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 31 
 on: November 26, 2014, 12:13:18 PM 
Started by ros - Last post by ros
P.M. sent to you, Clifford.

Ros

Hi, Clifford.

I was hoping that you would see and comment on this beast.

The picture reversed itself somehow when I posted it.

Within reason, is there nothing done to rectify this situation?  I suppose that I should stop the fellow going to inspect it and get my money back for that, eh, what?

Thanks for your advice.


Ros


 32 
 on: November 26, 2014, 12:06:04 PM 
Started by ros - Last post by ros
Hi, Clifford.

I was hoping that you would see and comment on this beast.

The picture reversed itself somehow when I posted it.

Within reason, is there nothing done to rectify this situation?  I suppose that I should stop the fellow going to inspect it and get my money back for that, eh, what?

Thanks for your advice.


Ros

Don't waste your time and money looking at that one the cross braces are missing and flip the picture over the way you have it the top is supposed to be the floor 

Eagles have a truss at each end of the bays and one that divides the bays and go across the full width of the bus, that one is in sad shape keep looking

 33 
 on: November 26, 2014, 11:43:12 AM 
Started by ros - Last post by luvrbus
Don't waste your time and money looking at that one the cross braces are missing and flip the picture over the way you have it the top is supposed to be the floor 

Eagles have a truss at each end of the bays and one that divides the bays and go across the full width of the bus, that one is in sad shape keep looking

 34 
 on: November 26, 2014, 11:37:04 AM 
Started by ros - Last post by ros
Thank you, BusCrazy.

That is very generous of you but, see my other post where I say that I have already found someone.

I will keep your number just in case.


Ros

Ros I live in Winter Haven I own an Eagle I could go and check it out for you too. If you want my mechanic to go with you to check the Eagle I can ask him. He knows Eagles inside and out. Here is my cell# 863 585 1037 

 35 
 on: November 26, 2014, 11:32:30 AM 
Started by ros - Last post by ros
Hi, BK.

Thanks for the information.  I already found someone: John Silver of Central Florida Bus in Lakeland.  He is going Friday or Saturday.

He said 'he doesn't need no steenkin town or address' as he can sniff Eagles out.

One thing that really bothers me is that I just got some pictures of the bays yesterday and I see that one of seems to have 2x4s shoring up the bay ceiling.
I will try to post a picture and, is this common to Eagles?

Thanks.

Ros




Ace lives IN LAKELAND and has offered to go check it out for you.
As a plus Ace's first bus was an Eagle so he has experience with them.

Ace has looked at buses for/with others and is pretty good at it also. Even when inspecting a Setra that he's never even thought about before with a little conversing on the phone while inspecting he was able to do a top notch job and let the buyer know it was in fact worth coming from MN to FL to buy it! (took a few mins to get him familiar with some of Setra's quirks but in no time he was comfortable with what he was doing and did a damn fine job of letting us know what was what!)

But that said you need to let him know a city or location better than 45-50 miles FROM Lakeland.
Grin  BK  Grin

 36 
 on: November 26, 2014, 11:15:07 AM 
Started by ros - Last post by ros
Thanks, Ed.

Ros




The rally in Arcadia is at the end of Dec. 

 37 
 on: November 26, 2014, 10:42:35 AM 
Started by gumpy - Last post by RickB
Craig,

Sent you a message with my email.

RB

 38 
 on: November 26, 2014, 09:53:41 AM 
Started by oltrunt - Last post by MightyThor
For many many years grampa ran down the road with a 33 foot Apollo with a 22 foot Rialta as the toad.  with hitches and such, it was just a little past 60 feet.  Tried it one time myself with the two units and swore I would never do it again.  I see these 3/4 folks pulling the fiver with a boat behind and just shake my head.

 39 
 on: November 26, 2014, 08:49:50 AM 
Started by Bryan - Last post by MightyThor
Grampa always told me it's just as easy to keep the top half of the tank full as it is to keep the bottom half full.  With a full tank you can easily determine your exact MPG cause you fill it to the same spot (full) and then drive x amount of miles then fill it again and see how many gallons it took you to drive that far.  once you have that, you can roughly calculate how far you can go for any given amount of fuel.  And, as the others have said, you can get a fair idea of the tank size by adding a known amount of fuel and then measuring the increase in the level on the dip stick.  if 10 gallons equals 1/2 inch, then 6 inches of fuel should be roughly 120 gallons.  This assumes a symmetrical tank.  If you got bumps or humps it can change things.  

 40 
 on: November 26, 2014, 08:40:31 AM 
Started by Bryan - Last post by Oonrahnjay
...  what I do know is an almost guaranteed full gauge that works on most trucks and buses is a fuel stick or hose! (if the neck bends and a stiff stick won't make the curve a semi-flimsy hose with a weight of some kind on the end works well to drop in the tank until it bottoms out and then pull it out an see how much fuel you have in inches. Then compare that to the depth of the tank in inches.

      Good points, there, BK.   I'd add that most tanks have the pickup a "little" off the bottom so it doesn't pick up trash and water off the very bottom of the tank.  Also, if there's a pinhole or broken piece at the bottom of the pickup, it will leave more fuel in the bottom of the tank when you use all your "useable fuel".  To be really sure, you should pump out your tank into a can (prolly real good to start when you're near empty anyway) then measure from what's your "minimum pickup" level -- but I don't have the patience for that and I can't imagine most people doing it.  But just saying ...
      I like your flimsy-hose idea but I have found that a cut-off remainder of Romex is good.  It will take markings with a permanent pen pretty well, or you can scratch graduations in it as you measure.  And it's flexible but it also "take a set" if you need to bend a curve in it.  Of course, like most other things - nothing works on ALL buses.
      HTH,  BH   NC

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