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Old 10-10-2015, 01:07 PM   #521
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Old 10-10-2015, 05:06 PM   #522
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Woo new tires, and bus at the new place. Once we get all these moving boxes dealt with time to keep working on the bus.

It takes the whole road to get into our house, hopefully they don't install a raised median in the road out front in the future if the county expands the road.

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Old 10-10-2015, 08:55 PM   #523
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Mmmmmm...I love the smell of new rubber!
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Old 10-10-2015, 09:09 PM   #524
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Old 10-10-2015, 09:53 PM   #525
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New tires are almost better than sex

Now your just being silly

Or gives new meaning to getting new rubber
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Old 10-11-2015, 09:08 PM   #526
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what brand and size of tires did you get?
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Old 10-13-2015, 03:03 PM   #527
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Triangle TR686, load range H. (16 Ply, 143/146 load index)

They are not like physically triangular shaped. ;)

TR686

I'm happy with them, the price was good. They were sitting in a warehouse for about a year already. They track well, are quiet, and balanced well. Time will tell how they last.

The tires are all position.


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Old 10-16-2015, 11:52 AM   #528
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This thread rocks!

I just binge read this thread over the course of two days and there's so much coolness here. It's been super educational to read all the steps here. I'm brand new and after reading this I feel like I have a much better understanding of how much work conversions are.

It's been so much fun to see the progress unfold and I love your Murphy bed setup. I was thinking something like this:Electric Bed Hoist - stealthsprinter

But the murphy beds seem simpler, more robust, and they take horizontal space rather than vertical (I'm 6'3" so vertical is precious).

Thanks aarsonsb, your bus is awesome!
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:47 PM   #529
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Did not go back to see what engine you have, but 17-1800 is the "Sweet Spot" for 4 & 6 cylinder Cummins (along with many other diesels). Does not get much better than highway speed in that range.
Yep. 2100 and I was at near full boost in my old 24v common rail...60psi or so and about 1150deg on the pyro.
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Old 10-19-2015, 02:24 PM   #530
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Hey thanks!

Those motorized lift bits for the bed are neat - I can imagine there would be some complexity with using the space effectively under it though.

I'm 6'1 and I can sit upright on the lower bunks without hitting my head. All the vertical dimensions are pretty critical for clearance into the ceiling.

When I reach up to the ceiling in our bus, it's high enough I can't put my palm flat on it when standing flat-footed on the floor. 18" lift is pretty effective - 2.5" of floor insulation, 3" of ceiling for a total height gain of 12.5"

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I just binge read this thread over the course of two days and there's so much coolness here. It's been super educational to read all the steps here. I'm brand new and after reading this I feel like I have a much better understanding of how much work conversions are.

It's been so much fun to see the progress unfold and I love your Murphy bed setup. I was thinking something like this:Electric Bed Hoist - stealthsprinter

But the murphy beds seem simpler, more robust, and they take horizontal space rather than vertical (I'm 6'3" so vertical is precious).

Thanks aarsonsb, your bus is awesome!
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