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Old 12-26-2011, 06:37 PM   #21
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Re: 2009 Bluebird Coach conversion/Build

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Thanks for the info. I am looking at the Wanderlodge pics.

I have a question. What are those things on the roof in the front on most Wanderlodges? It looks like a small radiator.
Road A/C condenser - google "Wanderlodge roof condenser" - get you some pics and forums talking about it.

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Old 12-27-2011, 08:45 AM   #22
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:55 AM   #23
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So once the Engine tranplant is complete, I have to put the finishing touches on the interior.

The floors will be a combination of Hardwood, and carpet. I already have it sitting here.....it's just a matter of putting it down.


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Old 12-27-2011, 08:57 AM   #24
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I recently grabbed a deal on 4 matching Tan Captains chairs, with built in seat belts. I'll have to make a custom mount for them.

It will be, Driver, Passenger, and 2 across from the main sofa couch, all on swivel bases.


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Old 12-27-2011, 09:00 AM   #25
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This is the ceiling/Roof carpet or covering or what ever you want to call it.
The entire coach is Tan/brown and earthy colors.





And this is what the ceiling looks like right now, before the material goes up. (That square is for the DuoTherm Penguin AC unit)
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:09 AM   #26
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Here was my Battery/Inverter system being wired, tested and charged up, just prior to install.

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Old 12-27-2011, 09:12 AM   #27
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Here is my Onan Quiet Diesel that I found a great deal on, that came from a burnt 2009 RV, and had less than 200 hours on it.

It was a little dirty, so I cleaned it all up, repainted it with OEM Onan paint, changed the oil, and all the filters before installing it into my Coach









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Old 12-27-2011, 09:27 AM   #28
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So while the engine was out, this was the best time to run the PEX lines which will hook up the Aquahot system to the engine. This will allow me to fully heat up the engine to operating temprature in 45 minutes before even starting it(using the aquahot), and while the engine is running and im going down the road, it will keep the aquahot system "hot" and allow us to have free heat, and hot water. A Really amazing unit.





Also for the Cummins engine swap............. It will be a complete OEM type fit, since I got all the mounting parts from one of the "Wanderlodges" that had the same engine installed. (the Wanderlodge and my coach is the same chassis).
So other than a custom Alternator bracket, The cummins will drop right in, and everything will fit using the correct OEM piping etc....

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Old 12-27-2011, 01:58 PM   #29
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I worry about your idler pulley between the alternators on your new engine being too small, the deflection being too great and the rotational speed being too great causing premature bearing failure, belt failure and a power robbing condition. Perhaps the idler could be eliminated completely like on your old engine if no slippage can be discerned because of the belt approach and departure angle of your new setup.
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Dang, you got all the money. New coach, new engine....this coach is too rich for this forum Nice workmanship!
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