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 on: April 27, 2017, 11:44:29 PM 
Started by Gerry H - Last post by sixtyseven
Here's da pictures 

 on: April 27, 2017, 07:17:57 PM 
Started by Bryan - Last post by luvrbus
Try a truck supply they may can order the kit, the parts break down shows it to be a 14-1/2 x 10 in "W" series Rockwell (Mertior) made for bus and coaches,the same as a MCI   

 on: April 27, 2017, 06:54:51 PM 
Started by Bryan - Last post by wildbob24

Since you're near The Atlanta area, you might check with Atlanta Safety Brake and see if they can do anything for you. Been using them for years and they haven't let me down yet.

They're in Mableton.....404-875-0482


 on: April 27, 2017, 06:50:31 PM 
Started by neoneddy - Last post by Jim Eh.
Muffler noise and performance work a lot like build time and money. Sometimes they even out ... but rarely.

 on: April 27, 2017, 06:27:09 PM 
Started by Bryan - Last post by Bryan
Thank you guys for your input!

 on: April 27, 2017, 05:17:45 PM 
Started by scanzel - Last post by Astro
I'm the first one for less regulation but it makes sense there should be something beyond a license to drive a VW needed to safely drive them.

Huh? You are all for less regulation and even though you havenít bought or driven a bus yet, you are for more regulation in this case? Sounds a bit contradicting to me.

IMO, I prefer less regulation in almost every case. Government action generally does very little to improve anything.

 on: April 27, 2017, 05:07:37 PM 
Started by neoneddy - Last post by ol713

       If your OTR heat is working, keep it!  You will need to do something
       else when parked.

 on: April 27, 2017, 05:05:47 PM 
Started by neoneddy - Last post by neoneddy
Well, in this scenario it would be fast idle, so I don't think my foot would be involved too much.

 on: April 27, 2017, 04:45:19 PM 
Started by neoneddy - Last post by neoneddy
My overall goals

Solar 8-10 panels (Maybe I'm in a dream world)
2500Ah+ (12v)  House battery system
Smaller generator that fits in the old AC condenser area use to charge house batteries as needed, not to support the system full time.
Main Alternator also helps charge house system as well, maybe the house system should be 24v then.

I plan on using spray foam insulation on the roof and walls.  Including the front and electrical panel area.  In the year I plan to insulate well.  I found while driving the shell, any air leak from the engine compartment into the cabin will suck hot air in.  So I need to stop the air and radiant heat.

AC system

I was thinking 2, one in each emergency hatch, was thinking the Coleman Mach 3 PS models.  That's 1000 watt AC for each.  I'm hoping to avoid a big diesel generator, can those ACs be run  safely from alternator + a 12 or 24v 3000+watt inverter

In reading responses in my other thread https://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=31761.msg357062#msg357062 . Seems like 3 is the way to go. 

 on: April 27, 2017, 04:36:54 PM 
Started by neoneddy - Last post by Oonrahnjay
My OTR Air was removed by some previous owner.

      That ends that subject right there.  It would double your budget to replace it, that is, if you had a BIG budget, it would double it to replace it.

I was hoping to get away with 2 woof airs, I was going to tackle that in another post.   I've done a ton of research, but I have a list of about a dozen questions :-) . I'm just trying not to flood the board.

      What some people have done is put a regular car compressor on the engine, run piping to a receiver dryer, install a dash system for the driver and put 2-3 roof tops up ("technologically dense" as Mazda's rotary wizard used to say, and somewhat expensive, but it is the best way for some people.  Other people are in places where they need 4-5 roof tops when they're parked, and they work for the time they're on the road.  How do you run an A/C system?  Some people have enough juice out of a big oil-cooled alternator through an inverter, others run their gen set running down the road. 
      As you can see, a lot depends on your bus (insulation, number/types of windows, layout of floor, size of windshield, amount of heat from engine and underfloor, amount of hot[or cold]-outside-air ingress, etc.).  You gotta figure out what you need and design a way to take care of that.

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