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Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,080
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Posted By DW SD
Andy, I had a hefty 12V fan on mine. I did...

Andy,
I had a hefty 12V fan on mine. I did make a very thin shroud for the radiator and fan. It did reduce noise compared to mechanical and kept sufficiently cool.
Can't remember the brand, but...
Forum: Electrical 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 207
Posted By DW SD
Know you've invested a lot of time in your bus. ...

Know you've invested a lot of time in your bus. And talked about full timing.

If it was me, I would buy something like this:...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,080
Views: 90,841
Posted By DW SD
I'd strongly consider a small and modern (and...

I'd strongly consider a small and modern (and cheap) aluminum radiator in that is configured for having an expansion tank.

I cleaned my old PT generator radiator with vinegar solution and then...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 5 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By DW SD
Curt, Thanks a bunch! Did you buy the metal...

Curt,
Thanks a bunch!
Did you buy the metal locally? Usually, I go to Escondido metal supply.
But I might look to order online.
If you bought online, do you have a recommended vendor?

Doug
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By DW SD
That looks really great! Would you be willing to...

That looks really great! Would you be willing to share the parts list?
Did you weld 3/4" angle to make the channels for the rollers? Or are those channels only 1" tall?
And are the angles 1/8"...
Forum: Parts Wanted 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By DW SD
Trent - you could bend that up if need be. Use...

Trent - you could bend that up if need be. Use some stainless welding rod. Maybe 1-8” or at most 3/16” diameter.
Do you have one to copy?
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,080
Views: 90,841
Posted By DW SD
Sweet! I love the belly pans in the M380. ...

Sweet! I love the belly pans in the M380.
Wished the PT had them, too.
Maybe one day you'll skin the whole bottom!
Keeping out rodents. And keeping the bays (sort of) conditioned is nice.

Is...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,080
Views: 90,841
Posted By DW SD
Andy, Moving the radiator had me thinking... ...

Andy,
Moving the radiator had me thinking...
On my PT, I found a large void behind the generator and inboard of the driver's side storage bay behind the front tire (also forward of the fuel tank.)...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,080
Views: 90,841
Posted By DW SD
Somehow I'm surprised you are keeping the old...

Somehow I'm surprised you are keeping the old perkins engine... with all your battery, I'd have guessed you might downsized the generator to something more efficient and quieter.

Will you also...
Forum: Under The Awning 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,464
Views: 537,268
Posted By DW SD
And with solar - no diesel consumption once...

And with solar - no diesel consumption once you’ve landed.
If you lower it and add a valence you’re might get to 11 mpg
:-D
Forum: Generators 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,330
Posted By DW SD
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Generators 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,330
Posted By DW SD
On my old PT, with manual transfer switch, best...

On my old PT, with manual transfer switch, best practice was to kill the main 50amp AC breakers before moving the transfer switch. I recommend that.
Might be hard on the contacts in the manual...
Forum: Electrical 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By DW SD
Same question again: What inverter do you have? ...

Same question again: What inverter do you have?
Are you sure it passes through generator or shore power?
I think some older inverters do not pass through AC from other sources.

Do you have a...
Forum: First-Timers and Newcomers 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By DW SD
I am confident you won't break these. But again,...

I am confident you won't break these. But again, they are a pain to use by comparison to those permanently attached. Very robust rubber.
...
Forum: First-Timers and Newcomers 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By DW SD
I've got an M380 and bought the permanently...

I've got an M380 and bought the permanently attached rubber feet for the jack pads. Like snowshoes, they have much more surface area to spread the contact patch.
...
Forum: Under The Awning 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By DW SD
interesting. not sure I understand goal of...

interesting. not sure I understand goal of swapping out its own control system?
I installed very similar thermo top C in my old PT. A programmable timer relay was all I needed, utilizing the...
Forum: Electrical 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By DW SD
This was my first thought, too. What inverter do...

This was my first thought, too. What inverter do you have?
I had an old modified sine wave inverter which killed a nespresso coffee brewer.

Doug
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,631
Posted By DW SD
Bruce- Yes, I have Roberts old bus. It is...

Bruce-
Yes, I have Roberts old bus. It is awesome and still just (or nearly) as clean.
I’m not having issues with parts.
Seems when they come up someone here finds a solution and posts.
This...
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,631
Posted By DW SD
I didn’t know the price delta. Interesting that...

I didn’t know the price delta. Interesting that the M380s now cost about the same - I love the size myself- they are extremely maneuverable. I’m not such a big fan of the Bellagio - themed...
Forum: Electrical 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By DW SD
You could hook them to your 12V inverter and plug...

You could hook them to your 12V inverter and plug in a hair dryer or other load and monitor the voltage and current flow.
That will tell you the capacity. Run them from full down to 12.0V
If they...
Forum: Electrical 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Posted By DW SD
Why not move the feed for starter and ECM to...

Why not move the feed for starter and ECM to downstream (load) side of your new switch?
Then you won’t have to worry at all about parasitic loads when shut off.
Is that easy to do?
(Same...
Forum: Tool Tips 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By DW SD
I’ve used the clear. It is good stuff

I’ve used the clear. It is good stuff
Forum: Electrical 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By DW SD
Are you plugged in to shore power collecting this...

Are you plugged in to shore power collecting this data? (My assumption is yes)
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,631
Posted By DW SD
Different product lines. Newer lines was M380 and...

Different product lines. Newer lines was M380 and M450.
LX and LXI were old lines but overlapped maybe one year in production.
M lines had more modern suspension systems. Independent front...
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By DW SD
Hi Mike, Why wouldn’t you amp your own birds...

Hi Mike,
Why wouldn’t you amp your own birds turning radius?
If you are need highly exact to ensure success it seems you need to from actual data. An alignment can affect turning radius for example...
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