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Forum: You Gotta See This! 12-21-2007, 02:29 AM
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Posted By Blue Skies
What is that little rear "slide out"?

What is that little rear "slide out"?
Forum: Building Your Own 12-20-2007, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,527
Posted By Blue Skies
Randy Butler of Butler Motorcoach might have some...

Randy Butler of Butler Motorcoach might have some ideas.
He had a phone number of 920-386-4633 on this site but I don't know that still works.
Forum: For Sale: Toterhomes, Motorhomes, HDT & MDT's 12-18-2007, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,959
Posted By Blue Skies
Very unique. Engine HP? Total chassis miles? ...

Very unique.
Engine HP?
Total chassis miles?
What is the total bumper to bumper length with trailer?
Forum: HDT Discussions 08-19-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,344
Posted By Blue Skies
Thanks for the input. I've heard a lot of...

Thanks for the input.

I've heard a lot of Freightliner bashing in the past and wondered how much of it was just bias and how much is real.
Forum: HDT Discussions 08-15-2007, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,344
Posted By Blue Skies
Anyone have any comments or experience with a...

Anyone have any comments or experience with a Freightliner Columbia Chassis paired with a Mercedes 450 engine and Allison automatic?
Forum: HDT Discussions 03-25-2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,417
Posted By Blue Skies
Very much. Thank you. How important is Dyno...

Very much. Thank you.
How important is Dyno testing and what does that entail?
If the Seller has not had these tests done, is it fair to ask him to do them?
Forum: HDT Discussions 03-18-2007, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,417
Posted By Blue Skies
That was helpful. Forgive the simple questions....

That was helpful.
Forgive the simple questions.

A related engine testing question for the diesel mechanics on this informative forum:

What is blow-by?
How do you measure it?
What is a...
Forum: Truck Conversion General Discussions 03-18-2007, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,681
Posted By Blue Skies
We're drifting off topic here but what is good...

We're drifting off topic here but what is good for the goose . . . .

Note correct spelling of GRAMMAR
Forum: HDT Discussions 03-14-2007, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,417
Posted By Blue Skies
Somewhat. More specifically what is...

Somewhat.

More specifically what is typically included with an in-frame rebuild besides the sleeves and I assume the pistons?

By convention does that definitely include a list of things?
...
Forum: HDT Discussions 03-11-2007, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,417
Posted By Blue Skies
Does this mean the same thing to everyone?

Does this mean the same thing to everyone?
Forum: Truck Conversion General Discussions 12-09-2006, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,740
Posted By Blue Skies
There was an accident last weekend...

There was an accident last weekend (https://www.wsbtv.com/news/10459572/detail.html) outside Atlanta where a converted bus rammed into the back of a tractor-trailer pinning the driver. He was...
Forum: Forum Admin: Tech Support & Announcements 11-27-2006, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,229
Posted By Blue Skies
Geof may NOT have been mistaken according to...

Geof may NOT have been mistaken according to these sources:
FMCA 2006 Reg Survey (https://www.fmca.com/fmc2006/janmag/regulations/rvregulations_06.pdf)
We Camp 2 Reg Summary...
Forum: For Sale: Toterhomes, Motorhomes, HDT & MDT's 07-05-2006, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,718
Posted By Blue Skies
I was also thinking about this while traveling...

I was also thinking about this while traveling through some low spots last weekend. The fairing will not really "protect" anything in the unfortunate event of a high speed miscalculation. However,...
Forum: For Sale: Toterhomes, Motorhomes, HDT & MDT's 03-28-2006, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,237
Posted By Blue Skies
Just got this email and thought it fit with the...

Just got this email and thought it fit with the above image:

2006 DARWIN AWARDS..................................

In case you haven't received them yet, here are this year's Darwin Awards --...
Forum: For Sale: Toterhomes, Motorhomes, HDT & MDT's 03-18-2006, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,237
Posted By Blue Skies
I doubt Airstream allows the deck to be open...

I doubt Airstream allows the deck to be open while driving. There is probably an ignition cut off similar to that found for deployed slide-outs that prevents moving while the clam shell deck is...
Forum: HDT Discussions 01-29-2006, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,959
Posted By Blue Skies
Very nice. Was it built single rear or did you...

Very nice.
Was it built single rear or did you have the tandem removed?
Forum: Truck Conversion General Discussions 10-24-2005, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,990
Posted By Blue Skies
I would also like to see a roof that is not...

I would also like to see a roof that is not exactly flat. I would think that leaks would be less of an issue on a slightly curved bus type roof rather than a typical flat conversion.

Anyone have...
Forum: Building Your Own 10-04-2005, 12:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,631
Posted By Blue Skies
As the wise voices above noted, those dimensions...

As the wise voices above noted, those dimensions will leave you with living quarters that are very cozy to say the least assuming a 12' cab. Decreasing your garage length (and secondary vehicle...
Forum: Forum Admin: Tech Support & Announcements 10-01-2005, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,225
Posted By Blue Skies
They do mention it can be heard for miles and I...

They do mention it can be heard for miles and I don't doubt it:
Forum: Coach In The Making 08-24-2005, 10:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 17,688
Posted By Blue Skies
How did you come to choose/find that truck? How...

How did you come to choose/find that truck? How many prior miles?
Did you consider any other models for your dream machine?
Forum: Truck Conversion General Discussions 08-24-2005, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,740
Posted By Blue Skies
Although a Class 8 chassis can carry a lot, they...

Although a Class 8 chassis can carry a lot, they seem to have limits especially with a couple of slides, etc. Sometimes the math can get a little "fuzzy" especially in mass production motorhomes, so...
Forum: Forum Admin: Tech Support & Announcements 08-12-2005, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,273
Posted By Blue Skies
For the last week plus, I am unable to perform a...

For the last week plus, I am unable to perform a search through prior posts using keywords or author.

I don't know if I'm doing something incorrectly or there is an ongoing problem with the site....
Forum: Truck Conversion General Discussions 07-23-2005, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,740
Posted By Blue Skies
As a wannabe and not yet an owner, that is...

As a wannabe and not yet an owner, that is frequently a question I ask myself.
Is it worth the Onezman's convention to drop the tandem and then build the coach or just stretch the frame and leave...
Forum: For Sale: Toterhomes, Motorhomes, HDT & MDT's 06-11-2005, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,501
Posted By Blue Skies
I made some inquiries on this one as it does look...

I made some inquiries on this one as it does look practical and the paint can always be changed.

The chassis has over 1,000,000 and it has been about a half million since the last engine recon.
...
Forum: HDT Discussions 05-31-2005, 10:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,593
Posted By Blue Skies
Mase, that is a nice looking Kingsley...

Mase, that is a nice looking Kingsley (https://www.truckconversion.net/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=350&sort=1&cat=2&page=1).

Out of curiosity, what were your thoughts in dropping the second drive...
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