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Old 07-06-2017, 08:07 PM   #501
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Hey Cadillack what are those fans and where did you get them? We need some fans like those but we will proly use them for a different purpose like venting the area above our cooktop stove.
the fans on those A/C condensors are standard SPAL fans.. there are less expensive versions.. but they are generaslly electric radiator fans..

https://webstore.spalusa.com/en-us/p...fans+-+12.aspx

summit racing sells SPAL and other brands.. generics are cheaper of course..

https://www.summitracing.com/search/.../fans-electric



you can see on both their websites that there are hundreds of fans.. these fans are *NOT* quiet.. so using them for ventilation when sleeping will make a lot of noise.. they do move alot of air though. and are typically weatherproof to some extent as they are designed for automotive use. they are most often 12 volt.

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Old 07-06-2017, 09:30 PM   #502
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Thanks so much that is what I needed to know. Not really worried about the sound they make right now. Thanks again.
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Old 07-07-2017, 08:31 AM   #503
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OK gang, this is just plain cool!! A VERY WELL executed Skoolie!! Now my wife wants ceiling like this!!
Repost but still a goodie.
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Old 07-19-2017, 03:25 PM   #504
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Here is scary.
Helpful RULE from a truck driver....

If you pull over, park ON THE PAVEMENT ONLY.
NEVER EVER get on the grass.

With all the rain that grass will sink you in a heartbeat.
I have seem MANY 18 wheelers laying on their side from pulling off into the grass like the above picture shows.
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Old 07-19-2017, 03:32 PM   #505
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I've got this crazy idea. While going over this bus and looking at things I want to change. One of the things we've come to consider is using Semi truck doors and install them on each side of what will become the cab. I'm thinking it will be much easier to enter and exit the cab without having to crawl over the engine cover. Has anyone here done anything like that? Any ideas? I'm thinking of trying to purchase a Peterbilt cab and salvage the doors and sides and integrate them into the bus cab. I'm also wanting to replace the totally lame dash cluster with a more complete Semi truck style with a greater compliment of gauges to monitor the mechanics of the bus.
Nope.

The doors to a Semi are only about 3 feet tall.

You would have to add onto the bottom of the one on passenger side, and cut steps into the driver side so you don't have to jump up or down.

No room for external steps wider than the bus.
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Old 07-19-2017, 03:33 PM   #506
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Iwatched a pull out recently.. got stuck for 45 miniutes oin a freeway ramp where 3. THREE! big rig tow trucks and about 6 monster size cables were used to pull a sleeper ring ond a 53 footer that had parked for the night (this was AM) with his right wheels on the soft shoulder.. and it rained like crazy... he didnt turn over but had to be sitting at cxlose to a 10-15 degree angle .. cant imagine what that bill was but they got him out with all 18 wheels on the ground..
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Old 07-19-2017, 06:07 PM   #507
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At least $1700.
And you said TWO wreckers.... so it was likely DOUBLE that.

I had a bill in 1998 that was $185 to pull me (bobtail) about 800 yards on paved roadway to a parking lot.
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Old 07-21-2017, 07:26 AM   #508
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Helpful RULE from a truck driver....

If you pull over, park ON THE PAVEMENT ONLY.
NEVER EVER get on the grass.

With all the rain that grass will sink you in a heartbeat.
I have seem MANY 18 wheelers laying on their side from pulling off into the grass like the above picture shows.
Great advice! If I broke down I wouldn't have thought of that trying to be considerate of other drivers. My common sense doesn't always kick in when I'm nervous. That being said though, a few months ago I picked up these awsome LED flashing triangles at HF. I hope I never have to use them.

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Old 07-21-2017, 07:53 AM   #509
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the other thing to is if you are on a 2 lane road and you drop a wheel off the right side into the gravel, DONT PANIC!!! and DONT OVER-CORRECT..

it can be scary but keep it steady and coast down in speed and slowly ease it back up..

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Old 07-21-2017, 01:40 PM   #510
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the other thing to is if you are on a 2 lane road and you drop a wheel off the right side into the gravel, DONT PANIC!!! and DONT OVER-CORRECT..

it can be scary but keep it steady and coast down in speed and slowly ease it back up..

-Christopher
just panic when your rr driver goes down in the ditch.... also when ur rr trailer axles ....
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