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 on: October 23, 2014, 03:14:23 PM 
Started by Geom - Last post by PP
Our Prevost came with the levlow system. When we park, I use the control valves to level up the bus and then place wood blocks under the rear engine cradle and frame (4 points) because the rear will leak down in a few days while the front stays up and level for eternity. This keeps us level and solid when parked for longer than a few days (usually by the month or longer) and the bags aren't crushed from being deflated. We also have a portable compressor built into the area behind the front bumper that I can turn on to pre-air everything before firing up the diesel so we can get moving faster. I originally installed it to keep the bus leveled while parked, but I couldn't adjust to the sound of it coming on in the middle of the night. It usually only comes on once a day when parked like that though.

 on: October 23, 2014, 02:47:55 PM 
Started by krcevs - Last post by gumpy
I recommend using two portable tanks with automatic changeover regulator. Much easier to get them filled and less likely to run out of propane.

I have two 40 lb tanks in my bus. I only use it for cooking, so it lasts a really long time (i.e. years) before I have to fill one. I could easily have used 20#ers.

With heat and water heater on LP, I would go with the 40#ers.

That is, unless you can get that free tank from Cliff, and have an easy way to get it filled.

 on: October 23, 2014, 02:41:50 PM 
Started by sparkplug188 - Last post by gumpy

Also, make sure your neighbor's yard has been watered before grinding in that direction.   Roll Eyes

 on: October 23, 2014, 02:36:00 PM 
Started by eagle19952 - Last post by Scott Bennett
I don't have a bowl???

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk. Clumsy fingers may contribute to mistakes.

 on: October 23, 2014, 01:46:14 PM 
Started by Nel - Last post by chessie4905
   If or when you get manuals for your coach; (sooner is better), they have a chart with all the grease fittings. Copy it and have it laminated and handy every time you lube it. It may also state in manual about some quantity sensitive areas. Make sure you get the good grease and get a carton of eight, ten , or 12. Whatever they have in a carton.

 on: October 23, 2014, 01:34:11 PM 
Started by sparkplug188 - Last post by luvrbus
What Jeremy I liked the looks of the little red specks on the Lexus white but the commander and chief here wasn't to keen on the idea 

 on: October 23, 2014, 01:30:10 PM 
Started by krcevs - Last post by luvrbus
If you are close to AZ I have 2 - 14x38 inches tanks you can have one for free.It makes no difference where you mount the tank the remote fill can be anywhere the tank does not need to be accessible to fill

 I always carried a 20 lb for emergency use.You can take a hose between a frame mounted tank fill and turn a bottle upside down to fill a frame mounted tank I have done that many times on propane fueled vehicles

 on: October 23, 2014, 01:25:33 PM 
Started by krcevs - Last post by PP
We have 35 gals built into the bus and a portable tank hookup in the forward bay separated from the rest of the bay so it can be vented down through the floor. It holds a 10 gal that we can portage into town with the towed. We use catalytic for heat and the 10 gal lasts almost 2 weeks with just cooking and heating (temps in the 20-30's F). Fridge and water  are usually on electric if possible.

 on: October 23, 2014, 01:18:40 PM 
Started by sparkplug188 - Last post by Jeremy
Yep, done the same thing. I got some glass polish (jewellers' rouge), which helped a lot, but the glass is still pockmarked if you look closely.

Don't let grinding sparks from your bus fall on the paintwork of your Lexus either.


 on: October 23, 2014, 01:10:08 PM 
Started by krcevs - Last post by Lostranger
We had a 30# mounted tank under our last bus. Capacity was okay for cooking, refrigeration and water heating, but the bus saw only occasional use. The problem was that it got to be a pain to get in and out of many refil stations.

The Gillig does not have under floor space to fit a mounted tank, but we wanted to use portables this time. Currently carrying four 20s, but I'll replace that with three 50s. Was going to use three 40s, but I recently learned that 50s are available, and they will fit my space. I keep two tanks on a switching regulator, and the third gets refilled each time. 150 lbs is plenty for full timing. We cook, heat water and dry clothes occasionally. I have no idea what it would take to run a furnace. We don't have battery capacity for the fans.

Jim H

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