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Old 05-29-2018, 06:06 PM   #21
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Video link is not active.

Not sure how to make it an active link, you can copy and paste it in browser and it'll work however.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:14 PM   #22
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Not sure how to make it an active link, you can copy and paste it in browser and it'll work however.
This is strange, the link is not active where you posted it, but I can activate it from my quote. Did you copy and paste it from the YouTube address bar?
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:36 PM   #23
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This is strange, the link is not active where you posted it, but I can activate it from my quote. Did you copy and paste it from the YouTube address bar?
Yup, I got the link from the YouTube under share link. I copied that and pasted it on our page.

If you copy that url into your browser it should work, I tested it.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:55 PM   #24
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Yup, I got the link from the YouTube under share link. I copied that and pasted it on our page.

If you copy that url into your browser it should work, I tested it.
You shouldn't have to copy and paste it from your link, you should be able to just click on it (like in my quote).
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:57 PM   #25
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Okay, so we want to enjoy the bus this summer while we start doing some of the build, we obviously need to be able to cool the bus and I am planning on getting Deep Cycle batteries and also be able to run off of shore power in some of the state parks we will visit.

I understand roof mounted AC units are probably the most used or best bet but we are not ready to add this until later, in the meantime we would like to add one of those portable ac units such as this one

https://www.wayfair.com/home-improve...-dlla1087.html

It states 8,000 btu for cooling space up to 300 sqft. When I went online and did a btu to watts conversion it gives me 2300 watts. However on the link above on their description it says 850 watts. Not sure which is correct, We can connect to shorepower but I would also like to hook it up to 4 or 6 deep cycle batteries on an inverter and or a generator. Could anyone point me in the direction of how many batteries, how big an inverter, I would need? We only need to power that AC and maybe 1 32 inch LED TV and charge our phones for right now.

(Yes I plan on growing and purchasing additional batteries or bigger inverter as we get build going but we also want to start enjoying the bus this summer before it gets cold and will be parked in the fall which is when we will get even more busy doing a full blown electrical system / solar, generator etc)
FWIW- I'm in FL, and those portable units do NOTHING here.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:57 PM   #26
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You shouldn't have to copy and paste it from your link, you should be able to just click on it (like in my quote).
Oh, so would you guys recommend window unit or portable unit? I'm guessing window unit would require some sort of build out to hold it.
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Oh, so would you guys recommend window unit or portable unit? I'm guessing window unit would require some sort of build out to hold it.
Anything beats a portable.
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:03 PM   #28
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Oh, so would you guys recommend window unit or portable unit? I'm guessing window unit would require some sort of build out to hold it.
While I like how my portable works, they take up floor space when in use and storage space when not in use. The window unit takes up a window and is unsightly from outside and a hazard in many ways hanging outside the shell. I'm picturing in my head a window unit on a slide out. Pull it in while traveling, push it out for use.
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:09 PM   #29
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While I like how my portable works, they take up floor space when in use and storage space when not in use. The window unit takes up a window and is unsightly from outside and a hazard in many ways hanging outside the shell. I'm picturing in my head a window unit on a slide out. Pull it in while traveling, push it out for use.
You're brilliant how didn't I think of that!!!!! That would safeguard from any water dripping! Place an access door on the outside to close shut during travel, and then open it when I'm use, then slide the AC out. Hmmmm you've got me thinking.

Lol I like how everyone hates portables. And even if there isn't a slide out some ppl build it inside the bus with access to outside so it doesn't hang out of the bus
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:32 PM   #30
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You're brilliant how didn't I think of that!!!!! That would safeguard from any water dripping! Place an access door on the outside to close shut during travel, and then open it when I'm use, then slide the AC out. Hmmmm you've got me thinking.

Lol I like how everyone hates portables. And even if there isn't a slide out some ppl build it inside the bus with access to outside so it doesn't hang out of the bus
Put the grill outside on a sprung hinge so it opens and closes automatically when the unit slides in and out. It wouldn't need to be a grill, but a solid door.
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Old 05-29-2018, 08:23 PM   #31
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I have one of the most efficient portable units ever made and it still wont hardly touch the heat in a bus on a hot sunny day... does fine at night... not as efficient as a window unit but also not as Ugly as a window unit stuffed out of a bus...

mine is rated at 12000 BTU and ive seen it go up as high as 1200 watts when it was severely over-loaded (trying to cool a 28 year old stock bus on a 95 degree day with 80% humidity)
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:09 PM   #32
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Okay, so we ordered a portable 2 hose ac unit. We didn't want to have to do a crazy buildout for a window unit if we plan on doing a roof mounted down the road later this year.

