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« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2007, 03:45:31 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2007, 03:49:05 PM »

The bus was empty, the driver was new, first trip to NYC. Not one of the first line carriers out of here....

Ignored/didn't see the 8000 lb limit to go up on the FDR elevated expressway on the east side.

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« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2007, 05:44:39 PM »

Hey Jim ... I got Petes level system in my coach. The levels that level the coach are all closed center neutal. So they have to be energized to add air or remove air and when running down the road they are energized for road height. They work great had them on for 8 months. And I agree I bought the first design he did, with no guages. (WE DON"T NEED NO STINKIN' GUAGES)
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You only get around  4" up & down from road height on the rear ... the front goes way up
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« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2007, 06:18:36 PM »

The bus was empty, the driver was new, first trip to NYC. Not one of the first line carriers out of here....

Ignored/didn't see the 8000 lb limit to go up on the FDR elevated expressway on the east side.

happy coaching!
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« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2007, 06:31:45 PM »

Dallas wrote:  That's gonna leave a mark!

On the seat I assume!   Grin

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« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2007, 09:39:27 PM »

FWIW, we've been through Denver, Billings, Palm Beach, and a couple other airports that I can't remember with no problems.

I always check ahead of time, and have even had to call the airport police once (Palm Beach).  Usually there is a way -- at Palm Beach, we used the bus lane where the charter coaches pick up and drop off.

We also carry a Rand McNally "Motor Carrier's Road Atlas," which shows all the STAA truck routes, lists the statutory clearance for each state, and lists every place where the clearance is below statutory on an STAA route.  Very handy to have -- available at most truck stops in paper, laminated, and large-scale versions, updated annually.

We can lower by about 3" by dropping our air bags down to the stops, and have had to do so on at least a couple of occasions.

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« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2007, 09:57:17 PM »

The very first time I took my bus out I drove under a Blue Ridge Parkway arch, and after going through it, got that all too familiar cold sweat one gets when they realized that a bullet was just dogged. If you havenít seen one they can be rather small. I realized that I had no idea how tall I was and I was very happy I didnít learn the hard way. In my early driving days, I stuck a cube van in a tunnel for the same reason. The tunnel had a gradual sloping roof, and I got half way through it before it constricted enough to stop me. Never dawned on me to check my height, I forgot I wasnít in a car.  Thankfully I was able to back out. Other than the scratches on the top surface (which no one would ever see from the ground) you couldnít tell I did it. That parkway bridge made me glad I was only driving a 4106. When I started reading your post I was almost sick thinking you were going to tell us you took the top off. Whew! Allís well that ends well.
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« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2007, 10:18:48 PM »

BW - couldn't you have shown an example that WASN'T an H3 ? - OUCH!
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« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2007, 03:48:01 AM »

One of the nice things about having an RTS.   Grin

(The roof height is 9' 11", excluding anything you put up there.)
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« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2007, 03:32:48 PM »

It's Prevost's fault...

Bus drivers didn't historically have to think too much about "up"

GM's were all down close to 10"

Then they went up to 11' and MCI played at that height too...

Then Prevost started playing like a tractor trailer way up over 12'... well, they don't fit all over the place, hotel canopies, airports, the bus company washrack, into the shop....

Or under the bridges on the FDR...

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« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2007, 08:26:43 AM »

Ya scared me, I thought it said "LOW UNDERPANTS"  ....

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« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2007, 06:28:46 AM »

Ya scared me, I thought it said "LOW UNDERPANTS"  ....

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Paul it's great to see that you've still got your wacky sense of humor! LOL! Keep laffing as it is the best cure!
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