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Forum: Under The Awning 3 Days Ago
Replies: 232
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Posted By rrueckwald
Has anyone heard from the Mahans? Kinda worried...

Has anyone heard from the Mahans? Kinda worried for them. See posts 10, 15, 17.
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By rrueckwald
Super!

Super!
Forum: New Members 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 2,220
Posted By rrueckwald
Matthew, If you are in Florida this winter,...

Matthew,

If you are in Florida this winter, let us know. I'd be glad to go over the bus details with you.
Forum: New Members 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 2,220
Posted By rrueckwald
My conclusion, for what it's worth: If you are...

My conclusion, for what it's worth: If you are going to travel and not stay in one place long, no slide is better. If you are going to go somewhere and live on it for a while, one slide is better. ...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By rrueckwald
Sky, My '95 had a 300 gallon tank and a very...

Sky,

My '95 had a 300 gallon tank and a very linear gauge. Topped off the gauge read above F. Full to F was 50 gallons. F to 3/4 was 50 gallons. 3/4 to 1/2 was 50 gallons. 1/2 to 1/4 was 50...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By rrueckwald
Remember that the published capacity of the tank...

Remember that the published capacity of the tank is greater than the usable fuel. The fill comes in the side, the pickup is not right on the bottom, and gauges are not trustworthy. However, on my...
Forum: General 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By rrueckwald
By the way, if you have the time and skill, you...

By the way, if you have the time and skill, you can save a lot of money doing it yourself. The pro place charged $7,300 jusat to mask and paint it. They told me if they had to remove all the stuff...
Forum: General 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By rrueckwald
Van, I did consider rivnuts, but each screw...

Van,

I did consider rivnuts, but each screw goes into a rib, and rivnuts work well for a panel, but have little ability to expand in a thick member, meaning it could spin when removing. So, I...
Forum: General 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By rrueckwald
Randy, I will NOT do another one. Once is...

Randy,

I will NOT do another one. Once is enough.
Forum: General 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By rrueckwald
Roof Repainting Post #3

Whew! Broke my back. Broke my wallet. But great for all the drone shots....

The advice from the painter was to keep the sides well waxed to avoid any issue there. Wax, it turns out, is much...
Forum: General 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By rrueckwald
Roof Repainting Post #2

Pictures as prepped for the painter, including removal of the two port awnings.
Forum: General 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By rrueckwald
Roof Repainting - Sooner or later you will

Symptoms: Whitish areas started growing on the forward cap roof, then also on some of the curved roof panels outside the goat rails, then on flat areas of the roof. Wondered what it was. It turned...
Forum: Catastrophes, Fires, Flood, Accidents, etc... 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 4,103
Posted By rrueckwald
Dave & Nicole, So sorry for this tragedy. I...

Dave & Nicole,

So sorry for this tragedy. I can't imagine how bad you feel.

As a warning for others, we have a friend who lost their house due to a coffee maker left plugged in. We all have...
Forum: General 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By rrueckwald
My LXi was missing a screen. Randy Dupree found...

My LXi was missing a screen. Randy Dupree found the vendor. I talked to them. They had me send a picture to verify it was theirs. Then dimensions. They mailed the screen in a package that was...
Forum: LX and LXI (Unique Issues) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By rrueckwald
That makes a lot of sense.

That makes a lot of sense.
Forum: LX and LXI (Unique Issues) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By rrueckwald
Here is some information for you about paint...

Here is some information for you about paint fading, what Al was talking about.

Two years ago I had an automotive paint supplier mix one of my colors, the one on the roof. It didn't matter much,...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By rrueckwald
I used the smaller compressor so I didn't need to...

I used the smaller compressor so I didn't need to install heavier wire. BUT, you can air up your front tires with the one you got. I was tempted.

By the way, the V-Air is quieter, too.
Forum: Blue Bird Models and Blue Bird History 09-16-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By rrueckwald
Clint, There is a very definitive history on...

Clint,

There is a very definitive history on Vintage Birds. Looks like they got it all.
Forum: Catastrophes, Fires, Flood, Accidents, etc... 09-15-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,539
Posted By rrueckwald
Huge shift in technology. No brainer.

Huge shift in technology. No brainer.
Forum: Parts and Other Items For Sale 09-13-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By rrueckwald
I bought my Magnum inverters there also. Highly...

I bought my Magnum inverters there also. Highly recommended for both low price and excellent service.
Forum: General 09-13-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By rrueckwald
I had a plate that was the base of an old...

I had a plate that was the base of an old satellite antenna. When removed, there was some corrosion under it which is easy to fix and paint over. There may be no big holes, but it looks like a...
Forum: General 09-13-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By rrueckwald
You cannot charge gels along with lead-acid, so...

You cannot charge gels along with lead-acid, so go to lead-acid or to AGM's. The AGM's are better because they don't need acid level checking and do not give off corrosive gases like the lead-acid....
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 09-09-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By rrueckwald
If it is like mine, it is for flushing the...

If it is like mine, it is for flushing the sensors in the black tank as you dump. I use a dedicated white hose for potable water and a green hose for the flush so as to keep anything that may burp...
Forum: PARTS OR OTHER ITEMS FOR FREE 09-08-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By rrueckwald
Free Parts

I'd hate to throw any of these out if anyone can use them. Yours for the shipping cost.

Ether start system

Inverter system fuses, two @ 250 amps, two @ 400 amps

Two Hella driving light...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 09-06-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By rrueckwald
Blue Bird only screwed them down with a couple of...

Blue Bird only screwed them down with a couple of small screws, so it could be kicked out. Maybe the thought was to damage the bus less?
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