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BulletBus Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:27 pm

I'm heading to Pennsylvania tomorrow to pick up the 53 hatch. I will be leaving Saturday morning and driving down to Panama City Beach. Should take about 20 hours or so. I got my jacket, gloves and hand warmers. Oh, and a video camera to document the trip. George Schmitt built the 36 horse, so it should be fine. Wish me luck!

eddiemoney Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:43 pm

lets see some pics of the new guy!

73sports Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:54 pm

Don't forget some long johns, it's freakin cold up here right now.

UZI Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:05 pm

you're gonna drive it home?
you're gonna fukkin freeeeeeeeze.

DaKine Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:23 pm

ah, we've got a warm front going thru right now....31 degrees 8)

BulletBus Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:35 pm

It's all good. I've got lots of warmies. I know it's gonna suck a little, but this is the only time I could get off to make the trip.

UZI Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:19 pm

BulletBus wrote: Should take about 20 hours or so.

let's start a pool. i say 26 hours driving, plus 6 hours sleeping.

EverettB Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:56 pm

Good luck.

20 hours for 1000 miles is an average of 50 mph.
That would be pretty good time in a Barndoor.

BulletBus Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:00 pm

26!? How long does it normally take you to get to Florida Gibbs? I give it 22 and I won't be sleeping...well, not laying down anyway. :(

UZI Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:19 pm

mapquest says you have 1099 miles, so 50mph in a barndoor is 22 hours....

philly to tampa is 1250. i've done it numerous times. anywhere from the record of 24 hours of driving with just me and jDOT to 34 hours the first time i drove down with DanM. you have the advantage and disadvantage of travelling alone. advantage is no one to break down but you, no one to wait for. disadvantage is no extra hands, tools, parts, brain.

you'll be fine. enjoy every minute of it 8)

BulletBus Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:50 pm

Thanks man. It's gonna be awesome time. I'll let ya know the full stats when I get home.

Scotty Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:57 am

Good luck!

RockStock Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:40 am

respect to you guys that drive your buses 1000+ miles
yesterday i was working out how long UZIs trip to bulli brigade in the king panel would have taken
i thought a road trip to germany was long enough at around 8hrs!*
good luck for the trip! you won't be alone

*passenger, of course;)

52panelvan Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:31 am

Hey Good luck!!

My personal Barndoor driving in one drive with a 30hp (and full crash box) at 45 mph was around 28 hours (admittedly minus a 3 hour ferry journey after ~19 hours) hit with no stops apart from fuel. This was the final part of a 3950 mile (6356 km) European trip we did in 13 days.... Never again :)

All the best ...Hope it all goes to plan

DanM Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:38 am

UZI wrote: anywhere from the record of 24 hours of driving with just me and jDOT to 34 hours the first time i drove down with DanM.

I swear Gibbs and I were abducted by aliens, because we never stopped to eat and I have no memory of any gas stops until we got to FL.

Driving that BD home is going to be awesome. Forget about how long it'll take. There's nothing like driving a bus home for the first time.

Drop me a PM if you want to take a break passing through DC.

Jeff Power Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:22 am

These work great to keep you warm. and bring some tape to cover all the drafty spots. Good luck! :D

bubba Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:02 am

Good luck bro!!! 8)

54taterbug Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:44 am

Sad to see it leave our area :cry: good luck. Its always 10-20 degrees colder at Rust Haven than anywhere else in PA. Its a proven fact.

mannys66 Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:56 am

safe travels my friend.

Tomasz Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:17 am

54taterbug wrote: Sad to see it leave our area :cry: good luck.

glad it's staying in States

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