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 on: Today at 03:21:19 AM 
Started by Lostranger - Last post by bevans6
For us it depends on what kind of trip we are going on, and it falls into two kinds.  One, we are going to a spot and we are going to stay in that spot, then come home.  Example race track.  We go in on Thursday, we come out on Sunday.  No toad because we have a race car trailer, but our driver has a car and can run errands or ferry us to a restaurant.  Other kind of trip is exploring.  We tend to go all over, looking at stuff and use the bus as a base.  It's common for us to drive a couple of hundred kilometers in a day of exploring, and go places that you wouldn't want to take a bus.  For these trips we bring a road car, towed on a dolly.  We never tend to take trips where we drive the bus to a campsite and just stay in the camp site, not of interest to us.  We live in the country, if I want to take a nature walk or look at trees I can go out my side door and walk 20 feet, I'll be in a forest...


 on: Today at 03:12:27 AM 
Started by mcilee - Last post by bevans6
The manual says to use SAE 10 motor oil, for what that's worth.


 on: Today at 12:39:33 AM 
Started by BlakeWright - Last post by Jriddle
 Air Compressors, Oil and Anti-freeze. These topics always bring emotion on this board. I remember the last time this Portable Air Compressor thread came up some people actually quit the board but not really.  Huh Grin Cheesy Huh Grin


 on: July 23, 2014, 10:40:31 PM 
Started by BlakeWright - Last post by Nineforever
I remember a few years back had air compressor failure 60 klms out of Yellowknife ,,, called the local heavy hauler with a drop down trailer to haul it on off the highway because there wasn't a  compressor  available locally he wanted 2500.00 to bring it in .
I went back to my shop grabed a portable aircompresser and a generator     Right or wrong  it saved us a pile of cash

 on: July 23, 2014, 08:52:51 PM 
Started by mcilee - Last post by lostagain
I use the same transmission fluid in the PS as in the Allison HT740. Now it is Walmart's Super Tech transmission fluid rated C4 Not sure if the bus being straight makes much of a difference in what kind of fluid to use... LOL.

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 on: July 23, 2014, 08:04:36 PM 
Started by mcilee - Last post by mcilee
I recently was doing a few improvements to our straight MCI-5 and took the opportunity to replace the power steering pump while I was at that point in the work. My question is this, prior to the pump change all the oil I added to the PS unit to maintain the level was Mercon ATF. Is that the correct fluid for the PS unit on an 8V71. Is there a fluid that may be more agreeable to the older lines and parts?

 on: July 23, 2014, 07:47:19 PM 
Started by Lostranger - Last post by Lostranger
If the bus quits I'll use the toad.  If the toad quits I'll use the bike-------Jack

Jack! Here you are! Always great to see your handle, even if it seems out of place. Of course you have a toad and a gorgeous one at that. You need the space.

Any paint work on the bus? I'm inching closer to the reskin, and then other stuff can happen.


 on: July 23, 2014, 07:41:14 PM 
Started by Lostranger - Last post by luvrbus
LOL a good bike cost as much a toad we both have bikes my wife's Cattrike Recumbent bike goes on the rear on the carrier and I have a Giant that rides on the front on a bike carrier

We both have street tires in fact I just put a set of new Michelin's on mine we will see how that works out  Roll Eyes The west is very friendly to bikes even Scottsdale. 

It was a everyday deal when we were in Boise to ride 30 or 40 miles they have great bike paths there you can go anywhere on a bike with no traffic took me awhile to adjust to a bike but I love it now and don't miss the tow vehicle 

 on: July 23, 2014, 07:07:57 PM 
Started by Lostranger - Last post by oltrunt
I suppose it all boils down to what you have and where you want to go.  My little skoolie conversion provides only 12.5' of living space which translates into no extra storage space and no bike in the bus.  However, since the bus has a 205 hp turbo diesel that provides 441 ft. lbs of torque, my combination "toad and trailer" are really a necessity for any but the shortest trips.  My toad weighs in at 2700# (Morris Minor woody wagon on a Geo Tracker 4X4 chassis) and on test runs at least I'm not able to feel that I am towing anything.  The toad has a trailer hitch set up to carry my Giant VT/2 mountain bike.  Wiffys Pugeot folding bike stores in the toad along with whatever gear won't fit in the bus.  If the bus quits I'll use the toad.  If the toad quits I'll use the bike-------Jack

 on: July 23, 2014, 05:47:45 PM 
Started by johnjem - Last post by johnjem
I wouldn't even go that far!! I looked at the interior wood,alot of different kinds of wood,and it had a camper table/bed!!

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