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Old 02-14-2018, 07:51 AM   #361
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We thought you guys weren't coming so we did not bring any blue seats with us... As much rain as we have been seeing they would not have survived the trip anyway!

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Old 02-14-2018, 08:55 AM   #362
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I’ll be coming by during the day saturday for sure ..my work is insane but I can always go hide in the bus if I need to for a bit
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:00 AM   #363
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I'd like if you could unlock my cruise control while you're there. I don't even want to use it, I just don't like that I can't! I don't think there are really any other toggles...
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:11 AM   #364
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So at the SKoolie Swamp, Christopher enabled my cruise control. Not because I planned to use it, but because I don't like disabled features.

Now I like it. And my new bus doesn't have it! CadillacKid ruined my life. Next step: Building a cruise control for a cummins 5.9 with an arduino.

No real updates lately though, we've been working on our boat to get it on craigslist. Selling boats is a slow process it seems, so we'll be leaving a set of keys behind for the owner of the slip we're in to show it to any tire kickers that may come through.
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:18 AM   #365
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ha! too funny.. I remember you saying.. "I'll Never use it!..." sounds like ECCB - "I'll never want A/C".. then he goes and specifically bought his latest shortie because it was A/C and DT466...

is your 5.9 a fly-by-wire or is it a mechanical linkage to the Pump? the big thing when I used a Zbasic.net chip to mess with electronic cruise was watching rate of accel and decel when determining how aggressive to be on the throttle... I created a "factor" that was a multiplier in how much I applied the throttle to kind of anticipate what was going to happen... the navistar cruise with an AT545 has this buffer built in as the throttle pedal just creates an RPM desire.. effectively a cruise on its own... makes it easy esp with an AT545.. it will be cool to see what you do with your 5.9, i trhink you are AT545 on that? or are you lock up on the MonsterMasher?
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:41 AM   #366
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My 5.9 has a fully mechanical linkage.. A cable to a lever with a spring behind it. So whatever I would do needs to be strong enough to pull the spring, and I've got way too strong of a spring in there right now!

Sounds like you were on your way to a PID controller setup. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PID_controller
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:05 AM   #367
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My 5.9 has a fully mechanical linkage.. A cable to a lever with a spring behind it. So whatever I would do needs to be strong enough to pull the spring, and I've got way too strong of a spring in there right now!

Sounds like you were on your way to a PID controller setup. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PID_controller
Spring for a Rostra, universal kit.
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Old 02-27-2018, 02:11 PM   #368
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+1 on the rostra.. the cost of the servo alone is going to make the controller not so much extra... you can probably parallel the speed sensor for your dash.. im guessing that it uses an electronic sensor and not a speedo cable. .. most times its easy to get a speedo signal without hurting the original.

yeah I had pretty much a PID loop setup going with some elements of trying to predict what the future would be.
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:14 PM   #369
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Hi brokedown, I recently purchased this exact same bus. I'm almost through replacing all fluids in it and doing various mechanicle stuff so next on the list was gutting the inside. I have most of my flooring up and some of the walls off. I noticed though that the bottom 1.5 ish feet of the inside walls are solid metal that feels more like part of the bodies frame than sheet metal siding. did you run into this on your bus?
They stuffed a bunch of the fiberglass insulation down into this cavity ( it still looks good...) and im trying to get it out so we can add our own insulation. Hopefully spray foam!
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:59 AM   #370
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That lower wall is the same on every bus I've seen. It's structural. I embraced it and ran eye bolts through the seal bolt holes to use as attachment points to hold things in place. My new bus build I'll be using the chai rail platform to mount my bed. Drop some insulation in it and cover the outside as best as you can!
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:06 AM   #371
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So this was new....

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj-tS7rn...nderlounge_bus

When I moved my toilet ventilation pipe I didn't seal up the port I had made for it.. And a wood plank with a perfect hole evidently is the universal sign of a bird house entrance! After I got this one out I discovered a second bird inside...
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:08 PM   #372
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The Sport Bus has been in "truck" mode for a whlie, since Hillary got back we've been living in the Wanderlounge while trying to build it. I think we all know how frustrating that can be, trying to get major work done while keeping it as a functional living area. My rate of progress plumetted! Well, starting today I'm turning things back around.

I'm going to start clearing things out of the Sport Bus and move our basic living stuff back in. It won't take much, just the futon and some wiring and the cat box and bowls. And of course the portable AC unit, which has a much better chance of keeping up in the much smaller area.

Unfortunately, on top of everything else, it has been storming daily here, so I don't expect to move much around until tomorrow morning.. But by this weekend I expect the Wanderlounge to return to a work zone!
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:54 PM   #373
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After using a ganky system to keep my composting toilet ventilated, I designed a part and printed it with my new bus-friendly 3d printer. I'm using 1" pvc for the ventilation and a 30mm computer fan to move air, this neatly joins them together with enough clearance for a bit of screen and easy routing of the 12v power line.

if you have a 3d printer already, the model is here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3186096

if you don't have a printer already, I pick up this one: https://amzn.to/2Dj9wdV it's a 12v device so with a bit of splicing you can run it directly from your house batteries instead of an inverter, and only took a little bit of tweaking to get accurate prints. The printer and 2 spools of filament got to my door for under $200!
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:55 PM   #374
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Old 12-03-2018, 04:21 PM   #375
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Today marks what I would call the beginning of the end. We've dropped a pile of cash on getting the Wanderlounge road legal, and the Sport Bus is about to become redundant. Since we're not actually bus collectors, I'll be cleaning it up a bit and putting it up for sale soon. Bitter sweet for sure!
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:56 AM   #376
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Wow.... Two years went by in a flash.

Weren't you just parked in my driveway a few weeks ago?
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:59 PM   #377
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Wow.... Two years went by in a flash.

Weren't you just parked in my driveway a few weeks ago?
It feels like yesterday! Can't wait to see you and Angela and we may be some of your first customers on your new endeavor! -Hillary
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Old 12-04-2018, 02:40 PM   #378
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It feels like yesterday! Can't wait to see you and Angela and we may be some of your first customers on your new endeavor! -Hillary


I am getting nervous. I am flying out on Saturday.....
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Old 03-09-2019, 03:38 PM   #379
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And with that, Sport Bus the Short Bus has new owners and a new life ahead of it. Such a big part of our lives the last 3 years, I'm happy to say that the new owners have a completely different adventure just starting. As sad as it was to watch it drive away I couldn't be more happy about its future.
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Old 03-23-2019, 09:19 AM   #380
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