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 on: Today at 11:37:14 AM 
Started by Newbob - Last post by Oonrahnjay
Anyone else run into this issue or prob more likely you are all running inverters so you've already solved that problem?

    My Outback inverter says that it solves the problem but I'm not going to bet the bank on it (and there are a few things about it that I don't like -- unrelated to this -- anyway).

 on: Today at 11:35:42 AM 
Started by cyclesmiths - Last post by cyclesmiths
yes the unit is mine. I took a chance and bought one for my bus over a year ago. They're rare, there was no info out except what was on the manufacturers site. I called Fischer Panda's US Dealer, it's a German unit, they said that they didn't know that any of them had been decommissioned. I was so impressed with mine that when the next one came available over a year latter, I bought it, knowing its value. Not very many of them have been made though, Fischer Panda shows them on their site for $52K. Fischer Panda mainly sells very expensive, high end generators for yachts and luxury motor homes. It has a Kohler turbo Diesel engine. It's very ruggedly built, from normal components. The one part that is defiantly made by Fischer Panda is the control panel. I checked the price on it, just in case it was bad, before I bought mine and it was about $500 and still available. I liked the fact that it doesn't have a battery or fuel tank, it was made to use the vehicles. It has a breaker for the power out and breakers for the power in for the a/c and heat. There is a thermostat for the heat and a/c which could be moved inside by a pro. I think Fischer also makes a wired remote control that I saw in their literature. I plan to remote mine myself, I'm cheap and capable. for the right person like me it's more then perfect.

 on: Today at 09:44:06 AM 
Started by Lostranger - Last post by Newbob
MY Bluebird is only 28 feet front to back but it took 2 gals to put 2 coats of primer and 2 gals to put 2.5 coats of clear - Keep in m ind I did not paint the very top of the roof - just up over the curves to the flat. On the flip side - I don't have many windows - they were covered over.  - Best of luck!!

 on: Today at 09:39:55 AM 
Started by Tikvah - Last post by Tikvah
Thanks, I'll check it again next time I'm moving

 on: Today at 09:00:59 AM 
Started by ruthi - Last post by luvrbus
That was easy enough

 on: Today at 08:54:56 AM 
Started by mung - Last post by TomC
On any tire size, the RPM (Revs Per Mile) can vary a few with different tread patterns. Drives will run slower then all position since typically drive tires have thicker rubber making them bigger in diameter.
On my bus, I run Michelin XZE 11R-24.5 16ply, or H rated at 476rpm. With my 4.56 rear end and .88 overdrive in the V730, I cruise at 60 turning right at 1900rpm. Top speed at 2,400rpm is 75mph-which is too fast for a transit. Good Luck, TomC

 on: Today at 08:47:45 AM 
Started by mung - Last post by TomC
I'm confident if China made new gear sets for us they would last at least 100 miles. Good Luck, TomC

 on: Today at 08:46:03 AM 
Started by Dietrichfarms - Last post by TomC
Make sure you drive the bus up on blocks high enough to clear when the air bags are deflated with you laying under the bus when you start adjusting the air valves. Disconnect both connecting rods. Once you think you have it leveled, deflate all the way down, then re connect the air valves to the connecting rods. You might have to do this a couple of times. If you can't get it level, just go and buy two identical new leveling valves. They are not expensive, and probably will solve the problem. Good Luck, TomC

 on: Today at 08:41:27 AM 
Started by cloudy7282@bellsouth.net - Last post by TomC
Jay Leno had a 6V-92TA DDEC built up for his Flx bus that put out 435hp and 1350lb/ft torque at the dyno. One of out guys working with us now was on that team with Valley. 90mph up the south bound side of the Grape Vine. Good Luck, TomC

 on: Today at 08:40:45 AM 
Started by Dietrichfarms - Last post by lvmci
Hi Dietrich, Clifford showed me a mechanical leveling device, infront of my rear wheels on my MCI5A, it looks like a boxend wrench with slight bent ends bolted to the valve mounted to the wheel well and the axle, mine are painted red. My bus was leaning to one side, more in the front than in the back, it was loose, but hard to see how the back controlled the front, when the nut finally came of the the bolt and the arm came loose, the same side would barely raise, when I checked what Clifford showed me, it was completely off, hanging from the rear mount on the axle. A simple nut and tightening, fixed the problem, so checking both air level control arms, might help, lvmci...

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