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Old 12-12-2016, 03:45 AM   #21
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Love your lil bus. We totally love ours. Currently on a bucket list trip in a 2002 Minotour. Having electrical problems. Can't seem to figure out where thomas electrical marries into gmc electrical. All the GMC electrical is fine. Everything on the Thomas side is dead. Electrical is like brain surgery to me.
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Old 12-12-2016, 05:39 AM   #22
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Love your lil bus. We totally love ours. Currently on a bucket list trip in a 2002 Minotour. Having electrical problems. Can't seem to figure out where thomas electrical marries into gmc electrical. All the GMC electrical is fine. Everything on the Thomas side is dead. Electrical is like brain surgery to me.
I have a blue bird so it may be different, but all of my electrical starts on the radiator support near the passenger side battery where the two starting batteries meet. From there it is a pretty clear split of where the wiring goes.

Good luck, I hope you get it figured out!
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Old 12-12-2016, 09:17 AM   #23
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Been at Devil's Den a number of times. Some great camping in Arkansas. Looks like a very successful shakedown cruise.
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Old 12-12-2016, 02:31 PM   #24
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Electrical System questions

I have been working on my electrical system plans lately and I have a schematic drawn up. The only thing that I know is missing is a fuse inline from the batteries, but I am unsure of where all I need fuses. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 12-12-2016, 04:39 PM   #25
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Been at Devil's Den a number of times. Some great camping in Arkansas. Looks like a very successful shakedown cruise.
Well, I hope you let me know next time you come up

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Old 12-17-2016, 12:09 PM   #26
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This might be a silly question, but say I was looking to replace some steering and suspension parts, what vehicle do I look up? Do I just search for a 2000 Chevy 3500 truck or van?
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Old 12-18-2016, 12:47 AM   #27
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Ask for parts and pieces for a G3500/4500.

C/K-10/20/30 series were light duty trucks and 4x4 light duty trucks.

P30-series were rail chassis that were glorified 1-ton truck chassis. The P-series was sold (lock, stock, and barrel) to Workhorse who later sold out to Navistar.

C-50/60/70 series were medium duty trucks. Freightliner purchased the medium duty line.

All had common parts with each other but some had series specific parts.

And depending on the part and model you may have to look up P-series, G-series, or C-series in order to find the correct part. Which means you may end up getting stuff in a Workhorse, or Navistar, or Freightliner package.
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Old 12-25-2016, 10:40 AM   #28
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We have been getting the bus ready for our ski trip next week and I think I have a defective CDR causing a leaking rear main seal. At least that's what it looks like to me.



My plan is to replace the CDR and replace the rear main seal tomorrow morning and get on the road to Colorado on the 27th. Any tips or tricks for the rear main on the 6.5l?
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Old 12-26-2016, 11:26 AM   #29
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Got under the bus yesterday and cleaned the CDR valve, tightened the oil pan bolts, and cleaned everything up and I now have no leak. I ran it/drove it for 30 minutes yesterday and couldn't get it to leak.

Hopefully I fixed the issue and our ski trip will go off without a hitch. Here are some pictures!









Merry Christmas Skoolie Nation!
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Congrats on the "Cheap Fix". Gotta love those. Have a great trip.
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