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Old 04-11-2015, 10:35 PM   #141
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Thx for looking guys.

That is my second Black and Decker battery charger. I had to leave the fist one behind when I left my ex wife.
I love it too. Best charger I have ever used by a mile.

A year ago I recommended someone on here to get one. I don't remember who.

Stock height of my bus was around 36 inches from the bottom of the floor to the ground at the rear wheels. Front was lower due to the slant in the suspension. I think they did this for better loading through the front door.

Bus got lifted for a few reasons.

First being the but load of rust under there that needs to be fixed. Removing that fuel tank I realized I needed more working room.

Second being I'm going for a full 36 inches of under belly storage. To achieve this, I needed to lift the bus 12 inches.
Frame will lift with the coach work. All tanks, engine, ect will all stay 12 inches from ground height. This will keep my handling and center of gravity where it needs to be.

The 190hp 5.9 Cummins AT 545 is coming out of the front, and the 8.3 Cummins MD3060 combo is going in the rear. Only reason I'm not converting the 40 foot rear engine bus, is I'm too far along already on this one to switch.

There is some real far out stuff about to happen on this bus.

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Old 04-12-2015, 08:36 AM   #142
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nat, since the B&D charger works so well, and yall give it a big thumbs up, would ya mind giving us a model number? i bought a schaefer and it really sux.

thanks
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Old 04-12-2015, 11:14 AM   #143
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nat, since the B&D charger works so well, and yall give it a big thumbs up, would ya mind giving us a model number? i bought a schaefer and it really sux.

thanks
I will post them when I get home tonight.

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Old 04-12-2015, 03:00 PM   #144
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That B&D charger has profiles for wet, gel, and AGM lead battery types. My one complaint is that it powers on to gel, but all my batteries are of the wet variety. First-world problem, I know, but I have to click the type button TWO TIMES to bring it around to the wet setting, and then several clicks on the rate button to get my 40 amps started.

In case anybody wants a very nice low-rate charger, I'm also fond of my Battery Doctor 8 amp charger from WirthCo. The great thing about it is that it remembers the battery type and the charge rate, so I have it installed on a dump trailer and all I have to do is plug it in. Most chargers default to their lowest setting but the Battery Doctor remembers what it was doing and resumes there.
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Old 04-12-2015, 03:59 PM   #145
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This is the one I have.

Amazon.com: Black & Decker VEC1093DBD Smart Battery 40/20/10/4 Amp Battery Charger: Automotive

It's windy as hell here today. Makes me wish I was building a wind generator.

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Old 04-13-2015, 07:34 AM   #146
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thanks man. will be lookin for one.
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:57 AM   #147
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I came home from work to find the wind had finally ripped the 30 x 60 tarp off my bus. I'm surprised I managed to keep it there all winter. Spring brings 100kmh + winds.



The tractor was a anchor for cross chaining when I was jacking the bus up.



The bus looks funny due to how short it is. That's fine, it's about to gain 8 feet of length and a wheel base stretch.



My ratchet strap tarp supports.







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Old 04-17-2015, 10:30 AM   #148
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she looks unique all jacked up since your stretching, moving engine...hell might as well add a front drive axle
why not
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Old 04-17-2015, 11:19 AM   #149
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she looks unique all jacked up since your stretching, moving engine...hell might as well add a front drive axle
why not
I wanted to, have the parts, but need the space underneath for storage. Storage space is one of the main reasons for changing the bus to rear engine.

I'm about to tow the new parts bus home. Last night I took two hours to pull the seats.

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Old 04-17-2015, 11:29 AM   #150
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Bummer about the tarp, but you're right it was a pretty good feat to keep it in place as long as you did. Fortunately (?) snow season is probably past and now it's on to rain, maybe with just one or two more slushy snowfalls.
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