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Old 03-05-2017, 07:21 PM   #1
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Talking We bought one! And its name is "Epic Trails"

We bought one! And its name is "Epic Trails"
We are going to be documenting our progress as we convert this beast into our awesomeness RV!

Our first video: https://youtu.be/vGX2u3BPyKI

This is mostly reactions of my family as they get their first rides. Will be many more videos to come with actually conversion goodness.

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Old 03-05-2017, 09:44 PM   #2
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That's an electronic 8.3 cummins diesel ISC. You did good!

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Old 03-06-2017, 04:50 PM   #3
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That's an electronic 8.3 cummins diesel ISC. You did good!

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What makes you think it is an 8.3L? The VIN says it is a 5.9L, but to tell the truth I don't know enough to know the difference.

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Old 03-06-2017, 06:47 PM   #4
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In the picture it says 24 valve. That's the 8.3. Now see how the valve cover is notched one side and flat on the other? The flat side indicates electronic. Most everything is after 1998
Rameses taught me that.


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Old 03-06-2017, 07:39 PM   #5
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In the picture it says 24 valve. That's the 8.3. Now see how the valve cover is notched one side and flat on the other? The flat side indicates electronic. Most everything is after 1998
Rameses taught me that.


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Electronic 5.9's also say 24 valve.
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Old 03-06-2017, 08:15 PM   #6
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I just subscribed to your YouTube. The video reminds me of that magical day we got our bus, running up and down the middle in joy haha.
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that's a 5.9, nice bus
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Old 03-06-2017, 08:37 PM   #8
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:00 AM   #10
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I just subscribed to your YouTube. The video reminds me of that magical day we got our bus, running up and down the middle in joy haha.
Thanks! Going to try and put a new one out ever Sunday.
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:09 AM   #11
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Nice looking bus!

Where did you buy it from? GovDeals?
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:31 AM   #12
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Nice looking bus!

Where did you buy it from? GovDeals?
We bought it here:
Public Surplus: School Bus

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Old 03-07-2017, 09:31 AM   #13
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Very cool. I'm in Cuyahoga Falls/Akron area. I have a 1997 shuttle bus I use to haul my trailer with atv's. Hope to see you around.
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Old 03-07-2017, 01:46 PM   #14
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Looks like a good score, that holds tons of family fun in the near future.
I must say,
that after you mentioned that it was slightly underpowered, I was glad that it was a 5.9. Couldn't imagine a 8.3 being underpowered. lol
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:44 AM   #15
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Transmission

How do I find out what transmission is on this bus? Is there a plate somewhere or just crawl under there and look?

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Old 03-08-2017, 10:26 AM   #16
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Allisons will have a data plate on one side or the other with trans info. May be covered in grime or could be missing but usually there. Looks like this...

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Old 03-14-2017, 06:41 AM   #17
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Crawled under there. It is an AT545. Thanks for all the information.
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