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Old 07-31-2017, 10:30 AM   #31
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Our first big trip in the bus. Texas to Key West, Orlando, and Daytona Beach. Just shy of 4000 miles.

When we got to Daytona, the wife called some friends at NASCAR and we were able to drive infield for a tour.

The only trouble we had was an ac compressor that took a dump on us just before we got home. There's a lot of work to do now. Intermittent service engine light. No cruise control, etc etc.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:53 AM   #32
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New remote for swinging passenger doors.
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:29 PM   #33
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New remote for swinging passenger doors.
"Hey you kids- qwit playing with that door! You're gonna break it opening it over and over."

Pretty spiffy. I always wanted to get chipped like a dog and use rfid reader to open doors.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:24 PM   #34
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Thats an interesting idea. At Disney this year I had the same thought about the kids. Chip them and have a matching chip, so if they got last only a parent with a matching chip can pick them up
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:29 PM   #35
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oooh!! I want that remote for the door!!!. what do you do if the battery is defunct, can the door be pulled open manually? I had looked on my bus and without pressing the inside lever to release the door motor is near impossible to push them open without breaking something.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:58 PM   #36
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My bus does not have a manual door mechanism.

Sorry, i just added the circuit board to the existing wiring.
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Old 08-08-2017, 03:11 PM   #37
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my door is electric, however if the battery were to die, the electric mechanism holds the door in the closed position rather tightly..

normally when I want to exit my bus at night and lock it up, I pull a lever above the door which disengages the electric motor and allows the doors to be free.. and then I lock it with a key..

my question was if your battery dies how do you enter the bus?
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Old 08-08-2017, 03:14 PM   #38
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O I see! Duh.

If the battery dies I go through the front door. LOL!

Its funny because I don't always remember that other buses may not have front doors like mine. Sorry...
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Old 08-08-2017, 03:22 PM   #39
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Actually, until now the only way to open the doors has been to get into the drivers seat, turn the key on and use the overhead button. I have been lucky enough to get a bit of help from TurtleTop on the wiring and will have the side key working soon. So I will be able to use a key on the outside of the swinging door.

The key fob idea popped into my head the other day and it was extremely easy to get it working. I'm off work for a week after today, I'll get some pictures taken and uploaded showing where and how I wired it in.
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Old 08-08-2017, 03:23 PM   #40
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