Bus/RV Towrig project

BRUISER

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How much later do I need to wait? [emoji12]

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well they could not get the Jakes to work on my bus so I would not recommend them to do it on yours :)
 

shawn

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Would an exhaust brake work? That's a blower motor, isn't it?
 

BRUISER

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Would an exhaust brake work? That's a blower motor, isn't it?

Yes it is a blower motor and nope the exhaust ones won't work. I looked into it. :(
 

BRUISER

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Tons of 8V71's with jake brakes out there. Is the bus version just different or something?

I think I just need to go to a different shop
 

BRUISER

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Well happy to say the bus is home.

At there shop right before I left
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On the way home
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BRUISER

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I am sad to say they drippped oil all over the front carpet.

So to make the best out of a bad situation I decided to upgrade the flooring.

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YotaOnRocks

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Do you have seats with belts for the kids when traveling?
 

YotaOnRocks

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Custom set up or store bought. Wanting to add some comfortable seating in the sleeper of the Pete but I need seatbelts for car seats
 

BRUISER

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Custom set up or store bought. Wanting to add some comfortable seating in the sleeper of the Pete but I need seatbelts for car seats

Bought cj lap belts and bolted them down. I ordered the extra big person set. So they would reach up and around people
 

BRUISER

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Still using it.

Currently at OBX

Corbin helped me install flat.tow brackets on GMC.

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BRUISER

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How is the KOH down at the beach ?
KOA is great. There prices have gone up since they converted to a "resort" but we like it due to lots of stuff for kids and convenient to beach and sound.

But there are cheaper places real close by

Search camp grounds rodanthe you will see a bunch.
 

Croatan_Kid

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What do you have to do to flat tow that truck? Just toss it in neutral and roll out?
 

DLOR

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We tow a Yukon xl. Basically put tcase in neutral, put key one click forward to release steering lock, and disconnect battery bc radio is on when the key is on.
 

BRUISER

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We tow a Yukon xl. Basically put tcase in neutral, put key one click forward to release steering lock, and disconnect battery bc radio is on when the key is on.
What he said.

Oh and have good tow points installed
 

Blkvoodoo

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KOA is great. There prices have gone up since they converted to a "resort" but we like it due to lots of stuff for kids and convenient to beach and sound.

But there are cheaper places real close by

Search camp grounds rodanthe you will see a bunch.

with all the rain they’ve had the last few weeks, have they fixed the drainage issues they had in the past ?

last time we were there the area we were in was saturated, the cross road across the grounds had 8” standing water the full width. Then there was the high dollar Class A sitting in a foot of water across from us. (dude had a sense of humor about it, sitting in his lawn chair surrounded by rubber ducks and other inflatables)
 

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with all the rain they’ve had the last few weeks, have they fixed the drainage issues they had in the past ?

last time we were there the area we were in was saturated, the cross road across the grounds had 8” standing water the full width. Then there was the high dollar Class A sitting in a foot of water across from us. (dude had a sense of humor about it, sitting in his lawn chair surrounded by rubber ducks and other inflatables)
I would say they have fixed some but not all. The crazy stuff you and I saw that trip is not there anymore. But there are a few areas having a hard time draining.
 

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Took the bus out for a quick weekend getaway to Wilmington.

Since I had nothing to do but drink some beer and relax I started thinking about the next steps in updates for the bus.

We decided we are going to put a bed in the back and kick the kids out and make them sleep up front. Which means I need to build some new seats up front. And also add some good shoe storage by the door. So later this summer I will begin the next chapter.
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