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 on: November 19, 2014, 07:06:09 PM 
Started by pabusnut - Last post by loadera10
 Steve, sounds like fun. I wish I was traveling with my Eagle. This trip will be a good time to fix all the little problems that pop up. Good luck and have fun.

 on: November 19, 2014, 05:55:49 PM 
Started by bevans6 - Last post by rgrauto
I saw an air operated cylinder that tripped the latch on  a dump truck tailgate and thought, if you had a electric valve,such as a air horn valve,etc and a momentary toggle switch mounted on the shifter like a two speed switch it would be a easy air assist for clutch.  With a pressure regulator you can dial in the speed the clutch will operate.You may not need foot pressure at all on the clutch. Maybe someday I'll give it a try.

 on: November 19, 2014, 05:51:10 PM 
Started by johnjem - Last post by flynbanjo
  You can find all the information about the rally at  arcadiarally.com

 on: November 19, 2014, 03:18:20 PM 
Started by johnjem - Last post by johnjem
What are the dates? And the location of this rally? I am planning on coming,------>>>> flying in lol
   Arcadia Rally 2015

 on: November 19, 2014, 02:59:05 PM 
Started by John316 - Last post by B_K
John did Bobby buy it back?
Grin  BK  Grin

 on: November 19, 2014, 01:38:28 PM 
Started by pabusnut - Last post by Dave5Cs
Steve glad your home and havin some fun. Its not ugly, its "Eclectic" and unusual, and if asked a collectors piece. When I finish restoring it could be worth thousands!.....Elvis used to drive it and sometimes still does!....... Grin

 on: November 19, 2014, 12:41:06 PM 
Started by pabusnut - Last post by mung
Have fun down there.  We just got back a few weeks ago, but didn't bring the bus.  We have a friend that is retired Air Force and gets us in at Trumbo Point every year.  Look for a guy named Frankendred playing pan down there and tell him that you know Vern from the bus list. 

 on: November 19, 2014, 12:36:22 PM 
Started by pabusnut - Last post by pabusnut
So I knew leaving on a long trip exactly one week after getting back from Afghanistan would be a challenge, but without a deadline, nothing happens!

Here is a brief synopsis:
3 November--Arrive home from Afghanistan
4 November--take bus in for inspection & flush & replace coolant
7 November-AM-get bus back from inspection

10 November about 1300 hrs--finally leave after multiple problems and fixes.  Discovered new straps for tow dolly are too long for VW Jetta front wheels, but just barely tighten down on Kia Soul 18" wheels, so the Kia goes.  All LED lights on bus and tow dolly force me to put magnetic brake only lights on roof of KIA Soul.  Turn signals work about half of the time.  Leave York, PA and make it all the way to Fredericksburg, VA before dark, and stay in KOA.  Use electric heaters, as didn't have time to install the furnace(arrrrrggghhh --I am an all electric coach!)

11 November--run pretty good all they way to Fayetteville.  Stayed in Army MWR Smith lake site.  Very dusty, but easy to get in and out.  Bathrooms are a story---clean but shower not sloped toward drain!  Thankful for my new truckers' GPS!!  Visited friends from my active duty days until late!

12 November -- filled up w/ fuel--6.8 mpg.  Stopped for the night at friends in Ridgeville, SC--forgot to plug in right away and the battery went totally dead(frig runs on 12 VDC, and I only have one battery right now) but no food was spoiled as it didn't warm up.  Discovered that the turns on their 1/2 mile long lane are tight, but didn't put the car in the ditch!

13 November-- Couldn't find the campground at Gainesville, FL, and had to make a U-turn-----that's when I discovered that I had lost the power steering.  I just had the steering cylinder rebuilt last year, so I didn't understand it, but this would explain the smell that I thought was somebody else's brakes!  Still couldn't find the campground, so we went to the nearest state park, and just made it before complete darkness and got the last site!.  Filled the power steering w/ 30 wt oil and made it into the site with help from the campground host after dropping the car.

14 November-- Filled up w/ diesel just south of Gainesville, FL and got 7.8 mpg. Tried to take 27 south, but my left leg got tired of the stop and go traffic, so I diverted to the FL turnpike($$$$ OUCH).  Made it to CB SMITH county park at Pembroke Pines with no trouble(other than the PS)  Note:  Forgot to fill w/ diesel prior to stopping for the night!

15 November -- Followed FL turnpike again to rt 1 and down to the keys.  Experienced severe white-knuckle syndrome going over high bridges and the seven mile bridge(which really is seven miles)  You would think a guy who can fly in a Chinook next to the back door open without fear could conquer his fear of heights, but apparently that isn't happening.  Made it to the Navy Sigsbee Island campground with little trouble other than taking the tow dolly and car over a curb.  Discovered I have the cheapest, ugliest coach in the campground---but what a nice looking toad!  Only saw one or two converted coaches on the whole trip.  One was a burgundy colored eagle sitting in a park in one of the Keys, but I don't remember which island?!

---More to come-----

Steve Toomey

 on: November 19, 2014, 11:52:31 AM 
Started by Ace - Last post by pabusnut

You sure picked a good time to come to Key West!  We are staying at the Navy campground on Sigsbee, and leaving on Sunday 23rd.  Are you playing in town somewhere? 

Steve Toomey

 on: November 19, 2014, 07:36:00 AM 
Started by bevans6 - Last post by mung
Yeah, clutch works fine, just a little tiresome on the leg sometimes.

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