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Old 09-16-2014, 02:20 AM   #41
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After some basic measurements/math, seems physically possible.

Garage needs to be 5' 5" tall to cary an adventure bike or my street bob with apes. IF I can lower the floor 16", which that would put the floor even with the skirts so only the frame would hang lower, do an 18" roof raise, loosing approx 4" for isulation and the tongue and groove ceiling, that leaves me an available space of 8' 10". -5' 5" = 3'5". Of course that has to account for the floor in between and the matteress height so the bedroom would def have to have a "pop up'd" section. Guess I'll have to wait and do the roof raise, then see what my overall height is. Def don't want to end up with a UK double decker looking bus.
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:34 PM   #42
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You really need to find and talk to this guy! He seems to not have the problems you are having with loading a motorcycle on a bus...

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Old 09-16-2014, 10:59 PM   #43
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That video was awesome! I was thinking that you could compress the suspension on the motorcycle to lower it 10 or 12 inches to gain height in your bed. Or maybe even wheel wells for the bike in the floor and a lift up bed for loading. Flipping down the handlebars and flattening the tires would also gain you valuable inches
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Old 09-17-2014, 11:46 AM   #44
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You've got to be kidding me! I'd guess that's from India, those guys are good at stuff like that.
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:45 AM   #45
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Well I convinced my wife to go climb around under the bus and scrape off a ton of dirt to get to the transmission tag. Ya she's a keeper lol.

Well unfortunately I found I have an AT545

Anyone have any good links on tranny swaps behind a cummins? Prob go with a MD3060 since it seems to be the best tranny that will bolt to a 5.9
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Well I convinced my wife to go climb around under the bus and scrape off a ton of dirt to get to the transmission tag. Ya she's a keeper lol.

Well unfortunately I found I have an AT545

Anyone have any good links on tranny swaps behind a cummins? Prob go with a MD3060 since it seems to be the best tranny that will bolt to a 5.9
document it...lots of folks talk about it, haven't seen it yet though
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Old 09-25-2014, 05:21 PM   #47
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Confirm what bolt pattern you have on your bell housing. As I recall, the 545 is an SAE-3. If so, most Allisons can be had in that pattern including the 645 and others. Can't comment on the MD 3060. Of course you can swap or modify the bell housing but that can get tricky too.

Below is something I found on an RV board supposedly added by a transmission tech...might help...

if it is a 3000 series (it may say MD3060 on the tag) they ALL have the capability of being a 6 speed. you just have to go to a dealer and have them program it to a 6 speed. Allison WILL NOT change it to a 6 speed without an authorization from the manufacturer of the chassis because the driveshaft or axle may not be able to spin that fast. I've changed quite a few to 6 speeds but in a few instances I was not allowed to because the driveshaft wasn't supposed to spin that fast.
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Old 10-07-2014, 01:37 AM   #48
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GOD I LOVE Craigslist!!!!!

Homelite 3500 gen=$150 running condition

TORO 4000 gen, HD model with sound enclosure, looks like an EX4500 honda=$100 need a coil or similar as it lost spark

And the CROWN JEWEL......enough metal to reskin the sides and front after my 18" roof lift, with a bunch to spare and resell!

18 ga. Stainless 2 of them

The rest are aluminum...

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All unused 4x10 sheets!!!!

$850 for ALL of it, HAHAHAHAHAHA. In AK ONE sheet is nearly $200
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:19 AM   #49
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Wife picked up an rv door at the local place, $175 brand new. Prob more than the lower 48 but it still beats $305 shipping from EBAY!! Windows coming next.




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You have no idea how much I wished a flat RV door would fit my shorty...at any price. I probably have 6 months work and a grand tied up in making one to fit the ever so slight curve of the body and weird angles.
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