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Old 01-10-2018, 09:40 PM   #1
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2000 Bluebird TC-1000

Hi. New member, long time lurker. Have converted multiple busses, but none into living spaces. My use is a little more unique...

But, this is my first TC-1000 and I'm curious how many others on here own one (or the Transshuttle) so I can pick their brains...

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There's a number of us on here with TC1000s. There are some interesting threads.
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:43 PM   #3
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Maybe Tapatalk is to blame, but a search of "TC1000" (with various punctuation) yields few results. Unless people are just calling them flat floor, 5.9 FE, 39 passenger... Etc.

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Thanks Rusty. It did yield a few more results. I wasn't expecting a huge amount of posts on this chassis as it is relatively rare and not the ideal platform for a RV conversion.

My initial inquiry, should anyone happen to read this, is regarding the weights added to the rear of the frame. Specifically whether anyone has removed them and what changed as far as how it drove afterwards.

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Thanks Rusty. It did yield a few more results. I wasn't expecting a huge amount of posts on this chassis as it is relatively rare and not the ideal platform for a RV conversion.

My initial inquiry, should anyone happen to read this, is regarding the weights added to the rear of the frame. Specifically whether anyone has removed them and what changed as far as how it drove afterwards.
Yes, there is a TC1000 in Az who removed his weights...Don and Mary and 2kool4skool. I believe he said it improved the ride. I know he drives it a fair amount.

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On the floor above where they were located is now 4 gr31 batts., 40g water, 6g water heater and our 15lb. cat hangs out here while on the road. Below the floor but still behind the axle is a Yam gen., 10g of gas and the 37g grey tank. The weight of the bus front to rear is the same so it drives nicely.
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Thanks. I'm planning on putting more weight than the weight of the plates into the bus, but not until after the plates are out. So there'd be a period of time that I'd be "plate-less"...
Does your TC have rear air suspension?

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Each stack is 300lbs. I took out 3. No air.
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Okay, so I shouldn't see a huge driving difference. 1200lbs could easily be a couple of electric wheelchair passengers. Mine has rear bags, no manual adjustment, just automatic ride height valve.
Thanks for your reply!

I plan on posting some conversion pics of this one. I hadn't documented the conversion of the other busses I did. And I think the schoolie community may find my application interesting...

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