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Old 03-28-2012, 10:53 AM   #181
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Re: 1974 Model 05 Silver Eagle

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i'm waiting for it to rain to see how the bus moves thru the mud. because the eagle has the drive axle behind the tag axle with the DD over it , i would think this bus could move thru anything. most coach busses have the drive axle in front of the tag and they hit a little soft spot and just spin out. i can't wait to test this and see how it moves in the mud.

Excuse me but....
Left me know when that happens. David & I will come over and bring our folding chairs to watch. I'll take pics! I know the "great traction" our Eagle had.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:17 AM   #182
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Re: 1974 Model 05 Silver Eagle

First... all a/c units should be tilted down at the back to allow condensate to drain... that being said, if one has an a/c unit actually inside the bus, and just vents the back, be sure to tilt it a bit and glue in a small hose for a drain so water wont get on the floor..
A/c units can be put in the bays as they will just blow air up via your furnace ducting that you put in there.. I would have put the a/c in there... I didnt on my thomas bus cause i have 8 tanks, steps, a battery compartment and so forth in it.
Free furnace ducting along with the registers, etc can be had from many scrapped s/s... I know... i have a bunch of that stuff that's going in the trash soon if someone doesn't want it...

and, a normal house a/c unit could even go in the roof, if a proper box was securely mounted and correctly sealed, etc so that it would still function and keep dry.. I have considered doing this and just putting a standard duo therm lid over the whole thing...
just my two cents worth.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:04 PM   #183
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your bus is looking great! I hope you don't mind me stealing all of your ideas in my bus.

Best idea don'
t blow thru your money and feel broke all the time. work a little save a little and you will get it done
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:12 PM   #184
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head for Los Angeles ETA: 10 hrs. i got the bus all settled in here in New Mexico. But Work calls. I got a job driving for Prime OTR (over the Road) trucking. need to drop dogs of with friends in LA and get to the terminal by wednesday in Salt lake City. I will post some new pics and info of how the job goes. Starts at flate rate of 600./week training first 3 months. http://www.truckingtruth.com/free_truck ... prime.html
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:22 AM   #185
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Re: 1974 Model 05 Silver Eagle

You got a Job With a company? GREAT..
Are you going to their drivers school?
Are you going to "lease" one of their trucks?
Most time they tell you the cents per mile is $.85 around there and below that.
You actually need around 1.50-2.00 today per mile to make decent money.
YOU for that "leased" truck from them costs you thousands per month to "Lease" or "Own" if you were dumb enough to finance it through them.
ALL the fuel ( at least $4.50 a gallon at 5-7 mpg ), insurance ( this company is self insured PROFIT $$ ), license ( thousands $$ ) , repairs ( Thousands $$ through them PROFIT $$ ), Maintenance ( Thousands $$ MORE PROFIT FOR THEM $$ ), and much much more YOU pay for - TO THEM; allot of profit for THEM.

If you get stuck with a nasty fleet manager and THEY ARE THE ONE'S WHO DETERMINE YOUR WEEKLY MILES..
You need around a constant 2500 PER WEEK.. 500 miles per day for log book weekly hour maximum.. Depends if your running wither the 5 or 6 days week log book.
Statue of limitations has long past; BUT I had to run THREE LOG BOOKS.
This company and many others use logbook software and they charge you for it.. $23,000.00 for 375 licenses and other software that you will use..

If there is any lay over pay and also for lay over for holidays?
Dead Heading is money lost for YOU OUT OF YOUR POCKET.
I can go on and on.

ONE VERY IMPORTANT THING... READ THE PAPER WORK COMPLETELY...
If they let you and most likely they won't take it with you and have a lawyer go over it if you DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE WHOLE CONTRACT AND WHAT IT MEANS...
IF legal covertly record any and all contractual, dispatching, and any business discussions and phone calls..

My history I was one of those "Super Truckers" a while ago ( over twenty straight years gear jamming ); before all those computer engine management, auto trans missions; I'd like to see a new rookie shift 5x5 or one of the others I had to.

In ending a "Company" can and WILL boot a L/O or a Driver out of the truck at anytime or any where; I HAVE SEEN IT.

I wish you all the luck and as mentioned I have seen allot of "drivers" chewed up and crapped out by this industry..
From your post this company is paying you $600.00 per week?
I would watch out and keep my eyes, ears very very wide open with mouth shut tight..
HuH? This company doesn't hire just "drivers"?
Your training is in the truck with an "instructor driver" after "class"?

They don't like you they can really screw you over with the DAC/USIS driver reporting system.. Ever hear of being "black balled"?
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:22 AM   #186
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Re: 1974 Model 05 Silver Eagle

Congrats on landing a job.

I have only about 4 years experience OTR so take what I'm about to say with a grain of salt...

1. Please do not lease a truck from Prime. They will try to "sell" you on the idea. Painting all sorts of rosy pictures. My opinion, either stay a company driver or at least get a few years under your belt before becoming an Owner Operator. Prime is notious for cranking out new grads and leasing them a $140,000 Peterbilt 379 with tons of chrome. It's a very, very tough way to make any money.

2. Feel free to drop me a pm or email if you have any questions or need someone to bounce some idea's off of.

Take care, have fun and keep the rubber side down. You'll do fine.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:02 PM   #187
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Is there a way of installing the window units facing up through the floor maybe coming up in one of the storage areas inside the bus, or would the free on mess up and the unit not work. The unit would be facing upwards so to speak and then i would duct the three supply lines. would this work?
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:08 PM   #188
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... The unit would be facing upwards so to speak ...
I believe that you would need to keep the AC unit "horizontal" (due to the compressor) and duct both the air return AND the resultant cooled air.. You would also need to supply fresh air to the compressor motor. I may be wrong.
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Re: 1974 Model 05 Silver Eagle

Only the compressor needs to remain horizontal due to the lubrication requirements of the hermetically sealed motor and compressor. It has an internal oil pan. The rest of the ac can be placed in any direction as long as efficient heat transfer is maintained for the condenser and the evaporator.
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:17 AM   #190
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me thinks the evaporator and condensor needs to be vertical as well as the compressor.. all you have to do is to build a 4 inch or so tin box so that the conditioned air is in a register in the floor.. Especially if you have one of the newer air conditioners that have a remote control.. (I have a remote controlled one in the bedroom of my bus - and remote controlled lights, etc) You also need access to clean the filter, and may want to move the thermostat wire to a different position. The normal two controls can in many instances be moved a bit as well.
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