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 on: February 05, 2016, 02:17:34 AM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by Scott Bennett
Jeremy, you just put a thought in my head that pretty much convinced me not to do it haha. Food truck. Yikes

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 on: February 05, 2016, 02:12:44 AM 
Started by oltrunt - Last post by paul102a3
I started with the Even Brake system in my first coach/toad and had some problems with it releasing the toad brakes after a stop on a steep downhill traffic light. It is also bulky and a little hard to situate in the toad. I had to use a block of wood to stop it from shifting because of stiffening ribs in the floor of the toad.

I used the Roadmaster 9160 system referenced in the link above in my second coach/toad. It worked perfectly all the time, was easy to store, my wife had no problems hooking it up and the toad was easy to drive for parking and reattaching to the coach with the the air cylinder hooked up to the brake.

Initial installation of the 9160 was time consuming but not hard. I would strongly recommend getting the correct mount for the specific toad rather than use the universal mount that comes with the system.

 on: February 05, 2016, 02:03:00 AM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by Jeremy
Actually I Googled it because I wasn't familiar with the term, and was surprised by how reasonably priced it seemed - top hit in Google was offering it at 115 for a 2.5m x 1.25m sheet, which isn't exorbitant for something you're using a limited amount of, and for decorative purposes. Having said that, I think it would look very odd on a bus unless maybe you were visiting shows and selling food or something


 on: February 05, 2016, 12:30:27 AM 
Started by jav9956 - Last post by bevans6
If your bus follows typical MCI practice there will be three breakers in that AC junction box.  One is a 105 amp auto reset that connects the AC box bus bar to a cable that feeds the front electrical bay main bus bar and hence the whole front of the bus.  One is a 105 amp manual reset breaker that feeds the AC condenser fan and the last is an 80 amp breaker that feeds the main AC and heater fan motor.  There are probable other smaller breakers that feed AC control circuits.  There should also be two relays that switch power to the fan motors.  The AC junction box bus bar is fed by a 1 gauge wire from the bus battery cut-off switch.  FWIW the rear junction box is fed from the large gauge wiring that connects to the alternator.

This is based on a circa 1980 MCI layout, but yours may be similar.  If you plan on using the OTR heat but not the OTR AC, you still need to keep the fan blower relay and breaker, but you can lose the condenser fan relay and blower.  I took them out and used the connection point to tie my house battery bank into the bus battery bank so the alternator charges my house system when the bus is running, and I use that connection to power my inverter to run my roof-top AC.

HTH, Brian

 on: February 04, 2016, 11:54:27 PM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by bottomacher
I used it as a backsplash in the kitchen, accent wall in the (stainless) shower, and on the inside of my entry door. I have always loved it, but know that, like so many decorative things,  a little goes a long way. It's also incredibly expensive.

 on: February 04, 2016, 11:13:44 PM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by Scott Bennett
I'm considering it just for the luggage bays, lower engine doors back and sides, as well as partially on the front lower entrance door and drivers side panel lower door. Maybe a small bit on the front of the coach also lower area. Basically similar to where the stainless is on a stock mci.

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 on: February 04, 2016, 09:47:28 PM 
Started by Dreamscape - Last post by jav9956
Thank you for the information. We will definitely be there Saturday and look forward to meeting you and others.

I updated the profile information as specified. I need to take a closer look at the transmission, though it should be an Allison I am not sure exactly. When I get this information I will include it in the power train info.

Once again, I appreciate the info and really do look forward seeing and meeting everyone.


 on: February 04, 2016, 09:25:52 PM 
Started by Dreamscape - Last post by RJ
If looky loos are OK what time would be best to attend?

NAME?? -

Saturday afternoon will be when the majority of folks are all there.

Since this is a non-rally, there aren't any events planned except coffee & donuts Sat & Sun morning.

Somewhere among us there will be a campfire, where lots of smoke will be blown, probably both Fri & Sat evenings.

If the front door's open, usually there's somebody around, so feel free to knock, introduce yourself and say hello.  Lots of folk will gladly give you tours, most all we ask is that you be respectful of others.  Bring a camera to capture ideas - with permission, of course.

I'll be in A-104, arriving Friday afternoon.  I'll be glad to show you my coach, which was converted on a brand new shell.

The time spent here will not be in vain - you'll take away far more than losing productive time on your conversion.

Speaking of introductions, please take a minute to update your forum profile info to something similar to mine.  At least a first name, home-base city/state, plus year, make, model and powertrain of your coach.  That will help us help you with parts and service sources, as well as possibly finding a fellow busnut nearby! Simply click on the "Profile" tab above, then, in the LH menu, click on Forum Information and follow the prompts.

See you Saturday??

FWIW & HTH. . .


 on: February 04, 2016, 08:19:37 PM 
Started by Dreamscape - Last post by jav9956
One more thought.

If looky loos are OK what time would be best to attend? We only have the weekends to work on our bus so we try and maximize the daylight with bus work. Of course, we will work around any times that are best. As I have never attended something like this I don't know if timing is really an issue or not.

Thank You

 on: February 04, 2016, 08:16:47 PM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by buswarrior
Interesting, I don't recall anyone doing quilted stainless on a coach...

Back doors of semi-trailers...


happy coaching!

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