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Old 05-30-2010, 07:21 AM   #11
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We had two P-71 Interceptors before our M-series trucks. Good cars until they went over 250K miles and the CPUs died within 4K miles of each other. The replacement costs of the brains were more than the cars were worth. Thus the trucks now. Keep the chin up. I'm sure there's another skoolie in your future. Maybe a 30'er you can use to easily tow the travel trailer?!?!?!? Just a thought...... (sounds like something I'm doing......)
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Old 05-31-2010, 02:06 PM   #12
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Phil, your killin' me! I don't want to be the guy that "stole your babys bus" and made them cry!
My goal was to have it done by planting season, alas it has arrived and I will be a week late (finishing the bus) I have to get the garden in! --plus I have a few trips planned in July. I like to move on projects and just blitz them; its just the way I plan stuff
I'm still have more pix to post but forgot the camera (i do this at work, cable internet)
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Old 05-31-2010, 05:33 PM   #13
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So hogfarmer, makin's the kiddies cry. I'm sure they'll be scarred for at least a few years. How does that make you feel?
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:41 PM   #14
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Well it's 99% done (for me) short of some tweeks and stuff I haven't thought of yet. Still considering a fixed toilet, meaning I will have to fit it with a black tank, maybe spring 2011 I can spare some tax refund $. So here is the the finished product.

The new floor



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When its time for bed, just lower the bed



I know she needs some detailed cleaning so I will be taking care of that today, but that aside, we ready for sum campin'!
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Old 06-12-2010, 02:51 AM   #15
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wow, looking great. I'd love to see more pictures if you have any.

you take it anywhere yet?
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Old 07-26-2010, 03:31 PM   #16
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wow, looking great. I'd love to see more pictures if you have any.

you take it anywhere yet?
I just got back from our 1st trip. We went to Silver Lake to play in the sand. The bus drove like a dream w/no problems, except maybe the one thing....I was crusing along using the throttle lock and then the traffic started to back up and when I went to push it in, it was stuck! Well I wasn't about to have a Prius moment w/ 15 tons of steel, so I stood on the brake, had the adrenaline blow through the system, and finally got the plunger back in, while reaching for the pull lever to shut the engine down (hated to have to do that to the turbo, but oh well) so I fly by all these cars in the other lane and finally get it slowed down to merge back in and everyone is staying tight to the car in front. They must be thinking I was waiting to get over at the last second to avoid the traffic, (sarcasm on)they didn't realize all the lives I saved that moment (sarcasm off) anyway the trip was good all around but I am curious about my fuel capacity... my fuel door says 60 gal. tank and the gauge reads near E but when I fill it I can only put in 35 gals. I think maybe the float in the tank must have fuel in it, or the ga. is broke, or the tank is actually smaller than the door sts. I would think a 400 mile round trip could be done w/1 tank full, IDK. Any Ideas? Taking the float out is gonna suck because the best access is through the floor on the inside. LMK THX
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:04 PM   #17
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looks nice!

bet your wishing the tank access hole was not covered up
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I like the floor...

Where did you get the fold down bed in the "Harley Garage"???
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looks nice!

bet your wishing the tank access hole was not covered up
Whats that hole going to do for him now?
would give him access to top of the tank to replace the float or atleast inspect it.
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....I was crusing along using the throttle lock and then the traffic started to back up and when I went to push it in, it was stuck! Well I wasn't about to have a Prius moment w/ 15 tons of steel, so I stood on the brake, had the adrenaline blow through the system, and finally got the plunger back in, while reaching for the pull lever to shut the engine down (hated to have to do that to the turbo, but oh well) so I fly by all these cars in the other lane and finally get it slowed down to merge back in and everyone is staying tight to the car in front. They must be thinking I was waiting to get over at the last second to avoid the traffic, (sarcasm on)they didn't realize all the lives I saved that moment (sarcasm off) anyway the trip was good all around but I am curious about my fuel capacity... my fuel door says 60 gal. tank and the gauge reads near E but when I fill it I can only put in 35 gals. I think maybe the float in the tank must have fuel in it, or the ga. is broke, or the tank is actually smaller than the door sts. I would think a 400 mile round trip could be done w/1 tank full, IDK. Any Ideas? Taking the float out is gonna suck because the best access is through the floor on the inside. LMK THX
Dang! I never had that happen to me before. I never really used the throttle lock because it seemed to slowly let the throttle out (slowing me down) I bet that was scary.

As for the fuel gauge problem, I noticed that too, seems like 1/4 tank is more like 1/2 + I just used a flash light to check the fuel level through the fuel tank filler hole. When we drove it down to South Padre Island TX and back I think I averaged just over 9mpg. one time I ran it out of fuel and was only to get about 45gal into the tank, so either the fuel tank is smaller than indicated or it was foaming big-time when I filled it...
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