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Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 10-05-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 788
Posted By dbsoundman
Yikes, 2500 RPM at 65 MPH...my Cat C7 with an...

Yikes, 2500 RPM at 65 MPH...my Cat C7 with an MD3060 does about 2100 RPM or so at 65 MPH, and that's the governor speed. RPMs are governed at 2400 RPMs.
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 10-04-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,217
Posted By dbsoundman
New tires are Power King Navitrac N346.

New tires are Power King Navitrac N346.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-04-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By dbsoundman
These only cover one ear, again because I wanted...

These only cover one ear, again because I wanted to make sure I had one ear free. It's just one earphone and a mic.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-04-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By dbsoundman
I just got this headset to listen to bluetooth...

I just got this headset to listen to bluetooth content from my phone and make calls as needed, I wanted something with just one earphone so I could better hear my surroundings.

...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 10-04-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,217
Posted By dbsoundman
New shoes applied to the rear today, $1516.04. I...

New shoes applied to the rear today, $1516.04. I can get the details on the brand later today, the guy asked what kind of tires I wanted and I just said "something highway rated", he asked "how many...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 09-30-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By dbsoundman
See if there's a big multi-connector harness...

See if there's a big multi-connector harness between the dash and the body. My bus has a 42 pin and a 34(?) pin connector between the two; pulled it apart and every pin is green. My dash currently...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 09-27-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By dbsoundman
How many wires do you have to connect? I'm...

How many wires do you have to connect? I'm thinking there will be at least one that just lights up the switch when the headlights are on, another that might just be power from the ignition relay, and...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-27-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By dbsoundman
That makes more sense. Honestly, unless...

That makes more sense.


Honestly, unless you're planning some application that would require a more heavy duty transmission, I'd wear out the 545 first, then replace it when needed. Make sure you...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-27-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By dbsoundman
That bluebird better be a great bus for a great...

That bluebird better be a great bus for a great price, because a transmission swap will be expensive and could be time consuming.
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-27-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,217
Posted By dbsoundman
Spent some time Sunday carefully extracting...

Spent some time Sunday carefully extracting "extra" wiring from the bus; namely, the 8-way warning light wiring. Thomas makes the job easy by using modular connectors on everything. Each time I...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-25-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,217
Posted By dbsoundman
Took Ed to Menards this morning to pick up a...

Took Ed to Menards this morning to pick up a bunch of lumber, luckily the lumberyard is covered as it was raining. Two different employees asked if I was doing a skoolie and seemed really excited...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 09-24-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By dbsoundman
Oh wow that is an old dash, I've never seen that...

Oh wow that is an old dash, I've never seen that style. Good to know I'm not alone though, I see LOTS of folks complaining about International dashes but no so many with Thomas issues.


I think...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 09-24-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By dbsoundman
I'm jealous you found a new cluster, mine just...

I'm jealous you found a new cluster, mine just went out and I'm hunting parts yards to find one that hopefully works.
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 09-22-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By dbsoundman
Boy I sure hope my bus doesn't require the dash,...

Boy I sure hope my bus doesn't require the dash, I had to unplug it because the backlights on two of the gauges won't shut off even with the key out.
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 09-22-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By dbsoundman
I need to know more about this digital dash! How...

I need to know more about this digital dash! How did you mount those tablets? Looks like you went windows, what are you using to get the data from the vehicle?
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 09-22-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By dbsoundman
Not that hard, but also not that easy. I didn't...

Not that hard, but also not that easy. I didn't have time just now to watch the full video (at work), but it looks like you basically had to install separate sensors for each new gauge, which means...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-20-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,217
Posted By dbsoundman
$6k?! You might want to look at the details of...

$6k?! You might want to look at the details of that estimate, I think your mechanic is trying to replace your entire braking system or something.
Forum: Caterpillar Drivetrain 09-20-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By dbsoundman
Just noticed something else interesting...the...

Just noticed something else interesting...the backlight for the speedometer and the fuel gauge won't turn off! This is with the key out/off, engine off...for several hours already.
Forum: Caterpillar Drivetrain 09-20-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By dbsoundman
Thomas bus - all gauges don't work/read incorrectly only when engine is on

Hi guys, here's yet another dash gauge related issue, but this one is a little different.


So when I first got my bus, all the dash gauges worked fine, EXCEPT the tachometer. When you put the key...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-20-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,217
Posted By dbsoundman
Inspection? Oh you mean PA cares about vehicle...

Inspection? Oh you mean PA cares about vehicle operability and safety? OH does not have those.
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-20-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,217
Posted By dbsoundman
Ed came back from almost two weeks at the shop...

Ed came back from almost two weeks at the shop today!

I took it in to have the air dryer and main air line replaced, as well as the shocks. I also asked them to figure out why the air alarm...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 09-20-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By dbsoundman
These seem to be the recommended model right now....

These seem to be the recommended model right now. This is the highest BTU that's generally available in 120VAC. I bought two but I'm hoping to only install one in my build.

...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 09-20-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By dbsoundman
I think you should have bought a motorcoach...

I think you should have bought a motorcoach instead of a school bus, and hauled around one of those big diesel generators on a trailer.


But seriously, many of us have been in a situation where...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 09-16-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,415
Posted By dbsoundman
There are a LOT of opinions out there on solar,...

There are a LOT of opinions out there on solar, and IMO a lot of people overthink it (Victron everything is really expensive for a system that isn't life-critical), or underthink it ("I'll just get...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 09-13-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By dbsoundman
I may have picked up a generic thermostat for a...

I may have picked up a generic thermostat for a specific brand/type of RV HVAC system. Either way I didnít realize that the contacts in a residential thermostat are set up like a typical relay, that...
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