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Old 11-09-2011, 01:45 PM   #21
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I notice you have a lot of what appears to be unsecured furniture (tables, chairs, etc.) in your bus. Do you just not drive it often? How do you deal with all that stuff when you do drive?
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:18 PM   #22
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:36 AM   #23
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finished up the rear office/bedroom this week. All this white is primer. I will probably paint with a light tan color. Priming the ceiling really helped a ton. It smells like a new RV inside. I also sealed shut the top windows and paneled and framed over them. SO all you see now is a nice square window. The seals and the top windows were so shot there was really no way to save them so they didn't leak without replacing the whole window..which i'm not doing. I will install maybe 2 of those fantastic vents(they are roof mounted vents with fans installed in them. I did insulate all this as well . I don't think the sun hitting the rear of the bus is going to bother me this coming summer!


I have named the bus to. I decided on the name The Big Defender

The rear bedroom construction is complete for the most part. I can add cabnets later on.Netx is the kitchen..but i will proubly wait a month or 2 to start that

Here's a few photo's of the work





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Old 11-12-2011, 07:24 PM   #24
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I do have L brakets on the desk and bed... I do move it ofton..I drive it slow! also this bus (not to brag) has Air throttle control. it is a very interesting enginering addition.n when I throttle up, the bus throttles up vewry slow and gently. That helps alot when accelerating becuase it is not jerky. It couldn't jerk ,unless you poped the clutch...which would just stall the engine. It from accelerating to stopping everything is very gentle. The silver eagle coach is just that also. No leaf springs. Coach has Eagle torsalistic suspention. Better ride than air... I had a tc2000 school bus..it rode like a dump truck. I feel for you guys. I hated my bus. It rode ruff and rugged in general. very awful machine to operate. small bumps were like hitting giant pot holes. So I can see why u would wonder
The others might buy that but I had an Eagle. Sure the torsalastic suspension is great on a rough road. But compared to our Blue Bird, it wasn't THAT much smoother of a ride. Also the suspension is very pricey to repair (along with most anything else on the coach). The Eagle was faster on the highway but the Blue Bird climbs hills better. Tie down all your furniture and lock the cabinet/refrigerator doors closed. You don't want to be taken out by a jar of mayo flying thru the air! Another word of wisdom. NEVER lift the wheels of the eagle off the ground when you are trying to level up! It will damage the torsalastic suspension. I do miss those bays though. And the HUGE AC/DC alternator that was on the bus (David forgot to put in in the back of the Blue Bird before heading out here... bummer)

Shame you aren't in Roswell anymore. We are heading there this week (moving). I still have my Eagle 05 bus manual from Eagle Bus and Car. I need to find someone who can use it. If I see LeRoy again I'll ask him if he wants it. Did you see his bus, Liberty, in the BCM centerfold (November 2011)?
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:28 PM   #25
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Alot more progress over the last week and weekend. just finished up interior paint,. whernt with a flat while and a martha stewart maroon called "Barn" Next is the kitchen .I can add and buiuld some cabniets in the rear aliung the way..The major thing now is to focuis on counter tops,and the kitchen layout. Once I build it in it will be hard to remove!.But man I tell ya she is comming together now...well I know u enoy photo's so here is my unplanned but well equipted layout,








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Old 11-13-2011, 07:35 PM   #26
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I do have L brakets on the desk and bed... I do move it ofton..I drive it slow! also this bus (not to brag) has Air throttle control. it is a very interesting enginering addition.n when I throttle up, the bus throttles up vewry slow and gently. That helps alot when accelerating becuase it is not jerky. It couldn't jerk ,unless you poped the clutch...which would just stall the engine. It from accelerating to stopping everything is very gentle. The silver eagle coach is just that also. No leaf springs. Coach has Eagle torsalistic suspention. Better ride than air... I had a tc2000 school bus..it rode like a dump truck. I feel for you guys. I hated my bus. It rode ruff and rugged in general. very awful machine to operate. small bumps were like hitting giant pot holes. So I can see why u would wonder
The others might buy that but I had an Eagle. Sure the torsalastic suspension is great on a rough road. But compared to our Blue Bird, it wasn't THAT much smoother of a ride. Also the suspension is very pricey to repair (along with most anything else on the coach). The Eagle was faster on the highway but the Blue Bird climbs hills better. Tie down all your furniture and lock the cabinet/refrigerator doors closed. You don't want to be taken out by a jar of mayo flying thru the air! Another word of wisdom. NEVER lift the wheels of the eagle off the ground when you are trying to level up! It will damage the torsalastic suspension. I do miss those bays though. And the HUGE AC/DC alternator that was on the bus (David forgot to put in in the back of the Blue Bird before heading out here... bummer)

Shame you aren't in Roswell anymore. We are heading there this week (moving). I still have my Eagle 05 bus manual from Eagle Bus and Car. I need to find someone who can use it. If I see LeRoy again I'll ask him if he wants it. Did you see his bus, Liberty, in the BCM centerfold (November 2011)?


I can tell you this,Now that I have the rear complete i have now screwed and secured the furniture. Don't need **** shifting around on me. Yes she dose fly 75 - 80mph...slow on hills thou.She's pulling alot of weight! Did not don't know what bcm centerfold is. i will try to google it now
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:30 PM   #27
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Did not don't know what bcm centerfold is. i will try to google it now
Bus Conversions Magazine. The November issue is available for a limited time as a free download:
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But the "Centerfold" is sawed in half when viewing the coach as two separate single-page views!
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:57 AM   #28
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But...... INTERIOR PICS!!!!! I met LeRoy in T or C where we were vending at the Hot Springs Festival. He recognized the food cart.
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:09 PM   #29
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I ordered my furnace the other day. I whent with the 79-1809 Suburban Furnace Nt 30sp For Ducted - 30,000 Btu - 1 626.92 626.92 from ppl motorhomes online.. should be here by mon. i have installed all the ducting in the floor.will take a few pics later on
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:34 AM   #30
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I noticed that almost NOBODY runs electrical wires inside plastic pipe. While they work fine by themselves, if you have to add or replace one it will be a major P.I.T.A. without the conduit. FWIW.
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