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Old 01-14-2013, 03:18 PM   #1
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Maintainence

550 miles of this:



And temps between -6 and -15 will sure let you know what your maintenance program is right. No time to be sloppy or cheap. A breakdown in this weather could be fatal.

50/50 fuel, Power Service and a properly maintained air system will keep you going. Webasto ran for about 20 hrs this trip, slept nice and warm the whole trip.

Preventative maintenance sure pays for itself!
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:41 PM   #2
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Re: Maintainence

looks like it could of gotten slick,fast how did bus do overall?
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:48 PM   #3
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Re: Maintainence

100% Sure wouldnt want a conventional bus though. Mountain passes we even worse.

Heck, it was like that from the house to the dates and back. It was supposed to be sunny for 4 days straight. Wow, did they screw that one up!
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:21 PM   #4
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Re: Maintainence

What does 50/50 fuel mean?
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:24 PM   #5
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You must live in a warm climate.

50% #2 diesel and 50% #1 or kerosene.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:41 PM   #6
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LOL.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:35 PM   #7
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Re: Maintainence

Mountain passes are fun. Going up and going down.

When we moved from the Midwest to the West Coast we used the bus to move all our earthly possessions. I-90 was a treat but the old girl held together with only one issue. We pulled the continental divide going 20 MPH without indecent. The only issue we had was we lost a windshield wiper the complete blade in some nasty winds. Other than that it was our Motel, moving truck, and a great memory.

There is no substitute for good vehicle maintenance when on the road. Glad to hear you made it safe Opus!
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