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Old 04-22-2010
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Question '95 BMC Power

I'm considering the purchase of a 37 foot '95 BMC. It has the 300 HP Cummins engine. Does the engine have sufficient power to tow a dinghy and climb some mountains?
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I'm considering the purchase of a 37 foot '95 BMC. It has the 300 HP Cummins engine. Does the engine have sufficient power to tow a dinghy and climb some mountains?
I have heard it runs just fine with that engine and hp. I'd investigate if the 3 recalls were done on it or not, especially the rear axle upgrade.
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Petep,

First please update/add a permanent signature before the signature police get here.

Second the 300 HP Cummins and 6 speed Allison are strong and durable units. The BMC should prove adequate for towing your dingy. (What is the dingy you are considering) Now keep in mind, we all define "adequate" differently don't we? I am very satisfied with my BMC. Please keep in mind you are driving a 32,000+ lbs bus and towing with it. If you are not satisfied with the power the Cummins does have the ability to accept horse power upgrades. There are a couple of threads here on that very subject.

In addition, there is a Yahoo group devoted to the BMC. It has become a little less active since the WOG came to be but it is still a good source of info regarding the BMC. FYI the owner of that forum tows a 10,000 lbs trailer behind his BMC. He also added the Banks Stinger System for additional power. Link to group: http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/BlueBirdBMCowners/

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We have the 95 BMC 37' and added the Banks stinger to better zoom up hills. Does well.
A bit sluggish before the Banks.
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i weighed in at 42600 on the trip back from the beach with trailer full tanks and water..waste empty

mine has the power.....to run faster than you need to @8 mpg
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Ok Woody.. it's officiall.. I'm Jealous!
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well quit messing around a do a conversion!~
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hee hee hee.. Yea.. Seems that's all I've done for years is conversions, just not the right ones!

I'm currently finishing up the '63 as my step-son wants it. I didn't have the heart to separate with it so I guess my next best solution is to keep it in the family.

It is so roomy though (18' lift) that my wife still wonders if I'm keeping the right bus.
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