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Old 05-24-2019, 10:03 AM   #15
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Find another coach that was whacked from the rear!
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Old 05-24-2019, 10:33 AM   #16
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If I could make one suggestion? Prior to the cap/windscreen, remove old and install a domestic fridge?
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Old 05-24-2019, 10:59 AM   #17
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If I could make one suggestion? Prior to the cap/windscreen, remove old and install a domestic fridge?
The 4 door with ice maker fridge in it works. I definitely need something that will run on propane for when I go to the Oshkosh airshow each year.
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Old 05-24-2019, 11:12 AM   #18
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Gonna be a fun project I hope. Should be under $30k invested when I am done. (less if I can source a cheaper front cap than the one I found at Visone... $6800 quote for just the cap... almost makes me want to build my own cap )
You might want to jump on that $6800 cap if it's in good shape. It took me about 6 weeks to locate a front cap for my '05 Monaco Knight. $16,000 shipped from Lancaster, CA to Denver, CO. Click image for larger version

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The shop that installed it has done quite a few. They only use the bottom 2/3 splicing the bottom to the existing top about 6 inches above the bottom of the windshield.
Note the seam in the photo. It's not supposed to do that. Apparently they got a bad batch of whatever they use to make the joint from 3M and it's happened to the last 3 or 4 coaches they have done. It's called "seaming" and can go so far as cracking.
It happened slowly over a period of about 6 weeks. They are working with 3M and have redone it with a different material recommended by 3M. I am picking it up today and will make sure I have a written guarantee they will fix it if it ever happens again.
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Great project at a GREAT price, welcome to the forum.
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Old 05-24-2019, 01:36 PM   #21
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Nice looking Bus, keep us posted with pics. good luck, Sorry we will miss you this year at OskKosh
I go every year... Have flown in many times in my Piper Pacer and even my minimax ultralight twice (3 hrs in Piper... 6 hrs in ultralight.. 8 hrs driving). Last year we pulled a 31' bumper pull camper.... wife loved it... We will likely do the same this July but next year we will be in the Monaco if we don't fly.
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My coach was missing the battery disconnects when I got it and batteries were wired direct... (which is one reason the house batteries were completely dead) Just got an email that my new disconnects I ordered are waiting for me in my mailbox at home. Once these are installed again and while I have coach in my shop long term while repairing it, can I leave plugged into shore power 24/7 but with batteries disconnected to avoid having inverter constantly attempting to charge? If so, would 12 volt things inside coach still work using the inverter converter or do the batteries need to be in the circuit to run 12 volt items?

Right now my inverter hums when shore power is hooked up and my 6volt house batteries are constantly being charged... am guessing it is bad for the batteries to be cooking/charging 24/7.
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SC with a tail or 930...I'm an old Porsche racer. Just grass roots.
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Old 05-24-2019, 02:24 PM   #25
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SC with a tail or 930...I'm an old Porsche racer. Just grass roots.
'79 SC with add on tail. Also still have a nice '87 951 and my wife drives a high mileage Cayenne as her daily. Other than a couple classic cars that my wife wanted, I buy primarily German cars needing repair then drive the wheels off of them. I do ALL my own repairs other than mounting/balancing tires. lol
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The 4 door with ice maker fridge in it works. I definitely need something that will run on propane for when I go to the Oshkosh airshow each year.
All personal preference, but experience shows a domestic is a far better way to go. There is a reason for a coach having a generator, don't fear using it. An RV propane fridge using an open flame cooler, well not very efficient and aircraft fuel fumes/flame, not a good mix. Most Coach manufactures offer domestic fridge option for a reason. Even boon docking with solar and a generator is simple and easy now. Having the Samsung now for 2 years, I couldn't imagine going back to an RV fridge.
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To repeat what others said - nice project!

For parts try https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/rv-parts-rv-accessories
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Old 05-25-2019, 09:49 AM   #28
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Where I camp with friends at the Annual Oshkosh flyin, I can't run a generator at night... Propane fridge seems like a must in this situation.
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