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 on: July 23, 2014, 02:24:25 PM 
Started by BlakeWright - Last post by eagle19952
Here's a guy that needs to be picked on some........

 on: July 23, 2014, 02:12:56 PM 
Started by BlakeWright - Last post by mikke60
This sight has been a huge help to me also,and I appreciate all the feed back and help I have gotten. That being said, I guess everyone does whats best for themselves. Cry

 on: July 23, 2014, 01:01:06 PM 
Started by BlakeWright - Last post by luvrbus
Compressors wear out it is nothing to see one running 250,000 + miles IF the maintenance if followed, in a bus most are installed and forgot about,seized pistons are rare in a compressor  ,idling will kill it on a 2 stroke with the low oil pressure at idle we were told at the Bendix school 15 psi oil pressure is the minimum and 2.5 GPM is the minimum water flow for Bendix compressors

 on: July 23, 2014, 12:59:48 PM 
Started by Slide - Last post by Slide
Thanks for the input I did hear one of the relays buzzing that must be it. Which is the field terminal? I guess if I scrape some of the crude around the terminal the letter F might appear.

 on: July 23, 2014, 12:36:37 PM 
Started by Lostranger - Last post by Iceni John

I'm with you on this one.   I have a fleet of custom bicycles, (OK, only six now, down from a dozen or so earlier!), each of which is set up for a specific purpose.   I've been thinking for the last twenty years or more of making a simple folding trailer that can attach to any of my bikes, and it would be big enough to transport two propane cylinders or a useful amount of groceries or several 5-gallons of water.   I will have space set aside in the bus behind the driver's seat to store at least four bikes, so they will be my toads.   The trailer will have easily-detachable wheels and a folding tongue, so it won't take much space when not in use.

I've ridden across the USA and up into Canada, and across India and Nepal, and I've got well into six-digits of miles in my legs by now, so another few miles won't faze me at this point!   What's better than the two best pleasures in life  -  riding a bike, and having a bus.   (OK, I can think of some others . . .)


 on: July 23, 2014, 11:39:59 AM 
Started by BlakeWright - Last post by bevans6
A few big power outages ago HD sold out of all of their generators, and brought in extra.  After the outage they got a lot of them back, and you could buy them on sale as returned items.  It's their policy, no one makes them take anything back.  I don't do it myself (buy something, use it and return it) but I don't have a thing about it.  I was talking to one HD employee about it one time, he said he's had people return the old thing they were replacing in the new box and ask for a refund.  I was buying a garbage disposal at the time, so I said can we open this and check it out?  He said sure, got a knife and we opened the box - it turned out to be missing all the hardware, and he said it had been a return...  I got it at a discount because I didn't need the hardware, I was making a black-water macerator pump out of it.  A cashier at a Walmart told me once they caught a guy who had bought a TV, paid for it, took it out of the store then returned it about 10 minutes later and got his money back but had the receipt so he went and got another TV and walked out with it.  They watched him do this, and caught him in the parking lot...


 on: July 23, 2014, 11:27:50 AM 
Started by Mex-Busnut - Last post by Lostranger
I love seeing what others are doing, and I think Hank is applying fresh thought to an old theme. Kudos.

With that said, even with the addition of a shower, toilet, stovetop and fridge, I believe his project will still be best suited as an extended party platform for a few college friends. Would not suit our needs as a full timing couple, but that's not a criticism of Hank or his bus.

The idea of retaining every window and not having any furniture or anything else above the waistline certainly gives a very open, airy, spacious feel - I like it. 

No offense, Jeremy, but I don't like it. Partly because our bus is low, and I don't want the world looking in. Partly because all those windows take up so much valuable wall space. Mostly because that much uninsulated glass is a nightmare during cold weather. We barely survived last winter in our Gillig even with most of the windows insulated and covered on the inside. To be fair, other areas of the bus, including the floor, were not insulated, but I am of the "put a few thermal pane windows where you need them" school. Can't wait to reskin in late summer and get rid of all that glass. We lived for a year and a half in a step van with no windows. Just windshield, front doors and two skylights. Plenty of light for us. We did, and still do, spend a lot of time outdoors.

But of course, different strokes.... I'm glad everyone is free to convert in the manner they see fit, and again I love to see what folks are doing.

Best to all,


 on: July 23, 2014, 11:24:44 AM 
Started by Lostranger - Last post by Lin
If you don't need a car, why pull one?  If you want to go places a bus won't go, you will need a toad.  I really dislike towing one, but I sure do like the flexibility of having the Jeep when we get somewhere.

 on: July 23, 2014, 11:23:18 AM 
Started by yeeolde48 - Last post by pd4501-771
Thanks Dave. I owe Joe a call. He and I had talked right before he bought his Scenic. Then he left me a message en route to Loudenville. Take care


 on: July 23, 2014, 11:00:56 AM 
Started by BlakeWright - Last post by Lin
Just a note on the above controversy. I personally consider it a good deed to return things to Walmart simply because of the way I feel about the general practices of that company.  I do not particularly feel that way about HD.  However, considering that I do spend a lot of money a HD, I might not feel bad about letting them help me out sometime.  This is still hypothetical, of course.  

I think that it is important to inform someone that they are doing something illegal and potentially dangerous, but that can be done in a merely informative way avoiding the sound of judgment. I would also note that, if you are knowingly doing something illegal, you might want to consider whether it is wise to post the details online.  It has happened that people have been held accountable for online admissions.

Regarding the compressor-- Parts do fail without anyway way of fixing blame.  When replacing it one should make sure that everything else around it is in good shape.  That is the easiest time to clean lines out and replace hoses.

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