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Old 05-10-2009, 01:47 AM   #31
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and for the 2 way fridge even do it runs on propane or 110v it still needs 12v for the circuit board. At least mine does.
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Old 05-10-2009, 04:19 AM   #32
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Swinada,that is true with my 3 way fridge,it needs 12 v to work!You need cold beer at all costs
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:12 PM   #33
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Can someone tell me how to contact the board administrator?

I tried to post some photos that I have taken and it told me the board quota had been reached.

I have no clue what that means.

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Old 05-11-2009, 12:51 PM   #34
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Can someone tell me how to contact the board administrator?...
You just did when you posted!

Don't worry, I'm sure Steve will see your post on his next round through here, and will have an answer for you in fairly short order.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:41 PM   #35
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Still getting the same message when I try to attach a pic. Not sure what it means.

I got some more of the old flooring tore out and am starting to take up old wood under the rubber. I was going to try to just cut out bad spots and replace them, but there r more bad than good, so it is all going to come up, get a good coat of POR on the metal and new wood.

I'll post some more pics as soon as I figure out the Quota filled message.

Also, would it be a good idea for me to send a message to Steve asking what I am doing wrong? Don't usually send PM to someone unless they ok it first
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:23 PM   #36
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I would just send a PM to steve and ask whats going on.

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Re: Scotts first bus

I suspect there is a file attachment size limit (quota) and that your picture files are too big. Only Steve can say for sure though.

Try using something like irfanview or the image resizer power tool from microsoft to resize your pictures down to 640x480 and see if it will let you upload one after that change.

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Old 05-18-2009, 08:00 PM   #38
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I am thinking of doing away with the radiator fluid heaters, and running a loop on the motor to return the hot water back into the system without it entering the inside of bus. my question is: does anyone have any suggestions for heaters while bus is in motion? I thought of trying to find some 12 volt heaters and putting in three or so, and also thought of installing regular wall mount 110 power setups with a separate inverter for each......

Any ideas?
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:43 PM   #39
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Electric heat takes lots of power. The load at 12 volts, especially the current and required wire size, is a problem. Cabin heat running off of 12-volt inverters draws more power and gets expensive. It will also stress your alternator.

Where electric heat comes in very handy is when the bus is plugged into the grid at a campground or home base.

For going down the road, I would recommend either running a genset if using electric heat, or keeping at least part of the fluid loops. If you are worried about losing engine coolant due to leaks, I'd suggest using a heat exchanger (like Jason heats jacuzzis with) between the engine antifreeze loop and the cabin antifreeze loop.

(A coolant cabin heater can also be activated to help keep the engine cool during long climbs in the mountains or thunder runs over hot summer asphalt.)
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:59 PM   #40
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Your right. After a major re-think, I am going to clean up and use the two heaters in better spots for heat while underway.

I have a line on a electric start, 6600 watt generator that has just had a sound deadening box built around it and the lady who owns it doesn't want it anymore. I offered her $800, which is low for this area, so I hope she decides to take the money and run

Health issues have kept me from working much on the bird, but will post some more when I am back up and running.
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