Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-26-2015, 11:05 AM   #361
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 6,500
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Ward/AmTran
Chassis: International
Engine: dt466
Rated Cap: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dragonpop View Post
As I see it the problem we are having is a regional thing. Nat has
a good basis of what a high humidity area is like and others live in
area with low or no humidity. In Arizona they give a humidity indicator
with the weather report because some times it can rain and not
touch the ground. Wood rot and mold are almost non existent in
most of Arizona where I plan to go shortly. I grew up in eastern
Oregon and thought humidity in Seattle was bad until at 20 years
of age I went east of the Mississippi and couldn't believe people
could actually live in that stuff.
We have extreme humidity here in FL, and all the problems associated with that. I got an old VW bus from AZ long ago and was always amazed at how well preserved it was. Stuff rusts badly here but seems like it could last forever out there!
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2015, 09:21 PM   #362
Bus Nut
 
sojourner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 379
Year: 1995
Engine: DT408
Humidity drives the "feel like" temp here as high as 125 deg. F here in South Carolina. One of the few things I'd change.
sojourner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2015, 11:56 PM   #363
Site Team
 
crazycal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,079
Quote:
Originally Posted by M1031A1 View Post
Thought I'd NEVER say this, but I prefer some humidity as opposed to the 17% humidity of the California valley where the dust is more prevalent than water. Sneezing brown dirt out of my sinuses hurt after 36 hours of being there.... Just sayin'.......


Ya, suuurre! I love sweating like a hog by doing nothing but standing still.
__________________
I'm hungry!

You Gotta Let Me Fly
crazycal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2015, 09:07 AM   #364
Bus Nut
 
sojourner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 379
Year: 1995
Engine: DT408
Concerning humidity issues, it can create sweating when the temps are right (or wrong). Won is a way to help mitigate excess moisture. I built a trailer once that had metal ribs and top but the sides were masonite soffet material. Even in the Pacific northwest it never condensed water on the inside due to stabilizing the humidity on the inside. I'm using 1" Canberra mahogany for our floors laid down like a boat deck with caulked seams. We'll most likely finish it with an oil finish that will allow it to breathe as needed to help with changes in humidity. I've used it for years untreated around the farm and even in contact with pig manure has proved to be virtually rot proof.
sojourner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2015, 11:27 AM   #365
Bus Nut
 
sojourner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 379
Year: 1995
Engine: DT408
Thinking about the new bumper and was wondering if it's legal to put the turn signals in the bumper instead of the stock mount on the front access doors?
I'm away and only have my kindle and there's no search function using this device �� to look elsewhere.
sojourner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2015, 12:28 PM   #366
Bus Geek
 
Tango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 4,821
Year: 1946
Coachwork: Chevrolet/Wayne
Chassis: 1- 1/2 ton
Engine: Cummins 4BT
Rated Cap: 15
Hmmmm...no idea on that one. Might have to check with DMV or even DOT(?)
Tango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2015, 06:50 AM   #367
Skoolie
 
Outcast's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: North Georgia Mountains
Posts: 106
Year: 96
Coachwork: AmTran
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466
Rated Cap: 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by sojourner View Post
Thinking about the new bumper and was wondering if it's legal to put the turn signals in the bumper instead of the stock mount on the front access doors?
I'm away and only have my kindle and there's no search function using this device �� to look elsewhere.

Yes, it is legal, it's done on cars and trucks all the time. Sometimes referred to as frenching the tail lights. As long as they work and are between the min and max height requirements, and are the correct color. There's a push on here in Georgia to ticket the vehicles that are installing dress up lights around their headlights and tail lights, that blink in multi-color. Blue is illegal anywhere on a vehicle, unless it is a government vehicle, and red is illegal on the front.
Outcast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2015, 01:16 PM   #368
Bus Nut
 
sojourner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 379
Year: 1995
Engine: DT408
Good news!! The friend who got me the 20 gauge metal was able to return it and get 17 gauge. Feeling much better now. I also got some Peterbilt gauges in and began working with calibrating the tach. There's no adjustment on the outside so I'm having to break in. Literally. I broke the leads by accident on the trim pot so I'm awaiting a replacement. Then I can adjust the hertz to match what's coming from my ring gear. The tech from the factory was a big help. Getting closer to getting ask the gauges I want on this project. When finished collecting the gauges I'll have:
Speedo
Teach
Oil pressure
Oil temp
Trans temp
Differential temp
Engine coolant temp
Manifold pressure
Dual air (single gauge)
Dual fuel
Pyrometer
Volts

Just have a couple more to find.

Pics coming later.
sojourner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2015, 07:35 PM   #369
Bus Nut
 
sojourner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 379
Year: 1995
Engine: DT408
Ok, got a question about cab window sizes. I'm thinking about a 36 x18 for the driver side and 30 x 20 for the passenger side. Any thoughts from those who may have put rv windows in their cab to replace the stock one? I have a FE model 1995 AmTrans.
sojourner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2015, 10:58 AM   #370
Bus Nut
 
sojourner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 379
Year: 1995
Engine: DT408
Driver slider window?

I'm having a hard time finding matching left and right slider windows for the cab without paying a fortune. It looks like I'm stuck using the stock window. I need another for the passenger side. Does anyone have one lying around they want to get rid of cheap? Let me know please.
sojourner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.