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Old 04-20-2016, 09:18 PM   #21
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Yay!!! Right? Lol
I am just happy the skoolie functions as well as it does for what i paid.

I have been planning for a bit now. I will take my time, but hopefully my time table of 2-4 months to be bare legal minimum rv status.

I am not a minimalist, but according to everyone i know i live like one lol.
If your bus has a 444 and is hitting 72, I'd imagine its got a 2000 series Allison.
Take a pic of it when you can and then we'll know. Or run the vin online.
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:35 PM   #22
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Day 1 of actual work, found out alot about my bus and my tools. One, i 1000% need a generator. As i am using miliwakee m18 tools. I get about 4-6 bolts angle grinded out per battery. All my seats have 8 bolts, thus my dilemma. I was considering buying a cheaper utility generator and 2000 watt pure sine inverter. Which i then hope to swap the inverter into my solar array eventually. Sadly, that will need to wait.

Oh things I learned :
Bus mechanics like to use whatever screws are around lol.

DO NOT buy the thinner angle grinder disks.

Buckets are awesome for putting bulk amount of screws.

Wear long sleeve shirts and jeans or work pants even if it is hot lol.

Wear a mask when grinding, as well as all other safety equipment.

I apparently have 3 heaters and 1 is like a legit home radiator in height. I might keep it.

There is nothing quite like getting your first set of seats out.

your bus likely has more than 3 Heaters total.. many of the newer IC's have a Mid heater and a rear heater.. then there are usually 2 in the main driver console (left-side windhsield defrost and a foot warmer).. then there are usually 2 on the right side.. (right windshield defroster and the door heater / defroster).. often the deforsters are tied to the same dashboard switch...

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Old 04-20-2016, 09:36 PM   #23
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all of the 2003 IC's I looked at had allison 2000s regardless of engine.. they were set up as 5 speeds and ran down the road nicely..

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Old 04-20-2016, 11:32 PM   #24
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That should read, mechanics in general....... man I am glad my dad taught me to keep a mayonaise jar full of nuts, bolts and whatnot on the shelf!

Glad you're rocking along........ but like the old skoolie saying goes, no pics, no proof!!!
I am editing the video's for the youtube's. Gotta be all pro like and stuffs XD
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Old 04-20-2016, 11:34 PM   #25
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If your bus has a 444 and is hitting 72, I'd imagine its got a 2000 series Allison.
Take a pic of it when you can and then we'll know. Or run the vin online.
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Old 04-21-2016, 06:26 AM   #26
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Got a pic of under the bus, right behind the engine?

Heres a 2000-


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Old 04-21-2016, 10:51 AM   #27
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Do you have rear air suspension?
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:30 PM   #28
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Got a pic of under the bus, right behind the engine?

Heres a 2000-


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Ohhh ok and crazy cal i have not the slightest idea. It runs smooth is all i can say lol.

Side note my earlier estimations on angle grinders ability to suck out battery life was grossly underestimated lol. I got 3 whole bolts on 3 fricken batteries -.-
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Old 04-21-2016, 03:32 PM   #29
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Ohhh ok and crazy cal i have not the slightest idea. It runs smooth is all i can say lol.

Side note my earlier estimations on angle grinders ability to suck out battery life was grossly underestimated lol. I got 3 whole bolts on 3 fricken batteries -.-
I feel your pain with battery powered tools!
Although not as bad as your times, and using two batteries, i was able to cut a few pieces of lumber to start framing of the bed/storage box. I was so mad, though...i almost threw all of them in the trash and went to HF to get w/e they had...
But then, i love my little drill! i have a B&D "matrix" 12V with interchangeable heads (drill, circular saw, jig saw).
Just have to manage better my charging cycles...and maybe buy another battery + charger!
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Lithium batteries are the best for cordless tools if you ask me.
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