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Old 04-28-2016, 08:03 AM   #131
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oh I got it! thanks.. I was thinking it was something different.. LoL..

I have that on mine

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They have the airbags for this style too lol

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Old 04-28-2016, 08:04 AM   #132
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Not what I'm using mine for though.
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:06 AM   #133
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After hearing from some full timers in a school bus, I almost think its a necessity.
I tell you what bringing the bus home was a completely different ride then what I remember a bus as. Very smooth. I'm glade I have them. Didn't realize they even put them on busses. So bonus for me.
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Old 04-28-2016, 01:19 PM   #134
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I have the same lock on the outside of the front entry doors. I just have to push in on the door from the outside and the key will turn. I think the doors just don't line up perfectly so you've got to push on the door kind of hard then try to turn the key.

That's interesting about your model of bus. My door is air, as are the brakes. This is a pretty small bus to have air brakes. I've had a number of buses with hydraulic brakes.
I'm curious to know your tire size. There are several models of this bus that look the same, but some have wheel wells on the interior floor and some don't. It seems the buses with 19.5" tires are flat floors while the same bus with 22.5" tires has four wheel wells to deal with during the build.
I am kind of a minimalist, but I've also been caught needing a bathroom when there is none. I'm coming around slowly.
Do ALL buses have this external lock situation? this is something I have been wondering because if my bus has one I CAN NOT find it!!??
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Old 04-28-2016, 01:37 PM   #135
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I have the same lock on the outside of the front entry doors. I just have to push in on the door from the outside and the key will turn. I think the doors just don't line up perfectly so you've got to push on the door kind of hard then try to turn the key.

That's interesting about your model of bus. My door is air, as are the brakes. This is a pretty small bus to have air brakes. I've had a number of buses with hydraulic brakes.
I'm curious to know your tire size. There are several models of this bus that look the same, but some have wheel wells on the interior floor and some don't. It seems the buses with 19.5" tires are flat floors while the same bus with 22.5" tires has four wheel wells to deal with during the build.
I am kind of a minimalist, but I've also been caught needing a bathroom when there is none. I'm coming around slowly.
my little bus is Air brakes too... I looked at busses with 4 more rows than mine that had hydraulic brakes.. maybe its a handicap bus thing?


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Old 04-28-2016, 02:23 PM   #136
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Do ALL buses have this external lock situation? this is something I have been wondering because if my bus has one I CAN NOT find it!!??
That's a good question. I'm going to assume the actual locking front door is from the chassis producer because the ignition key also fits the door. No, this is my first bus with a locking front door. Before I was using two large eye bolts that I could lock with a chain from outside to keep the two doors locked.
I'm thinking your experiencing 20/20 hindsight right about now, not unlike the rest of us. There is always something better that would be an advantage. In my case locking doors are pretty cool. With deadbolts on the two rear doors, allowing key entry, I'll feel pretty secure until someone comes through my top hatch.

Zo, vee hav disgust einsfhart and ausfhart of zee busss.
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:09 PM   #137
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Air bags? I didn't get any air bags and I probably need them more than most. While I don't like dealing with wheel wells I sure could use the extra clearance. Eventually my driveway scare will get big enough that it doesn't scrape anymore.
right now the bus is basically empty no weight really to speak of. That said went out today fired the beast up just to blow out any bugs. Airbags kicked in. Fully aired up it gives me about 8" from tire to fender. Didn't measure inside the well but probably have about an acre or 2. It has shocks as well and what's cool is if the bags blow out the shocks will help but I still have tire clearance until I can get to a safe spot to stop if needed.
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:15 PM   #138
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:19 PM   #139
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Got last of the windows cleaned and re installed
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:22 PM   #140
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Finally getting the walls pur together. Slow but getting there.
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