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Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's Today, 09:53 AM
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Posted By rossvtaylor
Like DeMac said...welcome. MCI makes a nice bus...

Like DeMac said...welcome. MCI makes a nice bus and their support, even for older models, is good. But as he also said, the design doesn't lend itself to structural modifications.

On a bus...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste Yesterday, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By rossvtaylor
Captivating and cavitation on one post...right...

Captivating and cavitation on one post...right on! :-)

I also had the switch thought...but, if that's not it I would check the valve on the input side of the pump. That one-way check valve...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 09-28-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By rossvtaylor
These aren't electric car batteries as you'd find...

These aren't electric car batteries as you'd find in a Tesla or Volt. These are standard lead acid batteries, so not volatile at all...besides the hydrogen gas, of course...but they're not the same...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 09-28-2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By rossvtaylor
Hi Marty, that will certainly work and will give...

Hi Marty, that will certainly work and will give you about 10kWh of usable capacity (if I did my pre-coffee math correctly). i also have two buses with native 24V systems and I am a big fan of...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 09-27-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By rossvtaylor
Besides the uncertainty of proper flow, which...

Besides the uncertainty of proper flow, which could lead to CO poisoning, the exhaust of your tankless heater will contain a fair bit of water vapor (moisture) as a product of the combustion. All...
Forum: Brake Systems and Air Brakes 09-25-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By rossvtaylor
I can't help with the manuals, but as to the air...

I can't help with the manuals, but as to the air tank fittings...which ones do you mean? Your tanks will have multiple sized threaded fittings depending upon their purpose. Some will be 1/2-inch...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 09-24-2022, 10:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 660
Posted By rossvtaylor
Hi Attila, If I may comment (provide...

Hi Attila,

If I may comment (provide helpful, I hope, input) on something besides the welds. :-) I'm concerned about the strength of the threaded rod you use. I would not trust that rod to hold...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 09-23-2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By rossvtaylor
Look up SanTan Solar, with locations in Gilbert...

Look up SanTan Solar, with locations in Gilbert AZ and Georgia. I don't know where "local to you" is...but you can get commercial 250W panels from them for under $75. If you can pick them up and...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 09-20-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By rossvtaylor
Yes, so long as you retain the same current (amp)...

Yes, so long as you retain the same current (amp) rating.
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 09-20-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By rossvtaylor
I take a bulb out and carry it to the auto parts...

I take a bulb out and carry it to the auto parts store (Napa, in my case) and they can get or cross-reference it. No auto parts store I've found can look up our buses with a VIN.
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 09-20-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By rossvtaylor
Your bus is 12V, as you noted, and always was...

Your bus is 12V, as you noted, and always was (unless it was a transit or coach and later converted to 12V). Fuses and other overcurrent protection devices will have a current limit and a voltage...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 09-18-2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By rossvtaylor
You've got a great combination. I'm a manual...

You've got a great combination. I'm a manual fan, myself...paired with a fully mechanical diesel. I'm partial to 2-strokes, though. :-)
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 09-18-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By rossvtaylor
Spraying foam beneath the bus is DEFINITELY more...

Spraying foam beneath the bus is DEFINITELY more work, but sometimes it's worth it to preserve headroom. I'll be doing that on our Crown, since we're not raising the roof and I need to keep every...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 09-18-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By rossvtaylor
They will play nicely with each other. The worst...

They will play nicely with each other. The worst thing which might happen is one charge source will shut off before the other, as battery voltage gets bumped up during the charge...but that's not...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 09-18-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By rossvtaylor
Hi Captain, the Sterling will do true 4-stage...

Hi Captain, the Sterling will do true 4-stage charging and you can program the parameters...so you shouldn't have any issues. I haven't used the 12>48 version but I did use a 12>24V model and it...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 09-18-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By rossvtaylor
Yes, except they made theirs up to fit generator...

Yes, except they made theirs up to fit generator 30 or 50 amp receptacles...so even more dangerous.
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 09-18-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By rossvtaylor
I've seen them made, but that's crazy that...

I've seen them made, but that's crazy that companies were actually selling them. Holy liability, Batman!
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 09-18-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By rossvtaylor
Not the cheapest stuff...but I've been really...

Not the cheapest stuff...but I've been really impressed with the Sterling products and I think they're worth the money.
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 09-18-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By rossvtaylor
A good video for anyone with a Cat C7 engine

Adept Ape, a professional diesel mechanic with a popular YouTube channel, just posted a video about some repairs to the fuel rail and HEUI system in a C7, in a school bus. He points out the...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 09-15-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By rossvtaylor
You might be thinking of the wire sizes in...

You might be thinking of the wire sizes in reverse, because 4/0 would be the worst for your wallet (being the largest and most expensive).
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 09-15-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By rossvtaylor
Thanks for the pointer, Dave. I've bookmarked...

Thanks for the pointer, Dave. I've bookmarked them for those cases where I have some lead time. Their prices for assembled cables seem quite good.
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 09-15-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By rossvtaylor
Mike (Crown_Guy) is right on. Coaches are...

Mike (Crown_Guy) is right on. Coaches are definitely a different beast from a school bus. MCI makes a great product and their support is quite good. If you haven't already, I suggest you watch all...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 09-14-2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 825
Posted By rossvtaylor
Thanks for the Monte Python chuckle. I'm sorry...

Thanks for the Monte Python chuckle. I'm sorry you've got to get new batteries...but there's a great lesson here for so many of the (usually newer) folks. All the time, I see new bus owners say...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 09-14-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By rossvtaylor
Our local NAPA store will make cables, at no...

Our local NAPA store will make cables, at no charge beyond the components. They do a really nice job and have the dual-layer (adhesive lined) heat shrink. You might check your NAPA stores, too? I...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 09-12-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 825
Posted By rossvtaylor
Well, I had a Matco which worked well...but I...

Well, I had a Matco which worked well...but I bought a generic 500A version for about $70, which seems to work just as well as the name brand (and has a higher capacity). Because I've only used...
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