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Old 06-01-2010, 06:17 PM   #31
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Re: My 1990 Ford E-350 Goshen Bus

ya the mileage.
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Re: My 1990 Ford E-350 Goshen Bus

If you want an accurate number, you have to be consistent from start to finish. Just because the gauge says half full doesn't necessarily mean that the tank is actually half full. All I can tell you is that your mileage is not 25 MPG. Try it like I wrote earlier and see what you come up with. The only problem now is that if you do it now and your not on a long freeway trip, you're going to have city miles in there and they will be much lower than just freeway miles.
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:06 PM   #33
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hmm ya next big trip will be July to Yorkton. that will be all highway there and back if i take it. but its only 4 hours each way so that might use a tank there and back.

forgot to mention to that the trip was with out the over drive working. the plug was undone under the bus. clicked it back in and it works great now.

got a meeting with a guy for putting door in tonight. shall see what happens. hoping for good news but that never seems to happen...
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:06 PM   #34
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Well got the bus out for some stretching of the legs, took a bunch of friends to the beach with it. I gotta get that bathroom or a back area made in there. the bathroom/changerooms at the beach were DISGUSTING!! feces and junk everywhere!!

Anyhow on the trip out i went to turn on the rear a/c and nothing. went to hit the lights, nothing, I was freaking out that the wire burn thing wrecked something. then later that night i tried the lights again and they worked! so not sure what is up with that. I know in the door above the drivers area there is a couple solenoid/relays. Is it possible for one of them to be acting up? Also other shortie guys out here, is there a big fuse or breaker for the bus parts?
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:23 PM   #35
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the bathroom/changerooms at the beach were DISGUSTING!! feces and junk everywhere!!
What's the matter, haven't you guys up north figured out how to use the toilets yet.

There should be a separate panel with fuses and relays somewhere. I don't think they would run it through the factory wiring.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:31 PM   #36
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Re: My 1990 Ford E-350 Goshen Bus

gonna look for some relays. has brand new batteries put in it a couple weeks ago so they were all cleaned and such then.

Today I went to regina and picked up a donor camper. A 1978 Prowler 16' that I found one on usedregina, had no pictures or price, got ahold of the lady selling it, and got it for a deal! has 5 brand new trailer tires, new rear lights, new wiring harness, a working stove and hood range, sink, water pump, hot water heater, holding tanks, table and bench chairs that fold into a bed, bunk bed to. Has no bathroom though.. thats the catch. roof was leaking and they patched it but they got ambitious this year and went to re-do the roof and found its mostly rotted out on the top and where the bathroom was. So part of my work is already done! lol.






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Old 06-05-2010, 01:06 AM   #37
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well not as bad of a find as i thought it was! has a 30 amp service, has a 120 to 12v inverter inside to power all the goodies! has a couple florescent lights, about 4 12v bulb lights, the water pump is gone unfortunately... the water tank and black tank are still there, (not sure on shape), 30 amp cords and extention cords and water hoses, leveling jacks, and the table/chairs are in great shape, the bunks are in great shape, the stove is there and works well, the hood range works both the light and the fan and an exterior venting model, and ALL OF THE DOCUMENTATION is there for the whole trailer! inverter, heater, furnace, fridge, stove, trailer, etc. Even the original bill of sale from 1978 for $5000.10


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Re: My 1990 Ford E-350 Goshen Bus

unfortunately no progress as of today. got to the bus, got inside and my back went out on me...

Also I've decided not to re-use the existing bus seats. going to use the camper's dinette set and a fold down bed bench seat out of a dodge caravan (for the seatbelt for a possible youngin's car seat).

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looks like so up
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Re: My 1990 Ford E-350 Goshen Bus

Now that's the idea I'm working on.......
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I figure its gonna need a bit of modification but should work okay. I have to get the C hooks off the bottom of the frame that the dodge vans use to latch the seats in. Then I am going to get some metal and fab up a way to use the bus' existing seat rails to hold this thing in place OR going to see if it can be bolted down to the floor. I have to get a good look under the passenger front side first.

This way I will have seat belts, a way to attach a child seat, and possible bed area to. just gotta make the area behind it available.

Also some good news from SGI and some not so good news...

first good news. being it is privately registered for private use there is no restrictions on logs, hours in a day driving or state/province it is going through. But being it has Bus seats in it, that opens up can #2.. being they are bus seats there is restrictions for children and bus seats. Also the fact that they need to be OEM seats in the bus, not any seat just bolted into it... So that might be quite a problem now..
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