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Barn Owl
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« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2008, 10:59:01 PM »

Obviously not going well. What's the latest?

I hope tomarrow is better,

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« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2008, 03:34:22 AM »

I hope after you had a good nights sleep you will consider your frustrations.

I went to start our Eagle after it sitting for two months. Guess what, no start.  Angry Checked my batts, they were real low. Should have taken the cables off the batts instead of relying on the switch. Oh well, now they sit idle on charge for a couple of days. Cry Cry

Just letting you know it happens to all of us at one point or another.

Don't give up! You have learned so much don't stop now.

Good Luck and Happy Trails,

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« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2008, 04:37:28 AM »

Chaz,

I can feel your frustration!

Like most on here who use our buses, I have had my MOMENTS with our 4905!  Angry

Get a little rest and hop up on the MAK couch, and let the Bus Doctors lend a hand..... Wink

It the only thing with these Ole Buses thats FREE.......

Hang in there Buddy!

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« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2008, 06:20:03 AM »

Chaz,

Take a break.

"Go easy, go greasy, just kind of let it kind of sl-i-i-i-ide right on by!"  (from some old blues song that I can't remember).

Seriously, with your exceptional talents and art, it's just another glitch.

I sold my beat up 4104 and bought a nice Vogue motor home.  It is exceptionally well built, runs and handles great, has lots of cool amenities, and I have regretted that decision ever since!

A bus is far more that a motor home, and, like a good mate, a pain in the a**, but more than worth the aggravation.

Hang in there friend.
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« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2008, 06:55:33 AM »

Hey Chaz,

Think Positive, things could be worse.

I feel your pain guy. I wish I could help you.

It looks like we'll be here another week or so and then be looking for a new gig. I don't know what direction we'll be taking yet, the navigator hasn't given me my directions, but if it's out your way maybe we can stop by for a day or two and help you get things straightened out.

Len...
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http://www.lyricsdownload.com/zappa-frank-keep-it-greasy-lyrics.html

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« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2008, 08:22:52 AM »

Anytime I work on my bus reminds me that Murphy's law is live and well!  Keep at it you you'll find out what's wrong so it doesn't happen again.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2008, 09:10:09 AM »

Hey Chaz,

I understand where you are I have been there most of the time since I got this one.  I hope I can get it going before i give up  on it and sell it for a reduclius price when we could have enjoyed it for a while.

If I could be there to help you get yours going it might make working on mine a little easier, knowing that I helped some one else and they were enjoying thier bus and some day I could too.

Hope it is just a little thing that is keeping it from starting, and you get it running soon and get on with enjoying it.
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Had small engine fire and had no 12 volt system at time of purchase. 
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« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2008, 09:12:08 AM »

Chaz,

The bottom line is: If we wanted something that started every time and were assured that nothing would go wrong, we souldn't have bought buses.  Your 4108 looks great andf, yes, it is going to give you a little trouble from time to time.  But there is nothing on it that can't be fixed even a no start condition.
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« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2008, 10:30:18 AM »

I understand your frustration. BTDT.  Shocked

Don't be too hard on yourself, after all, you had a learning curve on most everything else you do . . . . .

The bus issues can be resolved, it just takes time & $$ with less time usually costing more Sad  Shocked

If you're like me, you allowed yourself to be too dependant too early in your enthusiasm to use your bus.
Give it some time & it will come to you just like all your other skills have.  Cool
Remember, you just have to approach these bus issues a little differently since they aren't as common as old cars & bikes.


BTW, you ain't the first to want to walk away after p***ing on it.  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2008, 01:54:02 PM »

And...good short paragraphs Chaz!!!   He he he,...hoo...hoo...hoo!!  just kidding!!!  Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2008, 03:57:49 PM »

I could fill up a good three or four hours telling you all about my second weekend from hell in my bus. (cooling, electrical, air and of course the "incident")

Life sucks and then you die.
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« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2008, 04:01:14 PM »

We are ready to hear it when you are ready to type it out.

It might help to get it out and get on with things.

We have all had those days and week and months and more.
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1968 GM Bus of unknown model 6V53 engine (aftermarket) converted with house hold items.

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Coach is all 110 w 14KW diesel genrator
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« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2008, 04:22:59 PM »

I could fill up a good three or four hours telling you all about my second weekend from hell in my bus. (cooling, electrical, air and of course the "incident")

Life sucks and then you die.
  Chaz

But you survived! Look at it this way:
If that which doesn't kill you makes you stronger, in a few more trips, you'll be able to kick superman's butt!  Grin  Cool


Oh yeah, before you p*** on it & walk away, make sure the battery is disconnected.  Shocked


I've had those moments with the last 2 buses I bought.
1 took a crap on The Bridge Tunnel! Man, you'll get LOTS of attention if you do that! Wink Then it decided to give me the finger again when we were blocking traffic in one of those neighborhoods that the cops don't respond until AFTER the caller states "shots fired & the fire is almost out"  Shocked

There's more, but I gotta save something for my memoirs.  Grin

At times like this, I do a selfish project just for ME. I'll make that tool or special fixture I've been putting off. It restores my sense of purpose & helps me get things back in perspective. Not to mention they become some of my favorite "trophies".
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« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2008, 05:16:38 PM »

Hey Dude Lighten up!! At least you have a bus to cvomplain about. I still haven't found "the Bus".
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« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2008, 05:30:34 PM »

Chaz, you lucky man, Ive got an airplane, bus, boat, two motorcycles, tractor, truck, and three cars, all need me at the same time. You know the rules.>>>Dan
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