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Old 03-21-2015, 10:30 PM   #1
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Mobile Farm on a 1992 International DT466

Howdy, Y'all! I just purchased a 1992 International Navistar DT 466 last week. Going to put in a WVO system and convert the inside, complete with a back barn area for the animals.

Just returned in the fall from a four-month 25,000 mile trip around the country in a Honda Element pulling a 1968 Cox Campsquire pop-up camper, with two humans, three cats, two dogs, and a goat. When I get the bus converted I'll be adding chickens, rabbits, and window box veggies, and hopefully one day have a moss lawn growing on the roof!
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Old 03-22-2015, 01:28 AM   #2
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When we picked up the bus in Needmore (NC), it had moss growing on it. By the time we hit TX, it was awful brown.
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:54 AM   #3
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I'm gonna try to put a foam piece on top for it to grow into and get a specific kind of moss that it meant to withstand full sunlight. Only one kind exists like that I think, and it's used to make lawns for people who don't like to mow grass.
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There's a nursery in N. GA (around Blairsville or Hiawassee) that sells all kinds of moss. Can't remember but it was an online store that specialized in moss. Yo may need to add a drip irrigation/soaker hose to the set up before putting the moss in for those dry times. I'm one of those people who don't like to mow grass and love mosses.


Link to a commercial nursery about growing moss on the roof. http://www.mossacres.com/moss-roofs.asp
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:41 PM   #5
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So.... awkward moment while ago when I was reading my maintenance records and discovered I have a DT360.
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:00 PM   #6
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Glad to hear it. Welcome to my world. I have the same bus but mine is an 88 dt360. I love it!
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:04 PM   #7
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I looked at some of your other posts about your bus. I'm glad the engine size isn't a deal breaker! What's your average speed? Mine seems to be 47. I get 52 downhill! =]
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Thanks for the moss info! It'll probably happen way after I get all the other stuff done though. I'm wondering if moss would make good insulation or if it would make the bus hotter in the summer...
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I don't know about my average speed. I love driving around town and trips have been no issue so far. My top speed seems to be 65 on level ground. That is what I did the whole way home when I got it (Pensacola to South Orlando). I got decent millage too. I don't have a number but it was better than I expected. I have a 50 gallon tank. Being an 88, I have no electronics. Your data may vary for that reason.
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:19 PM   #10
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Could you see what your average rpm is at your normal cruising speed? Mine seems to only do the 47 at 2800 or so. I'm wondering what I can do to it to get it up to the 55mph speed limit.
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