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 on: May 05, 2016, 12:48:29 PM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by lvmci
hi Clifford and Scott, so do we have a topic page on this site for hard to find parts that someone has found a source? maybe you should start a topic, "PARTS, hard to find, but we found them!" .  lvmci..

 32 
 on: May 05, 2016, 12:25:39 PM 
Started by Gary Hatt - Publisher BCM - Last post by gumpy
Guess I'm just a young punk, but in my 40+ years of driving, I've never had an instance where I had to do an emergency back up.

I did have to back up once after a dog ran out in front of my pickup and got himself hit. Evidently my front wheel stopped on his leg or tail. He was  on the right front corner a yelping and howling and as I started to get out to see how bad he was hurt, a crowd was forming and they all started yelling at me to back up. I did. The dog took off.

I don't subscribe to the theory that pulling a vehicle 4-down puts you in any kind of danger by not being able to back up immediately.

 33 
 on: May 05, 2016, 10:48:40 AM 
Started by glerler - Last post by buswarrior
The old adage:

"Only those with fuel gauges run out of fuel..."

Too few fuel gauges tell the truth, there's always a fudge factor needed, depending on its own quirks.

Safe mileage stickers used to say 500 miles on them, in highway service. Shorten that up, if you are tooling around in an urban environment.

And does the busnut know how few inches of fuel is sloshing around when one is down to what one thinks is a "healthy" 40 gallons left?

measure the bottom of the tank in inches. (length x width x depth of fuel) divided by 231, equals US gallons.

Gauge, or no gauge, I've driven bothways, install one if you like, but you don't need to.

happy coaching!
buswarrior


 34 
 on: May 05, 2016, 09:57:52 AM 
Started by 67flh - Last post by 67flh
I will keep you posted on the outcome of this endeavor. Anything special I should be looking for on this coach as far as condition?

 35 
 on: May 05, 2016, 09:53:06 AM 
Started by 67flh - Last post by pabusnut
Mike,

I don't have much information on it other than what RJ had.  I can see where the tape numbers were on the door.  I did contract the former owner of MK&O and get some interesting memorabilia, but not specific to my bus.  I am the 4th owner, and only the 2nd private owner of mine.

Steve

 36 
 on: May 05, 2016, 09:52:07 AM 
Started by biff - Last post by Gary Hatt - Publisher BCM
Ardemco, a leading provider of RV Tanks, Toilets, Holding Tanks, and Holding Tank Level Monitors, recommends poring a half cup of laundry detergent into your potty and shower drain each time after you MT your gray and black water tanks.  This helps clean up any residue which may be sticking to the top and sides of your tanks and even in your drain hose. For more information about Ardemco, click on their Ad that pops up at the top of this Forum every now and then. If you need a new Toilet, Toilet parts or accessories or need any information about RV septic systems, check them out. 

Ardemco also offers Marine toilets like I have in my Eagle that macerates up the goodies and pumps them into your black water tank so there is no clogging up of the tank with bunched up TP.  With this system, you don't even need to close your black water valve when you are hooked up because gravity takes care of everything.  Feel free to call them at 800-253-0115 or visit their website at www.ardemco.com for all of your Tanks, Toilets, and Holding Tank needs.

Tell them Gary sent you for first class treatment.  They specialize in dealing with crap.  Grin

 37 
 on: May 05, 2016, 09:48:03 AM 
Started by 67flh - Last post by 67flh
Thanks again RJ.  Steve where did you find yours when you took ownership and do you know any more of its history? This on is now located in Central New York.
Mike

 38 
 on: May 05, 2016, 09:42:20 AM 
Started by 67flh - Last post by pabusnut
Mike,

Yours is a brother/sister bus to mine @MK&O.  Mine is #333, so it was probably in the same group they purchased that year.  I can still make out that it was #731 on the entrance door.

Steve Toomey

 39 
 on: May 05, 2016, 09:24:56 AM 
Started by 67flh - Last post by RJ
Curious as to where you found that info.

From a binder I keep next to my desk, which I've had for probably 20 years or more.

It's a copy of a list of every GMC Parlor Car delivered from the early PG-2501s right up until the very last 4905s.  The list was compiled originally by members of the Motor Bus Society, IIRC.

FWIW & HTH. . .

 Wink


 40 
 on: May 05, 2016, 09:13:16 AM 
Started by 67flh - Last post by 67flh
Curious as to where you found that info.

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