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Old 04-06-2015, 08:09 PM   #101
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246 miles on 18 gal fuel.
3 tank avg. is now 12.5 mpg.

I keep a volt meter plugged in to a 120v outlet and today while playing with my BF Onan I see high volts w/o load...150v at times!
I had just cleared some debris from the needle seat so she was a bit friskier than usual. I had to adj; the speed screw/gov. spring tension to get her back to the proper volts with and w/o a load.
Range is 132 w/o and108 with.

Keep an eye on your output, 150v is a bit rough on appliances.
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Old 04-07-2015, 04:04 PM   #102
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Old 04-07-2015, 06:22 PM   #103
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Good to hear!

Outings are best when they go smooth lol

Isn't 132 high? I thought it was like 6% at 120v and 10% at 240v

.....I haven't googled(on tablet) just curious

By the way really like the stripes! Or stripe I guess wink,wink....breast choice
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Old 04-07-2015, 06:28 PM   #104
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I got the numbers from the Onan BF manual.

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Old 04-08-2015, 03:43 AM   #105
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Aren't manuals good?

Remember losing them before the internet? Have to mail the company and wait 6 weeks or more for a new one to arrive
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:56 PM   #106
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Our BB has 4 ballast weights, all 4 are behind the rear axle. I removed 3 of them.
They measure 6in. thick, 8in wide and 28in long. That makes a combined girth of 34in x 28in x 6in. They are steel plates welded together and have a 1/4in thick support frame.
I am able to lift only one end of these and I'd say 300 lbs each. What's your estimate?
I will be scrapping these so I can find out what they weigh.


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Old 04-08-2015, 08:29 PM   #107
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I found a calculator online. 381 lbs each. Plus the frames.

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Old 04-08-2015, 08:55 PM   #108
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Scratch the surface to expose the metal. It could be the lost confederate gold shipment. 1143 lbs for 3 loads, at today's price ($1196.43/oz), that's about 14.6 troy oz per lb. SO you could have $19,965,784.55 US. If you have $20 million in gold, let me know, I can help you load it back in the bus to cash it in for a small %.
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:22 PM   #109
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:44 PM   #110
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Amen Nat.


I just took a spirited ride on the hwy and I can't tell any diff in ride but maybe a wee bit more poop. I took the fist wt. out quite a while ago so I really only lost about 800 lbs this time but the rear does sit a bit higher..1in maybe.. More than 1/2 the wt. of my trailer !!

One wt. left but that is very near the axle and requires lots of stuff to be removed...lots .. So it stays.
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Old 04-13-2015, 12:50 PM   #111
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Ok, took the ballast wts. to recycle and they were just a bit over 300lbs each. So I've lost a total of 900lbs.

The bus total wt. is 18,500 right now. Didn't get axle weights.

Without the RV mods the bus weighs close to 17,000.

Just topped off the tank and I'm still at 12.5 mpg avg for 4 fill ups.

The GVW is 25K.
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I have to wonder what removing that much weight down low did to the center of gravity (?) Gotta' be a lot higher now. Maybe not as bad as putting a couple of SUV's on the roof, but...
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I have to wonder what removing that much weight down low did to the center of gravity (?) Gotta' be a lot higher now. Maybe not as bad as putting a couple of SUV's on the roof, but...
Doesn't feel any different driving. It did raise the rear about an inch. Do have several hundred pounds of batteries, water, gen, etc back there.
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I've been letting my S.O. practice in local parking lots, she's getting very good at driving the bus!!
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Thanks everyone for the kind words. Today I installed a wireless rear view camera..... awesome! Wired it on a switch and run it when needed not just while backing.


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Piece of crap. Failed after a few hours. They did replace the monitor and that lasted a few minutes.
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