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Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 12-22-2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By Cruzer
Air Compressor Size

I'm looking to get an Air Compressor to keep my bus tires inflated but need to know if a 6gal pancake 150psi will be sufficient. Sticker on bus says tires should be kept at 114psi but a truck stop...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 12-14-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By Cruzer
Pre-fill or Not to Pre-fill

So I'm going to change the Fuel Filters on my CAT 3116 and I'm torn between Pre-filling the filters or not. CAT says don't Pre-fill but mechanics say DO Pre-fill them. Any advice on this topic...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 12-08-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By Cruzer
Made my cross country trip.

I did it. I drove from Fontana, Ca. to Lakeland, Fl. In a 1995 Thomas Westcoaster ER without a single problem. Bus did 71 MPH and got about 6.4 MPG and I spent about $800 on Fuel. I have to say...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 12-05-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Cruzer
So like I thought. It's a Rebuilt 1997 engine...

So like I thought. It's a Rebuilt 1997 engine that was rebuilt and probably installed in 2017. Am I correct to assume this?
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 12-05-2020, 02:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Cruzer
Rebuilt or Remanufactured

Not sure but I think the bus a got has a 2017 engine built to 1997 specifications. Can anyone help explain this tags if I'm wrong?
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 11-30-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,448
Posted By Cruzer
I've heard bad things about Good Sam is not trust...

I've heard bad things about Good Sam is not trust worthy or dependable so that's why I ask which one is best.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-30-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Cruzer
JaJaJaJa.:)

JaJaJaJa.:)
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-30-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Cruzer
Does it snow on I-10 FWY?

Looks like this weekend I'm going to have Nice Cool Weather for my cross country drive from Fontana Ca to Lakeland Fl on December 3rd. I probably won't have to run the a/c or worry to much about...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 11-29-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,448
Posted By Cruzer
No., my car insurance is through Safco. This is...

No., my car insurance is through Safco. This is Progressive for the bus/skoolie.
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 11-28-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,448
Posted By Cruzer
Thanks. I guess I already knew I had to do it...

Thanks. I guess I already knew I had to do it just needed that IDK. �� I've driven cross country in a Penske Truck Rental but this trip just has me nervous for some reason. I have Progressive...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 11-28-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,448
Posted By Cruzer
This is a no-brainer stupid question but asking...

This is a no-brainer stupid question but asking anyways. Should I get an oil change before or after my cross country drive? I can't believe an oil change runs like $300+ on a bus. Once I get back...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 11-27-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,448
Posted By Cruzer
Which one do you recommend as it is still a...

Which one do you recommend as it is still a school bus.
Coach-net or Good Sam?
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 11-26-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,448
Posted By Cruzer
I fly out December 3rd to pick it up. Why?

I fly out December 3rd to pick it up. Why?
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 11-26-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,448
Posted By Cruzer
Everyone is making me nervous about all this. At...

Everyone is making me nervous about all this. At this point it can have a Moped Engine for all I care as long as it gets me back to Florida.
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 11-26-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,448
Posted By Cruzer
So I got a 1995 bus with a 2007 CAT engine? ...

So I got a 1995 bus with a 2007 CAT engine? That's even better. ��
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 11-26-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,448
Posted By Cruzer
If it's a CAT then I'm really happy because I...

If it's a CAT then I'm really happy because I love the sound of a CAT. I used to drive a Thomas School Bus ER with a CAT C7 and loved it.
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 11-26-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,448
Posted By Cruzer
I wish I could attach a pic of what Thomas sent...

I wish I could attach a pic of what Thomas sent me when I asked about the bus. According to them or the print out the original engine was the Cummins ISB-220 6.7L.

i copied and pasted what they...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 11-26-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,448
Posted By Cruzer
That's why I budgeted 3k for the Trip. The less...

That's why I budgeted 3k for the Trip. The less spent of fuel the more for other expenses.
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 11-26-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,448
Posted By Cruzer
Thanks for the advice. I found that the bus has...

Thanks for the advice. I found that the bus has a Cummins ISB-220 6.7L engine with a Allison 2500PTS Transmission. I asked for the code to have the 6th gear unlocked and am waiting for a yes or no....
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 11-26-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,448
Posted By Cruzer
Thank You. I believe it has a Cummins ISB-220...

Thank You. I believe it has a Cummins ISB-220 6.7L engine. I put in a request for the code to have the 6th gear on the Allison Transmission unlocked and am just waiting for approval and the code. ...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 11-20-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,448
Posted By Cruzer
I already have a class B with Air and Passenger...

I already have a class B with Air and Passenger endorsements. I guess I'm asking if anyone has made a long drive with a bus right out of an auction and wondering if they had any mechanical problems...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 11-20-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,448
Posted By Cruzer
I have like 2k budgeted for fuel just in case. ��

I have like 2k budgeted for fuel just in case. ��
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 11-20-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,448
Posted By Cruzer
Is it safe to drive cross country

Hello, I just got a 1995 40ft Thomas Westcoster school bus in Los Angeles and now I'm kinda scared about driving it cross country to my home in Florida. Any advice and warning about how much fuel I...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 11-17-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,420
Posted By Cruzer
I want to thank everyone. I have my CDL class B...

I want to thank everyone. I have my CDL class B with Passenger & Air brake endorsements. California won't register or even give a temp because bus is to old for DOT emissions and Florida says no to...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 11-16-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,420
Posted By Cruzer
State won't register bus

How does one drive a school bus home cross country if the state he bought it in won't register it?
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