Shake Down Cruise, Chapter 3

Duck tape. Tim, the mechanic, recognized the obvious – a broken air hose forced the emergency brake on below 60 psi. In order to fix the hose while on the side of I-85 he needs a clamp & 6″ of duct tape; both of which I have onboard the bus. 15 miles...

Shake Down Cruise, Chapter 2

Chapter 2 continues: Saturday 7:50 AM, 7/20/13 15 miles from mechanic’s shop I start smelling what I think is a burnt wire. Then a lady drives past waving her arms for me to stop the bus. Looks like it’s on fire. Smoke pouring out between rear tires....