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 on: February 04, 2016, 02:37:05 AM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by Jeremy
Those chalky fibreglass motorhomes will have a gelcoat finish, not paint. Coloured gelcoat that's exposed to the weather does need periodic polishing to maintain the shine - probably one of the reasons why boats (even more subject to weathering) are typically white.


 on: February 04, 2016, 02:29:44 AM 
Started by Dreamscape - Last post by Dreamscape
Fantastic! It would be nice to meet you.  Cool

 on: February 04, 2016, 02:01:47 AM 
Started by tcolley - Last post by TedCalvert

You could have it both ways, a/c on top & heat below.  Van Hool uses baseboard hot water heat; you could use electric if you didn't like Webasto; and their a/c is one big rooftop unit.  Probably expensive to fix.

 on: February 04, 2016, 01:56:43 AM 
Started by David Anderson - Last post by muldoonman
All I know about 2 stage jakes in my 1991 8V92TA with 755CR trans is they work and good. Don't really need the brakes if you watch a head when stopping. Don't have any steep hills around where i live but use them all the time in every day driving.

 on: February 04, 2016, 01:38:03 AM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by Scott Bennett
One last question regarding the exterior siding on our new coach. The previous owner has galvanized steel sheet installed as skin over the sides of the coach post roof raise. He also removed the rinbed stainless panels from the luggage bays and of course installed fiberglass caps front and rear. He then silka'd a fiber glass skin to the lower belt line. That fiberglass will not ever come off. So, before we spend $1,000's on a paint job, I have a question, does pro level automotive paint and clear coat age/fade differently on fiberglass versus aluminum? I've see a ton of chalky old fiberglass motor homes. But I've seen a ton of cars trucks and vans of the same era whose paint looks perfectly fine. Can someone chime in here? If the painted fiberglass is going to look crummy in 10 years, I'll skin over it with aluminum. As for the front and rear caps, nothing I can do about those Sad

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 on: February 04, 2016, 01:07:28 AM 
Started by Dreamscape - Last post by Dreamscape
The dates have been changed to now include Friday the 4th.

 on: February 04, 2016, 12:35:39 AM 
Started by David Anderson - Last post by luvrbus
Keep in mine that Jakes on a automatic transmission only work when the transmission is in lockup example the 700 series Allison do not lock up in 1st the 600 series do not lock up in 1 or 2nd gear unless a torque converter lockup has been installed.David's bus has a Voith and I do not know anything about how it works when it comes to lockup    

 on: February 03, 2016, 10:40:00 PM 
Started by Kahuna - Last post by Kahuna
Thanks for the info..ill keep looking..

 on: February 03, 2016, 08:20:55 PM 
Started by MB LeMirage - Last post by TomC
Marine engines are unique compared to vehicle engines. One-marine engines produce their maximum at top near governor rpm-say 2,300rpm. Back it down to 2,000rpm, and you're nearly 50% less propeller load. Plus a marine engine has all of the ocean to cool it. The biggest injector I'd go in a 71 series (with turbo) is 90 and in a 92 series, an 100 injector. 90 Injector will give a 450hp in a 8V-71. 100 injectors will give 500hp in an 8V-92. Good Luck, TomC

 on: February 03, 2016, 07:37:02 PM 
Started by Gary Hatt - Publisher BCM - Last post by Geom
The behavior of some people is unbelievable sometimes! Yeesh!!  Roll Eyes
I wish them well on this fairly-crappy chapter in their bus-life.

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