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Old 12-16-2008, 12:18 PM   #281
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Re: Jacuzzi Bus IV

i forget exactly what switch it is, but it's over on the left hand side near the drivers elbow. I am half thinking it is one of the original a/c controls. some of those switches have multiple positions. i am pretty sure it's a stock factory switch. the fans only turn on when the engine ignition is on.

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Old 12-16-2008, 08:16 PM   #282
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Re: Jacuzzi Bus IV

I hear you Jimmyaustin. The heater for the water was working well on Sunday. You will see soon what I mean when I say it made a model in a bikini sweat a bit during the shoot. Thanks Jason I will check out those switches.
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:42 PM   #283
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Re: Jacuzzi Bus IV

hmmm tried all the switches and no luck. *shrug*. ignition was turned to day run.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:48 PM   #284
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Re: Jacuzzi Bus IV

hmmm. there are three possible solutions that pop into my brain.

might need a volt meter to find the problem. first, make sure that 12 volts is going to the heater and that there is a good ground. If those check out, i'd try and spin the fan by hand just to make sure it spins freely. Those are 2 speed fans, and i believe they were only wired to turn on in "high" mode.

if you don't have 12 volts at the heater, then check the switch and see if it has power to both sides. I really don't remember exactly which switch it is, but if you open the electrical panel on the outside of the bus near the drivers seat, you should be able to see the business end of the switches on that panel. Like i said before, i think the switch is labeled as one that controlled the original a/c unit. There should only be 1 or 2 that appear to have "new" wires running to them. One for the back doors, and one for the heater. I don't think it'll be a blown fuse, the bus is equipped with auto resetting circuit breakers if i remember correctly.
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:04 PM   #285
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Re: Jacuzzi Bus IV

I re-approached the switches betting that there was something that I was missing. Sure enough, I realized that one switch I hadn't yet clicked it to the other speed and sure enough they came to life. However, they are rubbing the cowls quite badly and making lots of noise but this shouldn't be a big deal to remedy.
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Old 12-19-2008, 06:06 AM   #286
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Re: Jacuzzi Bus IV

would it be easier to get a jacuzzi in through a wheel chair door?
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Old 12-20-2008, 01:26 PM   #287
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depends how big the door is compared to the jacuzzi. For a big jacuzzi removing a section of roof/ceiling is my preferred method for installation. Of coarse if the jacuzzi will fit through a door, that is 100 times better than taking off the roof!
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:47 PM   #288
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hmm should be an interesting experience.
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:30 PM   #289
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I have another question for you. with the tv in the back of this bus where would you out a latrine?
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:19 PM   #290
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You just pee in the pool!
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:12 PM   #291
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Don't touch the floating Tootsie Roll....
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:19 AM   #292
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Quote:
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You just pee in the pool!

I've never really enjoyed salt water.
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:05 PM   #293
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Re: Jacuzzi Bus IV

In case you guys are curious of JB4's new home, here is a picture.
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:06 PM   #294
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looks nice, getting some good use out of it??
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:31 PM   #295
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thats what i need a steel building!
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:34 AM   #296
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Re: Jacuzzi Bus IV

I've only had it in service a few weeks since I did some slight changes to the inside (which took me way too long). So I'm still trying to get it exposed by taking it to clubs in SA. I have some pretty good contacts that are helping with the process too. I sent it up to Austin for the first time on Dec 26th for a bachelor party and they really liked it. And I quote: "Within 10 seconds of getting dropped off at our first stop, there were 5 hot girls already in there!" Haha!...Have a 9-hr reservation in January and another one in February already for a girl's 21st birthday. The word is getting out with great reception so far.

Today I'm taking it to a shop for a detailed chassis and suspension inspection. There is a peculiar vibration that started near the end of the last run. Gotta keep her in tip-top working condition.
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:34 PM   #297
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hey folks, running into some problems with sourcing parts for this baby. needs (soon) brake pads, torque arm bushings, and the kingpin (?) on the front passenger wheel is getting slack in it. this should be the source of the new vibration. I have someone at an International parts dealer looking for these parts and they are now having to look out of state. is there some special depot for old bus parts that I should know about?
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:18 PM   #298
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call NAPA and give them as much information as you can, if they have a heavy duty parts specialist they should be able to find or cross reference any parts that you need. another option is to find an independant hd truck parts supplier, not a floormat and air freshener place or speed shop, but a real truck parts house, their has to be one in the area, its just a matter of finding them.
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:10 PM   #299
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FWIW: Here's 5 authorized International Parts suppliers within a 75 mile radius of you (some are within 25):
http://129.33.208.17/site_layout/dealers/locator-it.asp
Just put in your city, state, and how far you're willing to go to get 'em, then submit. (I used the one below your avatar - New Braunfels, TX @ 75 miles)
They list addresses & phone #'s as well as maps & directions to get there.
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Re: Jacuzzi Bus IV

Is that thing actually on an International chassis? I thought the TC2K's and All Americans were built on a Bluebird specific chassis, but I'm not sure who supplied it or if it was built in house. In either case I think a call to the nearest Bluebird dealer would be a good starting point.


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