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Old 04-25-2017, 11:41 AM   #1
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Cool Marky's Conversion!

Wife and I got a coach bus for about the same price as the 2002 RE IC we were looking at about 1 1/2 months ago. We figured if we're going to do this, we're going to go big. And big it is....

Manufacturer: NEW FLYER
Model: D45HF
Length: 45'
Width: 102"
Height: 135"
Curb Weight: 36,500
Floor Height: 55"
Radiator: Brocksopp
Hydraulic Pump: Sauer Danfoss
Passenger seats: 57 (14 rows, 2 seats each side of aisle, 14th row has extra seat in middle)
Engine: Detroit Diesel Corporation Series 60
HP: 330
Transmission: ZF-602C 5HP ECOMAT2
Retarder: Yes
Heat and A/C: Thermoking LRT-2
Axle Ratio: 4.88: 1, Meritor
Body: Fiberglass & Aluminum
Tires: B315/80RX22.5
Antilock Brakes: Meritor
Programmable Logic Controller: Allen Bradley SLC 500
Charging System: Nieoff C801
Mileage:435,375 (approx)

I'm trying to get pics up, but my kids have commandeered my laptop and I'm trying to post from a tablet - not the easiest thing to do....

The innards work just fine (had it delivered from 600mi away!), but the body needs work. And, oyah, the dash needs a LOT of help.
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:56 AM   #2
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Pics don't seem to be loading...

But congrats on getting a bus!
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:58 AM   #3
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Yea, skoolie.net and my tablet don't really like each other.

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Old 04-25-2017, 12:42 PM   #4
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Nice buy. That is a beast. The seats just go on and on and on.

At least with the width of the coach you shouldn't have the same insurance troubles as actual school buses.

Nice choice.
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:07 PM   #5
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Nice buy. That is a beast. The seats just go on and on and on.

At least with the width of the coach you shouldn't have the same insurance troubles as actual school buses.

Nice choice.
Thank you for your kind words! It is a beast. I've been caught a few times just standing in front of it looking at it wondering "crap, what did we just do?"

I'm gonna need alot of help....
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:11 PM   #6
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plus with a coach you end up with a lot of "basement" area to put stuff.. more than a skoolie... in my opinion helps out for mounting various components.. but I havent built one so I dont know.
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:30 PM   #7
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We're fixing up buses. It's obvious we all need help. Luckily we all have the same bus psycosis.
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:39 PM   #8
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We're fixing up buses. It's obvious we all need help. Luckily we all have the same bus psycosis.
Some of us are a little farther "down the road" on learning about their psychosis than others....

Me, eh, not so far....
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:49 PM   #9
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That's true. It's a sickness that is only controlled by our budgets.
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Old 05-06-2017, 01:36 PM   #10
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What are these things?

Does anyone know what this is? Its mounted in the luggage rack just behind the driver's area.





I think this is a J1939 connection. Can anyone verify?
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