Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-19-2016, 01:08 PM   #11
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 7,925
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: International S3800
Engine: DT360
Rated Cap: 7 Row Handicap
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robin97396 View Post
Is it possible there is something wrong if the fan is making that much noise? I can't hear my fan at all.
depends on the fan.. if you have an air-fan-clutch you get Much more fan noise because your fan is either fully engaged or fully disengaged.. so when it comes on its typically a big roar similar to that you hear when semi truck fan comes on.. most of the air fans ive seen are many-blade plastic fan wheels which move alot of air but also are noisy..

if you have an old school thermal fan clutch(its completely mechanical) then your fan gradually speeds up and slows down as the air temperature from your radiator increases or decreases. so you may almost never be running your fan at full speed unless you are under high temperature / heavy load...

thermal fan clutches fail quite a bit more than air fan clutches do so they went to air.. also the fans on the thermal clutch fans ive seen are mainly smaller number of blades and metal so they are typically a lower pitched sound when they operate.. though can still roar pretty good..

-Christopher

P.S EDIT: I should add that mechanical thermal fan clutches are typically MUCH cheaper to replace than air actuated fan clutches.. AND they CAN be adjusted...
cadillackid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2016, 02:10 PM   #12
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 252
Quote:
Originally Posted by Templar View Post
With the rear bedroom done the noise is very low.
I look at it this way - with RE when you're driving you're up front and the engine is in the back... When you're sleeping in a back bedroom, if there's any engine noise it's probably going to be from a generator which is going to be somewhere forward of the bedroom.
jake_blue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2016, 04:43 PM   #13
Bus Nut
 
TheRainbowBoxer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Galion, OH
Posts: 290
Year: 1995
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC2000
Engine: 5.9 Cummins 12v
Rated Cap: 78 Passenger
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robin97396 View Post
Is it possible there is something wrong if the fan is making that much noise? I can't hear my fan at all.
On the 6 hour trip to SE Indiana, my fan never comes on until I'm climbing the long steep hill into Haspin Acres offroad park. You might not have ever heard your fan because you've never gotten the engine warm enough, going slow enough, to kick it on.
__________________
-Dan

"What's the matter Col Sanders? Chicken?" -Dark Helmet

lu·di·crous [loo-di-kruhs]
adjective
causing laughter because of absurdity; provoking or deserving derision; ridiculous; laughable

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11840
TheRainbowBoxer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2016, 05:58 PM   #14
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: KANSAS CITY
Posts: 567
In just about any kind of front end collision i would want the FE Bus. FE Bus will take a lot rougher road than a low sitting RE.
__________________
Former owner of a 1969 F600 Skoolie.

1998 Ford B700 Thomas body 65 passenger. 5.9 Cummins 12 valve with MT643 Transmission 123,000 miles.
Versatile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2016, 06:33 PM   #15
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 12,107
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Ward/AmTran
Chassis: International
Engine: dt466
Rated Cap: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by Versatile View Post
In just about any kind of front end collision i would want the FE Bus. FE Bus will take a lot rougher road than a low sitting RE.
I know the driveway I have to go down to store my bus sure is rough. Lots of sugarsand and slightly uphill and very narrow with a 90 degree left into it.

But yeah like many I set out to get a RE bus but am now super stoked I got FE.
__________________
.
Roll Your Own Build Thread
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2016, 07:00 PM   #16
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 206
Year: 1997
Coachwork: AmTran
Chassis: Genesis
Engine: DT466
Rated Cap: 84
For whatever reason, I have yet to see a DT466 mechanical in rear engine configuration. I'm quite happy with the FE so far, though.
Timelord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2016, 07:09 PM   #17
Bus Geek
 
Robin97396's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Willamina, Oregon
Posts: 4,882
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC 1000
Engine: 5.9
Send a message via Yahoo to Robin97396
There's definitely advantages to both. I'd really rather be going cross country in a RE with air ride and all that space. For messing around in the mountains like I do this FE seems better for me, and yes I do climb hills and heat this baby up. The length of a RE is what stops me, or any other 40' bus for that matter. My bumper digs gravel on my own driveway as you drive through the creek and this is only 26'.

As for any 40' buses that might visit on our cross country skoolie camping plan, there are areas in the lower orchard with plenty or room to turn around (if it hasn't been raining).
Robin97396 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.