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Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 03-16-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,769
Posted By danamano
Powerful engine on a small bus! Not sure what...

Powerful engine on a small bus! Not sure what transmission, but would an AT-545 be a concern on a small bus like this? Would it be able to go 70+ on highways and go down mountain passes without...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 03-16-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By danamano
Portable 500Whr / 2000Whr battery chargers

I found two portable batteries on sale, one is 500 Wh and the other is 2000 Wh. Are these worthwhile for a skoolie? Not sure what the tradeoff is vs regular Lithium Ion batteries and distribution...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 03-04-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 787
Posted By danamano
Is that an AC system by the rear door?

Is that an AC system by the rear door?
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 02-28-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By danamano
I assume DT-466E engine? And what transmission? ...

I assume DT-466E engine? And what transmission? I like RE buses due to heat and quiet. How long is the bus? not sure if they're all 40ft
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 02-25-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,340
Posted By danamano
The OP just posted location and price above your...

The OP just posted location and price above your post.
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 02-22-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By danamano
I know you want a FE, but I recommend taking...

I know you want a FE, but I recommend taking another look at RE flat-noses. With FE flat nose the engine is right next to your right leg, and it's loud (good luck having any conversations or...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 02-18-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By danamano
DT466E is not a bad engine. It's the MaxxForce...

DT466E is not a bad engine. It's the MaxxForce DT that gets the bad reputation. 2007 is the year the transition happened, so it's possible you still have the 466E.

A lot of people prefer the...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 02-17-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 636,097
Posted By danamano
It's definitely a beauty, should have no problems...

It's definitely a beauty, should have no problems going cross country or over mountains. But is 9k a reasonable price for this? I know these pre-emissions buses are getting rarer and rarer, and...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 02-04-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,122
Posted By danamano
Did you try emailing BlueBird with the VIN? I...

Did you try emailing BlueBird with the VIN? I did that for an International Genesis bus from Navistar and they were able to tell me what transmission it was built with.
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 01-29-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 996
Posted By danamano
6.2 mpg on a small bus? That sounds really...

6.2 mpg on a small bus? That sounds really low... is that typical? I was thinking more like 10 mpg...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 01-25-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,340
Posted By danamano
Looks nice! Do you have a price or location?

Looks nice! Do you have a price or location?
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 01-23-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 636,097
Posted By danamano
I took a look at this bus yesterday, seller added...

I took a look at this bus yesterday, seller added a larger album with some build photos. I drove it around the California foothills, and it was the first time I drove a bus. I got on a major...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 01-20-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 636,097
Posted By danamano
What happens if you run an AT545 down a hill too...

What happens if you run an AT545 down a hill too fast? The bus won't be able to slow down with the air brakes due to no engine braking? Or you'll destroy the transmission due to overheating? Or...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 01-19-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 636,097
Posted By danamano
Seller has a binder with photos of the original...

Seller has a binder with photos of the original conversion, so I'll look at that when I take a look. Not looking to live full-time in this, so I figured non-insulated roof shouldn't be too big of an...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 01-18-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By danamano
To add on, both diesel and propane are...

To add on, both diesel and propane are hydrocarbons (hydrogen and carbon chains). Both combine with oxygen to create heat, carbon dioxide and water. So if you burn either in a room, you will have...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 01-18-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 636,097
Posted By danamano
Hello all. Found this fully converted skoolie in...

Hello all. Found this fully converted skoolie in CA- thoughts or concerns? Going to take a look at it this weekend so I'd appreciate input on what to look out for.
...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 01-18-2021, 01:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By danamano
Do they bother inspecting the vehicle, or compare...

Do they bother inspecting the vehicle, or compare it to some blue book value? I know with used cars, if the bill of sale is lower than blue book they might ask why or charge the higher amount.
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 01-18-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By danamano
How do taxes work when buying?

Maybe it's so obvious that I haven't found an answer to this here, but when buying a skoolie from a private seller, how is sales tax calculated? The scenario I have is the bus is already fully...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 01-02-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,650
Posted By danamano
Are you sure it's a MaxxForce engine? The bus is...

Are you sure it's a MaxxForce engine? The bus is 2002 which is pre-emissions and pre-MaxxForce.

Bus may be cold with stock ceiling. And water capacity is low if you're living in it vs weekend...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 12-20-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 733
Posted By danamano
Don't know for sure if you have a maxxforce, but...

Don't know for sure if you have a maxxforce, but the year is the best guess. 2006 is around when the stricter emissions standards resulted in Navistar changing their engines.

Either look for an...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 12-19-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By danamano
If it's a 2007 bus, does that mean the DT-466E is...

If it's a 2007 bus, does that mean the DT-466E is the MaxxForce engine? Or it's a pre-emissions engine?

Still new here but everyone raves about the DT-466 but only before a certain year (I think...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 12-17-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By danamano
Congrats! Definitely one reason I'm interested...

Congrats! Definitely one reason I'm interested in a skoolie instead of an RV is building it myself. Best of luck to you!
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 12-16-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By danamano
Thanks, but I'm not interested in an RV. One,...

Thanks, but I'm not interested in an RV. One, they are much much more expensive- skoolie for 5k bus + 15k upgrades vs 50k+ for a motorized RV. Two, they are much much more fragile- kick an RV...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 12-16-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 733
Posted By danamano
Newbie here, but I've heard a lot of people say...

Newbie here, but I've heard a lot of people say the DT-466 is one of the best engines. is that only applicable to pre-2004? For a 2007 bus is it still called a DT-466, or is it the MaxxForce that...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 12-16-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By danamano
Thanks for the feedback peteg59! I suppose my...

Thanks for the feedback peteg59! I suppose my biggest concern is size, again being a road hazard. From looking at the site I've gathered some consistent pieces of advice- avoid AT545 transmissions...
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