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Are you in Elizabethtown? I would buy the bus and turn it into a local/tourist attraction. Set her up by one of the truck stops and make some coin. Not off of the truckers, but the 4 wheelers and RV’rs. I-65 is the mecca of travelers with money to burn coming out of Chicago and Indy heading south. Just my .02 cents.
I was in the Truckstop business as a Director of Merchandising and Distribution for a chain with 35 locations.
We had several along I-65.
Spent big bucks on research and marketing.
We tracked travel habits and sales and many other things including the types of bread the customers liked.
Most travelers don’t have money to burn.
Our research told us if they did, they would be flying instead of driving.
Non-truckers spend far less than truckers while on the road.
Land cost to buy or lease at Interstate intersections is outrageous.
Unless you were there when the road was built, you need major corporate bucks to acquire land.
To build a truckstop today along a major Interstate costs anywhere between $2 to 10 Million $$ for the land.
To have enough parking for RV’s and other vehicles would be cost prohibitive.
A truckstop operator is not going to let you anywhere close to their truckstop if they can prevent it.
You’re a competitor.
Would you like to reconsider your comments?