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Old 04-20-2015, 06:27 PM   #161
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Depends on the engine and installation. Some are mechanical (gear driven off the engine and on really old units, a wheel), some read off the tranny and some work off a magnet and sensor. There may be other diesel tach systems but those are probably the most common.

If none of the above are present (or functioning), you can add a magnet & sensor system as an aftermarket device fairly easily.

There is also one called "Tiny Tach"...and it is just that. It is what I'm adding onto my Cummins 4BT. Inexpensive, simple to install and spot on accurate according to a number of tests. Unlike the other types, it fits onto a fuel line and reads the "pulses" (1 per rev per cylinder). The dash mount is small & digital so if you were hoping for a big sweeping analog hand, this ain't it.

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Old 04-23-2015, 01:38 PM   #162
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Soooooo.....!
Got a visit from the police dept today. I have one week to remove the "commercial vehicle" from the property?!? Should we start a new thread on "USA, the land of the free"???
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Old 04-23-2015, 01:40 PM   #163
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Are your dogs okay?

and what commercial vehicle?do you do commerce with it?is it owned by a company for business transactions?

and why Po-po? where do you live?

and again...are your dogs okay?
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Old 04-23-2015, 01:40 PM   #164
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And before everyone starts with the hate posts, I know about city ordinances, difference from city to city...I'm just venting....kinda p1ssed....
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Old 04-23-2015, 01:49 PM   #165
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Are your dogs okay?

and what commercial vehicle?do you do commerce with it?is it owned by a company for business transactions?

and why Po-po? where do you live?

and again...are your dogs okay?
Pup's OK....he has his own room inside the house with A/C and A COUCH!
I already called the a$$...cough...I mean...respected officer of the law, and left VM with my call back#. Let's see what happens. I'll def mention that, bansil, thanks for the tip
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:48 PM   #166
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How'zit registered? If an RV...no basis unless adverts covering the outside. There was an ordinance battle here in Houston a coupla' years ago involving a personal use VW bug. Neighbors claimed it was a "Commercial" vehicle cause the owner had it wrapped with Red Bull advertising in return for a monthly fee. Court agreed...he lost.
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Pup's OK....he has his own room inside the house with A/C and A COUCH!
I already called the a$$...cough...I mean...respected officer of the law, and left VM with my call back#. Let's see what happens. I'll def mention that, bansil, thanks for the tip
Good to hear about pup, (ac and seperate room? sounds like a cat slave; instead or a dog owner ;) ) and if you end up in the big house...I will start a fund to ball you out...don't mention Bansil I am probably on a "list" and don't want to share a cell with you...yet ;)




good luck, normally code enforcement, HOA authoritieeez' or sheriffs office handles stuff like this...have you been bad
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:55 PM   #168
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This is why I lost my first bus. It was titled as an rv but the man wouldn't hear of that. I had one week to move mine.
Sorry man, best of luck fighting city hall.
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This is why I lost my first bus. It was titled as an rv but the man wouldn't hear of that. I had one week to move mine.
Sorry man, best of luck fighting city hall.
Nah, won't lose it.....I'll just put it in the "city rv parking"....for a fee, of course
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:59 PM   #170
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Some a$$ hole complained or the cops would not be there.

Tarp it, paint it some other color that yellow, and make sure it's registered as personal.

Here we now have to keep valid reregistration on all vehicles in town. Running or not, on personal property or not. Farms are the only exception.

Now to all future skoolie owners.

Don't attract unwanted and unneeded attention to your bus. Paint it some other color that yellow, and or tarp it so it's out of sight till it's done.

I'm bringing my new parts bus home soon, and it's getting tarpped right away. I just don't need anymore head aches.

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