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Old 08-06-2017, 12:20 PM   #1
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Old 08-06-2017, 12:32 PM   #2
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Like so many high-end conversions and RVs, there's a lot of relatively dark wood inside it which makes it seem more confined than it actually is. I don't understand why wood is so popular here. I would want the lightest brightest airiest feel inside, using a minimum of wood such as just around the windows. There's also another rarity on eBay now, a beautiful old classic 1968 Mercedes O-302 which has been nicely converted: Classic Mercedes Bus Conversion | eBay With a modern US drivetrain and a pleasing interior, that would be a real head-turner wherever you go - I've never seen another O-302 anywhere in this country, let alone a conversion. Very nice. I've traveled many a mile in O-302s through Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan, and they are still one of my favorites.

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Old 08-06-2017, 12:49 PM   #3
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Eagles are amazing.
But when the torsion bars reach the end of their life you're left with a BIG job of custom fabbing a rear suspension.
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Old 08-06-2017, 01:57 PM   #4
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Old 08-06-2017, 04:41 PM   #5
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Eagles are amazing.
But when the torsion bars reach the end of their life you're left with a BIG job of custom fabbing a rear suspension.
That was the "death" of my Eagle 10. I parked it in the Mohave Desert for about 8 years and while parked one of the tortionelastic pieces let go.

I miss that bus. It was a sweet ride for 250k miles.

BTW: There are 6 of them. Not just the rear suspension.
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:35 PM   #6
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That was the "death" of my Eagle 10. I parked it in the Mohave Desert for about 8 years and while parked one of the tortionelastic pieces let go.

I miss that bus. It was a sweet ride for 250k miles.

BTW: There are 6 of them. Not just the rear suspension.
Sucks that such SWEET buses have that darn suspension. I know when its working its great. I didn't know it had 6 of em, though!!
No wonder they seem to be for sale everywhere and usually for a LOT LOT less than any of the other coaches of similar vintage.
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:45 PM   #7
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IF the seller of that 0 302 would take a check, I'd be all over that sweet lookin thang. Wouldn't care when. or where it may fail, as long as I could park and stay where it was (-:
Wouldn't be the 1st old truck that my wife got upset with me buying.)-:
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