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Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 08-25-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,260
Posted By obrien creek farm
wow. this is exhausting. I'm going with the...

wow. this is exhausting. I'm going with the earplugs idea.
Forum: International | Navistar Drivetrain 08-12-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By obrien creek farm
screaming banshee under the hood

So I took the bus out for a quick little joyride, and I thought I heard a funny noise (my hearing is pretty much shot), but pretty quick it turned into a banshee screaming like a distressed ape, and...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 07-22-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By obrien creek farm
As far as I can tell, there is only one type seal...

As far as I can tell, there is only one type seal available, and they are all in Tennessee. And avoid surfactants entirely, just rinse with scotch brite.
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 07-21-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By obrien creek farm
front wheel bearings, oil or grease?

I have a 1989 bluebird on an IH s1800 chassis that evidently originally ran the front wheel bearings in oil, but now they are packed with grease. What is the consensus amongst y'all, oil or grease?
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 07-10-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By obrien creek farm
sounds like you are well on your way and I'm...

sounds like you are well on your way and I'm betting you can sure enough do it.
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 07-10-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By obrien creek farm
Good trade, Angie. I bet the bus is gonna be way...

Good trade, Angie. I bet the bus is gonna be way more fun.
It turns out there are more school bus folks in the neighborhood than I would have guessed. I hope to meet all of you in person someday...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 07-10-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By obrien creek farm
good trade, Angie. I bet the bus gonna be way...

good trade, Angie. I bet the bus gonna be way more fun.
So it turns out there are more school bus folks in the neighborhood than I would have guessed. I hope to meet all of you in person in some...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 07-09-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,698
Posted By obrien creek farm
OK. After all is done and said, I have decided...

OK. After all is done and said, I have decided to put rigid panels on frames that tilt and swivel. We do all our camping in the winter, so this way I can tip them up and point them south, no...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 07-03-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By obrien creek farm
yeah, we checked out Harlows too, and they have a...

yeah, we checked out Harlows too, and they have a website with more buses scattered around the country. We got this one from a guy in Addy, WA. Retired from Kettle Falls in 2016.
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 07-02-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By obrien creek farm
new member from Montana

Greetings folks,
My wife and I have become snowbirds since our retirement, leaving the Montana snowstorms for Arizona sunshine, camping out of a trailer. I'm not sure how we got the notion to...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 07-01-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,698
Posted By obrien creek farm
Current flow (amps) is a function of potential...

Current flow (amps) is a function of potential (volts). When continuity exists between two dissimilar potentials, current will flow from the greater potential to the lesser. The greater the...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 06-30-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,698
Posted By obrien creek farm
Lots and lots of food for thought here. Thanks...

Lots and lots of food for thought here. Thanks to you all. I, too, did an experiment with my home array regarding angle of the dangle one day when it was generating 14.5v, and it seemed to me that...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 06-28-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,698
Posted By obrien creek farm
thanks for the welcome. the reason why is I...

thanks for the welcome. the reason why is I guess is purely visual. I would rather not see them up there. They are clearly marketed for rooftop rv installation, so I assumed heat was not a factor. ...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 06-27-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,698
Posted By obrien creek farm
flexible solar panels?

I want to put flexible solar panels on the roof of my bus, but it looks like there about a dozen different brands available, so I am interested in any opinions/experience as to which brand is the...
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