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Old 11-10-2018
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Default Looking for bird owners in the Denver area....

Hi,
Hubby and I are flying out to Denver on Wed. the 14th to take a look at a '97 42' WB. We were wondering if there are any locals that would be interested in scoping it out with us. We are planning on full timing in it and want to make sure there aren't any major pit falls. its in Steamboat Springs Co. We've been camping out at the WOG rally in a tent the past couple years and are super stoked that the time has finally come to purchase our own bird.

Ps. it was also suggested that we ask for the best route for bringing it back to Atlanta ga if we do buy it.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
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Congrats!...I guess your house sold.........I70E to St Louis, then I64/I57/I24 TO Chattanooga, then I75 Home is probably the easiest. We have also taken back roads route, thru Dodge City....south of I70 and worked our way to Memphis then northern Alabama into Georgia. The secondary roads are more scenic and a little more time, but usually not that much, and usually much more enjoyable! Either way, good luck with the coach and take your time. Make sure you start a thread on your trip home...We wanna ride along on your first trip home.
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we are packing up the little bit thats left today and closing Wednesday morning then headed out to look at the Colorado bus. Thanks for the suggestion of making a thread here about the trip back...I wouldn't have thought of that. Any other tidbits that you think of we would gladly accept.
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Ensure you have Road Service Coverage. I prefer Coach Net. You dont want to pay a tow bill in case of break down.
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there are some bb owners in colorado hopefully they will jump in,,,
if it were me i'd do some 2 lane roads and enjoy my new home on wheels!!
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Hi Kids!


Stop at walmart (after you buy the coach) and get a flashlight,some hand cleaner,a roll of heavy paper towels.
Deet may leave some stuff,but you should always be prepped for anything.
Toilet paper is goof to have too!


Take your time on the drive,remember the S60 wants to run,and if you don't watch out you will be exceeding the national speed limit!



Drive an hour or so and get out and walk around the bus,look for oil leaks,water leaks,feel the tires,if you get tired stop and nap (like thats going to happen!).


Going east from Steamboat you have to go over Rabbit Ears pass,its high and long,figure out the jake brake and take it easy.
Take it easy going up,and slow down at the top,and downshift to 3rd gear and go down slow,jake on high.
You will never touch the brakes,and to heck with whos behind you,they can wait or go around.
Its a wide good road,but it is steep and very scenic.

If Moe has mountain driving experience in a big bus then forget all of this!
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I would suggest investing in a scangauge D- about $150

More than 15 built in digital gauges-

This tool will give you a great peace of mind -its a 5 min.install

Safe travels and as already mention before the DD 60 series will Go-

You will have a lot of co pilots (WOG)-Ask
You already have the best tool in your tool chest with the people on this forum-

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keep your eyes on the weather , and make sure the AH is working .
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If I were headed to Denver , I would try to track down Tim T. & Jill.
Previous Bird owners, but very experienced in Bird ownership & the mechanical systems. Tim still visits the WOG forum and occasionally contributes.

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Nathan Markham on WOG lives in Denver,contact him if you need help.


The long downhill into Denver is something you need to study,right lane,downshift,jake on high.
Flashers on,enjoy the ride.


IMO lots of Colorado drivers are rude,they will flip you off and blow their horns,ignore them and take it slow.
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