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Old 04-30-2018, 03:39 PM   #1061
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Iím official! Not a bus anymore!

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It went from "Bus" to "Major Headache" ! lol

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Old 04-30-2018, 05:05 PM   #1062
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It went from "Bus" to "Major Headache" ! lol
No paperwork needed for this to be true!
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Old 04-30-2018, 11:43 PM   #1063
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Wired up the tank monitor system. It came with absolutely no directions or schematics, which was a pain, but figured it out eventually.

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This seemed like it should be right...but it wasnít!

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This was! I think?

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Monitor panel. Has a pump switch built in.

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Never found a way to make it tidy, but it is installed. Black and gray tanks...

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My wife got a coat of poly on the table.

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Progress on the pallet wall as well.

Really helps that my wife is pitching in now!
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:55 PM   #1064
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Got the large sofa/storage roughed in tonight!

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Another evening of work should finish it. Then the smaller similar love seat that will be opposite...
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:53 AM   #1065
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Who has done a fluid and filter change on an MD3060? Any resources you could point me to or advice?

Shop looked at the bus yesterday and said fluid was still pink but that detergents were breaking down and should be changed before long trip.

According to service records it needed to be changed within about 8000 miles anyway so seems like I should go ahead and do it.
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Old 05-02-2018, 12:27 PM   #1066
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I've seen quite a few Youtube vids on this topic, but they're not coming to hand on a quick search. Poke around a little.
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Old 05-02-2018, 01:30 PM   #1067
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Who has done a fluid and filter change on an MD3060? Any resources you could point me to or advice?

Shop looked at the bus yesterday and said fluid was still pink but that detergents were breaking down and should be changed before long trip.

According to service records it needed to be changed within about 8000 miles anyway so seems like I should go ahead and do it.
I've done a fluid change on my 2000. The worst part is the $50 gallons of fluid.
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Old 05-02-2018, 05:36 PM   #1068
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Old 05-02-2018, 05:41 PM   #1069
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There is something completely screwed up about uploading pictures to this forum.
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Old 05-02-2018, 05:43 PM   #1070
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Did you load from a phone? Seems most of the issues we've seen have to do with mobile units (?).
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Old 05-02-2018, 06:17 PM   #1071
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Did you load from a phone? Seems most of the issues we've seen have to do with mobile units (?).
Nope. I loaded from my desktop. I even deleted it and tried loading again with the picture rotated 90 degrees.

It did the smae thing yesterday with two of the pics I took of the new side skins.

From here on I will not load to the site again. I'll load them to SmugMug and post links.
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Old 05-02-2018, 11:05 PM   #1072
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Thanks! Anybody suggest a source for fluid? Should I use Transynd?
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Old 05-02-2018, 11:15 PM   #1073
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Thanks! Anybody suggest a source for fluid? Should I use Transynd?
If you do you will be mixing Transynd probably with Dexron.

This is okay to do. However, don't try to get the extended mileage from the Transynd. Change it again at the regular interval. At that point you will pretty much be running all Transynd, and good to go for the extended interval.

Don't be paying for expensive flushes, which Allison warns against. Just drain and refill in the normal manner.
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Old 05-06-2018, 10:53 AM   #1074
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How many flapper discs did you go through while removing that rubber cement? We're almost at that stage now. Did you use dust masks or full on respirators?
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Old 05-06-2018, 10:14 PM   #1075
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Just masks, but something more effective wouldnít hurt. I think two or three of the alligator discs from Walmart.

In hindsight, I wouldnít have worried about getting it off if no rust. I would have painted right over it because the cement is clearly already very adhered and doing a good job of inhibiting corrosion.
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Finished pallet wood wall.

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Added a stainless heat shield above it.

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Sealing the wood panels. Tried oil based, but changed the look too much so we went with a latex sealer.

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Final coat of polyurethane.

Had to start from scratch because my sanding job wasnít up to snuff. Took everything back through 80, 120, 220, 320 and it is a huge improvement. If doing the flood coat of epoxy it isnít critical, but for polyurethane it has to be sanded very carefully.
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:44 PM   #1077
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Roughing in the love seat.

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It will also double as seating for the table.

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Old 05-07-2018, 10:52 PM   #1078
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Roughing in the love seat.

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It will also double as seating for the table.

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Which is now installed.

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Always such great work!!

I always wonder why folks have such a HARD time accepting that there are wheel wells in most buses. There are lots of creative, pragmatic uses of space and you've shown one great example!

Flat floors are cool and all, but I'd rather have full size tires and full suspension.
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EXACTLY!!! here's what we did with our wheel well on the driver side... made a shelf!

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