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Old 12-30-2015, 08:27 PM   #31
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Thanks dude!
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Old 02-19-2016, 11:53 AM   #32
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Rated Cap: 90 Passenger
Cruising speed was about 70 at around 2k to 2100 RPM's. They were having a hard time keeping it under 70 from what I was told. 6th gear was not open. My brother did a bit of research into this and found that you have to contact Allison and get permission for them to approve an Allison tech to open up 6th. Fuel mileage averaged 8-10, but they didn't find the "economy" button on the shift column until they got back. We learned that it may save a mpg or 2, but it's not huge.
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Old 02-19-2016, 12:05 PM   #33
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So we've taken a month or so hiatus and are back on track to getting Freebird finished. We've been having a lot of issues coming up with a layout that works for us. I think we are on to something now. Spent last night building a temporary "mock-up" of the bunk area. This will provide us with ample space for totes, coolers, changing clothes, etc, without having to walk to the front of the bus. Instead of building 6 bunks we're doing 4.
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Old 02-19-2016, 06:37 PM   #34
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So we've taken a month or so hiatus and are back on track to getting Freebird finished. We've been having a lot of issues coming up with a layout that works for us. I think we are on to something now. Spent last night building a temporary "mock-up" of the bunk area. This will provide us with ample space for totes, coolers, changing clothes, etc, without having to walk to the front of the bus. Instead of building 6 bunks we're doing 4.
Trial and error is the best!
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Old 02-20-2016, 08:40 AM   #35
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Fuel mileage averaged 8-10, but they didn't find the "economy" button on the shift column until they got back. We learned that it may save a mpg or 2, but it's not huge.
an mpg or 2 is 20% or more! That is a nice increase. If it were getting 50mpg, than it would not be a huge deal.
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