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Author Topic: Still looking for someone to tow a bus...  (Read 4267 times)
Bob Gil
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« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2008, 03:58:02 PM »

If it will start and build air you can tow it with about any thing big as a 1 ton, if it has any weight in it.
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« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2008, 04:26:28 PM »

If it will build air and move itself then may I suggest towing it with the nearest Datsun?  We used to call that "pushing the Datsun with a rope".  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2008, 04:44:55 PM »

This should make for some great pictures.
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« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2008, 05:23:11 PM »

Woo Hoo! I just got off the phone with the seller and told him what a terrible time we were having arranging towing because of his location and he agreed to let me drive it away! What a load off my mind!

Although I did enjoy the thing about pushing the Datsun with the rope! haha
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« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2008, 06:05:10 PM »

Dale, you are one lucky fellow I would have bet money he stuck by the first agreement I met this guy before enjoy the new toy and you and Don be careful now on to Wal-Mart for bundge cords,traps and duct tape and your on the way my friend     good luck
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« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2008, 10:19:15 PM »

Thanks Clifford. I was pleasantly surprised when he agreed. I told him that I understood that he wanted it towed away and I would certainly comply with that but it would be a lot easier for me if he would let me drive it. He agreed. I think I almost yelled I was so happy!
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« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2008, 05:45:22 AM »

Dale ,I just got back from New York and am still available to lend a hand give me a jingle.Van
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« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2008, 05:55:39 AM »

Songman....I know your extra happy and anxiety waiting the next steps to get it home safely.

Keep us informed, thank you.

Have a great day!

Sojourn for Christ, Gerald
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« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2008, 06:55:25 AM »


I know don's big truck and it will tow a eagle.  it towed the big van at bk's

 
great guy just don't let him know it, will make him have the big head.


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also pushed a big bus cross country
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« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2008, 07:51:00 AM »


I know don's big truck and it will tow a eagle.  it towed the big van at bk's

 
great guy just don't let him know it, will make him have the big head.


ned

also pushed a big bus cross country

Almost towed a Dina too from what I heard after I woke up! LOL!  Grin  BK  Grin


Or should that be Don almost totalled a Dina owner? LOL!  Grin
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« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2008, 10:51:27 PM »

WOW!  You guys sound like a bunch of friggen attorneys.  I really like that about ya'all.

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« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2008, 05:27:02 PM »

I still wonder why he was insisting that a drivable bus HAD to be towed away?HuhHuh??  Weird, but is is Callyfornia!
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« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2008, 09:57:52 PM »

Well Jack, if I come back on Saturday and post that the roof caved in on my head, we'll know why! haha

Honestly, I think that he is worried about the fact that the bus has been sitting for almost three years. But it has been sitting inside a barn that it was driven in to before the roof raise. And I'll have Don with me so I am not worried. I think the fact that Don was with me when we went by a couple of weeks ago is what made the difference too. I think he could tell that I knew nothing about diesel engines, but he could tell that Don did.

We're leaving at 4AM in the morning to go pick it up. I'll have pictures when we get it home.

Here are a few pictures of how it is now.





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« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2008, 10:41:23 PM »

Freight here is almost $5 a mile that is mega cheap.

Where is 'here'?

Western colorado.  Hauling a cattle pot, we have a guy that is doing it for $3.35 right now but most guys average about what a gallon of fuel costs.  So $2.75 is mega cheap.  Once the price goes up it has a hard time coming down!

Songman, glad you made it work "your way".  It always makes me feel better when that happens, as long as I'm not taking to big of a risk. 
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« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2008, 02:58:02 AM »

Good Luck Dale,

Now there is no excuse, put that thing back together and hit the road! Grin

Hope your trip is safe and say Hi to Don.

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