can go LOL
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