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 on: Today at 09:59:56 AM 
Started by PP - Last post by luvrbus
It will be same btu only problem the oil will build up in the burners and orifice on stoves and burners I need to clean mine about every 5 years or so because of it, my BBQ grill has to be cleaned about every 2 years fwiw ( I pay $.99 a gal too)  

 on: Today at 09:58:11 AM 
Started by PP - Last post by sledhead
this might help ?



 on: Today at 09:49:56 AM 
Started by PP - Last post by PP
I've been purchasing some very inexpensive (cheap  Cheesy) propane for the last few fills and I can't help but wonder if it doesn't burn as hot as what I've used in the past. Even the wife says her french fries are boiling rather than frying because the oil isn't getting hot enough. Makes for soggy fries. I told her it's because we're at a higher altitude  Wink (which is true) because we've been parked at almost 5000' for a while now taking in the winter activities (hibernating). Things boil at lower temps the higher you go. So, is this possible that the propane is lower grade or is it my imagination? It's .94/gal vs 1.99 to 2.49/gal everywhere else.
Thanks in advance, Will

 on: Today at 09:49:30 AM 
Started by peterbylt - Last post by Tom Y
Peter have you replaced the floor yet? Hard to work with out it.  Are you removing the lower aluminum sheets? I removed and insulated mine and replaced. I went with sheet foam but spray was my first choice.   

 on: Today at 09:34:43 AM 
Started by peterbylt - Last post by peterbylt
I have reached the point in the build on our MCI 96A3 where we need to do the Insulation.
From everything I have read and seen, it looks like the best way to go is Closed Cell Spray Foam insulation.
The Bus is located in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, does anyone have any recommendations for a company to use to have this professionally done in the Tampa Bay or Central Florida area?
If needed I could easily bring the bus to them to have it done or there is certainly room where the bus lives.
I have contacted a local company that does refrigerated Trailers and they were not even remotely interested in doing it, when I pushed them a little I was quoted a ridiculous price.
If I do end up doing it myself are there any recommendations for which kit to use and what size kit would cover the inside of a 96A3?


 on: Today at 09:12:27 AM 
Started by daddysgirl - Last post by daddysgirl
It is really easy to get all turned around when you are under/inside/upside down a fresh vehicle, tearing into it.

Top marks for a clear written description of the objects in question, you led me right there!

Beware the curse of already knowing a lot: unwittingly, inside out head, the deciding mind, which thinks it is smart, jumps to a plausible conclusion, and then, because it is so smart, mentally skips points in the analysis or diagnostic sequence that might save oneself along the way... the part of our head that enjoys curiosity and new discoveries is so excited at all this, starts cheering wildly, so that the noise that the skeptical part of the head is shouting goes unheeded.

The only way to stop embarrassing ourselves, is to stop doing new things?

Some call that "hanging around, doing nothing, waiting for..."

happy coaching!

It gets worse when you're so convinced you're right you tune out all other points/opinions. I am very lucky to have been raised by a smart man, but he knew he didn't know it all...he just acted like he did Smiley There are a few things I am confident I know but even with those things, you all have given me new ways of thinking that led to different ideas. Honestly, that is priceless, and I am incredibly grateful.

 on: Today at 07:12:11 AM 
Started by N31569 - Last post by Scott & Heather
I would drive it and warm it up. Drive it hard for an hour. Then come back, and let it idle at high idle and see if it drips out the drains. I won't call them slobber tubes cause I value my life.

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 on: Today at 07:08:53 AM 
Started by CrabbyMilton - Last post by Scott & Heather
Frankly if I'm ok with 35' of space I'll get a 40' truck conversion that has a 5' nose and 35' of living area. I love my bus but these things are a pain to support and fix and find shops to fix

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 on: Today at 06:58:50 AM 
Started by smhaack63 - Last post by Scott & Heather
Another vote for not overthinking this. We've seen enough coach crash tests and accident photos to know that if we have any sort of major frontal collision we are goners. You want to keep yourself in your seat during hard braking and maybe a minor collision with a car or other quick stop. But overengineering the seat to stay bolted with steel plating etc is incidental.

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 on: Today at 06:52:26 AM 
Started by ScharpeStGuy - Last post by Scott & Heather
Here's a pic:

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