The Help Assist listing is a database of people, all over the country, that are willing to lend a hand (or ear) to someone
stranded in a bus conversion. You might say “I don't know how to do anything.” You don't have to.
It would be nice if we all were mechanics, or welders, or fabricators. But we are not. What you can do, is provide local
information for people that are stranded in or around your home town. You live there. You know the things that are available
on the side streets, the back roads, the little garages that have such a wealth of knowledge and experience. You know where
a person can get propane, a water bottle or even a letter mailed.What the Help Assist list asks of you is to be able to answer
the phone when someone needs help. Your answer can make someone that is stranded feel comfortable in itself.
If you can provide a service, that's a bonus, if , indeed, you are a mechanic how much more wonderful could that be?
We all need help at some time or another. The Help Assist list is there for that reason alone.
There are no fees to sign up, your e-mail address is protected from harvesting, and you get to feel good about
helping someone. Now that's a good thing. Please take the time to sign up. Just click on the Register Link and fill in
and submit the form. I promise I will never sell or give this list to any third party.The following list of volunteers is provided
FREE OF CHARGE .These people have graciously offered their help and or expertise, without charge to you, in case of a
breakdown in their area. Notice that the email address must be changed from AT to @ to work.
(That helps to keep the Spammers out.)`
The Help Assist List is here to help stranded bus conversion folks when they are in need. It is in no way to be considered
a cure-all for a sick bus that you may have and are trying to make a cross country tour in without making it totally road worthy,
or one that is in sore need of daily maintenance got this email the other day, and I really felt that I should share it with you.
Basically it is from a helpful person that gave a helping hand to a fellow bus conversion traveler, and this is what he found.
“I was contacted about a bus nut having problems not starting out at LaPoza a long term BLM Campground about 5 miles
from me. I will not mention names as I don't want to embarrass any body. I got out to the campground and the host pointed
out to me where he was at he had his family wife and three little kids with him. Upon checking his battery the negative cable
at the battery was about the size of a baseball with green corrosion. I asked him when was the last time he cleaned the
cables and he said never and he has owned it almost 3 years. He said he wondered if it had anything to do with the lack of
power in his motor.Well needless to say I cleaned all his cables and put on No Corrode on every cable end including starter.
Had him start it and ran like s*#t . I ended up running the rack and changing out the fuel filter which he had, but didn't know
what they were, he said they came with the bus. I drove bus in the campground and brakes were almost non existent, so I
ended up adjusting the brakes before I would let him go down the road with his family. It was a nice 4104 conversion some
one done. As I was cleaning up tools he put family in his bus and took off with even a thank you. I don't mind helping when
something happens but this was nothing but negligence on his part or ignorance, but at least it's safe for awhile on the road.
We need to point out the help line is not for everyday maintenance like this unit needed. Yes I will help the next bus nut when
he needs help but 6.5 hours of work is a little much to ask for. Thank god were all a little nuts anyway.” Larry
(Sorry for venting but I needed this.)
Thank you Larry for being such a good Help Assist person. Fortunately there are wonderful people like you in this world.
Unfortunately there are lots of inconsiderate people who will take and forget to say that simple little “Thank You.”
This web page is read several hundred times a day and just about every one of those readers are saying “thank you”
to you right now.To all of the bus conversions drivers, please just do a little daily maintenance on your coach, and if you
need help, someone like Larry is there to help you, but please, please say “Thank You” for their services.