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Forum: AZ Hot Birds 12-13-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By 1derer
Entertainment - https://grandcanyonmeetup.com/

Picacho is one of the places noted in this script https://grandcanyonmeetup.com/ that for me has been a project comparable to Randy's rejuvenation of the '71 ("has arrived at the warehouse"). My...
Forum: Electrical 02-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By 1derer
It does have am and fm bands. I bought the same...

It does have am and fm bands. I bought the same model radio and got it installed by the same installer in a 95 safari trek. Works fine there.
Forum: Electrical 02-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By 1derer
modern radio in old bus

Wondering if I've made a mistake.

Original radio missing when bought bus, so got new radio. New one doesn't pick up AM. Wondering if an old style radio would pick up AM, or maybe an antenna...
Forum: Electrical 02-10-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By 1derer
still have this question because

At purchase of the '75 many years after '75 there was a spot reserved for a radio, but no radio in it.
So I finally bought a radio that Best Buy installed but noted that it wouldn't remember...
Forum: Electrical 02-10-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By 1derer
backup lights stay on in reverse gear when all power off

Is it normal for the backup lights to be on IF you're in reverse gear but the engine is off, the key is NOT in the ignition, and the 12 volt power switch is OFF.

And since a radio has no memory...
Forum: Travel Tips - Fuel Prices 11-12-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 5,917
Posted By 1derer
This works if traveling alone or with a complicit...

This works if traveling alone or with a complicit someone: Sleep in the dark and arise with the light: About dusk pull in to a vehicle repair shop, grocery, restaurant, motel or whatever that has...
Forum: Full Timers 11-12-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 3,269
Posted By 1derer
It's a little out-of-the-way, but I understand...

It's a little out-of-the-way, but I understand John Malone of Liberty Media ows about 7% of the land in the state of Maine. He could probably fix you up with something.
Forum: Electrical 05-29-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,150
Posted By 1derer
Take this with a block of salt because I know...

Take this with a block of salt because I know nothing. However, I'm puzzling over wiring in my 75 that has a switch by the entry door where one chooses shore, genny, or off.
If yours doesn't have...
Forum: General 05-25-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Posted By 1derer
Preventive maintenance - Drive careful even if it's built like a tank

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5768361/Driver-horrific-New-Jersey-school-bus-crash-charged-death-auto.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490...
Forum: Coaches For Sale by WOG Members 05-25-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 12,207
Posted By 1derer
owner's manual

As a fellow proud owner of a 75 (albeit the 33 ft), may I buy from you a copy of the 1975 owner's manual (and anything else specific to 1975. The closest I've come is 1977, and though they may read...
Forum: Electrical 05-15-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By 1derer
battery abuse

A couple weeks after replacing my 4 house 6v golf cart batteries that all registered more than 6 volts each when new, I let somebody use the Bird for a couple weeks. When they got back I checked...
Forum: General 04-17-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By 1derer
painting exterior of 1975

Any recommendation re (near) exact color matches for a circa 1970s FC ? You know: the maroon and creme. Preferably a quality paint.
Forum: Electrical 04-12-2018
Replies: 195
Views: 31,549
Posted By 1derer
Am I drowning in battery land? Mr. Putz, please...

Am I drowning in battery land? Mr. Putz, please throw me a life preserver, quick !

I’m still learning about batteries and hope I haven’t made mistakes: In the ’75 Bird which started life with...
Forum: General 04-11-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,306
Posted By 1derer
1.75 million miles: So that Bird paid some motel...

1.75 million miles: So that Bird paid some motel bills, huh ! Congrats !
Forum: Electrical 04-11-2018
Replies: 195
Views: 31,549
Posted By 1derer
Yoh, Putz - I think I may chicken out...

Yoh, Putz -
I think I may chicken out temporarily and go for agm (partly because lithium battery prices are forecast to go down over the next few years). You like Trojan for GC2. How about for...
Forum: General 04-11-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,306
Posted By 1derer
Biobug - Why not skip the chemical reaction and...

Biobug -
Why not skip the chemical reaction and just use it straight (after heating / filtering it) ?
And with nearly every restaurant having a barrel in the back, it's hard to accept lack of...
Forum: Electrical 04-11-2018
Replies: 195
Views: 31,549
Posted By 1derer
It's time for batteries, and BachelorJack's deal...

It's time for batteries, and BachelorJack's deal has been an inspiration I've tried to congeal the guts of into the attachment, mostly because I'm still trying to fully understand it.

In the...
Forum: Forum Help 04-08-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 4,485
Posted By 1derer
Members list by coach year or model

Is there an easy way (some kind of search) that would summon up a list of those members with a coach of a given year (such as my fellow 1975ers). Or does one have to go to the members list and open...
Forum: Electrical 04-08-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By 1derer
backup cam using usb webcam

Anybody having any success or suggestion about using a usb webcam as their backup cam ? (My thought is to show this pic on the same gizmo (laptop) I use as my TV/cd/tape...
Forum: Electrical 04-07-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By 1derer
wire antenna on old FC

Sticking just aft of the dash air component that sits at the front of the roof is a wire antenna. What's that for ?

At the front driver side corner of the bus is another antenna. What's that...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 04-03-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,674
Posted By 1derer
Rick - So here's what things look like in that...

Rick -
So here's what things look like in that bay. I don't see what to do to see if any fuses are blown.

Am also submitting to the throng my snazzy backup light lens: bottom of a big RC cola...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 04-03-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,674
Posted By 1derer
accessory fuse panel

Wiring diagram for '75 FC says the backup lights, radio and PA system connect to the "accessory fuse panel". I don't see anything in the neighborhood of the radio (above the driver) resembling a...
Forum: General 04-03-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,336
Posted By 1derer
Recent news is there's a dehumidifier coming out...

Recent news is there's a dehumidifier coming out that can produce water when humidity is as low as 10%. That means it would be viable in the southwest desert. Even so, I was about to dismiss the...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 04-01-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By 1derer
Howdy dthollis and Tailfins57 - Thank you...

Howdy dthollis and Tailfins57 -
Thank you gents: You are both right, so that for all those driving a '75, please know that the knob for opening/closing the front passenger side vent is just right...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 04-01-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,674
Posted By 1derer
Well, I wish I'd thought of this before: When I...

Well, I wish I'd thought of this before: When I seemed not to get much help from my backup lights, why didn't I put the bus in reverse with the parking brake on to go out and see if I had any backup...
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