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Old 04-20-2015, 06:27 PM   #161
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Depends on the engine and installation. Some are mechanical (gear driven off the engine and on really old units, a wheel), some read off the tranny and some work off a magnet and sensor. There may be other diesel tach systems but those are probably the most common.

If none of the above are present (or functioning), you can add a magnet & sensor system as an aftermarket device fairly easily.

There is also one called "Tiny Tach"...and it is just that. It is what I'm adding onto my Cummins 4BT. Inexpensive, simple to install and spot on accurate according to a number of tests. Unlike the other types, it fits onto a fuel line and reads the "pulses" (1 per rev per cylinder). The dash mount is small & digital so if you were hoping for a big sweeping analog hand, this ain't it.

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Old 04-23-2015, 01:38 PM   #162
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Soooooo.....!
Got a visit from the police dept today. I have one week to remove the "commercial vehicle" from the property?!? Should we start a new thread on "USA, the land of the free"???
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Old 04-23-2015, 01:40 PM   #163
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Are your dogs okay?

and what commercial vehicle?do you do commerce with it?is it owned by a company for business transactions?

and why Po-po? where do you live?

and again...are your dogs okay?
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Old 04-23-2015, 01:40 PM   #164
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And before everyone starts with the hate posts, I know about city ordinances, difference from city to city...I'm just venting....kinda p1ssed....
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Old 04-23-2015, 01:49 PM   #165
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Are your dogs okay?

and what commercial vehicle?do you do commerce with it?is it owned by a company for business transactions?

and why Po-po? where do you live?

and again...are your dogs okay?
Pup's OK....he has his own room inside the house with A/C and A COUCH!
I already called the a$$...cough...I mean...respected officer of the law, and left VM with my call back#. Let's see what happens. I'll def mention that, bansil, thanks for the tip
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:48 PM   #166
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How'zit registered? If an RV...no basis unless adverts covering the outside. There was an ordinance battle here in Houston a coupla' years ago involving a personal use VW bug. Neighbors claimed it was a "Commercial" vehicle cause the owner had it wrapped with Red Bull advertising in return for a monthly fee. Court agreed...he lost.
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:53 PM   #167
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Pup's OK....he has his own room inside the house with A/C and A COUCH!
I already called the a$$...cough...I mean...respected officer of the law, and left VM with my call back#. Let's see what happens. I'll def mention that, bansil, thanks for the tip
Good to hear about pup, (ac and seperate room? sounds like a cat slave; instead or a dog owner ;) ) and if you end up in the big house...I will start a fund to ball you out...don't mention Bansil I am probably on a "list" and don't want to share a cell with you...yet ;)




good luck, normally code enforcement, HOA authoritieeez' or sheriffs office handles stuff like this...have you been bad
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:55 PM   #168
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This is why I lost my first bus. It was titled as an rv but the man wouldn't hear of that. I had one week to move mine.
Sorry man, best of luck fighting city hall.
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:59 PM   #169
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This is why I lost my first bus. It was titled as an rv but the man wouldn't hear of that. I had one week to move mine.
Sorry man, best of luck fighting city hall.
Nah, won't lose it.....I'll just put it in the "city rv parking"....for a fee, of course
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:59 PM   #170
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Some a$$ hole complained or the cops would not be there.

Tarp it, paint it some other color that yellow, and make sure it's registered as personal.

Here we now have to keep valid reregistration on all vehicles in town. Running or not, on personal property or not. Farms are the only exception.

Now to all future skoolie owners.

Don't attract unwanted and unneeded attention to your bus. Paint it some other color that yellow, and or tarp it so it's out of sight till it's done.

I'm bringing my new parts bus home soon, and it's getting tarpped right away. I just don't need anymore head aches.

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Old 04-23-2015, 03:22 PM   #171
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And before everyone starts with the hate posts, I know about city ordinances, difference from city to city...I'm just venting....kinda p1ssed....
Are you here in South Florida?
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:08 PM   #172
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Are you here in South Florida?
I am, P.Pines....and BTW Nat, you were right, neighbor called it in. SoB....at least the police dept was nice enough to call me today and not make me wait until the end....well, they bitched about it, and I was the concerned neighbor not wanting to make noise after hours: NEVER AGAIN! I'll be sanding and drilling out there until 2am every damn night!
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:23 PM   #173
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you could always line your front yard with old toilets and plant flowers in the bowls, 6 or 8 should do the trick ;)

how did piersg know this info on location


skoolie newbie, do you have a neighbor with an 84 passenger Thomas bus parked in their back yard ????


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Old 04-23-2015, 05:14 PM   #174
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Don't paint a cross hairs on yourself. Deal with these people silently without them knowing who it was. Going head to head with anyone is a bad idea.

If they are a a$$ to you, they do the same to others. Make your moves against them count.

If they don't know where it came from, they can't retaliate. It's terrorism of sorts against a$$ holes. They may even become better people after, and start watching who they $hit on.

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Old 04-23-2015, 06:06 PM   #175
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A while back I got a letter from city hall saying I had to remove the commercial vehicle from my property. I called and told them it was no longer commercial and had been titled and converted to to an RV. They checked the license number and verified it was not commercial anymore. Simple as that.

Here's hoping the Powers That Be in your area are as accommodating.
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:24 PM   #176
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I had a retired postal worker who was also retired military. He cut slits in his garage door so he could watch what I did. He even showed me. I bought a junk riding mower and rode around the front yard with my feet up on the front and a drink in my hand. Then I put paper mache heads on posts in the ground that faced his place. The guy was off the wall manic! I found out that he bought the house with a pool but could not swim. He said it was so the neighborhood kids could use it! Thank goodness he moved out finally. To sell it, he had to replace the garage door panel.
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:50 PM   #177
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:13 PM   #178
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you could always line your front yard with old toilets and plant flowers in the bowls, 6 or 8 should do the trick ;)

how did piersg know this info on location


skoolie newbie, do you have a neighbor with an 84 passenger Thomas bus parked in their back yard ????


J/K piersg




Lol, I wish i could pretend that I used my IT ninja skills to figure where he lived, but it was easier than that:
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/th...-10122-11.html
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:44 PM   #179
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It seems that it's all your fault that the law was called.....You did say that you told your neighbor about this site. Seems like he's been following your progress.

Do you remember your comment from 3/28?

Any suggestion as an extra weather protection, other than a car port?

Seems like he is too bashful to offer you his so he got him some help.


__Sorry, things like this sucks and the way I see it is you got 2 choices, laugh or cry.

I like Nats idea....get even with the sucker but don't let him know its you.....then you can sit back & laugh some more.

Things happen for a reason, hopefully you are legal to park it at home....then you can have a great laugh about it (make sure he overhears when that happens)
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:02 PM   #180
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Guys, I've seen so many old people giving me dirty looks as I worked on the bus....
It doesn't matter who filed the complain, it just rubs me the wrong way that the person didn't knock the door first.
I mean, I don't go around kicking puppies and babies, we go to the nearby park on the weekends with the baby, for pete's sake! Anyway, I'm rambling and I'm tired....Zzzz time
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