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Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 01-07-2017, 04:54 AM
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Posted By freakn
The key is to be careful and sanitary. That and...

The key is to be careful and sanitary. That and the fact that you are living in a bus...how cool is that
:marshmallow:
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 01-07-2017, 04:49 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 37,847
Posted By freakn
Definitely different if you are parked in one...

Definitely different if you are parked in one spot for long periods. If I was on my own land for long periods I would just build an out house close by that I could dump into without moving.
I can...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 01-06-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 37,847
Posted By freakn
All great info. But for myself I still like my...

All great info. But for myself I still like my tanks. 40 gallon black and 40 gallon gray. Draining is not messy if you do it right. My wife and I can go over 2 weeks between dumping the tanks.
I...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 06-19-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By freakn
Is your back door unlocked? Some busses are wired...

Is your back door unlocked? Some busses are wired so they will not start if back door is locked. This is to ensure that it can be opened in an emergency.
just my 2 cents
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 06-07-2016, 11:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By freakn
Welcome to the site. :dance: Great to see...

Welcome to the site. :dance:
Great to see someone else from BC (I'm near Nelson)
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-30-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,355
Posted By freakn
Actually most cars can produce over 40 amps...

Actually most cars can produce over 40 amps (approx 480 watts) at an idle, especially a fuel injected car as it will adjust engine speed as necessary. Most car in the last 20 years or so come with...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 05-03-2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,078
Posted By freakn
If it is the caliper that seized, replace it. Try...

If it is the caliper that seized, replace it. Try undoing the line or the bleeder at the caliper, if you get fluid out and the caliper releases, you may have a collapsed hose. I have seen hoses cause...
Forum: Cummins Drivetrain 05-03-2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,859
Posted By freakn
Here is a picture :) ...

Here is a picture :)



https://www.etrailer.com/static/images/pics/q/u/qu142300_800.jpg
Forum: Cummins Drivetrain 05-03-2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,859
Posted By freakn
If you have 4, you may have to hook the smaller...

If you have 4, you may have to hook the smaller centre one to the ignition switch for it to work properly.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-03-2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By freakn
It may have a divided tank. if it has 3 drain...

It may have a divided tank. if it has 3 drain valves than it has 3 tanks in one.
Forum: Cummins Drivetrain 05-02-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,859
Posted By freakn
When you are running it and it shows 11.4v at the...

When you are running it and it shows 11.4v at the battery, test at the back of alternator, if it is the same you probably have a charging problem, if it shows higher voltage at alternator, you more...
Forum: Cummins Drivetrain 05-01-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By freakn
Here is a picture ...

Here is a picture

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/members/1414-albums917-picture13041.gif
Forum: Cummins Drivetrain 05-01-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By freakn
You can buy them at any auto store. I like to...

You can buy them at any auto store. I like to wire them between the start battery and the house battery and have an override switch to trigger the solenoid.
That way if you leave your lights on or...
Forum: Cummins Drivetrain 05-01-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By freakn
I have changed out faulty isolators numerous...

I have changed out faulty isolators numerous times. Instead of putting isolators back in, I use a constant duty solenoid.
I wire the alternator feed directly to the start batteries(like original)...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 04-25-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,559
Posted By freakn
Jakes, exhaust brakes and retarders are all...

Jakes, exhaust brakes and retarders are all different systems
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 04-24-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,559
Posted By freakn
PacBrake PRXB Exhaust Brake Navistar/IHC DT466E...

PacBrake PRXB Exhaust Brake Navistar/IHC DT466E W/ 90 Pipe (http://www.dieselpowerproducts.com/p-6733-pacbrake-prxb-exhaust-brake-navistarihc-dt466e-w-90-pipe.aspx)
...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-24-2016, 01:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,905
Posted By freakn
Last Saturday I drove a 2003 72 pass. bluebird...

Last Saturday I drove a 2003 72 pass. bluebird with a DT466E Manual trans for a friend. I had to go over a 4000ft pass with 6-7 percent grade. I switched on the exhaust brake at the top and never...
Forum: International | Navistar Drivetrain 04-21-2016, 12:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,828
Posted By freakn
Right from the freightliner school bus manual *...

Right from the freightliner school bus manual
*

Recommended
Lubricant Type
Hypoid Gear Oil
API Service
Classification GL–5
Ambient Temperature
Lubricant SAE
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 04-13-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,370
Posted By freakn
ICBC info on conversions

I got this from my autoplan broker this afternoon. :smile:


Definition of a motor home (vehicle type 5)

Motor home means a motor vehicle designed or used primarily for accommodation ...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 03-20-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 39,265
Posted By freakn
I use car charger style adapters to run my...

I use car charger style adapters to run my laptops, they are cheap and reliable. I used to run a 12v tv, but it used a lot of power. Now I just use my laptop for a tv. :)
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 03-20-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,955
Posted By freakn
Actually did read the whole thread, you are right...

Actually did read the whole thread, you are right we are expecting different things from our builds. I am building mine so I can stay in it as long as I like. Currently I have 2 tanks (26g ea) and an...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-20-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,608
Posted By freakn
I use one of the wireless $40 ones from ebay....

I use one of the wireless $40 ones from ebay. 4.3" screen isn't bad, I use it on my motorhome to keep an eye on my bbq trailer. Can't see it behind me expect on real tight corners, I can tell by the...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 03-20-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,955
Posted By freakn
Back to the original subject. A regular rv pump...

Back to the original subject. A regular rv pump will pressurize the lines at 40-55 psi
So to get the same results with an air compressor, you would have to pressurize your fresh water tank to that...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 01-25-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By freakn
Welcome to the madness. where abouts in the West...

Welcome to the madness. where abouts in the West Kootenays are you? I may be able to move your bus for you.
Forum: On the Road | Travel, Trips, Camp Sites, Tailgates 12-19-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 30,342
Posted By freakn
I'm in Castlegar BC Canada:smile:

I'm in Castlegar BC Canada:smile:
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