Bus Conversions dot Com Bulletin Board
July 27, 2014, 11:18:35 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: 500 Members as of May 5th, 2006.  Smiley  3,499 Members as of October 21, 2012 Cheesy

   Home   Help Forum Rules Search Calendar Login Register BCM Home Page Contact BCM  
Pages: 1 [2]  All   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Eagle Question  (Read 3856 times)
Cary and Don
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 662




Ignore
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2011, 10:40:23 AM »

We crawled up under there and looked around.  All the nuts and bolts on the suspension look bright and new.  The rubber bushings all look good.  The nuts on the adjuster screws are all tight.  We even have wheel balancers on all the wheels.  Wow.  There are nice new grease jerts in a lot of places.  Nothing looks loose,  didn't see any sign of things slopping around.  Maybe sitting for eight months without moving had something to do with it.  I think it got drove around the block once before we got here.  The power steering fluid showed a little low.  Don said it did improve with more miles.  We think we will decide if it needs to be looked at sooner or later after we get back out on the road.  Plan is to stay here two more days anyway.

LOVE OUR EAGLE !!!

Don and Cary
1973 Eagle 05
GMC 4107
Neoplan AN340
Logged

1973 05 Eagle
Neoplan AN340
luvrbus
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 12074




Ignore
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2011, 10:50:22 AM »

You will enjoy the Eagle they are easy to maintain and give very few problem and there is a good supply of parts for the Eagle.
Now we need to get you and Don into the Eagles International Club , over on the Eagles Board and at Quartszite in Jan to meet the other Eagle owners you will love the owners they have taken a beating over the years over their Eagles on these boards but most are like a Timex watch they keep on ticking regardless lol

good luck
« Last Edit: March 28, 2011, 06:29:56 PM by luvrbus » Logged

Live each day like it was your last,one day it will be
saddleup
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 361





Ignore
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2011, 11:44:21 AM »

Cary and Don, setting in Santa Rosa NM,right now heading west on 40 tomarrow,not in any hurry, planing on swinging by Cliffords about the weekend, may be we will see you somewhere or if you decide to run 40 maybe we can meet up and have us a Eagle bus rally for a hour or so.
Matt
Logged

Box Elder,S.D.  Battle Mountain,NV


1974 Eagle 05 On the road, to Somewhere
boxcarOkie
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1452





Ignore
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2011, 01:28:40 PM »

Deleted by moderators.

Have a Nice Day.

BCO




« Last Edit: March 29, 2011, 05:55:03 AM by boxcarOkie » Logged

Van
Billy Van Hagen
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2333


89' Silver Eagle 15/40 6V92MUI Boulder City,NV




Ignore
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2011, 02:46:22 PM »

  " I am pretty sure his project did not involve the suspension system"
 In all fairness to BCO, Jim, The Oct issue article was about a worn suspension. fwiw.  Wink

   

Logged

If you are not living on the edge, then you're takin' up too much space!!!
white-eagle
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1184





Ignore
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2011, 03:53:53 PM »

Congrats on your new purchase!  Eagles are great vehicles regardless of what the SOB's (some other brand) say.  We took mine out for a test ride today.  i forgot and left my coffee cup half full on the stove counter.  After driving up a down the hills, a couple tight turns, running it up to 75, then back down, and turning into John's driveway, the coffee was still in the cup, on the counter.  no other brands can say that i'll betcha.

i have an eagle manual, but originally got my engine and eagle manual from coach info.  kinda pricey, but i use them often, like this past 2 weeks. 

there  are good and bad stories about every garage.  i never had work done in OK, but there parts guy, Norris was great.  unfortunately, he too is retired.

You might try calling Craig and Eagle Motorcoach.  He has parts and does service.  I have gotten the parts, no service, but good advice and hints for free.  Prices are not bad compared to the Holiday rambler, stick and staple groups.

stop and see clifford (luvrbus).  he is awesome.
Logged

Tom
1991 Eagle 15 and proud of it.
8V92T, 740, Fulltime working on the road.

Fran was called to a higher duty 12/16/13. I lost my life navigator.
rv_safetyman
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2199


Jim Shepherd


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2011, 05:03:18 PM »

Post deleted

Jim
« Last Edit: March 29, 2011, 05:20:57 AM by rv_safetyman » Logged

Jim Shepherd
Evergreen, CO
85 Eagle 10/Series 60/Eaton AutoShift 10 speed transmission
Somewhere between a tin tent and a finished product
Bus Project details: http://beltguy.com/Bus_Project/busproject.htm
Blog:  http://rvsafetyman.blogspot.com/
rv_safetyman
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2199


Jim Shepherd


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2011, 05:18:43 PM »

Cary and Don, it sounds like your sway problem is not as bad as you first thought.  It sounds like you have done a good inspection and it all looks good.  

