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 on: July 31, 2014, 03:59:13 PM 
Started by harleyman_1000 - Last post by Kitt
Thank you, I am trying to get the manual. My generator is wired correctly to run everything in the coach, but doesn't have a alternator, and the remote start wired up.

All of the Powertech manuals are here for download: http://powertech.myshopify.com/pages/manuals

 on: July 31, 2014, 03:21:39 PM 
Started by RJ - Last post by akroyaleagle

Sounds like you are having an adventure!

Been on a few of those myself.

Have a great time and we'll rehash them someday.

 on: July 31, 2014, 03:19:39 PM 
Started by Luke Wilson - Last post by Luke Wilson
Hey everyone,

Going to be redoing my dash soon, would love to tap into the collective wisdom here, and see what your most and least favorite parts about your bus dash is. If you had it to do over again, what will you add or remove?

And nothing can compare to pictures... lots and lots of pictures! 😉


 on: July 31, 2014, 03:05:42 PM 
Started by luvrbus - Last post by wildbob24
Somebody got a deal. $620 for the lot.


 on: July 31, 2014, 12:22:32 PM 
Started by siberyd - Last post by siberyd
Not mine. I was invited out to Ontario,  CA (50 miles east.of Los Angeles)
It is a 1960 coach which has been gutted. The previous owner bought all new side glass for the coach and it is still in packing crates. Engine and transmission in great shape. Bus was last driven 5 years ago.
Vehicle was rewired with new wire and relays. P.O. became ill while bus was being worked on and the money ran out due to the illness.

Looking at engine, the bus has power steering and air intake above the transmission. All marker lights and headlights removed from bus and put in storage bays. Interior stripped to shell and plywood floor. Body in good shape.

Send me an email if interested. Owner is looking at a scrap value price.


 on: July 31, 2014, 12:11:51 PM 
Started by harleyman_1000 - Last post by harleyman_1000
I have the book for my CD7000 with Kubota engine.  It'll take a little while but I will look up the diagram.  Maybe it will be of some help.  Meanwhile, get your voltmeter and look for wires that have 12V when the engine is running.

 I had Powertech email me the manual, so I now have the wiring diagram. Why  am I looking for 12 volts when the engine is running? Do you mean for the remote gen start?  I bought a wire tracer, so now  I can trace the wires by myself   Grin  I couldn't get anyone to help me trace them down before.

 on: July 31, 2014, 11:36:40 AM 
Started by harleyman_1000 - Last post by AndyG
I have the book for my CD7000 with Kubota engine.  It'll take a little while but I will look up the diagram.  Maybe it will be of some help.  Meanwhile, get your voltmeter and look for wires that have 12V when the engine is running.

 on: July 31, 2014, 11:31:30 AM 
Started by robertglines1 - Last post by AndyG
These videos are of my 1905 Huber 16hp return flue steamer.  I also have a 19hp Keck Gonnerman built in 1925.

 on: July 31, 2014, 10:57:50 AM 
Started by Mex-Busnut - Last post by lornaschinske
I wish he had started with a real coach platform instead of a school bus.  The reality is that there are plenty of coach shells out there for ridiculously cheap prices.  Heck, I know of one in particular, just put up on BNO!  I know of all the downsides beyond just cost, but still -- his implementation in a 40' or 45' would have been something more interesting to me...

Cheers, John
But you can put a skoolie in places that you couldn't put a coach (like those off the beaten path campgrounds we like). We dragged the crap out of the back end of the Eagle 05 getting it up my parents' graveled driveway where we parked the coach. The ($1400) skoolie was parked in the same place and the driveway was even more rutted when it was pulled in. No problems and the rear didn't even come close to dragging. While I do miss the bays under the Eagle 05, I am happy with the BlueBird that has FAR less rust (as in virtually none) than the Eagle. I wish we had bought the skoolie first. But if we did, I would have never been on this forum and I would not have learned so much about coaches from folks who were very willing to answer my idiot questions and then been able to apply a great deal of that acquired knowledge to the conversion of the skoolie. We even made the 2 part center hinged entry door into a single door adapting the methods used to make an Eagle 2 piece door into a single door. The biggest difference is we managed to convert the BlueBird for far less money than we had planned for the Eagle. I don't think we would have used laminate flooring as wall covering in the Eagle. I don't think we would have painted the Eagle with a foam roller. I don't think we would have used hollow core interior doors as partition walls in the Eagle. I don't think we would have turned two window air conditioners into built in units. We thought farther "outside of the box" than we would have done with the Eagle. I think a great deal of it is because, like David is always saying, it's just a skoolie. It's very liberating. And while our floor plan for the 40 ft skoolie is very similar to the 40 ft Eagle, we did change the materials quite a bit. I like our choices and I think the skoolie is turning into a more suitable residential vehicle than the Eagle would have been. With the Eagle, I had a hard time going "cheap" because every thing tended to get upgraded because it was an Eagle and the perception is that an Eagle is, and should be, a higher end conversion than a skoolie.

 on: July 31, 2014, 10:56:56 AM 
Started by RJ - Last post by Dave5Cs
Yep love that part of the state. So far so good. Grin

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