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Old 11-25-2017, 08:40 PM   #131
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DOT doesnt seem to care about skoolies.. at least not in ohio..
when hazmatt and I pulled into the ohio rest area the other day there were 2 Dotties sittin right there.. neither of them came down and even gave a gander.. one pulled up to the UPS semi that had been there awhile and flicked on his lights.. the other one headed down the freeway...
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Old 11-25-2017, 08:48 PM   #132
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DOT doesnt seem to care about skoolies.. at least not in ohio..
when hazmatt and I pulled into the ohio rest area the other day there were 2 Dotties sittin right there.. neither of them came down and even gave a gander.. one pulled up to the UPS semi that had been there awhile and flicked on his lights.. the other one headed down the freeway...
-Christopher
They've typically blown past me in my buses, like every other vehicle on the road!
Maybe this bus will end that.
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Old 11-25-2017, 08:55 PM   #133
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hopefully!, we might have to repgoram its computer.. if id been able to get down t oget it, I was going to take my programmer to be able to do it.. but if course winter is setting in.. you Know i'll be hiting the likes of FLorida! and can swing by to do it if it needs it.
did you run the VIN with navistar to see what gears are in it?
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:05 PM   #134
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hopefully!, we might have to repgoram its computer.. if id been able to get down t oget it, I was going to take my programmer to be able to do it.. but if course winter is setting in.. you Know i'll be hiting the likes of FLorida! and can swing by to do it if it needs it.
did you run the VIN with navistar to see what gears are in it?
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No I was going to just check when I get it.
Its got lowpro's so its likely got a higher gear ratio in the rear. I'm thinking the computer and or tires will be the main factors in the speed. I see no reason this bus couldn't be setup to run 75 mph all day.
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:16 PM   #135
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No I was going to just check when I get it.
Its got lowpro's so its likely got a higher gear ratio in the rear. I'm thinking the computer and or tires will be the main factors in the speed. I see no reason this bus couldn't be setup to run 75 mph all day.

from what I know of the busses coming out of Texas.. they all seem to have the mechanics to go 70+ but many of the schools program them to 62 maxx.. 75 MPH seems to be the max any bus is designed to go... and in fact we hear thats why allison wont unlock 6th gear on some..

most all of the commercial tires ive seen have a maxx speed rating of 75 MPH so it would be asking for a lawsuit if a bus was built to go 80 and tires were rated at 75.. (regardless of whether the tires will hold together at 80.. I suspect they will esp at the lighter loads our busses are compared to the maxx load on the tire)..

its also one reason why when i program anyone;s bus i place 75 as the max speed...

I ran redbyrd up to 80 ONCE after the trans swap.. yeah it white knuckled me .. the bus got Very squirly very quickly above 75.. granted it was a breezy day and the bus was empty.. . but that cured me of the need for speed in my skoolie.. I reprogrammed my own computer at 75 maxx with a cruise-set max of 65..

ill bet your bus will be capable of close to 70 if not a couple above..

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Old 11-26-2017, 05:09 AM   #136
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Just spent the night tossing and turning. I'm going to probably put off leaving for a day or so. I've gotta get rid of this cold or whatever I've got. No way I'm hitting the road in this shape.
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:31 AM   #137
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So yeah, not leaving today was a wise move. I've got a full on cold or something. woke up every couple hours with my head pounding and lots of nasal congestion. No signs of infection, so I'm hoping it starts to clear out soon.
Glad I didn't get to TX to find out I'm sick!
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Old 11-26-2017, 12:11 PM   #138
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Looks like a lot has changed in my leave, congrats on the new bus ECCB, and so sorry to hear about all of the other things going on with Eddie.
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Old 11-26-2017, 12:22 PM   #139
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Looks like a lot has changed in my leave, congrats on the new bus ECCB, and so sorry to hear about all of the other things going on with Eddie.
Its been a rough year.
If I'd already had some property to keep it on, I'd not have sold my big bus. But I can't rely on my friends to store it and I don't feel like paying to store it and insure it, so I decided it was best to be realistic and re-home it. We'll do another 30-40 footer some day, but for now a shorty with a 466, OD and AC that I can park in my own yard is as good as its gonna get.

I think Shaun is going to fly out with Nichole and drive the bus back. I'm only feeling worse as time goes by.
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Old 11-26-2017, 01:13 PM   #140
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I booked them a flight, and they'll be there tuesday night.
Is there anyone in Houston who could take them to the bus the next day, Wendesday?
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