- July 15, 2018 at 9:25 PM #4260
Well, we had an adventure this weekend taking the new bus down the property. It started off well and we were making good progress, me in the bus and my neighbor playing blocker in my truck. However, about 35 miles out, we soon hit a traffic jam and that is where we ran into some issues. The bus started bogging out at speed. We stopped once, it cranked back up, but we only made it another mile or so and it bogged down again and wouldn’t crank no more. We called a local tow shop and the driver arrived after about 1.5 hours. The tow driver Karen was great and towed us the remaining 80 miles to the property. I told her it was hunting property off the dirt road, but I don’t think she entirely knew what she was getting into. We made it to the private road, but she could not make the tight turns with the bus on tow. She had to let us down on our private road, have me steer and winch us about 75′ at a time the last 400′ to the camp. However, 6.5 hours later from when we left, the bus had made it to the camp and we were set up. She told me in hindsight if she knew it was going to be this much work, she would have turned us down, however, I think she was just messing with us. I tipped her the cash I had on hand. Overall expensive, but you know what, you can always get more money! (a friend told me that once, and I thought that was a good saying).
We got some rest that night and had a nice day of filling the feeder, fishing, checking the cameras, and walking the property. We saw a few deer running and a great horned owl. It was not the start I wanted to the weekend, but the bus is there and now we have a place to stay. I still plan to have the bus checked to see if it is the fuel filter or fuel pump to have it run, but, now time to setup the floor plan and start framing up beds, bunks, cabinets, etc. Overall a fun weekend. Here are some pictures.
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- July 15, 2018 at 9:36 PM #4271OutdoorsmanParticipant
Sounds like a wild weekend but it looks good ! I’m sure you will be happy with that Bus once you get it set up. My cousin has one at his deer camp not that nice but sleeps good. Nice looking land.
- July 15, 2018 at 9:42 PM #4273huntaholicModerator
Looks great under the BIG Ol OAK ! Take lots of pictures so you can look back year’s from Now. Time goes by in a hurry, I parked mine 14 yeers ago this last June WOW. Making that Bus your own Custom Hunting lodge will be FUN !
- July 15, 2018 at 9:48 PM #4274Crane ManParticipant
Great POST ! That’s a good looking Bus and it looks like you got a lot of Wildlife, I know I would be Shooting Some PIGS.
- July 15, 2018 at 9:52 PM #4275travmorr99Participant
Man you got a Bunch of PIGS ! Cool BUS
- July 15, 2018 at 9:59 PM #4276BravoParticipant
Some Time just Getting to Deer Camp is an Adventure but you got there, good looking Land. You got a Bunch of fawns running Around and PIGS and Fish in the Pond what more Could you ask for ! Bus looks Good sitting right where she landed.
- July 30, 2018 at 12:44 AM #4303Kevin RemillardParticipant
Like father like sun with the bus! You didnt even get a different color! Looks like a great property. My only question is why havent you killed on of those hogs yet? Those puppies will tare your property up.
Go get em!
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