Questions people ask you when you're with your bus.

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Re: Questions people ask you when you're with your bus.

Post by quillansmith » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:35 pm

"What year is it? " Does it matter!

Motorway services a chap walked up to me and said
"Have you packed your van properly?" Looked at the wife and said " pardon" His next statement is " a soldier knows how to pack! Are you in the forces?" WTF 8O

"Has it overheated yet? "

"My mates got a samba one with side barn doors and about 30 windows" "Oh has he " knob.

I always seem to attract people when I'm eating or taking a break somewhere. Do these people walk into other peoples houses at tea time a start up a bull .... conversation?
Even had people looking into the bus and pointing to our breakfast whilst we were eating it! 8O
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Re: Questions people ask you when you're with your bus.

Post by tombailey77 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:13 pm

same stuff really, "how much?", "are you going to paint it?" etc....

living in Brighton working in the middle of town though means i drive through the crowds a fair bit and I would say when it isnt raining, i get at aleast 5-10 people taking pictures of it every day. in fact i was driving down East street the other week and an Hen party jumped in unannounced! good job i am fairly tolerant!

in fact on the same little street some bearded chap called ORB stopped me in the middle of street! :wink:
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Re: Questions people ask you when you're with your bus.

Post by mat_vw » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:52 pm

All you English guys must be a bunch of Hippies ......... That's what an Iraqi guy once said to me

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Re: Questions people ask you when you're with your bus.

Post by SAMBA VAN MAN » Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:05 pm

If someone were to ask me how much i had payed for a bus or whats it worth i would just say
1, More than what your wife charges! or more than your wifes fake Tits. It always seems to leave them stunned and lost for words. :twisted:
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Post by split bus kev » Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:49 pm

2 good ones in the last week....

Have you taken the chassis out? Is that why it's so low?

What are those things on the side? (Jacking point covers) are they stabilisers?

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Re: Questions people ask you when you're with your bus.

Post by ourphil » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:11 pm

I have been asked what sex positions you can have on the rock n roll bed with the low ceiling height and if our van has been christened :-o

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Post by vwsplitbus » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:24 pm

All the usual dumb arse questions :roll: when u gonna paint? What's it worth? Why is it so low? bla bla

New one the other day, 2 guys viewing a Mini I was selling spot the van in the garage " U got one of them beetle buses" :lol: must be a south western thing :D
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Re: Questions people ask you when you're with your bus.

Post by flatbeat » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:03 pm

Just about to pull away from the pump and some guy walks up and says 'How long you had it'? I said 'About 15 seconds mate....I'm in the middle of nicking it :D
Packed a few belongings and headed out to Pirates Cove. In my buddy’s old grey Kombi we rolled until the gas got low.....

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Re: Questions people ask you when you're with your bus.

Post by eandjmcg » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:26 pm

Asked for the umpteenth time, how much did it cost?
Do you think you'll get your money back?
Can you drive it with the front windows up?

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Re: Questions people ask you when you're with your bus.

Post by DubMinx » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:06 pm

Is is yours?
Is it for hire?
What do you do in/with it? (It's clearly a camper)
Where do you sleep?

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Post by Marvelwear » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:31 pm

Oh I was asked at Polzeath if mine was the same model as the two Subaru Sambars on the beach! I said its a good copy yeah, they said "would look better without those stickers" ?Ignorance is bliss from a surfer!
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Re: Questions people ask you when you're with your bus.

Post by frenzydude » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:58 pm

ourphil wrote:I have been asked what sex positions you can have on the rock n roll bed with the low ceiling height and if our van has been christened :-o

What was your answer Phil "
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Re: Questions people ask you when you're with your bus.

Post by split bus kev » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:44 am

flatbeat wrote:Just about to pull away from the pump and some guy walks up and says 'How long you had it'? I said 'About 15 seconds mate....I'm in the middle of nicking it :D
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Re: Questions people ask you when you're with your bus.

Post by BJ1 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:55 pm

Lugging back shopping towards my ratty bus in Tesco carpark. Middle aged couple facing the bus. I come up behind to hear woman saying to bloke "that thing shouldn't be on the road - bet it doesn't have an MoT" Bloke responds " we should tell the police" 8O So I say "good idea - do you want to use my phone?" Bloke; " no it's OK I have my own" , lifting phone to ear. I calmly unlock bus and start piling shopping in. Woman notices and pulls blokes arm - very red-faced. I get out and ask "did you get through to them - I'll wait for them if you like. I'm sure they will love to meet you two". Exit couple rapidly having animated debate......................
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Re: Questions people ask you when you're with your bus.

Post by SAMBA VAN MAN » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:06 pm

Only today I had a work colleague ask so did you sell your buggy bus? 8O to which I replied no! And asked him when he was going to trade in his vauxhall Avensis :D
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