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Forum: Coach Conversion Projects 11-03-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 40,797
Posted By MarkyDee
Sorry I've been gone for so long. I had a very...

Sorry I've been gone for so long. I had a very busy summer with changing jobs, loosing my grandmother, and just general life stuff. My new job has me traveling internationally (which I've never...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 06-12-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By MarkyDee
I had the same questions when I bought mine last...

I had the same questions when I bought mine last year (or was it the year before? ouch, I'm getting old...). I went ahead and bought the one that works with iOS and Android even though it was $10...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 06-07-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By MarkyDee
Help w/ Bus Auction in Austin?

Any skoolies around that might be able to help me with a shortie at auction in Austin, TX? I haven't bid or won yet, so just checking if I can get help getting the vehicle going should I need it. ...
Forum: On the Road | Travel, Trips, Camp Sites, Tailgates 06-01-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 17,971
Posted By MarkyDee
Eh, don't worry - just means we'll have to meet...

Eh, don't worry - just means we'll have to meet up some other time. Maybe I'll have our bus up-and-running by then.... ;) ;)



I thought Indy just closed I-70 thru downtown this weekend.... ...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-01-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,624
Posted By MarkyDee
That's pretty close to what I was hoping to do,...

That's pretty close to what I was hoping to do, but the wet ground has really complicated the matter as my bottle jacks sink. My jack stands seem to have a wide enough foot not to, but I can't get...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-01-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,624
Posted By MarkyDee
Oh, trust me, you are NOT dumb. I on the other...

Oh, trust me, you are NOT dumb. I on the other hand....



Anyway, these are the shortest jacks I can find that have the weight lifting capacity they do. I can use the bags, but I don't have...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-01-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,624
Posted By MarkyDee
Not according to my pressure gauges. I went from...

Not according to my pressure gauges. I went from 100psi to under 50psi in a few hours while the jacks were underneath. The measurements were at the muffler tank. I didn't go to the dash to see...
Forum: On the Road | Travel, Trips, Camp Sites, Tailgates 06-01-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 17,971
Posted By MarkyDee
Too bad you raced through Indy. My family would...

Too bad you raced through Indy. My family would have enjoyed meeting you, and you could have always diverted around the I-70 construction on I-465. Besides I-465 is much better than I-70 thru...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-31-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,624
Posted By MarkyDee
I can't get anything under the wheels - at least...

I can't get anything under the wheels - at least not the way I'm doing it. What am I missing?
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-31-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,624
Posted By MarkyDee
Well, good news and bad news today. I can use a...

Well, good news and bad news today. I can use a bottle jack to jack from the rear of the bus enough to get another bottle jack under the jack point. Then I used the bottle jack under the jack point...
Forum: Coach Conversion Projects 05-30-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,675
Posted By MarkyDee
https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f13/best-way-to-jack...

https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f13/best-way-to-jack-coach-bus-26537-6.html


If you are wondering why I said what I said.... :thumb:
Forum: Coach Conversion Projects 05-30-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,675
Posted By MarkyDee
I really love my coach ... well, until the...

I really love my coach ... well, until the starter solenoid fuses to the contacts. Then it ain't so much fun. I'd give alot right now to have a dognose bus....
Forum: Coach Conversion Projects 05-30-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,675
Posted By MarkyDee
My tank is 160 gallons. The ECU states that the...

My tank is 160 gallons. The ECU states that the bus has a lifetime MPG of 4, but that was with a lot of stop-n-go, idling, and HVAC. The engineering data on the prototype for this model of bus...
Forum: On the Road | Travel, Trips, Camp Sites, Tailgates 05-30-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 17,971
Posted By MarkyDee
I've found that the forecasters in Oklahoma are...

I've found that the forecasters in Oklahoma are better at their jobs than the forecasters here in Indy. NWS people (https://weather.gov) fall in-between.


Since I grew up in Oklahoma, in some...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 05-30-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By MarkyDee
Nor have I. Been wanting one of those 5- or...

Nor have I. Been wanting one of those 5- or 6-window shorties as an SUV replacement. I'm slowly resigning myself to the concept that the money'd bus flippers will get any that come up (already out...
Forum: On the Road | Travel, Trips, Camp Sites, Tailgates 05-30-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 17,971
Posted By MarkyDee
You're welcome! I have family there that isn't...

You're welcome! I have family there that isn't on wheels....
Forum: Coach Conversion Projects 05-29-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,675
Posted By MarkyDee
OHhh, its good alright. My New Flyer was...

OHhh, its good alright.


My New Flyer was a city bus - no automatic levelers like that. The rubes don't need 'em....


However, I will say the New Flyer build is pretty clean. There are a...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 05-29-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,922
Posted By MarkyDee
Heh, I saw that logic in the PLC and I just...

Heh, I saw that logic in the PLC and I just thought "cool! I don't need no stinkin' jake!"


:facepalm:
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 05-29-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,922
Posted By MarkyDee
Maybe it is, I'm a complete neophyte at this.... ...

Maybe it is, I'm a complete neophyte at this.... Your guess is actually better than mine. But looking at the PLC logic, it seems the PLC requests cylinders to be shut off during braking. I'll look...
Forum: Coach Conversion Projects 05-29-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,675
Posted By MarkyDee
:popcorn: Now I almost wish I had bought a...

:popcorn:

Now I almost wish I had bought a Prevost....
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-29-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,624
Posted By MarkyDee
Yea, I'm airing up the pneumatic system with my...

Yea, I'm airing up the pneumatic system with my little 6 gallon pancake compressor. I'm concerned about the humidity I'm pumping into the system, but its all going through just as if it came from...
Forum: On the Road | Travel, Trips, Camp Sites, Tailgates 05-29-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 17,971
Posted By MarkyDee
Was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Wonderful place,...

Was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Wonderful place, but kinda wet right now.


Stay safe! Texas, Oklahoma, and a number of other states in that vicinity are experiencing wicked weather right now.
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 05-29-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,922
Posted By MarkyDee
My Detroit S60 + ZF tranny has an interesting...

My Detroit S60 + ZF tranny has an interesting combo: the tranny has the hydraulic retarder, and the engine can "turn off" 2 or 4 of the cylinders. I'm guessing the engine "turning off" 2 or 4 of the...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-27-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,624
Posted By MarkyDee
Heh, I'll stick with my 20-ton bottle jacks (oh,...

Heh, I'll stick with my 20-ton bottle jacks (oh, and my jack stands). They are powerful and are air operated, and they go from 10.5" to 20". The balloons seem ... dangerous. If you note in all of...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-27-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,624
Posted By MarkyDee
Unfortunately I haven't found my air ride height...

Unfortunately I haven't found my air ride height valves yet. I know there are three - one in front and two in back.

I have a brother-in-law with a wrecker, and he might be willing to do it, but I...
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