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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2010, 08:10:28 AM »

Thanks for all the good ideas guys!! jm blake i loved your pics! I liked how you put the panneling on the celing! But i do have another question...... On my bus my windshield wiper motor is broke and i have pulled it apart and cleaned it and i have a little plastic part that has 5 O rings around it thats broken. Any ideas where to get a new one??
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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2010, 02:30:17 PM »

Hey you guys i think i have decided on a layout. The scribbles are pocket doors and the second bed is a full size bunk bed. Any ideas? Let me know. Thanks!!
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« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2010, 02:47:46 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2010, 03:17:53 PM »

Great when i put it in the scanner i did everything i could to get it under the kb ammout and thats as far as i could get it. Thanks!!
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« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2010, 07:02:08 PM »

- make sure you keep the engine access ports in the floor at the back accessible

- do you need 4 burners?   consider 2 burner and Convection microwave with fan over top to save space

- you could put fresh water tank under forward bed to to save bay space,  also, put fill valve in a spot where it is not behind the bay door when it is open

- dinette not really needed if you have table provision,  interesting Smiley


Is the potty too close to the fridge?,   I know it's one of those crazy things,


Also,  take a different color and overlay your bays and what you might want to put in them,   that will help on placement

thanks for keeping us up Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2010, 01:06:45 PM »

well i thought about the fridge being close to the bathroom and thought about switching the bathroom with the 2nd bedroom. But..if i switch them i will have to move the counters up and loose a lot of living space up front...thats why i did that. With the table/dinet i think im going to make a hole in the floor and make a wooden table top with a metal post that will fold up, down and latch in place for tables. That way it gives us more sitting room. Thats an excellent idea about the bays and the different colors, ill have to do that!! Thanks for the feed back!! This keeps me thinking!!
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« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2010, 06:46:27 PM »

Hey you guys Im finally getting somewhere on my bus!!! My soon to be daughter in law helped me put down our measurement in the bus and mark eeverything off. I sent it over to my nephews house so he can get to work studding out the bus for me. But on our 30 min drive over there my bus shut donw on me because it was getting to hot. Well come to find out when I had washed the bus th other day there is a switch in the back that will turn off the fan to keep everything cool. Needless to say I figured that out and we were on our way. About a week later my nephew had all of the walls studded and is ready to go to my brother-in-laws house for wiring!!! Now were on our way.....but every time you take on step forward you take one step back. I went to get in the bus to take it to my brother-in laws and the raidator now has a hole in it from where I accidentally flipped the switch. Any ideas where to get a new or a good person to rebuild...is it worth a rebuild.....any help is greatly appreciated!!

Update on Wiper motor.....I found on really cheap thanks to you guys.... I still wouldnt have one if it wasnt for you!!1
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« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2010, 07:16:57 PM »

Uh, I don't understand.  I thought you had an MC9?  What kind or wierd-arsed cooling system has someone installed that has a switch to shut off the fans?  And how did it put a hole in your radiator?

Sounds like the PO really mucked up your bus. 

We need a better explanation.

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« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2010, 07:21:33 AM »

Because I (stupid me) pressure washed the bus I guess I accidentally hit a switch that will turn off the fans that keeps all of the motor parts cool. So when we were going down the highway I guess it got so hot back there it burnt a hole in the radiator. I had pulled off the side of the road found the switch and drove about 10 min to my nephews house. A week later i went back to go get my bus, turned it on and it started pouring our antifreez. So I pulled out the radiator and I need to either get this one recoilled (if I can find someone to do it) or get a new or good used one. I have parked the bus up in the front of the house for hours and just let it run seeing if it would get hot and taken it on small errands in town to see how it does and it does great but after I hit that button is when my problems started.
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« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2010, 07:26:05 AM »

Our confusion is that MC9's have a belt driven fan system, a big belt runs from the front pulley of the engine to a gearbox on top between two big squirrel cage fans that pull air in through the radiators, one on each side of the bus above the engine.  your bus doesn't have that?  Is it an electric fan motor?

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« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2010, 07:32:22 AM »

Some digital pictures might also help.

Link to the photo hosting site of your choice, if shrinking them to post is a problem.

happy coaching!
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« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2010, 07:34:13 AM »

sounds like some one put electric cooling fans in in place of the blower. Normally the bus has a mechanical driven blower or fan to pull air through the radiators. This may become a problem if they aren't sufficient. Jerry
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« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2010, 07:34:38 AM »

The switch was an air vaulve. When it got shut off the cylinder couldnt get air pressure to raise up and tighten the belt that runs through the motor.
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« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2010, 07:44:52 AM »

The rad was already bad, waiting to leak, or you wrecked it blasting with the pressure washer.

An overheat won't harm a good rad, however, there is no such thing as a simple overheat with a coach. Very expensive damage may result from overheating. It must be avoided.

At this moment, your number one concern should be:

wondering what else you need to know that is different about your coach from your previous automotive experience, before it co$t$ more than you have.

Operator manual, maintenance manual, parts manual, and some ton of online reading, both here at BCM and over at BNO will help you a lot!

happy coaching!
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« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2010, 07:50:44 AM »

Well now my problem is that I need a new radiatior.......Any suggestions on where to get one??
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