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 on: July 22, 2014, 05:12:39 AM 
Started by BlakeWright - Last post by B_K
Boy oh boy does this thread sound familiar?

And that's all I gots to say about that! (except I too kept the compressor, well sort of I sold it to our mechanic as he wanted for his garage @ home)
Grin  BK  Grin

 on: July 22, 2014, 05:09:44 AM 
Started by krank - Last post by gumpy
If you put a voltmeter on your batteries, I think you'll see that the direct drive alternator is actually charging from startup, even thought the light on the dash says it isn't.  This light is a holdover from the belt tensioned alternators of yore.

 on: July 22, 2014, 05:05:58 AM 
Started by BlakeWright - Last post by gumpy
You guys need to get off your high horses and get over yourselves.

Other than the unethical act of returning the compressor, what he did was perfectly fine and legal. As he stated, he ran the line out the back window and aired up the coach, so he obviously plugged the compressor into the bus air and had the entire system at 120 psi, not just the brakes. This is more than enough air to safely operate the brakes. His service brakes and emergency brakes were not inoperative. The Home Depot compressor was maintaining proper pressure in the system and he was able to safely get his bus to a repair place (his home). Nothing he did was illegal or unsafe. Yes, I don't agree with returning the compressor, but that's not what this board is about.

I have personally done exactly what he did when my compressor broke (though I kept the compressor to install in the bus). That 120v compressor ran every 16 minutes to replenish the bus air to 120 psi. It kicked on at 100 and off at 120. There was nothing unsafe about it and it allowed me to get the bus to a place where it could be repaired.

For those of you chastising him for use of the portable air compressor, I expect to read that when you have a similar problem, that you paid the big bucks for a tow truck and professional repair. It would be unethical for you do anything else, and leaving the bus on the side of the road while you perform a repair would be illegal and dangerous.

Yes, some of you people need to get over yourselves.

 on: July 22, 2014, 03:34:35 AM 
Started by krank - Last post by bevans6
The air pressure delay is built in for a number of reasons, I think the primary one is to delay the use of the AC/Heat blowers until the engine has warmed up a bit and the AC belts are tightened by their air cylinder.  On my MC-5C the delay also allowed the original belt driven alternator belts to be tightened by their air cylinder.  MCI built everything the same, it wouldn't surprise me to find that delay for the alternator is a hold over from earlier vehicles.


 on: July 22, 2014, 03:21:41 AM 
Started by krank - Last post by chessie4905
   I have a small Sears 10 gal oilless compressor back in a rear bay for building up air before starting engine or in campgrounds. Just don't forget to bleed water from tank once in a while. When I bought my coach, tank was half full of water.

 on: July 22, 2014, 01:36:19 AM 
Started by BlakeWright - Last post by wg4t50
Recall the CFM on the replacement was 16 or 17 cfm, the original was 15 I think. Its wonderful to get old.
Dave M

 on: July 21, 2014, 11:48:04 PM 
Started by BlakeWright - Last post by Dave5Cs
Brian, whats the CFM on the 700. IIRC BW said 11 0r 12 at 120 which is pretty high to keep up.

 on: July 21, 2014, 11:09:30 PM 
Started by Mex-Busnut - Last post by Lin
When we used to live in a heavy agricultural area, I used to see schoolies pulling porta potties. I had thought that it was for field workers, but now I see that they were just alternate RVers.

 on: July 21, 2014, 10:52:07 PM 
Started by Kwajdiver - Last post by Jeremy Watson
Thanks guys for the response. I do believe that was the name on the recording when I called. Will try them again tomorrow and see about getting some work done.

Have a great night!

 on: July 21, 2014, 09:21:13 PM 
Started by krank - Last post by krank
I have noticed that my alternator does not start to charge until air pressure has built up to 70 (or so). From what I can see, it appears that the alternator is direct drive. Why would it need air pressure to "engage" the alternator. BTW, I have not had the bus on the road yet, just in the build process, so the only movements for the bus is shunting it around at the shop into an open/available bay to work on it.
I plan on installing a one lunger compressor (110v) off a 10 gallon tank unit and connecting it to the wet tank solely for the purpose of have air available to move the bus right away to a more friendly/less sensitive spot for warm up when in a campground.

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