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 on: December 04, 2016, 03:48:57 AM 
Started by lostagain - Last post by Tikvah
So my impression, the thought of a steering wheel spinning out of our hands is a manual steering problem.  Yes, your old tractors (I drove one too) and the old manual steer busses.  Yes, I've driven those too.  I can't comprehend my power steering wheel pulling away from me, certainly not to the point of hurting my wrist.

If that were true, a blown tire would send the bus sideways across the median, flipping to its side and taking many innocent motorists with it.  Ya, we've all seen the YouTube video, but I can't imagine that's a real daily risk we take.

A power steering system, like Scott has.. like I have, is easy to control, even in a rut, curb, blown tire, etc.  A spinner knob on the steering wheel isn't going to smash my wrist.  To the contrary, if the wheel wasn't firmly held, the spinner knob might be an asset by being easily "caught" by a unsuspected spin of the wheel.  A quick correction of the wheel, by way of power steering, and the potential accident avoided.

Am I out to lunch?

 on: December 03, 2016, 09:37:26 PM 
Started by Oregonconversion - Last post by Oregonconversion
Interesting setup OneLaper. I think I'm going to install a gas furnace and connect my water heater to propane. Sad but true. It's what I need. 

 on: December 03, 2016, 08:57:36 PM 
Started by AstroLiner - Last post by Oonrahnjay
  ... Recommendations would be welcome.

       Can't help with service but I would say that I have an Outback 12V inverter.  It's not "load sharing" so it's all of nothing -- if you don't have enough power coming in shore or generator to run your loads, it pulls *all* from the batteries.  It could/probably would run the batteries down really quickly.  It has a lot of things good about it - low efficiency losses, lots of programming options, low noise, low heat (if you have a confined space for it) but the no-load-sharing thing is a problem.

 on: December 03, 2016, 08:53:10 PM 
Started by Scott & Heather - Last post by Scott & Heather
I'm not averse to having the axle cut and weld
Replaced. Just need to make that happen when we have more time.

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 on: December 03, 2016, 08:52:08 PM 
Started by Scott & Heather - Last post by Scott & Heather
Pics Sami!

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 on: December 03, 2016, 08:51:27 PM 
Started by lostagain - Last post by Scott & Heather
Yep this tri gear M's were made by international harvester. I grew up driving our 1946 model all the time. And yes I have scars from the steering wheel burning my wrist it spun so fast when hitting ruts. Loved that tractor.

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 on: December 03, 2016, 06:36:45 PM 
Started by Timkar - Last post by luvrbus
Tim, take the serial number and call Prevost they will have the schematics for that bus Prevost changed that sh** every 6 months,15v on the field is a little high it should read 12.8 and if it is magnetize it should be charging.You know if the batteries are fully charged and you leave a charger connected they won't show charging     

 on: December 03, 2016, 06:27:18 PM 
Started by Timkar - Last post by Timkar
1990 Prevost charging issue. 50 DN Alternator not charging, 24V system.
When running alternator has 24V (battery voltage) on main lug which is also connected to F1. F2 has 0 volts (field neg) and the relay connection has 0 volts. On the voltage regulator connection results are battery is 24V, ignition is 24V and field is15.2 volts. Suspected the blower cut in relay (R4) and checked it. There are 3 terminals with wires out of 4 available. Term 1 has 0v, term 2 has no conections, term 3 has 24V, term 4 has 0v.
Thinking of applying separate 24V to the relay terminal to see if it is in wiring, relay, etc.
This coach has not run for a couple of years and just put a different 8V92 in to it...
Anyone out there with this era of Prevost that can check their cut in relay and regulator voltages? I checked on my 95, but totally different wiring...TIA

 on: December 03, 2016, 05:17:17 PM 
Started by GiddyInn - Last post by gumpy

Ok, that's funny! Someone put a brake knob on the bay doors! Cheap security, and evidently it works!

Well, now you have a heck of a story to tell regarding your first experience with your new bus. Don't feel bad or ignorant. We've all made mistakes like this. Someday when you post a question saying the bus is shutting down 3 minutes after you start it, I'll tell you about how I learned the hard way about the rear stop/run switch!

Glad you figured it out.

 on: December 03, 2016, 05:16:25 PM 
Started by Jim Eh. - Last post by luvrbus
The torque rating are deceiving on the ISC and the ISL when you take the torque reading after the gear train on the rear wheels they come in around 750 to 800 ft lbs 

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