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Old 02-11-2015, 07:58 AM   #1205
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Won't be bringing her home. Cancelled purchase. Read about it in "Goodmorning" thread as it is still rather upsetting to me. Time isn't right for us. It will be eventually.


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Old 02-11-2015, 08:42 AM   #1206
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Lynne, I can understand what you are saying, (read G M), so much to think about and its huge decision. lots to do before retirement you'll get there. Good Luck
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Yes Terry, lived in Seattle area since 1984 except 1 year in Vegas (IT project), 1 year in Glasgow MT (building homes from shipping containers) and 2 years in the Poconos (home base to kick desks in DC).

We now have a place in NW OKLA that will be home base when we go full time this summer. Most folks that area is related to me in one way or another.

You really can adjust to the rain, although most of the time it's more like drizzle. We are in the shadow of the Olympic mountains so most of it diverts around us. Avg winter temps in the high 30's, low 40's and average summers in the high 70's to low 80's ain't bad either. Great view of the Cascades out my window every morning and year round green makes the rain worth while. To a point. Joints are getting creaky. Time to go.

There are other factors as well, but that subject is forbidden on the forums.

BTW, decided to get the injection to stall the hip surgery so I can finish the updates on the S&B. I'll heal while it sells and while we arrange transport of all the items that wont fit in the coach and trailer. Always been a fast healer and I expect the same with this.

Wish all this were done already, would love to come up to your place for a few weeks and lend a hand on that TH.
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Hi Jay, I had a friend that grew up in Washington, (the state) he always discribed it as an area that was warmer, some kinda spot that seldom was cold, can't remember the town now, his family had a horse ranch there. He was a OTR trucker/mechanic. Hope the injection works, I think most of the time it does, if the damage isn't too far along. Thanks for the thoughts, I guess this break in the action will give me time to replenish the bank, and let me get back into it when I can. The next week or so will be brutally cold so may not have been able to do much anyway. Have a great day!
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Harley,
I used to enjoy driving some of the old school busses I have driven with the 5 speed tranny and a 2 speed in the rear, row those gears!!
But,,, you got a slush box, just push the go pedal and go!!
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Good Morning Everyone, Mohamer, The first school buses I drove were straight 5s, then they started buying autos, man that made life easy, they were flat nose too, so made backing into driveways sooo easy. It always makes me laugh when people make a big deal backing into a camping spot, they should try that with a 66 passenger school bus, in the winter with snow banks, mail boxes and 50 to 60 kids on board . AND no spotter telling you how to do it. My bus run had 6 turn arounds. Gotta admit I don't miss it at all. Have a great day all. Oh 13* overnight might get a little snow today.
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So I got to thinking, how hard would it be to add a slide to a coach?

Well a google search answered the question. Thought I'd share.



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So I got to thinking, how hard would it be to add a slide to a coach?

Well a google search answered the question. Thought I'd share.

Let me know when you want to start Jay!
I'll come up and help you out.
Then we can come to Texas and do mine!

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Well Curtis, what got me to thinking about it was two fold. Terry and his rebuild and then I found this bus for under 30K

So I thought full wall slide and two slides on the other.
Hmmmmm
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Yes, thats Moab
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Slides can't be that hard to build. It's just that first "No Turning Back Now" cut that's hard to do.

I've got the shop, tools, room and equipment to do one.
Only I'm afraid I'll have to have someone egging me on to make that first "NTBN" cut.

Guess I'm going to have to hurry up and get that new transmission is so I can turn it in the shop around and see what it'll take.

I would love to put my Drivers Side couch and kitchen on a slide.

I saw a MH last year that had a Passengers side Veranda Slide out that I'd love to build on mine too.

Speaking of SHOP!
I'd better get out there and get to work.
Building a New fold down LED Light Bar for the Rodeo.
Almost done and ready to Powder Coat!
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Good afternoon, Jay, DW has suggested we need to put a slide in, but I think I'll wait for another time, maybe this fall. I think you and curtis should try it out on yours first . Curtis, You get the light bar done?
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Good afternoon, Jay, DW has suggested we need to put a slide in, but I think I'll wait for another time, maybe this fall. I think you and curtis should try it out on yours first . Curtis, You get the light bar done?
Terry, waiting is probably a good idea if you want to use the TH this year. Nice of ya to let Curtis and I work the kinks out 1st.

Now all I have to do is convince DW the T815 VanHool is a good investment.
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Good afternoon, Jay, DW has suggested we need to put a slide in, but I think I'll wait for another time, maybe this fall. I think you and curtis should try it out on yours first . Curtis, You get the light bar done?
Haven't fired up the Oven yet. Decided I had some parts on my truck that were painted that would look better if they were powder coated too. So I'm taking the paint off them now. Will probably fire up te Oven late tonight. Want to get it done before the humidity goes up with the coming rain storm.

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Terry, it is probably a good idea if you want to use the TH this year. Nice of ya to let Curtis and I work the kinks out 1st.

Now all I have to do is convince DW the T815 VanHool is a good investment.
That's a LOT of bus! But, if you're going to full time, that would be the way to go. As long as you can afford to keep fuel in it.



I haven't seriously considered a slide on mine before today. Sadly I would be found dead in my bed if I were to say I was going to start one anytime soon. I promised I'd do some of her projects as soon as I got my transmission in and working right. But I'm wanting to gut it and remodel the floors, ceilings and rearrange the dining and living rooms.

Been playing with woodworking. Decided I don't get aloing with wood. SO I signed Melissa up for some Wood Working Classes. Promised her I'd convert one of the bays in the garage into a woodworking shop so she could make the new cabinetry for the Big Girl.

But, if I'm going to build slides that would be a good time to do them.
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