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Old 11-29-2012, 08:29 PM   #241
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Re: Model 05 Silver Eagle

I'm not driving for Pepsi. A few issues but the big issue the bay truck deliverey position is paid as a flat rate of 450/week + commisstion .13 case u unload and non union 12-14 hr days. which means u jump in and out of a tin can all day and make no O/T no benifits. say your route was from pepsi in roswell to carlsbad 70 miles away and your first stop was at 6am. so u get to pepsi at 4am dr4ive to carlsbad get there at 6am that was all free time. the drive home 70 miles free time. I'm not unloading cases of soda and water all day in new mexico 115 degree tewmps in sumer and 50 mph winds and 30degree days in wuinter working 12-14 hr days with no OT etc
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:43 PM   #242
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Wise choice!!!!!
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:43 PM   #243
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I have decided I will resume wrk on the bus after christmas. Need to finish paint outside, kitchen , new tires,king pins replced..proubly sme wheel bearings. I giveit 6months. Then its bac to hollywood . Shnieder national has a part time regional position out of the fontana,ca terminal where u ca drive truck for just the weekends. I plan to resume school in my spare time. I nominated to work through the holidays so drivers with familys can go home. Pictures to come soon
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:08 PM   #244
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There is one thing I have learned in life... everything changes. Now what you do with that change is up to you.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:10 AM   #245
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Charging storge battery bank. I have made my mind up. I have a 5.5 hp honda motor that is brnad newjust about on my air compessor I bought to paint the bus. Ok here is charging setup.mount onto the air compressor platform a balmar 7series auto motive alternator kit. I will put a 8" pully on engine and 3" on alternator. 2500rpm engine with 8" pully will spin alternator to he required 6000 rpm to make 110 amp charge. This is te most effective ad over 2 times faster than a conventional smart charger to charge battery banks. My unit will go in the bay storage.
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It is not cheap but for anyone doing serious off grid this is the best way to go I think. I will build this first then id like t go with 2 rolls surrette 800amp hr batterys. That means I can kic the charger on every other day or maybe once a week...depends on usage and after about 15hrs should have a complete 100% charge.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:34 PM   #246
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Oh sure iv thought about solar....its all how hard u want to work and how much to invest in project. But yes solar would be a huge break on power during the day and I can recharge back at night while I sleep so nothing is depleting batterys. Ill come up wth somthing. Lots of tme to thing driving semi truc over the road
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:54 PM   #247
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Got some time home and started back on the bus. I put in 2 new durlast gold 1000 amp cranking batterys and started the bus up.(it had been about 7 months started right up in about 2 mins of cranking..it was about 25 degrees out),started a it on the kitchen. sink cabinet for kitchen is in. but my kitchen is not yet done. i plan to put in more cabinets and finish in with RV stove and refridgerator... thats in 2 weeks when i start on project some more. things are movin aloung.








Heres a few pics of the truck 2013 freightliner I drive around the country,yes i have an exercise bike in the truck! golds gym 290c from walmart works great! Truack has a rigmaster deisel generator for power.I have refridgerator too.Took a pic of myself as a cowboy and a meal on the go.I am posting this from Amerillo,TX at a truck stop




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Old 01-14-2013, 04:22 AM   #248
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You have done a great job on your bus.

Does that cute dog go with you on your journeys?

Those George Forman grills work great.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:53 PM   #249
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Yes william rides on the seat next to me. Prime has a pet policy that requies a deposit. Looks like ill be home first week in feb to do some work on the bus
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:48 PM   #250
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up here in Wisconsin.cold cold cold. i plan in about a week when I get back home to do some framing on the bus inside. I want to build a insulated wall in between the drivers area (mud room) and living area floor. pretty much a wall with a door separating the cab from the rest or the coach.

and maybe add some cabinets...frame in the cabinet where the refrigerator (2way LP 110v) will go
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