Originally Posted by cowlitzcoach
The Cummins 5.9L is a great little engine, emphasis on little.
I just drove my bus, a 5.9 Cummins, over a 1,000 miles through the Rockies at 70 mph... North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, and Utah - Gallatin, Yellowstone, Tetons, and Wasatch mountain ranges... I took a circuitous route to test the bus on the steeps. I dropped to 50 once but, that was only because I got stuck behind a semi hauling rocks.
Other than that I was able to do at least 65 or better going up all the steep canyons. I lifted the governor (apparently, I can't remove it all the way) to 75, that enabled me to do most of the 1,000 mile drive at 70+ mph. Granted my fuel mileage went to hell but, that "little engine" rocked. Some specs, my bus is only 33 feet long, bumper to bumper. I also have an Allison 2000 series tran with an overdrive gear. Those were in my favor...
There are few things that will give you an adrenaline drop like hitting whoopty-do, on a two lane road, in a bus, with your cruise control set at 73.
...Skoolie geeks and Preppers are looking for 466's, and are driving the prices on them up to insane heights. To be fair, I would like to get a 466m but, wanted to get going on my build more than I wanted to shop. I had concerns that maybe I had 'settled' on a Cummins but, not any more.
Just a curiosity, does anybody else use the PA System in the bus to rap to themselves as entertainment while driving?