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 on: August 30, 2015, 10:20:37 AM 
Started by Tnghost - Last post by Jon
All this air leveling is a bunch of hooey!! You just can't beat the hydraulic jacks. Just one of the things I don't like about my Prevost.

Disagree...........My leveling will not punch holes in a black top pad. My leveling doesn't impose any loads my chassis was not designed to handle. My leveling allows me to lower the coach so entry is easier. My leveling will not lift the read of the coach off the ground so I can get the excitement of the jacks folding under when the bus tries to go downhill because the wheels with brakes are suspended.

 on: August 30, 2015, 09:18:17 AM 
Started by Purplewillie - Last post by luvrbus
It's the flow rate you need anything around 15 gpm @30 to 60 psi,the factory hoses were the AreoQuip low pressure single wire cloth covered like a fuel line you could go with the medium if you choose

They never used a rubber coated hose for the cooler just the cloth covered for faster heat dissipation I was told at the Allison school    

 on: August 30, 2015, 09:10:55 AM 
Started by Tnghost - Last post by eagle19952
Who installs hydro levelers n tennessee   Huh

guys with lots of money  Grin

 on: August 30, 2015, 09:08:37 AM 
Started by Tnghost - Last post by TomC
Hydraulic levelers are tricky to install when you don't have a chassis frame. Be careful. Using air suspension levelers are easy, quick, and can also be used when parked on a high crown road to level the bus. Good Luck, TomC

 on: August 30, 2015, 09:06:53 AM 
Started by Purplewillie - Last post by TomC
I installed an aux cooler with thermostatically controlled elec fan before the shell cooler. Make sure the cooler and lines are 1" piping, otherwise you'll restrict flow. Whether or not it is stainless braded doesn't really matter-it's just for looks. I did use the stainless braded and the hoses were rated for up to 2000psi. I also ran the engine oil filter to the right side door. Much more convenient than under the bus. Good Luck, TomC

 on: August 30, 2015, 08:54:16 AM 
Started by Purplewillie - Last post by Purplewillie
I mounted a large transmission cooler for my v730 allison. I have the jic fittings and a brass tee for a temp sender on the inlet to the cooler .  All I have left is to make up lines from the converter out to the cooler and from the cooler back to the heat exchanger mounted on the firewall.
All my oil, transmission, & air lines in the engine compartment are covered in stainless braid. For heat protection I  would guess. My local store will crimp 2 wire hydraulic hose for me but has no stainless covered in stock. They will order some in to make my hoses.
What hose is it that I should have them get?
Thanks Mark

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 on: August 30, 2015, 08:03:57 AM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by TomC
Maintaining the mechanicals on any truck is easier then on a bus. This is why I'm making my truck conversion on my 1985 Kenworth 90" Aerodyne cabover. When you tilt the cab, you have overhead access to the complete engine and transmission. And-you only have to tilt the cab for major engine work, and to change the air cleaner. For changing oil, oil filter, fuel filters, water filter, transmission filter, checking the oil on the engine and transmission, checking the water in the radiator, there are access doors-and I can wash the windshield while standing on the ground. From driving nothing but cabovers for 21 years, I can tell you they are much more convenient then any conventional. With a conventional, everytime you need to check anything, up comes the hood-including washing the windshield-which requires a long handle squeegee or climb up on the front tire. And on a conventional truck, to work on the clutch and transmission requires crawling underneath the truck. Cabovers are high enough that unless you crash into another truck or bus, will be above the car or pickup. Give me a cabover everytime. Good Luck, TomC

 on: August 30, 2015, 07:54:53 AM 
Started by Darkspeed - Last post by TomC
The red bus is unique. BUT-having the toilet open air to the entire coach? Need I say anything about the smell? And notice in the luggage compartment-propane furnace and propane water heater inside! While camping you'd have to leave the compartment doors open for ventilation. Looks neat-but getting anal about looks sometimes gets unrealistic. Good Luck, TomC

 on: August 30, 2015, 07:52:09 AM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by LuckyChow
I think this is a Thomas bus.  I really like the look of them compared to the older traditional school bus.  I think this would be a really interesting bus if they started building them 102" wide with a high roof.  Maintaining the mechanicals on it would be easy compared to a coach. 

 on: August 30, 2015, 07:50:02 AM 
Started by Tnghost - Last post by Tnghost
Who installs hydro levelers n tennessee   Huh

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