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Thanks for the encouragement, BA. I should clarify, he wasn’t calling a DD bus low-tech, to the contrary, he’s trying to convince me a DD is the only way to go if I’m going to do this thing and forget the step van option. I found a rough DD that I am considering but I have little faith in it mechanically and would never dream of hiring it out as a driver, it would be a restaurant only. Aesthetically, it’s a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10 but I thought its uniqueness would make me profitable. As usual I was thinking low-key, setting up in my smaller town, which wouldn’t get me much, if any, chauffeur biz. When I told him of my plans, he suggested I should buy a nicer bus predicting it would draw larger crowds, including higher-end clientele who would be turned off by the appearance of the rougher bus and that I should set up shop in Louisville, where there are lots of opportunities for a limo service. His reasoning is that it could become an icon in Louisville and would warrant the additional cost of a nicer vehicle. I must admit, I drool when I think of the business I could do at Derby time when money is no object around here, both in food, and as a transport. I’m probably looking at $70,000 vs. $25,000, beauty vs. beast. I know what I should do, I need to convince myself to just do it.