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 on: June 25, 2016, 10:41:45 AM 
Started by DoubleEagle - Last post by TomC
I screwed 1x2 fir strips horizontally to the vertical supports to create 2.25" of sprayed insulation. The windows are single pane RV windows by Peninsula. I have 3-13,500btu Coleman roof A/C's non-ducted as my only A/C. Hence I run the 10kw gen going down the road. 2 will cool the bus up to 100 degrees, then kick in the third. Once the sun goes down, one will cool very nicely. I have the front A/C close enough to the driver's seat to blow directly on me, then also a dash fan blows directly on me too. Never have been hot driving-108 is the hottest I've been in. When I have all three roof tops on, my wife usually has a sweater on. Good Luck, TomC

 on: June 25, 2016, 10:24:00 AM 
Started by ArtGill - Last post by thomasinnv
Brian the only factory built rv I have ever seen with a roof escape was a cabover truck camper. Just an oversized roof vent basically.

 on: June 25, 2016, 10:11:22 AM 
Started by thomasinnv - Last post by thomasinnv
Been working on the steerable tag system. I have it mostly back together but still have a few issues to work out. I have installed the lock cylinder and all the reed switches, reconnected all the airlines to the appropriate locations, and tested everything out. The locking function operates as it should, but I still have some work to do on the latching mechanism. One set of roller guides and the retracting pin is completely gone, and the tongue plate is bent out of shape pretty bad. The lower roller guides are in pretty bad shape. More parts on the way from MCI. Still having a problem with the speed switch but I think I have it narrowed down to either the speed sensor or an atec problem. For now i have bypassed the speed switch and just leave the system disabled. Much fun.

 on: June 25, 2016, 10:05:29 AM 
Started by lostagain - Last post by Dave5Cs
Jim I sold it to a 80 year old Granny. Nice gal but she had Arthritis in her hands and had a small chicken ranch also but just for herself  anymore and grand-kids for eating chicken fryers she raised. She eats chicken and fish. Has a big pond like we have and goes out catches fish for dinner every so often ( big ol catfish in there she said) and will do 2 chickens a week and Roosters she gets at an auction down the street. Her hands just can't do it anymore. So I showed her how to use it and she was so excited it was so easy. I took 100.00 off and told her it was the senior discount,  Grin LOL


 on: June 25, 2016, 09:56:03 AM 
Started by rip - Last post by Dave5Cs
Agree with Clifford, You have to call them and let them know otherwise someone else will get poor service also. Now Sometimes they have no choice so that's a good reason to carry a Torque wrench 1/2" drive and a Torque Multiplier (79.00 on line 65:1)on board. you could have been out of there in 20 minutes. A good on board compressor (150.00) and a air over 20 Ton low profile jack (HF 79.00) also makes life simpler or at lease a lot less time sitting on the road.
One thing I got off these boards is be prepared.
When we broke down in AZ We got on the boards and found out where a service guy Busnut was. Step one then After talking to him and figuring out what it might be I Ran a hose in through the window to under the dash where I have a NPT fitting that bypasses the Air dryer which we figured it was Step 2 then filled the system with air to 90 lbs dumped it and filled again to get it as high as we could 120PSI. Were able to release the brakes and drive 10 blocks to where we could work on it. 4 Hours later we were on our way. Step 3.
We have Coachnet also, did we think of calling them, Sure we did, but why we know there will be times and prepare for them. Just saying.


 on: June 25, 2016, 09:45:11 AM 
Started by ArtGill - Last post by bevans6
In a big FWIW, I recently got inspected and asked where my mandatory escape hatch was.  I said the stock bus escape hatch is fully functional as are the windows that aren't covered by walls.  Which led me to ask myself if that was a serious question that I had better answer right, or a random question that was just off the cuff.  Therefore I discovered that it appears that escape hatches are mandatory in RV's.  Just a thought as you re-use your escape hatches for AC mounts.  I think most RV have one big window that is an escape hatch, for sure I never saw a roof hatch on one (not that they don't exist, I'm sure).

 on: June 25, 2016, 09:17:17 AM 
Started by ArtGill - Last post by Oonrahnjay
     Yes, I have only heard good things about Daikin.  My plan (since I have "two zones") has been to run two separate units on 120v but the thinking about the 240V dual head arrangment has had me thinking.  To be able to run the two head units (although they'd be near each other) on a single compressor would sure save installation volume, plus I'd only have to deal with one set of ducting for fresh air into and hot air out of the condenser.
     I'm up to my elbows in alligators with my engine change so I won't be ready to move for a few months but I'm very interested in your experience too, Art.  I was down at the Cape Lookout 50th Anniversary event last weekend -- made me remember how nice "Down East" is and how I should visit more often; when you know more, maybe I could drop by and have a look at your installation. 

 on: June 25, 2016, 08:56:30 AM 
Started by Twowheelsteve - Last post by luvrbus
Remember a vintage bus is a boat on wheels $$$$$$ me I would be looking at a late model factory converted Prevost with a 60 series Detroit Diesel it will cost less in the end and won't a trillion miles on the chassis.then a call to Prevost and no hunting for parts 

 on: June 25, 2016, 08:47:54 AM 
Started by DoubleEagle - Last post by luvrbus
John wait until he get all the heat from the sewing machines going then AZ Heat will feel like New England!... Grin

Thanks with friends like you sending another machine what else does a person need in this world  Cheesy

 on: June 25, 2016, 08:34:13 AM 
Started by DoubleEagle - Last post by Dave5Cs
John wait until he get all the heat from the sewing machines going then AZ Heat will feel like New England!... Grin

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