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  1. First time poster. I’m hoping to get a bit of insight from those with conversion experience, for a business I’m starting up. I’m currently converting a double decker bus (Volvo B7TL) to deck it out as a shop. I’m interested in how much power I would need to light and heat the thing, and the best way of getting an external power supply. The bus was powered by two twelve volt batteries, but my intention is to set up an external supply. We will need to power: - Inbuilt lighting (standard fitting) - Already fitted CCTV - Already fitted bus heating - Electronic devices (lap-top, IZettle electronic till, 32 inch TV screen, 3-4 small electric devices, e.g - cameras, battery charges for IPhones’ and camera batteries) I want to know if a domestic power supply will be enough to power it all, and if anyone could give me a rough idea of what the wattage would be? And how / how easy it would be to wire it all together? The bus will be static. Would also be great to know how much solar energy I would need, and any advice about setting that up. Any feedback would be most helpful, so thanks in advance for your responses.
  2. Interesting how age affect the value. Years not miles seems to determine the value. How many miles or years is too much for a Class Diesel pusher? If schedule maintenance is followed what would you feel about a bus with 400k on it? What would make it a buy? What would not make it a buy?
  3. Don't just keep up with the Joneses - Pass them by in Style!Own this piece of history and recall the grandeur of those days bygone.This 1953 GMC PD-4104 S/N 768 began its service as a Greyhound in December 1953 and highlights the following:• Kitted (and titled) as a recreational vehicle in 1973• Mechanical and electrical systems are in good condition • Detroit Diesel 6-71 engine has about 100K miles (typically good for 1 million miles plus) • 4 speed manual transmission and Jake brake• New running batteries installed August 2018 • California Registration current through February 2019• Currently located in Portland Oregon (but mobile!) and longing to return to the open roads of the USofA!• $15,000 OBO. • Additional photos available upon request
  4. Hi there, I am new to this and a female so I don't know much about engines. Hubby and I are looking at a 1965 8V71 with a 4 speed Allison transmission. Electric shift (not sure what this means though?). It was rebuilt less than 10K ago. He is handy and an aircraft mechanic by trade but knows nothing about diesels or RVs for that matter. I am sure he can work on it no problem, but we just want to know what we are getting into. How reliable can we expect this to be? I have read that they all burn oil. How much? Most ads mention how many miles "since last rebuild". How often does it need to be rebuilt? What is the general maintenance for these things? I've done a ton of research but can't seem to find anything about these items. I know that all engines have "bad years". Does anyone know if 1965 was a good year? Is there any advice that anyone could add about inspecting this thing? I'm detailing a list, but don't want to miss anything big. Are brakes an expensive or hard job? Hubby does our brakes- so I'm guessing he could do these no problem? Thank you in advance!
  5. 2003 Fleetwood American Eagle Diesel Pusher Only 47,000 miles 2 Slides Garaged Cummins 400 HP Diesel Pusher 10,000 Tow Capacity Allison 6 Speed Transmission Onan Diesel Generator with Autostart Satellite Dome Model 40Q with Matrix Paint Scheme Fiberglass Roof All Black Leather Interior with Light Oak Cabinets All Tiled Floors Dual Zone Heated Tile Floors Dual Furnaces Dual Ducted A/C Units Corian Counters 4 Door Dual Power Refrigerator with Ice Maker High End Microwave/Convection/Halogen Oven Dual Burner Amana Stove Sofa and Loveseat 4 Chair Dinette Ceiling Fan Halogen Lighting with Factory Rope Accent Lights (All Dimable) Brand new (4 X Rear) Michelin Tires Almost New Michelin Front Tires New Diesel Pre-Filter system Install to protect fuel pump etc Recently Serviced Exterior Freezer and Flat Screen TV Dash A/C Ice Cold Alarm System - Remote Access Tons of Basement Storage 100 Gal Freshwater Tank 10 Gallon Propane/Electric Water Heater Many More Options............. Ready to travel or an excellent Full Timer Excellent Deal Firm Price $90,000.00 (Below Book) Located in South Carolina - Storage Garage can be taken over to rent 13 x 50 For additional Information or photos email me at dgxco1(at)yahoo.com