I am sure you checked tire pressure.  On the rear drive axle, a good starting place would be 90 PSI.  That is the pressure that Eagle recommends on a model 10 with 11 24.5 tires.  Would guess it would be about the same on most Eagles.  Also make sure that all four tires are the same make and series.  If not, they might have slightly different diameters and one tire could be carrying more of the load. As you make your way back home, be sure to check tire temperature with and infrared gun or with your hand.  Your hand will begin to feel uncomfortable at somewhere around 140* and the tires should be less than that.

If you still think you have more sway than you feel comfortable with (not much problem with Eagles - even in moderate winds), I would check to make sure the lug nuts are tight (both inner and outer).  I would also check to make sure the bearing clearance is not excessive.  I doubt that either would contribute much to sway, but they are good to check.

Bearing clearance is not easy to check.  You would need to jack up each side, release the spring brakes and then check side movement.  With that much mass, you will probably need a pry bar and someone looking for movement.  Best way, of course, is to remove the axle and reset the clearance.  That is not an easy job and takes a large nut wrench to do the job correctly.

As I think about this, I think we need to make sure we are talking about sway (top of bus moving sideways back and forth going down the road) as opposed to wander - where the steering has to be corrected a bunch.  If it is wander, then we have a whole new list of things to think about.

Just some random thoughts.

Now I am paranoid.  Hope this reply does not fall into the "know it all" or blather category Grin  Cheesy Wink

Jim
« Last Edit: March 28, 2011, 05:30:30 PM by rv_safetyman » Logged

Jim Shepherd
Evergreen, CO
85 Eagle 10/Series 60/Eaton AutoShift 10 speed transmission
Somewhere between a tin tent and a finished product
Bus Project details: http://beltguy.com/Bus_Project/busproject.htm
Blog:  http://rvsafetyman.blogspot.com/
luvrbus
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 12074




Ignore
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2011, 05:32:05 PM »

They have 1973 05 Jim it should have real tires 12rx22.5 lol unless someone changed those out

good luck
Logged

Live each day like it was your last,one day it will be
Dreamscape
Dreamscape
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3282


1968 Silver Eagle Model 01 8V71 Allison 740 #7443


WWW
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2011, 05:43:34 PM »

Ladies and Gentleman,

I'm not very good at debating topics and don't claim to be. I'll just make this short and to the point. No badmouthing of anyone is allowed, period. There are always two sides to every story, and we should be careful to judge to quickly. While Don had a bad experience, another will have a good one. I doubt that any owner of a business would survive if they constantly perform poor service.

Please keep this important thread civil.

A friendly reminder from a member of the Moderating Team,

Paul
Logged

Becky and Paul Lawry, On The Road
Travel Blog - http://dreamscapetravels.wordpress.com/
Bus Blog - http://dreamscapesilvereagle.wordpress.com/
______________________________________________________

Our coach was originally owned by the Dixie Echoes.
wal1809
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1330




Ignore
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2011, 06:49:16 PM »

I am fairly new to Esgle ownership, 1.5 years to be exact.  Just my experience with my Eagle, no sway at all.  It stays straight as a bullet even in cross winds. 
Logged

1984 Silver Eagle Model 10 6V92 Allison auto tranny
www.snakebreaker.com
luvrbus
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 12074




Ignore
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2011, 07:02:28 PM »

That is the way all Eagles are supposed to be Wayne probably the best money Don can spend is have a 3 axle alignment for his Eagle when right they are pretty much 1 finger driving  love my Eagles

good luck
Logged

Live each day like it was your last,one day it will be
white-eagle
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1184





Ignore
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2011, 07:57:36 PM »

i agree with dreamscape.  Childish comments need to be deleted.  BCO made a comment, Jim made a comment back and now it has escalated.  take it offline guys.  go email each other and let us help don and cary. 

Moderators, please delete the unhelpful comments so we don't have to keep re-reading them. 
Logged

Tom
1991 Eagle 15 and proud of it.
8V92T, 740, Fulltime working on the road.

Fran was called to a higher duty 12/16/13. I lost my life navigator.
rv_safetyman
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2199


Jim Shepherd


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2011, 05:24:38 AM »

Tom and others, I must apologize for my posts that offended you.  I have now changed them.

Given that the events in my life have reduced my ability to post constructive comments, I will take a leave on posting until I can get my act together.

Hopefully the modifications/removal of posts will let this thread get back to addressing the subject and help Cary and Dan get to the point where they can feel comfortable with, and ENJOY their great Eagle.

Jim
« Last Edit: March 29, 2011, 06:09:33 AM by rv_safetyman » Logged

Jim Shepherd
Evergreen, CO
85 Eagle 10/Series 60/Eaton AutoShift 10 speed transmission
Somewhere between a tin tent and a finished product
Bus Project details: http://beltguy.com/Bus_Project/busproject.htm
Blog:  http://rvsafetyman.blogspot.com/
RnMAdventures
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 408





Ignore
« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2011, 11:41:51 AM »

if the swaying they were feeling was at low speed, it could have been a flat spot on a tire that rounded out after they warmed it up... Which would explain why it went away. My 2cents.
Logged

Mike & Rosemarie
1964 PD4106-2626
DD8v71 & Allison v730
Pages: 1 [2]  All   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!