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Old 04-27-2023
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Default Busin’ Loose in Tallahassee

I recently purchased my 1984 FC33SB outta Tennessee. I made an 8 hour drive back to Tallahassee where she now sits. I have been feverishly working to get my bus road worthy for some new adventures.

*I dried up some leaks with new hoses. Checked and replaced most of the fluids. Greased the chassis. Major interior cleaning, and so on.

Today’s question is what batteries should I be running? They are fairly old and don’t seem to hold a charge very long when not being charged. I have 2 12 volt batteries under the drivers bay and another in the generator bay. I have read that factory supplied 4 6 volt batteries originally. Since they need replacement, what are your recommendations?

Thanks in advance.
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I run the 4x6volt, Trojan T105's. My generator uses a 12v interstate
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I run the 4x6volt, Trojan T105's. My generator uses a 12v interstate
OUCH! They are real proud of those batteries.
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Same as Crit. I hear that Sam's club and Costco can have 6 volt batteries at better prices. It won't be Trojans but they all are very similar.

Last 2 times I replaced mine I did it at Quartzsite at the Q rally. The solar guys have the Trojans there on a pallet at about the best price you can find them. Getting them local makes a lot of sense, shipping will kill you.

The price motivates me to take good care of them. Never let them go below 50% (11.9V) and keep the distilled water in them.
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Today, I am working on cleaning out the bays and repairing a sewer line. Also the intending to check the generator rpm output since I fiddled with it. Need it at 1800rpm.

I had 2 ears on my sewer hookup broken off. I drilled them out and installed a couple of AN3 bolts I had laying around followed with some low profile buddy nuts.
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OUCH! They are real proud of those batteries.
Heh, and you really need to replace them as a set.
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Carry 9 AGMs time for new, pain doesn't hurt. Quoted: Patrick Swazey/Roadhouse.
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Project update. I teach Aviation Maintenance at our local Vo-Tech. We also have a diesel program. I brought the bus to them for a look over semi DOT inspection for kicks. Rear brakes are shot, leaky air bag which I have, and leaking wheel cylinders. My newest tires were made in 2014.

Needless to say, we got’s some spending to do. Got the brakes and seals today and they volunteered to install them. The drums were also rough, but on Order and not in stock.

Rear brake shoe with hardware P/N HBS GD4515QJ
Rear wheel seals P/N MER 0173
Rear Drums P/N AUT 151.6727

Working on obtaining a quote for new tires. Thinking about going with an all position tire. Any comments on why or why not to do this.

Thanks in advance. All your comments and suggestions are appreciated.
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Unlikely the drum quoted is notched.
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It’s not supposed to be, that would be for an antilock brake correct? The guy at the parts counter at First Call waved his boss over to discuss fitment. Will this one work?
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