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 on: Today at 06:27:17 AM 
Started by agetme - Last post by agetme

Colorado springs craigslist

This is my bus project, I have bought another rv so will not be finishing this one.
If you have an opinion on selling vs parting out let me know.

Has 7.5 diesel gen very low hrs like 270 I think
Allison V730 trans
and of course all parts that make up the bus which is in good shape
Starts and runs fine. On a 25,000 rebuild according to PO :-)

It does have a minor brake issue, it seems the rear brakes are not getting air. I have replaced R12 valve in rear and now have brake lights, now that I connected the small line to the treadle valve in front. A mechanic replaced the treadle valve the day before I bought it and did not reconnect the small brake line. Sets and unlocks the brakes fine. When I drive it, seems to me it does not stop as quick as I would like.

The mechanic at a local truck shop keeps telling me it is a simple system as to the air brakes and it should be simple valve issue. The rear brakes where worked on before I bought the bus. Looks like new stuff on brakes in rear. Might just need adjustment I hope.

Ask me any questions that  you have.

Thanks hope this kind if post is ok

 on: Today at 06:07:44 AM 
Started by Swadian - Last post by luvrbus
You need to speak with someone like Jim Michaud that has owned all different types of buses and does the appraisal work for many customers  Roll Eyes he has 2-1997 Xl 45 Prevost for sale one runs you can buy it for 18 grand or less the other with a blown 11.1 series 60 you can buy for around 8 grand for 25 grand you can have 2 one running 1 for parts.
You will find all the operators dump the buses around 700,000 miles no matter what brand Boomer gave you info about buying new the payments I doubt would be any higher than the maintenance on a million mile bus and the big boys have a finance program for a start up company or did 

 on: Today at 05:34:13 AM 
Started by grantgoold - Last post by muldoonman
Have 2 of the 12 volt Shurflo pumps on 2  75 gallon water tanks that converter installed in 1992 and still going strong. Must be some hardy pumps.

 on: Today at 05:29:57 AM 
Started by Swadian - Last post by muldoonman
After looking at the ad for coach buses for sale I'd say buy you a few and go for it.

 on: Today at 05:25:10 AM 
Started by grantgoold - Last post by buddydawg
I use the ShurFlo Extreme™ Series Smart Sensor 5.7.  It works great, nice even water pressure with no pulsing.

 on: Today at 05:19:30 AM 
Started by mung - Last post by mung
Thanks, now I just need to find the right size.

 on: Today at 04:23:27 AM 
Started by kyle4501 - Last post by Lostranger
Will there be a 2014 version?

 on: Today at 02:41:17 AM 
Started by lou432 - Last post by lou432
Ace, What a gracious offer !!  Thanks! Not sure with the unknown long haul capability's of the bus ,whether it would make a longer trip than planned (1400 miles) with the fact it has not seen highway travel in a few years and unknown maintenance/mechanical of that or longer and possible issues on a longer trip . Plan was to just get her up here or keep her down there till I could get down there to go thru her a bit more than the RV service center is doing now.
 And Mung, either way unless I get a truck headin up here with no load i`d be paying miles and fuel both ways at $3-$5 a mile so figured cheapest would be 5K. 

 on: Today at 01:52:11 AM 
Started by Cosmo - Last post by Oonrahnjay
      Good enough for a roof.   

 on: August 26, 2014, 10:34:00 PM 
Started by Cosmo - Last post by sdc53
I recently experimented with roll and tip vs spraying on two different areas on my roof where nobody would see. I used PPG "omni" epoxy primer and single stage topcoat. I compared results rolling primer, spraying vs rolling topcoat. I was comparing results using 4" Home Depot "best" foam rollers (other lowes rollers gave me trouble) and a cheap harbor freight paint gun.
Here is the before shot of the problem area, just nasty:

One of these from HF is your friend for removing goo and roofing caulk instead of scraping:

This is after rolling on the single stage primer, and maybe a bit of sanding:

Now at this point I gotta say, I love this primer in white! This stuff is tough as nails and really easy to apply and work with. It is somewhat watery going on, more watery than the topcoat. I wish it would survive on its eon, but it doesn't have the UV resistance of a proper topcoat, so on to that next.
I tried rolling the topcoat. Now this didn't go well, I was having problems with bubbling. Now there isn't a rolling additive available for the PPG stuff, it is a car paint, and if I were to use industrial paint additives are available. However, it's what I had, so I pressed on.
The topcoat paint is more sticky and thicker than the primer. I tried the "tip" technique, which is where you go over where you've rolled with a very light brush stroke with a chip brush, but it was grabby and uncooperative so I reverted to spraying.
This is the final (mostly) sprayed finish:

I would have no hesitation rolling the primer again. I think to roll topcoat I'm going to need something formulated differently, though. Spraying needs a properly adjusted gun, which I had trouble with, and lots of taping off.  Rolling is way easier in comparison, but bubbles are a problem, but far less masking off required, maybe only a strip of tape to protect from accidents.

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