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Old 11-12-2015, 06:01 PM   #31
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If it was a Champion, there'd be 4 lbs of spray foam in there(and not attached.)

Damn! Great find on the cup holder. I'm embarrassed-I looked all over for for a cup holder for the top of the dog house -there make them for every year BUT 95-96. I didn't think to look if there was a stock one.
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Old 11-12-2015, 06:28 PM   #32
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If it was a Champion, it would have 4 lbs of spray foam in there-and still not be attached.
Great find on the cup holder! I'm embarrassed i checked all over for a cup holder for the top of the doghouse. The make them for every year BUT 95-96. I never thought to look to see if there was a stock one.
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Old 11-12-2015, 06:30 PM   #33
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If it was a Champion, it would have 4 lbs of spray foam in there-and still not be attached. Actually I have a 6" wide piece of rubber attached to the body + the door. You can see it here before I rebuilt my stairs.
Great find on the cup holder! I'm embarrassed i checked all over for a cup holder for the top of the doghouse. The make them for every year BUT 95-96. I never thought to look to see if there was a stock one.
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Old 11-14-2015, 11:08 PM   #34
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I found a few of them in the yard. Think I'm going to go back and grab a dog house that was in better shape then mine.
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Old 11-19-2015, 02:08 AM   #35
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Went to take the bus for a spin and the brake pedal went to the floor.
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:17 AM   #36
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We had that problem on all three of our vehicles last year. I feel your pain.
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Old 11-19-2015, 12:53 PM   #37
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Yea- I had to do brake lines on on 2 of my vehicles last week.
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Old 11-19-2015, 03:25 PM   #38
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Sounds like it might have something to do with the master cylinder. Everything built since about 1967 or so uses a dual pot master and front/rear split system so the likelihood of all four wheels going south at once is pretty remote. But if at the master...that's another story. Good luck with it. I really like having brakes on a bus.
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Old 11-19-2015, 05:51 PM   #39
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Just because you lose 1/2 of your braking axles, it doesn't mean your pedal goes down just 50% more. They go just about the whole way down-worse if you had a long pedal (due to wear or shoes too far away from the drums) to begin with.
Up here in the northeast, rusted brake lines are a very normal occurace.
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Old 11-19-2015, 06:02 PM   #40
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Pretty common even here in the southeast too!
Our motorhome just had new lines installed after one blew out moving it around the property.
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