  6. WE HAVE FOR SALE OUR. . . 2005 Tiffin Allegro Bus 40 QDP – four slides with desk option 81,000 miles $102,500 In Yuma, AZ Call Steve 405-640-3460 or 405-620-7020 VIN # 4UZABFCY75CU74600 (Note: we tried to post photos of our BessyBus here but can't seem to make it work. To see photos go to: http://yuma.craigslist.org/rvs/4783696843.html POWER TRAIN Freightliner chassis with IFS (independent front suspension) GVW rating -32,000 lbs 400 Cummins diesel engine Allison six-speed automatic transmission with 2-speed engine brake (Jake brake) GENERATOR 7.5 kw Onan with 2211 hours INVERTER Magnum 2000 watt pure sine wave inverter – new in ‘12 BATTERIES four 6-volt house batteries – new July, ‘12 two 12-volt chassis batts – new in June, ‘14 Upgrade: Amp-l-Start, a system that charges the chassis batteries from the house batteries. (If you sit for a couple weeks, your chassis batteries can go dead and give you a terrible surprise when it’s time to drive off.) CAPACITY fresh water – 90 gal black tank – 45 gal grey tank – 65 gal fuel tank – 150 gal propane tank – 35 gal HEAT & AIR: two 15,000 Btu A/C units with heat pumps, with digital thermostat, new in June, 2014 Hydro-Hot Diesel hydronic heating with endless hot water TIRES: All six matching Michelin XZA3 275-80R-22.5 (H) front two new in ‘13 back four new in ‘12 TOW SYSTEM air hose and lighting for M&G tow system CONTROLS smart steering wheel HWH leveling system SeeLevel gauges new in ’13, with second remote in wet bay Sony back and side view cameras with monitor on dash keyless entry two electric awnings rear view mirror with compass and temperature factory in-dash GPS navigation system with large 15” screen. There is a separate rear view camera mounted on dash. EXTERIOR silver sand exterior full body paint INTERIOR MCD shades throughout, new in ’13, with motorized on front windshield medium oak hardwood with beautiful prominent grain carpet new Dec 2012, installed by Brannon in Red Bay chestnut décor package TV Spectacular 46” Samsung flat screen LED Smart TV, new in 11-2011 Winegard Trav’ler Sony Surround Sound and Blu-ray player LIVING ROOM desk option –great for your office or hobbies jack knife sofa like new Flex Steel recliner with footstool Four cabinet openings over sofa are 14.5” tall, so you can store your cereal boxes upright! (Newer 42’ buses have only 9.5” tall cabinet openings.) DINETTE on the driver side freestanding dinette (i.e. – no leg underneath) includes two upholstered chairs and two matching cushioned folding chairs KITCHEN on passenger side Sharp Microwave/convection oven new in Jan ‘14 two-burner gas stove Dometic 1402 gas/electric fridge, new in 2011 auto fire extinguisher system for fridge excellent kitchen storage with 9” three-shelf cabinet at your right hand a wide, deep two-shelf pull out pantry drawer in the hallway. (this drawer on the 40’ is bigger than the same drawer on the 42’ bus!) BEDROOM queen bed with large storage area under Splendide combo washer/dryer second sink area with generous storage cabinets generator start switch beside bed BATHROOM AND SHOWER Bathroom with sink and electric flush toilet on PS. Nice sized shower across from bathroom – I fit in it great and I am 6’4” and weigh 275. BAYS five excellent bays for storage – one has slide out Joey tray power water hose reel power electric cord reel Upgrade to Sani-Con sewer macerator system for easy dumping BODY no accidents body excellent condition with minute scrapes REPAIRS AT REDBAY, DEC ‘12 new floor in wet bay new driver side slide floor MAINTENANCE complete maintenance history. Includes all books and manuals for plenty of good bedtime reading. All service is up to date and it’s ready to hit the road. NO PETS/NO SMOKING No one has ever smoked in this bus. No dogs, cats or pets have ever been inside – not even for lunch. The main thing I want you to know about this bus is . . . it drives and handles like a dream. And the storage inside is amazing compared to newer units. I have been a mechanic all my life and have taken great care of “BessyBus.” This would be an excellent bus for a first time buyer. PRICE $102,500 and located in Yuma, AZ CONTACT: Steve at 405-640-3460. If no answer, call Carol at 405-620-7020 (her phone is always charged)
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