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Old 09-30-2017
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Unhappy And here's why we will buy another bus, probably 'Bird

Just saw this over at Bus Conversions. It's a shame. The owner had done a ton of work, just got it finished, I think. But he and his walked away.

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http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/in...?topic=32397.0
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Here is the local news report.

http://whotv.com/2017/09/30/jefferso...ision-with-rv/
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Old 10-01-2017
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So sad.

It happens quick -. We were heading South on Rt101 yesterday near Coos Bay OR and going around s curve a cabover delivery truck driven by a young guy came the other way to fast, leaning, outside steer tire fully compressed...he was really on the edge of control. No shoulders. Another 5 mph and he would have done us the same way.

It would have been a bad crash...but our odds are so much better in our BB.
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Old 10-01-2017
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on the bussconversion site there is a U tube video of the crash
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YouTube of accident

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeQuNudINSQ
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Holy cow that is hard to watch......
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Did you all watch the dash cam. Pretty sad all around, nothing this guy could have done to avoid that car coming towards him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeQuNudINSQ
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Old 10-02-2017
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I spoke to the owner. He said he had no brakes after the car hit him. It took out the piping to the brake treadle and that coach has no spring brakes. It also took out all the steering linkage so he had no steering control. Tough situation.

TOM
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I spoke to the owner. He said he had no brakes after the car hit him. It took out the piping to the brake treadle and that coach has no spring brakes. It also took out all the steering linkage so he had no steering control. Tough situation.

TOM
How old was that bus to not have maxi/parking brakes?
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YouTube of accident


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeQuNudINSQ
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