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Old 06-24-2012, 04:16 PM   #11
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Thats a nice bus! Hope you have fun with it!
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:29 PM   #12
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I saw this on the internet today. Here is the plan for somebody's roof (not mine):



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Old 06-24-2012, 08:55 PM   #13
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ought to be great at 70mph
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:53 PM   #14
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Depending on availability, price, and shipping, I would probably be interested in getting 1 or 2 of the small bunk/bathroom windows that is in your buddy's old camper. I want to put a small (single pane) window on each side of my bus in the bunk room for ventilation, and I only have one at this time. You can PM me or whatever ;)
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:57 AM   #15
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Looks like you've got a great foundation there, and have already scored some RV parts - cool! BTW, when you say "Engine 7.3 power stroker" I think that may be a misnomer. I don't think a 1990 model year bus will have a Powerstroke engine. Those didn't come out until 1996 or 1997 if I recall correctly. What you have is more likely the International 7.3 Indirect Injection engine with rotary injection pump. This was the predecessor of the Powerstroke engine and is what I have in my 1993 Ford pickup truck. I like having manual injection, but I'm not a fan of the rotary pump. I believe the Powerstroke has electronic direct injection and a rail rather than a single injection pump.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:38 AM   #16
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Diesel Dan,

I have just posted what was on the eBay listing. I have not picked up the bus yet. I have been in the hospital for the last few days and have not been able to go pick it yet. I will give it a going over when I get it and see what exactly have. A web search suggests you are right! Thanks for the heads-up.

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Old 06-30-2012, 09:15 PM   #17
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Has anyone tried using something like this three way rotary selector switch to choose between different power sources?



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I have been wondering about changing between shore power, generator, battery etc. without the chance of turning multiple ones on at the same time and frying something, and without dangling possible live plugs and prongs while switching between them.

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Old 07-01-2012, 09:08 AM   #18
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Well........... to answer your question? yes, back in my Army days we had a power switch at the power distribution box to switch between AC shore an AC generator....
Also on my motorhome we have a power select switch but no DC there....
I am pretty sure you do not want to run your DC circuits thru your AC switch.
Works great for shore and generator..
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:13 AM   #19
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i would just buy an rv automatic switch for 110v switching.. costs no more than that.
the 12v is normally wired thru the converter anyway
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:32 PM   #20
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Thanks for the input. I haven't bought anything yet. No I did not mean to run the DC through the switch, I had meant to say the AC power from the battery inverter. Do you have a recommendation on where to get a descent automatic RV switch for 110?

I am picking up the bus Thursday.

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