2009 Results Just In

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2009 Results Just In

Post by Amskeptic » Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:02 pm

. . . . . . . . . 2005 . . . 2006 . . . . 2007 . . . 2008 . . . 2009
Total Visits.... 52 ........ 32 .......... 35 ......... 46 ......... 37
Gross ...... 15,895 ... 11,570 ... 11,895 ... 15,700 ... 13,110
Fuel .......... 3,933 ..... 2,386 ..... 3,041 .... 4,054 .... 2,608
Lodging ..... 4,009 ..... 2,339 ..... 2,682 .....3,419 .... 2,866
AveNet/C .... 152 ........ 207 ........ 174 ....... 179 ....... 213
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Had this itinerary not been so interrupted, it was actually doing pretty well as far as efficiency, and the fun quotient was quite good, too. I was In Love With It All after sunny warm Missoula (!), Maupin, Portland all a youse, Los Alamos, the beauty was intoxicating and the people were good interesting folk (thanks again, jtauxe) and my bus was running splendidly (repair costs: $274.20 oem heat exchanger, new license light assy, new tail light seals).

I do look forward to a non-jarring 2010 Itinerary with the BobD. I might try a little local run with the Squareback in the New England area to keep some of the mileage off the BobD and to exercise the Squareback a bit. Would we all agree that a BobD that finishes up at just under 50,000 miles is still a pretty fresh vehicle??
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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Post by hambone » Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:14 pm

Screw the original mileage, you only live once. Unless yer gonna sell it. With you at the wheel, that bus will always be new.
Otherwise, enjoy it. Who knows, it may be worthless in the future once gasoline is replaced by sunlight etc. Now is now.
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Post by Bookwus » Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:20 pm

Hiya Colin,

What Bob just said X2.

These things were not made to sit inside a climate controlled storage unit.

Hit the road with the BobD and enjoy it!
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Post by Westy78 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:41 pm

Colin, you of all people have always railed against the trailer queen that never gets driven right? These cars were made to last right? You will be vigilant to the n'th degree with the maintenance and upkeep of BobD right? Seriously, not to sound like an A-hole, but quit whining about racking up the miles on that bus and just drive the damn thing.

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Post by werksberg » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:43 am

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Post by Amskeptic » Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:21 pm

Westy78 wrote:quit whining about racking up the miles on that bus and just drive the damn thing.
One man's "whine" is another man's careful consideration of retirement assets.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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Post by hambone » Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:22 pm

Retirement?!?!?!??!?!!? Since when?
You'll be fixing carbs in the coffin.
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Post by Amskeptic » Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:49 pm

hambone wrote:Retirement?!?!?!??!?!!? Since when?
You'll be fixing carbs in the coffin.
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My planned retirement is to go senile and enjoy my first childhood in a nice neighborhood retirement center. Toothpicks and Elmer's Glue, I will build a facsimile of the George Washington Bridge followed by the United States Capitol. Then I'll do jigsaw puzzles I guess, Famous Republicans of the Late Twentieth Century, and the nurses will have to calm me down.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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Post by airkooledchris » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:46 pm

if you're using it to work, maybe you can justify having another one 'just to work out of' Vs your driver, your baby, the one you take on vacation and to the malt shop.

'course id rather see you drive it, because I want to see it in person someday.
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Re: 2009 Results Just In

Post by grandfatherjim » Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:16 pm

Amskeptic wrote: Would we all agree that a BobD that finishes up at just under 50,000 miles is still a pretty fresh vehicle??
ColinStillKicking
Whether or not you drive it a lot in the future, I agree that as of now, at under 50,000 miles, it's still a pretty fresh vehicle.
Being a true Canadian I believe in The Value of Compromise. If it were mine, I'd drive it "somewhat" - so as to enjoy it as much as possible as long as possible.
Naturally, this justifies owning another vehicle...

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Post by midatlanticys » Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:37 pm

What would the RW want you to be doing with BobD?
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Post by Amskeptic » Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:46 pm

midatlanticys wrote:What would the RW want you to be doing with BobD?
I'd say it would want me to drive the BobD all across the land making sure to perform the thousands of gladly performed little pull-off-the-road tasks it once enjoyed helping to keep it clean and maintained for no matter the years or miles. What does a Volkswagen bus know about asset protection and investment? The BobD knows little but staring at walls and brief little forays into the day.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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Post by glasseye » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:36 pm

Amskeptic wrote: The BobD knows little but staring at walls and brief little forays into the day.
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Post by Westy78 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:48 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
Westy78 wrote:quit whining about racking up the miles on that bus and just drive the damn thing.
One man's "whine" is another man's careful consideration of retirement assets.
Spring Chicken
Just trying a little tough love. So you bought the BobD as an investment? Really? The bottom could fall out of these vehicles at any time. Prime example, the E34 BMW. ~$50k new, now worth $2-4k thirteen years later. Maybe if the BobD had been stored in a climate controlled warehouse since it rolled off the line, but it's not like it's brand new as far as mileage. Low miles sure, but not that low.
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Post by dingo » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:07 pm

why is the Type 3 leaning/sagging to the left ? or is that just a trick of the shadows ?
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