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Old 09-08-2011, 06:52 PM   #61
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:53 PM   #62
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I often thought a Van would be great due to the lower deck height for ease of loading and unloading and you could save a Motel fee if you traveled a little.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:41 PM   #63
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:08 PM   #64
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:10 PM   #65
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I often thought a Van would be great due to the lower deck height for ease of loading and unloading and you could save a Motel fee if you traveled a little.
Yep! We just used an air mattress for the night and lock the bikes outside the van when we went to the harescramble races.
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:12 PM   #66
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Dodge sprinter would probably be my choice for a van. The school bus platform offers awesome potential for tons of cool configurations but I'd think the MPG would be the killer.
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Dodge sprinter would probably be my choice for a van. The school bus platform offers awesome potential for tons of cool configurations but I'd think the MPG would be the killer.
I have been left with the impression that the mpg for the bus is the same regardless if it is yourself or 10 of your friends and their bikes on a trailer. While it may not be as efficient as a civic for yourself at least you can stand up in it.

Remember the idea behind buying a bus is not to turn it into a daily driver, however to use it as a roadtrip partywagon/support vehicle. It will haul 20 of your friends and gear plus a trailer, or you can drive like 4 or 5 civic's and spend more on gas.
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I have been left with the impression that the mpg for the bus is the same regardless if it is yourself or 10 of your friends and their bikes on a trailer. While it may not be as efficient as a civic for yourself at least you can stand up in it.

Remember the idea behind buying a bus is not to turn it into a daily driver, however to use it as a roadtrip partywagon/support vehicle. It will haul 20 of your friends and gear plus a trailer, or you can drive like 4 or 5 civic's and spend more on gas.
An older, affordable bus may get 6-8 mpg. A diesel sprinter up to 30. Yeah, if you're sharing with buddies the $700 gas bill to barber would totally be worth it to have a kick- bus.
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That 30+ cents a mile only applies to one way trips. In town its a flat day rate.
It is $16.45 a day to be exact and there is no mileage rate. I've used one to trip a bike to Dallas and back once. They're only available at the full service UHaul centers and they usually only have two, so get your reservation in early or they disappear on the weekends.
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