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Old 04-05-2017, 04:29 PM   #31
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seems there are often adventures in Skoolie-Returns.. part of the fun of all this... war stories to tell when you get back home and show the bus to friends
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Old 04-06-2017, 07:11 AM   #32
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best thing I ever did was put self resetting circuit breakers in my fuse panel of the DEV for headlights and tail light / dash,

for whatever reason maybe once a month ..something would trip my dash light breaker... they stay off for 5 seconds then come back on.. never seems to be anything i can track down... but has saved me a few times over the 15k ive driven that bus from having to stop and put a fuse in..
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You aren't much of an electrician are you? Everyone knows that if you keep blowing fuses/circuit breakers that you are supposed to replace them with a penny. Now the true secret is that you have to use a 1981 or older penny. Those are all copper. They switced to a zinc core mid way thru 1982. Once you have your penny installed it's easy to find whats shorting out. Look for teh arcs and sparks. Sometimes accompanied with smoke and flames.

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Damn, you sound like a REALLY nice guy, Bob!
That's what my mommy and gf say but they are biased. I can't leave someone sitting on the side of the road if I can help. It only cost me time. A fair amount of time but whatever. The whole point of caravaning is so no one had to walk. I knew someone was going to have a hiccup. 50/50 chance it would have been me instead.

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Sounds like a typical, if slightly tragic, skoolie return voyage. Glad it was nothing serious, and that yall are home safe!
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How are you liking the bus, other than that bit of unpleasantness?
Love the bus but hate the tranny/gears. Flat ground and 65, I was pedalling as fast as I could and still had to wait until she was slowed down by traffic to get in front of her to get her pulled over. She was too busy driving see the headlights flashing and I hadn't found the air horn yet at that point

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seems there are often adventures in Skoolie-Returns.. part of the fun of all this... war stories to tell when you get back home and show the bus to friends
-Christopher
True, very true. Some of us deal with it better than other tho. Damn, the bus literally just went up in flames on the side of the road. Damn, I don't have a marshmallows but at least I'm still breathing. Some break out into tears over scraping a little paint and knocking a reflector off. See the scraps, ...I literally laughed.

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Some break out into tears over scraping a little paint and knocking a reflector off. See the scraps, ...I literally laughed.

Heidelburg dueling scars! Your bus must be an aristocrat.
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As a coin sorter/hunter/collector- I can tell you know your pennies!
Flip the penny and if it zings, it's copper. If it clinks, it's zinc. I have an ashtray from one of the kids art class that is painted orange and some generic candy dish that's white. When i get more than 4 or 5 pennies in my pocket I sort them into the dishes. I need to roll them as the dishes are full again.
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Heidelburg dueling scars! Your bus must be an aristocrat.
She took out the top marker lens too. Now it matches the other side. Passenger side came pre-flattened.

Heidelburg??? Tourist town in Germany, been there, got the t-shirt but what does that have to do with buses or dueling scars?
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Heidelburg??? Tourist town in Germany, been there, got the t-shirt but what does that have to do with buses or dueling scars?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dueling_scar
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She took out the top marker lens too. Now it matches the other side. Passenger side came pre-flattened.

Heidelburg??? Tourist town in Germany, been there, got the t-shirt but what does that have to do with buses or dueling scars?

heck it looks like a lot of the school busses I see taking kids to school in Florida.... took me a minute to even find the battle scars...

going fast in a school bus aint all that... if im taking the bus i dont need to fly... if i want to fly i'll go buy another old G-body and drop that extra somewhat-radical SBC I have laying around into it...

but I get it some people want to roll wheels with the 600 HP petes out on the highway..

-Christopher
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Went in '94 missed out on that tour apparently.
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heck it looks like a lot of the school busses I see taking kids to school in Florida.... took me a minute to even find the battle scars...
For sure. I've seen far worse. She just caught it perfect on mine that there was no damage. She wrinkled one of her lockers and the skirt behind it. I honestly think it'll hammer out and still latch. As long as it doesn't have to be shiny sports car finish, that'll work.

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going fast in a school bus aint all that... if im taking the bus i dont need to fly... if i want to fly i'll go buy another old G-body and drop that extra somewhat-radical SBC I have laying around into it...

but I get it some people want to roll wheels with the 600 HP petes out on the highway..

-Christopher
The TDI has helped a lot in retraining me. I'm fine with rolling at 60 mph and looking out the window. I just want to be able to roll at 60 mphh and look out the window AND SEE SOMETHING. Not a line of semi trucks with their hazzards on but still passing me. If I can freewheel down the hill at 80mph so I crest the next uphill at 50 then I'm good. If I'm dropping to 3rd gear (~38mph) and staying there then not so much.
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