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 on: August 24, 2016, 05:09:16 AM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by Scott Bennett
On Monday August 29, our local Home Depot will be hosting a special send off for us and our bus. We have spent pretty near $31,000 at this Home Depot alone in the past 4 months and the employees here have been first rate helpful. The store managers are clearing away all the outdoor inventory normally parked in front of the store entrance so we can park our bus in that space. They are having a special staff meeting with all of the department heads and they along with some 30 employees will be standing in front of the coach for a professional photo shoot. Very cool of them to do this. They are a sort of a family giving us hugs when we come into the store and playing with our daughter. Been a great experience. I'll post photos when I get them Smiley


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 92 
 on: August 24, 2016, 04:42:15 AM 
Started by belfert - Last post by jackhartjr
I just read a very long article about pros and cons concerning AGM batteries. It is written by a guy in Maine that services boats and sailboats, he is known as a guru in electrical systems.
The bottom line is this, even though AGM's do not discharge as quickly as other types, KEEP THEM CHARGED!
If it is a simple solar panel, or trickle charger, keep them charged!
A lot of sailboats sit out on a mooring for months at a time, the ones that have the solar panels to keep them topped off, last many years longer than those that don't!
I will try to get a link to the article!

http://forums.sailboatowners.com/index.php?threads/agm-batteries-making-the-choice.124973/

 93 
 on: August 24, 2016, 04:36:18 AM 
Started by Jeremy - Last post by Jeremy
     "Not Available in Your Country" but here's proof that those double-deckers are unstable and prone to turning over:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JURJGAgM_Tc

My link was to the Top Gear bus racing ("In the name of science") feature which I'm sure everyone has seen before. I didn't know that rival (and inferior) show Fifth Gear had done something similar (but inferior). Top Gear do actually manage to put one of the double-deckers on it's side, but only by driving it up a bank

Jeremy

 94 
 on: August 24, 2016, 03:41:02 AM 
Started by belfert - Last post by chessie4905
OR Tom can wrap his start rope around the crankshaft pulley and just give it a good yank....☺

 95 
 on: August 24, 2016, 03:25:22 AM 
Started by Gary Hatt - Publisher BCM - Last post by Oonrahnjay
  Hey, Uncle Ned. I wish I had the money I am supposed to have. As a bus owner I have made a small fortune, but unfortunately I had to start with a bigger one. 

     *Because* I'm a bus owner ...    Grin

 96 
 on: August 24, 2016, 03:24:10 AM 
Started by Bryan - Last post by Oonrahnjay
  It was probably converted from 30 amp to 50 amps to run both AC at 1 time, the legs split in the box of your coach making 2- 110v legs I doubt you have anything that requires 220 volts, your generator is probably the same 2-110v legs  

     That's exactly how I have my bus wired.

...  Common sense tells me that since a regular 110 outlet has 3 prongs (power, neutral, ground), that a 220 should have 6 prongs since it is double... but of course that is not the case, it only has 4 prongs, so I'm assuming both legs share the neutral and the ground?

     Exactly.  They don't *have* to share a single prong and conductor wire but since they're going to be bonded together with all the other neutrals or grounds at a breaker or panel, you might as well.  Why pay for and have the size and weight of two wires and a more bulky plug and socket when one will do the job for you?  (Of course, the issue of "bonding" can be another can of worms.)

 97 
 on: August 24, 2016, 03:07:32 AM 
Started by Jeremy - Last post by Oonrahnjay

     "Not Available in Your Country" but here's proof that those double-deckers are unstable and prone to turning over:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JURJGAgM_Tc

 98 
 on: August 24, 2016, 01:22:49 AM 
Started by Jeremy - Last post by Jeremy
If you insist:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhtLfm-xhCM

Jeremy

 99 
 on: August 23, 2016, 10:28:13 PM 
Started by belfert - Last post by Dave5Cs
5200 by 3M. Use can even use under water.

 100 
 on: August 23, 2016, 09:09:39 PM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by jav9956
That is awesome Scott! That is also a good chunk of change you've spent there. I don't know about everyone else on here but I need some pictures of your build! Maybe I am just looking in the wrong spot but I haven't seen any posts of the interior recently.

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