I am looking at main breaker panels as I want to have power in the bus to power this portable unit, some lights, and add maybe 1 or 2 receptacles. I want to add either a 30amp or 50amp inlet for shore power when we are at the state parks etc.

I have these 2 panels I'm looking at and I wanted feedback if it's okay to just go with a household 100amp main breaker panel. I know the service line at parking lot is 30 amp or 50amp. So does that bring any issues? Or would I just have additional protection up to 100amp since the panel has a main 100amp breaker even though the line coming in is only 30 or 50amp??

Below are the two breaker panels I'm looking at.

One is a home 100amp panel
The other is a marine ac breaker panel. However that one is only for 30amp and I can't find one for 50amp that has the additional breakers are already installed.

Also anyone have any input on type of wires needed between the RV 30 or 50amp inlet to the panel. From the panel to the outlets in the bus I plan on using 12awg
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Old 05-31-2018, 02:17 PM   #33
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As far as new tires, if anyone can give me feedback.

The RV repair place I took it to quoted me at 2800 for all 6 tires including installation they said add another 5% for any additional parts that may be needed. The tires they told me I need are 12r 22.5 h. I have been looking online for different retailers that may sell them at a discounted rate, but I can't find much I guess that kind of tire isn't too common or is older kind. I have read in other places some people have opted to go to 295/80R-22.5 or 315R80 22.5. from what I have read 295/80r-22.5 are closer in size and the 315s may require new rims. Do any of you have any experience with tires for the crown bus or size alternatives? I'm not sure what size my rims are all I know is the bus currently has 12r 22.5 h size tires. Would the 295/80R-22.5 fit well? I saw some online for a little less than what the 12Rs the place quoted me for.

https://simpletire.com/michelin-295-80r22.5-76807-tires
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Old 05-31-2018, 02:22 PM   #34
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As far as new tires, if anyone can give me feedback.

The RV repair place I took it to quoted me at 2800 for all 6 tires including installation they said add another 5% for any additional parts that may be needed. The tires they told me I need are 12r 22.5 h. I have been looking online for different retailers that may sell them at a discounted rate, but I can't find much I guess that kind of tire isn't too common or is older kind. I have read in other places some people have opted to go to 295/80R-22.5 or 315R80 22.5. from what I have read 295/80r-22.5 are closer in size and the 315s may require new rims. Do any of you have any experience with tires for the crown bus or size alternatives? I'm not sure what size my rims are all I know is the bus currently has 12r 22.5 h size tires. Would the 295/80R-22.5 fit well? I saw some online for a little less than what the 12Rs the place quoted me for.

https://simpletire.com/michelin-295-80r22.5-76807-tires
When installing 6 new tires, what extra part would I need that cost $141? Those would be expensive valve stems. If they can't show me that, I wouldn't be paying 5% of $2800 for it.
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Old 05-31-2018, 02:24 PM   #35
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When installing 6 new tires, what extra part would I need that cost $141? Those would be expensive valve stems. If they can't show me that, I wouldn't be paying 5% of $2800 for it.
That's what I'm sketched out about they said 2800 doesn't include tax and can potentially have 5% on top for extra parts...I'm like what? I just want a full price lol any idea on the sizes I mentioned and if they would work?
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IDK about 12R's but most any size truck/bus tire at the local shops here are around $225-$275 each installed and out the door.

Shop around man, you could maybe save like a thousand dollars.
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Old 05-31-2018, 02:46 PM   #37
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IDK about 12R's but most any size truck/bus tire at the local shops here are around $225-$275 each installed and out the door.

Shop around man, you could maybe save like a thousand dollars.
That's what I'm thinking, I see a lot of tire shops but idk if they do trucks just cause I don't see much space for me to bring a bus in there so I have gone to a few RV places what kind of shops should I look for that do semi or buses? Any names you guys can recommend? I live in St Louis area.
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Old 05-31-2018, 03:05 PM   #38
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Just putting this out there because I'm not fully educated on Bus tires yet. but while reading this thread I just got an email from Amazon about these bus tires for $243.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...630_em_1p_0_ti
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Old 05-31-2018, 03:16 PM   #39
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Just putting this out there because I'm not fully educated on Bus tires yet. but while reading this thread I just got an email from Amazon about these bus tires for $243.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...630_em_1p_0_ti
I've seen those however they are 11R 22.5H and I can't seem to get answers anywhere online if those would work or fit on my bus as well as the 295/80R 22.5 H. Bus is empty and I don't think we will get it up to 35lb so losing some weight capacity is okay for us. But I need to know if they would fit and work :/
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They are trailer tires. Heck, I've paid the same for my car tires. Whatever they are, don't use them on a bus. They look scary.

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