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Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 07-10-2018, 01:46 AM
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Views: 942
Posted By serpent
Quick additional notes in regards to the first...

Quick additional notes in regards to the first post: The thermostats can be 'finicky' for first dialing in your desired temperature but once set and tested they remain consistent throughout use. I...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 07-10-2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By serpent
I have had two SunDanzer's for about 3 years now....

I have had two SunDanzer's for about 3 years now. One is set up as a freezer and the other a fridge. Both have been running 24/7 since I bought them and have had no issues and use very little...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 04-03-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,562
Posted By serpent
Well said, sir.

Well said, sir.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-28-2017, 07:11 PM
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Views: 754
Posted By serpent
Nothing if I like it; everything can be...

Nothing if I like it; everything can be fixed/replaced.
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 08-17-2017, 12:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,547
Posted By serpent
I've been loving my MC9, but that Crown drives...

I've been loving my MC9, but that Crown drives like a bat out of hell compared to it. I haven't actually been able to convince myself to change the colors or really 'mess' with the interior much on...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 08-16-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 25,755
Posted By serpent
I just dropped $4,800 on 8 new Michelin tires...

I just dropped $4,800 on 8 new Michelin tires today for the MCI; the Crown will need 10 of those next year. *OUCH*

So, without anything extra that's about $800/yr just for tires on the MCI. (I...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 07-23-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,547
Posted By serpent
Hey Crown_Guy, good to see you popping up every...

Hey Crown_Guy, good to see you popping up every now and then. :thumb:

Yeah, I only know of a certain set of twin Crown school buses that had factory A/C. (And man, what sweet buses those are!)...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-15-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,099
Posted By serpent
I bought new airbags for my Crown. It requires 8...

I bought new airbags for my Crown. It requires 8 of them for just the rear. Firestone had to spin up an old line to remake and ship them. Not cheap, and after sticker shock I realized that almost all...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-15-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,223
Posted By serpent
...to add: Solar efficiency is key when space is...

...to add: Solar efficiency is key when space is at a premium; cost will also be significantly impacted.
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-15-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,223
Posted By serpent
Both panel manufacturers have about the same...

Both panel manufacturers have about the same quality, efficiency, and type of cells. Obviously the 255W panels are going to take much more roof(?) real estate than the 100W panels.

The Morningstar...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-04-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,027
Posted By serpent
Yeah, quality inverters have a high price tag. ...

Yeah, quality inverters have a high price tag. Personally, a Xantrex product is the "lowest" quality I'd go.

Keep an eye on eBay and auctions; sometimes you can get lucky and find a good...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-04-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,027
Posted By serpent
Try looking at Magnum Energy or Xantrex...

Try looking at Magnum Energy or Xantrex inverters. They have 12, 24 and 48VDC inverters.
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 04-28-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,290
Posted By serpent
I use either an ATAS-120 with an ATAS-25 or an...

I use either an ATAS-120 with an ATAS-25 or an MFJ 8-band compact vertical.

For NVIS I've heard that some have had success mobile using some HF whips/coils mounted horizontal but I've never tried.
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 04-27-2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,290
Posted By serpent
Take a look at the Garmin RV 660 or 770. Both can...

Take a look at the Garmin RV 660 or 770. Both can accept a wireless camera that Garmin also has available. The cool thing about these is that you can program in the dimensions and weight of the rig...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 04-23-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By serpent
Find one from someone that is known to maintain...

Find one from someone that is known to maintain them. If it's from a school district or other government entity you can likely talk to the fleet maintenance people and ask how they normally take...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 04-14-2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,744
Posted By serpent
Build plate too please. (Usually a number on a...

Build plate too please. (Usually a number on a small plate in the front passenger wheel well.)
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 04-14-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,744
Posted By serpent
Also, please post a better picture of the...

Also, please post a better picture of the switches and dash up-front.

...nice, a Cobra 29 CB? On the driver's left side?
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 04-14-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,744
Posted By serpent
Nice 'OldSkool' conversion. Can you take...

Nice 'OldSkool' conversion.

Can you take some underside pictures of the rear-end, and frame, over-all?

A 743 ain't no speed-demon, but with a 9-speed that thing should do fine with no turbo.
...
Forum: Skoolie Life 04-08-2017, 01:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,629
Posted By serpent
In Dust We Trust

In Dust We Trust
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 04-08-2017, 01:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,110
Posted By serpent
P.S. Anything later than 1989 is too new for me.

P.S. Anything later than 1989 is too new for me.
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 04-08-2017, 01:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,110
Posted By serpent
Late to the game; but I'd pay more than that for...

Late to the game; but I'd pay more than that for a bus if I liked it, a LOT. ...and ouch, I still have a bus that basically only has the seats out. ;)
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 02-12-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6,355
Views: 686,682
Posted By serpent
Here is after mostly packing up and leaving TTITD...

Here is after mostly packing up and leaving TTITD last year.

...anyways, I'd imagine someone will have fun with that previously posted bus if they manage to grab it.
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 02-12-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6,355
Views: 686,682
Posted By serpent
This picture was taken about half-way point to...

This picture was taken about half-way point to home after picking it up from the Sheriff Dept. :rolleyes:

Since then I've restored all the original systems to one degree or another and added some...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 02-12-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6,355
Views: 686,682
Posted By serpent
If I didn't have the GMC? I'd probably have an...

If I didn't have the GMC? I'd probably have an extra $30k after the ~11 years I've had it. :whistling:

If it wasn't running? And I don't imagine it's not in running condition aside from needing...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 02-10-2017, 12:46 AM
Replies: 6,355
Views: 686,682
Posted By serpent
One thing: Don't let it scare you that it's far...

One thing: Don't let it scare you that it's far away. Do your best getting it inspected, either through pictures, description, and conversation, or have a 3rd party look at it. But more often than...
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