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Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 05-30-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By Blue Emu
Update....

Electric Retarder repair has been completed. Thank you for all your help and suggestions.

I first checked all the wiring to the retarder in the control box bolted to the frame cross member. ...
Forum: Service Centers & Mobile Mechanics 05-10-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 3,713
Posted By Blue Emu
I must ammend my recommendation for Lewis Bus...

I must ammend my recommendation for Lewis Bus Group. I contacted them today (5/10/19) and was informed that they will not work on Motorhomes any longer. Great shop, but now they say they are just...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 05-10-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2,039
Posted By Blue Emu
Some of those "hook" points on modern cars are...

Some of those "hook" points on modern cars are for baby car seats.
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 05-03-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By Blue Emu
I really appreciate your response. Before now I...

I really appreciate your response. Before now I have been able to turn the retarded on and off while driving with no problem. Remember I have the big electro magnetic retarder. This is not an...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 05-03-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By Blue Emu
Electric Drive Line Retarder

My electric retarder has stopped working. The switch on the dash, used to display a light when on, but now it is dark, even when the switch is in the on position. The retarder does not engage, so...
Forum: Service Centers & Mobile Mechanics 04-15-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 3,713
Posted By Blue Emu
I'm only 10 years late to this party, and while...

I'm only 10 years late to this party, and while Smith Power is the official Detroit Diesel and Allison dealer I had a pretty disappointing experience with them regarding my Allison on my FC.

I...
Forum: Birds Of a Feather (BOF) 01-02-2019
Replies: 172
Views: 22,934
Posted By Blue Emu
The potential work around will Not work for the...

The potential work around will Not work for the Imperial Dam LTVA, sorry. We drove over there to check and the office was closed and the camp host said they did not have permits.

I asked what...
Forum: Birds Of a Feather (BOF) 01-01-2019
Replies: 172
Views: 22,934
Posted By Blue Emu
I think we may have a work around for the BLM...

I think we may have a work around for the BLM permit. It seems that LTVA camp hosts on the California side of the river are selling the permits. We were out exploring on Sunday and talked to the...
Forum: Birds Of a Feather (BOF) 01-01-2019
Replies: 172
Views: 22,934
Posted By Blue Emu
Flagstaff is high and you will likely encounter...

Flagstaff is high and you will likely encounter snow. My advice would be to get south to either I-8 or I-10 as soon as possible and then head west. BTW, looking forward to seeing you again.
Forum: Birds Of a Feather (BOF) 12-29-2018
Replies: 172
Views: 22,934
Posted By Blue Emu
The only way my bus will go 98 miles per hour is...

The only way my bus will go 98 miles per hour is in a free fall from the rim of the Grand Canyon.
Forum: Tell Us Where You're At 05-02-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,721
Posted By Blue Emu
Flight of the Blue Emu

The Emu is a flightless bird, so we have to travel in Steel Buses.

Aleda and I started full timing about two years ago. We send a monthly 'newsletter' to family and friends, and some of them...
Forum: Generators 03-01-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,223
Posted By Blue Emu
Forgive me father, for I have sinned.

Forgive me father, for I have sinned.
Forum: Generators 02-14-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,223
Posted By Blue Emu
Perkins Tale of Woe...

My tale of woe….


For the past few months my generator starter motor has occasionally failed to engage the fly-wheel (ring-gear) when you push the start button. Over the months the...
Forum: AZ Hot Birds 02-05-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,912
Posted By Blue Emu
I am having mechanical problems which will keep...

I am having mechanical problems which will keep me from attending. paid 150 to park, 50 for two full meal tickets. call if you want to go. 801-414-8002.
Forum: AZ Hot Birds 11-28-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 4,012
Posted By Blue Emu
Senor Putz, Plans have changed a little for us,...

Senor Putz, Plans have changed a little for us, so you may add John and Aleda Ellsworth to the list for Burro Creek this year.

1985 FC/35/SB
Color Us Gone
Forum: AZ Hot Birds 11-13-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,912
Posted By Blue Emu
Looking forward to seeing you again. Havasu last...

Looking forward to seeing you again. Havasu last year wasn't the best. Cold weather, poor dust control, and no restrictions on people driving around during the fireworks shining their headlights in...
Forum: SP (Single Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 11-08-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By Blue Emu
John... I still have some of the Fresh Tank...

John... I still have some of the Fresh Tank plastic material if you want to do a plastic weld. (GRIN). When you're in Quartzsite if someone dumps a couple gallons of old anti-freeze water under...
Forum: Under The Awning 11-08-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Blue Emu
I never thought I would live this long. When...

I never thought I would live this long. When you're 20, 70-years old looks like death warmed over, but now that I'm there, it just feels like death warmed over. How do you guys balance having the...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 11-08-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,742
Posted By Blue Emu
So, I'm late to the party here, but after you...

So, I'm late to the party here, but after you do/pay for a polish job on your wheels. Is there some kind of top coat or sealer that you put on the wheels after you're all done?
Forum: Birds Of a Feather (BOF) 11-08-2017
Replies: 115
Views: 15,657
Posted By Blue Emu
Ya know you've made a friend when he offers to...

Ya know you've made a friend when he offers to help you with your black tank.... Wait... All my tanks are black except for the plastic one under the bed...
Forum: Parts Wanted 10-23-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By Blue Emu
FC Galley Window Awning

Ladies, gentlemen, lovers of aged bluebirds, and Randy Dupree. On the 80's FC there is a small Galley Window. Probably put there so tuna fish oil could be dumped on unsuspecting passersby in close...
Forum: Birds Of a Feather (BOF) 10-13-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 3,690
Posted By Blue Emu
Rick, you can put the Fat-boy, and his wife Aleda...

Rick, you can put the Fat-boy, and his wife Aleda down for the Las Vegas festival of delights. We have paid the deposit at the park, and I promise to arrive sober. Well at least not listing to...
Forum: Birds Of a Feather (BOF) 10-05-2017
Replies: 115
Views: 15,657
Posted By Blue Emu
Aleda and I are planning on being there again...

Aleda and I are planning on being there again this year. Just giving the rest of you a warning... Not too late to change your plans so you won't have to be subjected to my sick humor and broken bus.
Forum: Parts Wanted 08-24-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Blue Emu
First... Here are the pictures of the offending...

First... Here are the pictures of the offending part.

Second, the Joe Garner work-around is perfect. Much stronger, longer lasting and after a little inflation I think the spring cost me $2.39...
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 08-24-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,136
Posted By Blue Emu
Love that price. Mine is an '85 FC, probably the...

Love that price. Mine is an '85 FC, probably the paint isn't in as good a condition, but bus was a lot cheaper than that. Makes me think I'm making money driving a Wanderlodge. Imagine that...
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