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Old 11-27-2015, 06:12 PM   #11
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VERY sage advice and wise word there, Ol Trunt.

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Old 11-27-2015, 11:02 PM   #12
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just looked through thread - NO air suspension pics!

Please take some and if you prefer put them on YOUR thread - keep it with the ride!

Please let me know here when you are done!! Thanks!!



......and I agree with Trunt - one wrong cut on a coach and you are in SERIOUS trouble!


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Old 11-28-2015, 08:47 AM   #13
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Its on this little video I shot trying out a new dashcam I got for my car.
Skip to the end about 6:05 or so...
The curbside rear air bag is pretty dry rotted and is getting replaced in spring or summer of next year. About $200 or so, my dad and I will be doing that as well as axle seals and wheel seals. We also are going to do some preventative upkeep on the air brakes and will be changing the rear diff fluid.
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:49 AM   #14
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kind of along the use theme of skoolie vs coach.... coaches are usually bigger. campgrounds, national parks, those type of destinations usually have a 40' limit. its less common to see a coach off of pavement. there are plenty of short coaches, it just depends what you are going to use it for.
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Old 11-28-2015, 10:02 AM   #15
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I'd really like an MCI MC5 executive coach. Shorty with class and power.
But I'd not want to take a real coach down the dirt drive my school bus has to go down to get to its current "home".

I do intend to buy one like this one sometime in the not too distant future when my Ward build is done.
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Old 11-28-2015, 01:28 PM   #16
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THANX!!

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Old 11-28-2015, 02:01 PM   #17
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East Coast,

just looked through thread - NO air suspension pics!

Please take some and if you prefer put them on YOUR thread - keep it with the ride!
Front air ride in a international bus at our shop. This is the same system as the last pic I posted here.





This air ride system is used in the front of newer buses. Starting in 07.



This is the most common air ride system used in the rear of buses. This is what the internationals use.
I could have posted a pic I took, but this shows better detail.



This is a front air ride system used on buses older than 07. This is the system in the first two pics I posted.



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Old 11-28-2015, 02:04 PM   #18
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Old 11-28-2015, 02:09 PM   #19
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Front air ride in a international bus at our shop. This is the same system as the last pic I posted here.





This air ride system is used in the front of newer buses. Starting in 07.



This is the most common air ride system used in the rear of buses. This is what the internationals use.
I could have posted a pic I took, but this shows better detail.



This is a front air ride system used on buses older than 07. This is the system in the first two pics I posted.



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That's interesting. I have never seen air ride on the front of a school bus. I'm going to start looking at some newer buses. These are obviously on some high dollar buses.
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Old 11-28-2015, 02:33 PM   #20
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It was a option back as far as 1989.

In 89 the option cost $17,000 in a new bus.

It was worth it, but the cost made them not common.

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