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 on: July 31, 2015, 06:26:17 PM 
Started by CrabbyMilton - Last post by CrabbyMilton
There is something to be said about those old monster gasoline bus and fire truck engines. Those old SEAGRAVE and AMERICAN LaFRANCE V12's were sweet with a sound like no other. The fire apparatus around here(Milwaukee and midwest) mostly had WAUKESHA L6 engines in apparatus when they had gasoline engines in them along with many MACK apparatus. The HS engines were mostly on the west coast but I would imagine some made it east of the Rockies. I bet that was a sight to see and hear when those huge engines backfired like that. Hope they didn't "create" business.
There are fairly new BLUEBIRD VISION propane powered skoolies with that FORD V10 that serve the school district in the small city of Waukesha. They are fast and have a nice exhaust note and tranny whine from the 6 speed automatic. The first time I got along side of one and didn't know that company bought them. I couldn't believe how quiet they were since I was used to the diesel sound in those.

 on: July 31, 2015, 06:10:36 PM 
Started by CrabbyMilton - Last post by Charles in SC
I have a 2000 F250 with the v-10 engine. It has been great but I think the ones in the small busses must be geared lower.

 on: July 31, 2015, 06:04:33 PM 
Started by saddleup - Last post by Red Rider
Matt; are you planning to do the "Cowboy Christmas at Mandalay?

 on: July 31, 2015, 06:03:32 PM 
Started by Bryan - Last post by Charles in SC
Bryan, keep in mind that the 92 Prevost you are looking at has 23 year old used engine in it if it is the original engine.

 on: July 31, 2015, 05:25:13 PM 
Started by Melbo - Last post by Melbo
Just wrapped up a road trip.  Burned 401 gallons of diesel. Traversed 2790 miles and ran the generator for 83 hours.  Over all in the case of the bus it was an uneventful trip.  The L10 and ZF worked flawlessly.  Thank you Gary and Dan from B&B coachworks.  The electric system kept us comfortable even in the hot and muggy midwestern weather.  Thank you Wrico for the help in the design and setup. There are of course all the minor things that pop up and need to be taken care of such as drawers that open too easily while driving and the drinking water dispenser that does not stay plugged in or the satellite dome that stops working with too much rain. Over all it was an excellent trip and I have included a picture of the bus parked by the Mississippi River in Muscatine IA. 


 on: July 31, 2015, 05:17:40 PM 
Started by Bryan - Last post by luvrbus
About 8 or 10 years ago a friend and I looked at a 1966 Panoramique Prevost to buy but it was to far gone to save a 102 wide Prevost made in 1966 was rare sure wish I would have purchased it anyway for 2500 bucks only 1 I ever saw  

 on: July 31, 2015, 05:02:10 PM 
Started by Bryan - Last post by RJ
. . . and a "Marathon" is a conversion of a Le mirage XL by the Marathon Conversion Company.

Gerry -

True, however Prevost did build a Marathon model in the mid '80s that wasn't shipped off to the conversion company, it was designed to compete with the MC-9.  Not very many were built, but here's a couple for you:



FWIW & HTH. . .


 on: July 31, 2015, 04:37:03 PM 
Started by saddleup - Last post by luvrbus
Oasis is about as close as you can get it's nothing special but they are a Good Sam's park and they jump the rates on the week ends.

We stay at Sam's Town and ride the free shuttle

 on: July 31, 2015, 04:13:47 PM 
Started by saddleup - Last post by saddleup
old bus friendly rv park in Vegas...anybody stayed at the Oasis in there bus?  lookin for rv park first 2 weeks in December...tryin to stay as close or easy route to Mandalay Bay....

Anybody know about the Duck Creek Rv park,,,,Startin to think Sams Town ,

 on: July 31, 2015, 03:50:33 PM 
Started by Darkspeed - Last post by niles500
Darkspeed, contact Tampa Spring and Brake

Howard Smith - Manager

8820 N Brooks Street

Tampa, FL 33604

1-813-933-2805 PH

1-813-933-5292 Fax

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