The Newbies...

Everybody that ever gets a Scenicruiser is..... a Newbie. I was a Newbie. Even those that have owned other buses, trucks, classic cars etc. etc. etc..... "Think" their experienced "Owners" but generally speaking, No.... they're Newbies. A Scenicruiser is a very unique vehicle and for the time, 65 years ago, it was about as cutting edge as you'd find. While yes, like a truck it has air brakes but... they aren't exactly like the air brake systems on trucks. Yes, it's a diesel but, the old Detriot Diesel 8V71, or "318" as the truckers call them, had some different features and ways of doing things. The electrical system is so much more complicated than any truck or car someone may have probably had experience with, that it's a brand new day with troubleshooting electrical gremlins. 

So.... You want to Own a Scenicruiser

Over the years since I first got our Scenic, #847, I have constantly heard..."Wow, Thats so cool! I wish I had one.". You can't drive one of these anywhere without getting waved at, Thumbs up and often photographed. In fact, many times a car or truck will pass you (You get used to that...a lot!! They ain't fast) and then suddenly you see brake lights, as the passing vehicle slowly drifts back to you so... someone can take a picture. It's actually kinda fun and part of the charm of owning one. Fuel stops are another thing all together. There is no such thing as a "quick" fuel stop. You pull up to the pumps and almost immedietly someone, or several folks, come up to talk about a) How cool the bus is b)How their long lost uncle used to drive one for Grayhound c) "I went off to Boot Camp in one of these!" d)"Has that thing still got a Deeetroit in it?" or.. e) All of the above.

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