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Old 12-24-2006, 12:26 AM   #1
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Bus Broken Down Along Side The Road!

Not now but sooner or later its going to happen, blown engine, blown trans, dropped drive shaft, rear axle poofkaboom then what?

I want to prepare myself as best I can so if it happens I have a list of names, numbers, links with me to get replacement parts ASAP and without paying too much money for parts because some dealer knows you have limited choices.

All that being said lets pull together and develop list of names and numbers to carry with us.


Have some useful numbers and links you would like to share?



Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-24-2006, 12:44 AM   #2
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club. Be sure your rig is licensed as an RV and sort'a looks it.
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Old 12-24-2006, 01:21 AM   #3
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I think that the most important thing is to make a truckbook for your skoolie with the components ID'd by manufacturer ie; eaton, spicer, allison, bendix, etc to have component model and assembly/serial number is paramount in being able to locate repair parts @ other than the dealer. Their are many good independant parts houses that stock quality parts @ reasonable prices if you can identify the part properly and talk about it intelligently. Their are engine dealers everywhere, most truck dealers are Detroit,Cat,and Cummins certified dealers with factory trained techs and some parts in stock.
To a parts tech its a MDT be prepared to talk truck with component make model and serial numbers, the uniqueness of a skoolie is the body&conversion not so much the truck part, we just want the truck@ peanuts compared to what a comparable MDT to convert would cost.
Carry spare belts and fuel filters and every time you go into a system record what you find-wheel brgs&seals, air compressor id tag info, brake chambers, clutch parts, trans #'s including gear ratio's if avalable, u-joint and carrier brg #'s, alternator info brake paqrts etc.
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Old 12-24-2006, 01:30 AM   #4
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Hear, hear! I start a nice ring binder for each vehicle and other project.
And I make sure I have that ring binder with me on the road.
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Old 12-24-2006, 03:02 PM   #5
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We need to get some decals made up that say "Skoolie.net Approved" or similar and distribute them to places that we find to be helpful and fair, kind of akin to the Better Business Bureau decals you see on windows of businesses. Even better yet, we could use some sort of cryptic message. Maybe we can get Don Brown to sponser us in return for the rights to write about the skoolie.net conspiracy.
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Old 12-25-2006, 08:05 PM   #6
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I just want to know where I can get one like the one on the back of Steves bus....
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http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=298

How about that? [/url]
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:07 AM   #8
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that works..just snagged both of them...I like this board *S* ask and ye shall recieve....mostly
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:11 AM   #9
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I just want to know where I can get one like the one on the back of Steves bus....
I don't have any painted ones on my bus anymore I have the vinyl graphics and they look great.

http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=328
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Old 01-27-2007, 09:30 AM   #10
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I already have a ring binder and cdrom with all the info I could find on my bus so I can do some repairs myself along side the road, I also have the Good Sam's RV club membership thing but lets face it, you break down and they tow you, where they going to tow you? How many RV places would even consider working on a school bus?

Say you blow a transmission or rear axle who do I call to get another, most my air brake stuff NAPA can get, what about a brake drum or shoes, king pin or other front end parts, just call any Chevy dealer?

I am looking for a list of known bus parts vendors I can call, I want to have the list in hand before I break down so I dont spend a day calling around looking to see who stocks a tie rod end for my bus.

Get the picture yet?

No doubt somebody has had to find replacement parts here, so lets have a list of known vendors with contact info so I can carry it with me, no doubt everybody here will want this list also..

Thanks again
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