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 71 
 on: October 18, 2014, 05:55:45 PM 
Started by ttrstudios - Last post by eagle19952
March 1974, all states adopted the 55 mph national maximum speed limit. Concerns about fuel availability and costs faded, however, and Congress in 1987 allowed states to increase speed limits on rural interstates to 65 mph.

The National Highway System Designation Act of 1995 repealed the maximum speed limit, allowing states to set their own limits for the first time since 1974. Many states quickly moved to raise speed limits on both rural and urban interstates and limited access roads.


Akroyaleagle I appreciate that guide. I will surely use that.

I know it's a bit off topic but I have a speed question. The speedometer shows a "red line" of 55 mph. So what is an acceptable speed for this bus with a 5 speed manual transmission? There is no tach on this bus so I'm not sure what the rpm's are.

 72 
 on: October 18, 2014, 05:50:41 PM 
Started by ttrstudios - Last post by ttrstudios
Akroyaleagle I appreciate that guide. I will surely use that.

I know it's a bit off topic but I have a speed question. The speedometer shows a "red line" of 55 mph. So what is an acceptable speed for this bus with a 5 speed manual transmission? There is no tach on this bus so I'm not sure what the rpm's are.

 73 
 on: October 18, 2014, 05:35:30 PM 
Started by lou432 - Last post by lou432
Folks it been a few since I last posted but my goodness I`ve been burning the work/life candle at both ends !!!
 But........... She has had a bit of work
   New  front tires and replace left front bearings race,gaskets etc, Got air adjuster to proper working order.
 Diagnose the headlights  Checked over connections and wiring. Found bad high beam light on right side- it was a 12V bulb in a 24V system. The bucket is broken and needs to be replaced but I`ll check it out when I get her.
   Replaced RF side high beam.
  Traced brake light wiring and found broken wire at switch. Found 10 bulbs were burned out- replaced/Repaired wiring for brake switch. Replaced all bulbs in tail lights .

  Found loose airline for wipers,  tightened all lines and connections for wipers .
 Oil  change with Shell Rotella 40T  change oil filter element and both fuel filter elements. clean and refill the oil bath air cleaner and grease chassis.
 Replace reverse solenoid cab switch and secondary on Tran.

 And PO took her  from the RV service center to an outside secure storage spot that was 20 miles away from
 service center as he wanted his grass to stay in his yard where she was for a while and was bald when he took her to service.
 

 So..... Just bought one way ticket to Tampa for the 28th of December so count me in for Arcadia !! :-)
  I think I`ll need all new batteries when I get there and a once over by whom ever will once her over and IF the East coast looks clear weather wise and she seems trip worthy I`m haulin @$# home!
 I`ll look over the Arcadia app soon and am really looking forward to the trip!!!

 Oh!!! Went to register her and if ya`ll recall was have`n ?? `s  about why Title says 50,000 LB and NH charges based on weight and approx cost new so I hit`m up  on a Fri 20 mins fore closing and told`m mit dont wheight no where near and show`d them  the original General Spec book and showed them the actual Net weight (ready for use) at 21,290 and told`m approx cost new was $15,000 so permanent plates and reg was $230.00  so I`m pumped on that !
  I`ll prolly spend a day with her fore going to Rally tho to get antiquated with her with PO but open for suggestions .
 Thanks again to all posters to my threads and the encouragement on get`n her up here!!!
Louis.
  

 74 
 on: October 18, 2014, 05:07:01 PM 
Started by Danr - Last post by sparkplug188
I know this isn't a generator slide mechanism, but it is a solution to the problem.  On my bus, I left the last bay floor and back wall completely open.  When the generator needs to be worked on, I just sit on the ground beside the generator with my body and head sticking up into the bay.  

I did build a slide out tray for my water heater and four propane tanks.  I used garage door tracks and rollers. It works well for 300 lbs of propane tanks and equipment-- no reason it wouldn't work well for a very lightweight generator.  I do not know how much my 20kw generator weighs. I suspect it is between 600-1000lbs. It is far too heavy for garage door tracks and rollers.

There are a couple pictures of the slide out tray on my Google+ page, linked below.
 https://plus.google.com/117475453833540385589/posts/VPckm1YuK6X

 75 
 on: October 18, 2014, 04:27:40 PM 
Started by Tikvah - Last post by Tikvah
Too dark now for pics.  I'll keep driving tonight.  I'm guessing an engine oil leak is less likely to be a problem than a hose leak.  Since the hoses are transmission related and I'm confidant this is engine oil I think I'm okay.  I just can't see where the engine oil might be coming from.  If I enter the side door, over the exhaust, everything is squeaky clean.  But I get under and it's dripping.

 76 
 on: October 18, 2014, 04:27:39 PM 
Started by Tikvah - Last post by luvrbus
9 out of 10 times that leak is coming from the blower oil supply line on top of the engine a 3 buck o-ring seal fix it's not a standard o-ring but a DD item, it could be the oil cooled alternator those are the 2 places where most leaks accrue  

The oil cooler is on the drivers side the 2 lines towards the front of the engine leaving the cooler are engine oil lines for the oil filter,the 2 towards the rear leaving the cooler are transmission oil lines going to the remote  filter, where is the engine oil filter mounted ? they have o-rings on the fittings,I hope you have a 1-1/2 in open end wrench if it is a o-ring is leaking

 77 
 on: October 18, 2014, 04:21:50 PM 
Started by Danr - Last post by wg4t50
Things to consider while designing a slide out,
1-Exhaust flex, rigid mount on slide or disconnect to move unit.
2-is radiator remoted or mounted to engibe
3-electric cabling long enough cables or disconnect.
4-Battery cables
5-Sound box or no cabinet
Just a few things to consider along with the actual slide, on bearings,? hydraulic operation ? secure when slid in ? When all done, have a easy access unit, life is better.

Enjoy
Dave M

 78 
 on: October 18, 2014, 04:21:39 PM 
Started by Tikvah - Last post by Dave5Cs
Dave Picture of it? Whats it smell like fuel, oil, coolant? Oil cooler might be on the drivers side front of engine lower part, would have water hose to front and oil hoses from back. square box with fins.

Power steering pump on other side back might be red fluid or light brown oil with hoses coming out?

 79 
 on: October 18, 2014, 04:16:57 PM 
Started by Tikvah - Last post by bobofthenorth
Black could also be fuel although not likely coming from the bellhousing end of the engine.

 80 
 on: October 18, 2014, 04:15:25 PM 
Started by Tikvah - Last post by Tikvah
Black oil.

My transmission runs engine oil 10w-30
But it stays golden clean.

This is certainly DD black engine oil

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