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 on: Today at 10:59:57 AM 
Started by mike802 - Last post by luvrbus
There is no free lunch for any type heat if you want to be comfy,the Aqua Hot is a good system if you have 10 grand to spend ,we have this friend with one he sits around with a coat on in the winter in his bus because he doesn't like buying the 5 or 6 gals of fuel a day to stay comfortable using the Aqua Hot. His wife hates the system because she thinks it is the systems fault why spend that kinda of money for a system and defeat the purpose ? 2 things with me I am going to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer 

 on: Today at 10:54:26 AM 
Started by Purplewillie - Last post by Purplewillie
Just curious if anyone from here is going to be in the area?
Sept 5 -8

 on: Today at 10:52:38 AM 
Started by bcbusman - Last post by seaton@mta
Not really identical.  Flyer ripped off general design of GM new look but buses are completely different.  Also, the GM New Look has a six-piece windshield while New Flyer has four.  Does not look to be a fit, plus lower pieces of GM windshield are slanted while Western Flyer is straight.

- Seaton

 on: Today at 10:41:19 AM 
Started by Scott Crosby - Last post by luvrbus
Yep that is what I think happen too it ran ok before he replaced the gasket lol he won't do it again

 on: Today at 10:27:33 AM 
Started by mike802 - Last post by Lostranger
Here's an option most bus converters never consider, but it's worked on boats for generations:


I realize that wood heat is not for everyone, but it works for us. We full time in a 40' Gillig H2000LF. Our stove is custom built steel, but we used a cast iron Little Cod for inspiration. About the same size fire box. Ours is more air tight. More on our installation can be found at this thread: http://www.nomadicista.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2541&sid=47aa98a0c7f390eafe9ee59c7c15dc95

Propane works for us in some areas. Our Rheem tankless water heater is wonderful, and we would not consider cooking any way other than gas. Our Maytag Neptune dryer is propane, of course, but we seldom use it.

Propane does not work for us as a heat source. Forced air furnace fans would suck too much of our off-grid electric power, and radiant heaters are like giving the interior a constant water spray. Seriously considered going radiant floor heat with diesel or propane fired boiler, but energy use and maintenance issues held us back.

Even though we love our tiny wood stove, this winter we're also planning to use the ThermoKing Tripac auxiliary power unit I'm currently refurbishing. Not only available for supplemental heat in the back 1/3 of the bus (bed/bath/laundry), it will also keep the battery bank charged while it's running. By the time warm weather comes around, maybe I'll have the mechanical AC feature of the APU installed in our bed room. All from a tiny, two-cylinder Yanmar rated at 13.7 HP.

Our primary heat, however, will continue to be a wood stove.


P.S. I'm amused when people say they have an "all electric" coach. Almost without exception that means: "I have an enormous, diesel-fired generator in the belly of the beast." Nothing wrong with that approach if it works for you, but it's far from being "all electric."

 on: Today at 10:10:18 AM 
Started by Scott Crosby - Last post by Don Fairchild
It looks like the fork was not in the riser the way it need to be and when you tightened down the bolts it bent and jammed. That will cause a brown substance to gather in you drawers real quick.

Hope all  turns out ok. I do have parts if you need them. I have three 6-71's I could sell you if you wanted.


 on: Today at 09:56:14 AM 
Started by mung - Last post by eagle19952
pull the tool towards you.....
most important advice, pushing the tool never worked well for me
start the lock strip first and feed the loose remainder ahead of/through  the tool.. ymmv etc.

 on: Today at 09:43:51 AM 
Started by bcbusman - Last post by qayqayt
Drop me an e-mail or call me on my cell:  604-219-8430.  I can show you around our transit Museum shop and you can have a look at the glass.  I don't honestly know what we'll sell it for, it's up to our Prez to decide.  At the very least, you'll know if it's the right glass.


 on: Today at 09:07:10 AM 
Started by mung - Last post by mung
Thanks.  It does seem like the diamond shape tools would work better than the other type.  I think the real key is going to be shimming the windshield up so that there is just a little more space to work the locking strip into the rubber. 

 on: Today at 08:38:57 AM 
Started by siberyd - Last post by siberyd
More 4104's in my sights at the end of August.

4104-3236 Northern Minn.
4104-3260 Sighted by RJ Long in Fresno, CA
4104-0750 for sale Ebay, Logan Utah
4104-0008 oldest in my database has new owner in Texas
4104-0768 bought in OR, traveling to FL
4104-2754 for sale, Monterey, CA.


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