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Old 12-09-2005, 05:02 PM   #81
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Years ago some power company went all over Co looking for the windyest(SP?) places... Sterling was in the top ten *S* bummer we didn't get together when you were here (I'm in Sterling)
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Old 12-10-2005, 01:02 AM   #82
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I am sure we will be going through again. We have some family in Sidney. I also like to spend a few hours in Cabelas drooling. Probably sometime after Christmas we will go visit them again. I will let you know when we do.
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Old 12-10-2005, 10:14 PM   #83
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*LOL* A few hours?..I can spend that just in front of the fish tanks *grin* I loved taking my 4 year old in there this spring and letting him see all the animals/fish..he would have stayed there for days looking at them. I can't help but think about what all I could get there that would work in the bus, good place for ideas, but need a deaper pocket book than I have.
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Old 12-12-2005, 01:19 AM   #84
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Maybe if I win the lottery I can get a few things there . My 17 month old also loved looking at all the displays as well. That is the one store the whole family enjoys.
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Old 03-19-2006, 09:29 PM   #85
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Hi Steve,
A couple of questions for you.
Do you know how much of a mileage increase eliminating the engine driven fan produced?
Is the exhaust on your bus 3 in. and what were you charged to run it.
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Old 04-07-2006, 01:33 PM   #86
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I ended up leaving the mechanical fan on the bus for security and the electric only kicks on when it gets hot.

There have been a lot of bad storms lately and I have been working on other cars and a house lately so I haven't had time to do much. The wind in the storms last week started to rip some things off the bus so I am going to have to do something soon.

Next up I am going to carpet the bedroom floor and finish the outside of the bus with sheetmetal. I need to check my fresh water tank also because I think it may have broke over the frozen winter.
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Old 04-07-2006, 03:10 PM   #87
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I ended up leaving the mechanical fan on the bus for security and the electric only kicks on when it gets hot.
I need to rig something like that up on my bus too. At low driving speeds, bumper-to-bumper stop & go traffic my bus gets hot. When we were on the beach it got up to 240* then I opened my hood & found that my fan was just coasting but not locking up. I can run the heaters to dissipate the heat but I'd rather get one that comes on automatically.

I'm thinking of putting an electric fan on the front pushing air through my intercooler/radiator. Is that what you did? Do you have any photos?
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Old 04-07-2006, 03:18 PM   #88
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I've found that electric radiator fans can be had at the junk yard for cheap....like 10 bucks or so.

Not only are they good for the radiator, but you can also use one inside the bus to cool the passengers when parked. They use suprisingly little current. I used to run one inside the old bus to help push the steam out, and i only had telephone wire feeding it.

I've had three of them that i've played with, and all of them would spin backwards when polarity was reversed, this gives you different mounting options.
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Old 04-09-2006, 10:30 AM   #89
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I am seriously considering eliminating the engine driven fan and using electric fans only. The engine driven fan is a huge parasitic drag. If I try this, I'll probably use two fans on thermostats at staggered temps. I will keep the stock fan and tools to change it on hand just in case. This may make a noticeable difference in mileage. We'll see!
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I will probably do the same thing when I finally get around to replacing my radiator that I have patched like 8 times. There is actually a huge hole in the middle (that I accidentaly put there when I was putting on the electric fan) that is patched only with JB Weld, but it has held in my trips to Minnesota and Nebraska so far.

-- So be careful putting the anchors through your radiator or you will put a big leaking hole in it like I did --
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