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« on: November 17, 2009, 06:54:41 PM »

Even though it is not recommended, but I am sure it is not impossible, I was wondering if anyone knows how to prepare the bus for a slide out.  I would love to see pictures if anyone has any. 

Thanks so much!

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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2009, 06:58:46 PM »

Email BJ aka Gus the Bus on the board he has 3 on his MCI 8


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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2009, 04:41:34 AM »

I did my own slides ...The link to the mci member is your best bet...mine are on a 89 prevost...we have about 600 invested in material for both slides. Have extra slide mechanical... not a bad job if you have time ,patients,a welder,and a place to leave side open for awhile.Can see pictures of mine at (west tennessee bus nuts gathering ) page 15 :BK posted pictures;thanks BK....good luck.... It is worth the effort!
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2009, 05:53:46 AM »

I did my own slides ......mine are on a 89 prevost....Can see pictures of mine at...

Could you put the link please. I don't find...

Thank you...
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2009, 05:59:24 AM »

I've just been to find the photos myself - the link is:

http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=12698.210


The outer view certainly looks good - do you happen to have any photos of the mechanical bits (eg inside or underneath), or the them during construction?


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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2009, 06:08:37 AM »

Oh yes!!!! Thank you...

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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2009, 08:42:19 AM »

I emailed you some pictures Jim, let me know if you did not get them.  There were 3 emails
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2009, 04:51:22 PM »

Gary at B&B in Las Vegas and Dan put a full side slide in a 9.

I think he wants to sell it now -- I am waiting for him to email me pictures and a craiglist listing.

I talked to him today and I will get you more information as I get it.

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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2009, 11:20:02 AM »

Here are the pictures

I have more if you want them

I can send them to you if you want me to

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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2009, 05:20:22 PM »

Melbo,

Your bus looks great.  It should be a BCM centerfold for the slideout alone.  Thanks for sharing.

Love the brown paint.  Is that New Mex camo?  Huh Roll Eyes Grin Grin Wink

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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2009, 06:26:12 PM »

Thanks for the compliment but that is not my bus.

I am posting a picture of my bus it is an 8

That is a 9 that has the slide -- it was built at B&B Coach in Las Vegas by Dan and Gary

Pretty cool bus huh???

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« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2009, 07:33:09 PM »

thanks for the imput. i am looking for pics of structure above and below floor.thanks jim.
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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2009, 05:04:05 AM »

I noticed your from KY I live in Evansville Indiana on the border with Ky.Have 2 slides as posted earlier....basic installation is a tube inside a tube attached to the outside wall.. the rear slide is above the floor with the bed extending out..The front is thru the frame with added frame reinforcement at floor level.you can go below the frame,but this will loose space in the bays..Front slide is 15 ft by 3 ft.rear is 8ft by 3 ft.  Used a common shaft and chain drive on each runner powered with a slide motor...will try to get some pictures of mechanical..If you would like to see in person will b e here til mid Jan...Then run to sun...My slides are 6 yrs old and road tested...
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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2009, 05:27:54 AM »

Jim, you need help designing a slide for the 9 the ones I have saw were well built with trusses at the roof and bottom.
Prevost with all their resources and engineers had major problems for 4 years with their slides on the XL, never many problems on H series because of difference in the way the 2 were built.   



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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2009, 05:40:07 AM »

I design and built slides myself ....prevost had nothing to do with them...I tend to overbuild...like I said road and time tested no air leak and no noise..just wanted everyone to know...I can't afford the real thing  $600. for two slides ....I think the big boys might sell you the switch and motors for that...I'M a build it yourself...with the guidance of those that have gone there before...to the original question ..It can be done just research it and look at what others have done...you can do it..
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« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2009, 05:55:10 AM »

Robert, I am not saying you guys can not do it but what works on your Prevost may not work for his MCI.
I have looked at 9 over at Gary's in Vegas and I don't think that one is going to hold up the owner has it for sale now. 
FWIW I have seen slides fail on Eagles without proper design and the way the Eagle is built that should never happen but the old saying "S*** happens"



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« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2009, 06:08:09 AM »

I had a MCI 8 (1978) and the only reason that it didn't get slides is I wanted a Prevost with a bigger motor..Just like the look and power;Sort of like the Eagle guys or MCI or GM etc..would only be able to show what was done and explain how then it is for him to decide.It is good to have a informed opinion to discuss our thoughts...
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« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2009, 06:15:35 AM »

Yep that is reason I referred him to BJ he did all the engineering for you guys with MCI 8 and 9 but it is a complex design that his firm came up with.
All things are possible with help and money I have a friend that is installing a slide in a 4104 he has had set backs in the past 1 1/2 years but plans on driving it to Quartzsite in Jan




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« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2009, 11:23:49 PM »

"GUSTHEBUS" is a 9 with two slides.  It was at Rickreel in Orygun for the meet.  The owner lives south of Seattle (Airport Way?)and is a unusually bright and innovative PhD in engineering.  He built Gus when the common wisdom was that slides would not work in a 9.  Contact him for two reasons.....he can tell you what FAILS ....or what WORKS WELL. and all the picky little problems that will have you slashing your wrists along the way to either conclusion.  Really nice and informative guy.
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« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2009, 10:29:08 AM »

"GUSTHEBUS" is a 9 with two slides.  It was at Rickreel in Orygun for the meet.  The owner lives south of Seattle (Airport Way?)and is a unusually bright and innovative PhD in engineering.  He built Gus when the common wisdom was that slides would not work in a 9.  Contact him for two reasons.....he can tell you what FAILS ....or what WORKS WELL. and all the picky little problems that will have you slashing your wrists along the way to either conclusion.  Really nice and informative guy.

Hmm,
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« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2009, 06:22:24 PM »

Check this out....( Not mine)
http://vancouver.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-RVs-campers-trailers-RVs-MCI-9-Bus-Conversion-W0QQAdIdZ158880895
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Hmm,
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Hi BK,

I looked at your 96A3 and was immediately struck by how high the front end looks in this picture.  I refreshed my 96A3's front suspension this past winter.  During the refresh I replaced the leveling valve and then reset the ride height of the axle.  From the picture it looks to me like your bus is riding at least 1" higher then mine is.  If you had time during your next maintenance I would be curious to know what the ride height on yours is set to right now.

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Hi BK,
I looked at your 96A3 and was immediately struck by how high the front end looks in this picture.  I refreshed my 96A3's front suspension this past winter.  During the refresh I replaced the leveling valve and then reset the ride height of the axle.  From the picture it looks to me like your bus is riding at least 1" higher then mine is.  If you had time during your next maintenance I would be curious to know what the ride height on yours is set to right now.

Brian,
I'll be happy to check it for you when we get it back in service! Not long a go(about a month or so) I had another weekend from you know where and had several things go wrong!
Well one of them was "Gus" lost a turbo, and took o ut an engine! So it sits waiting for it's time to be fixed. (as soon as dad makes up his mind on what exactly it is we want to do with it!)
Best of my memory though I beleive when that old pic was taken, it had sat for a day or 2 and the rear suspension had prbably bled down. But the front had not!
Also we have rebuilt the rear suspension since then too. So it may be rididng "more level" now!
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