Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-17-2016, 09:50 PM   #1
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,409
Year: 1993
Coachwork: bluebird
Engine: 5.9 Cummins, Allison 545
Rated Cap: 2
technology and maintenance

I sure have a lot of oil changes to do and track.

is there a phone app that can track this stuff. i sure would like an app that tracks service info for cars, bus, generators, mowers.

it be nice to show up at napa without looking up air, oil, fuel filter numbers for each piece of equipment. mileage, hours,.... repairs.

does anyone here use their smartphone like that? is there such a thing?
__________________
.
Turfmobile Build Thread
turf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2016, 10:35 PM   #2
Skoolie
 
Skoolydoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Ft. Smith Arkansas
Posts: 141
Rated Cap: 2+1
I keep all my info in notes, tried a lot of apps never could get used to them.
Vehicle type,vin model just general stuff
Then as many part number and mfg. as I could find for each part
Works good for me, plus the guys at the part stores think it's cool when you stand back and whip it out for them (cell phone that is)
__________________
Don and Ellen
Plus one fuzzy faced kid (Poopcee)
Skoolydoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2016, 12:05 AM   #3
Bus Geek
 
Robin97396's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Willamina, Oregon
Posts: 4,979
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC 1000
Engine: 5.9
Send a message via Yahoo to Robin97396
Lowe's and Home Depot say they keep track of that stuff when you give them your phone number. They haven't stopped me from buying the wrong stuff yet.
Robin97396 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2016, 01:02 AM   #4
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,409
Year: 1993
Coachwork: bluebird
Engine: 5.9 Cummins, Allison 545
Rated Cap: 2
i've been looking and playing tonight...

first i though the app - TractorPal, but that wasn't keeping the filter numbers.

also tonight, i have tried both napa and autozone and both offer pretty good apps for your specific equipment. both apps had bluebird bus as a vehicle choice. they both look like you can purchase and reserve the filters from the phone. and go pick them up in store.


maybe its going to take a combination of apps to do all that i want to?

if you find a good one, post and share
__________________
.
Turfmobile Build Thread
turf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2016, 01:20 AM   #5
Bus Geek
 
Robin97396's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Willamina, Oregon
Posts: 4,979
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC 1000
Engine: 5.9
Send a message via Yahoo to Robin97396
Or you could get a permanent marker and write your filter information somewhere on your bus. Technology is nice but don't lean on it to hard.
Robin97396 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2016, 08:31 AM   #6
Bus Crazy
 
Scooternj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: EHT New Jersey
Posts: 1,134
Year: 2003
Coachwork: AmTran
Chassis: International 3000RE
Engine: T444E/AT545
Rated Cap: 75
If you have a Google account, you could always create a Google Sheets (their version of Excel) file with the information on the spreadsheet that you can access on your smart phone.

A lower tech version, riffing off Robin's suggestion, is get a couple Rite in the Rain weatherproof notebooks and leave the information in your bus. Pencil works best for them
__________________
Hey! That's not an RV, that's a school bus.
Well thank you for noticing, Captain Obvious

Captain Obvious on deviantArt
Scooternj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2016, 09:24 AM   #7
Bus Nut
 
2kool4skool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Spring Valley AZ
Posts: 784
Year: 2000
Coachwork: Bluebird
Engine: 5.9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 2 elderly children, 1 cat
Notebook (analog kind) on the bus works for me.
__________________
Don and Mary
2kool4skool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2016, 11:48 AM   #8
Bus Crazy
 
opus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Montana
Posts: 1,615
Year: 1995
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: All-American R/E
Engine: 8.3 Cummins
Rated Cap: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by turf View Post
I sure have a lot of oil changes to do and track.

is there a phone app that can track this stuff. i sure would like an app that tracks service info for cars, bus, generators, mowers.

it be nice to show up at napa without looking up air, oil, fuel filter numbers for each piece of equipment. mileage, hours,.... repairs.

does anyone here use their smartphone like that? is there such a thing?
I talked to Napa about that very thing. You think they'd be able to h ave a user account with all your info. Even if its just for high volume users.
opus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2016, 12:57 PM   #9
Bus Geek
 
Robin97396's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Willamina, Oregon
Posts: 4,979
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC 1000
Engine: 5.9
Send a message via Yahoo to Robin97396
I loose lists. Electronics fail at times. I write information on the bus itself. It doesn't have to be written in the middle of the dashboard. Nothing wrong with notes on the inside of the doghouse.
Robin97396 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2016, 01:36 PM   #10
Bus Nut
 
2kool4skool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Spring Valley AZ
Posts: 784
Year: 2000
Coachwork: Bluebird
Engine: 5.9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 2 elderly children, 1 cat
Yea all my vehicles have paint pen writing here and there under their hoods.

I change oil every year about this time.

Just sent some bus oil in to BS for analysis.
__________________
Don and Mary
2kool4skool is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.