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That was my thought, if Bart is only getting 2K rpm's, somethings up.
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Some NAs go to 3200, drove one once, scared me at first, was sure it would blow up.
Mine does and it was a bit frightening!
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Went to the bus over my lunch hour and the linkage did not have full travel. I fixed this issue but discovered a new issue while there. The bus would not crank, I checked the batteries out and discovered that there is only one 12v battery in the compartment under the divers window (there is also a fuse panel with most of the fuses missing under there) . My RV is stored at a place that does some light repair so I asked them about it. They seemed to think there should be 2 12v batteries in-line but my owner’s manual says it should have 4 6v. seems like everyone I ask (other than this forum) has a different answer to every question.

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Most everyone uses 6 volt golf cart batteries. More then likely the previous owner just put one 12 volt in there because it was a cheap fix to get the bus running to sell it. The fun begins. Most every new owner at the minimum has to replace batteries and tires. Have you checked the dates on the tires? If you have not you need to do that before you do anything else. OLD TIRES CAN GET YOU KILLED. By old anything over 7 years. There is all kinds of information on the forum about how to read date codes and tires.
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you need 4x6 volt batteries; don't worry about that fuse panel. just down from the gear shift should be a 12 volt turn off. If the coach is left for more than a day without being plugged in than the 12 volt should be turned off. This isn't a big deal, but a single 12 volt isn't going to do it. Get some batteries in that thing and go for a ride so we can get a fresh report on top speed.
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Going to need to make up or get some battery cables as well. I'd buy 4 6volt golfcart batteries at Sam's Club and then get cables to connect them. I am certain there is information on the forum here as to how to set that up. Not difficult. Crit is correct. If you leave the bus you have to shut off ALL of the electrical stuff. You will have a dead battery if you don't.
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just down from the gear shift should be a 12 volt turn off. If the coach is left for more than a day without being plugged in than the 12 volt should be turned off.
This I did know, right above the air brake lock correct?

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Get some batteries in that thing and go for a ride so we can get a fresh report on top speed.
I'm on it
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You got it Bart, we're gonna make a Wanderlodge mechanic out of you, just give it time.
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Got the batteries, there are 2 short cables (along with 2 *** and 2 ned cables that connect to the bus) in the battery compartment so I'll try to get time today or tomorrow to hook them up.
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Were do we stand?
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