Tuesday, March 24, 2015

100,000 Miles On The BoggsMobile

We bought the BoggsMobile in Sanford, Florida in March of 2008. We had been in touch with the dealership for a few months about the bus and they told us the week before that they were willing to consider the offer we had made months before. 

We arrived to see it for the first time on Monday March 17, 2008. A friend had driven it for me and my Dad had looked it over and let us know it was very clean and seemed sound but we needed to see it for ourselves.

By that time we had looked at dozens of buses and we knew that pictures could be very, very deceiving. We spent a few hours looking it over and driving it and eventually made another offer that included some things we wanted repaired. They counter offered and we accepted it the next day.

By March the 21st they had the repairs completed and we had the money in place to make the deal. We signed the papers and spent about 8-10 hours trying to learn the systems of the bus. I was overwhelmed. It was like drinking from a fire hose.

This is where the 95/96 Prevost Vantare that became the BoggsMobile was sitting when we first laid eyes on it in Sanford, Florida at Florida Luxury Coach.

This is what the interior looked like. Now there is a bunk where the table and chairs were on the right, the barrel chairs are gone and the carpet has been replaced by engineered hardwood.

Dad and Mom came up to see us off and put the first 50 gallons of diesel in for us. March 21, 2008 was the first day I had ever seen diesel at $4 per gallon. OUCH!

My head was full of information and my heart was full of fear.

When we drove away from Sanford on March 21, 2008 the computer odometer was showing 184,479 miles.

Friday night March 21, 2015 when we left Moss Point, Mississippi  and drove 110 miles to a rest area on I-65 near Mile Marker 84 in Alabama. When I checked our mileage for my log book it was 284,473 miles.

It was exactly seven years after we first bought the bus and we were only six miles shy of putting 100,000 miles on the BoggsMobile. That is an average of just over 14,000 miles each year. That is not too bad for us compared to how many miles we used to drive.

Here it is at 284,473 miles.

Early Saturday we took these pictures as we rolled past the 100,000 mile mark.

We are thankful for 100,000 miles on the BoggsMobile and we are praying for many, many more happy and trouble free miles!



  1. You can't see it but I'm reaching through this "can and string" internet and laying hands on the Boggsmobile and praying for the Boggs' safety and all the mechanics involved in keeping the bus running. Give them a Million Trouble Free Miles on it and smite the powers of hell to the ground before them Lord!

    Reminds me of an old traveling evangelist years ago that had a sign on the front of his old car that said "Get Behind Me Satan!" and then one on the back that said "And PUSH!"

    Love you guys!

    1. Oh, brother Ray, that is hilarious. You have made my day. That is so funny. Thanks for reading and for the encouragement.



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