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Old 09-23-2007, 09:50 AM   #29
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Thanks all for the kind words. Jestme13 ... I've got around 90K into it. As I said I rebuilt it from the ground up the only original equipment is the tranny and diff/tag, but they received new seals, bearings and brakes.

Systems
Motor is a NEW 8V92ta 475 hp /w 6 speed tranny.
Dash from 96 NaviStar 9600 & breaker panel / rewired bus to 12V
8 Kw diesel generator / 60 amp 120V
2-Trace inverter/charger
1000 Ah batteries
Blue Sea Electrical Distribution Panel PN 8086
2- DR 2412 Trace Inverter / charger
50 amp power pole plug in
150 gal potable water /w 3 stage filter
160 gal septic /w macerator pump
Hydro-Hot heating system
slide-out barbeque in one bay
22' ZipDee Awning
2-15000 roof airs / ducted
datastorm F1 Internet Sat. /w bird on the wire
42 inch Plasma TV in salon /w surround
24 inch LCD in bedroom
Kitchen
LG house refrigerator / freezer on bottom
2-custom mirrored (both sides) pocket doors
laminate flooring /w 1/4" cork underlay in kit/salon
2- large slide-out pantrys
1.8 cu ft Convection Microwave Oven /w hood fan
Bathroom
36" Max round corner shower /w gold & chrome fixtures
heated ceramic tile floor in bathroom
Fantastic fan /w Max-air cover.
SeaLand Ceramic Bowl toilet

Lots of cabinets for storage...

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Old 09-23-2007, 11:18 AM   #31
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Nice conversion with upgrades.
I know you are extremely proud of this accomplishment.
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Old 09-23-2007, 05:48 PM   #32
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Uh yes I did Bob, As I also knew it was only a tiny 36 footer. Now a big ole Bus is a horse of another color. By the way, how are your slides doing these days?

Prevost82, I wish I had the skill and patience to do something like that, it appears you did it right, the list of systems is first rate. I hope to see her in person some time. Best of luck, and travel safe.
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Old 09-23-2007, 08:27 PM   #33
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Steve, I found it strange you would make this comment, given your two person family just purchased a new coach with at least slides...
I was trying to understand how you make the statement they're not necessary, yet went out and purchased a coach with at least 2 slides...
Just trying to make the connection.

I'm with you, 2 ppl in a 40 - 45 coach, are slides really necessary? Not as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 09-24-2007, 03:32 PM   #34
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Bob, I wonder why you are wondering about a statement I made about slides. Now that seems strange to me. If I were to buy a true BUS chassis MH I would not see a need for a slide or slides. However while attending a show Pat and I saw a coach we liked enough to buy, it had 3 slides, not really necessary since our previos coach had no slides, and it was a fine lay out for the 2 of us.

I find it strange that with the number of purchases you have made in the past few yrs and havng traded or sold them away, that you would question anyones decission making process.
Just a friendly observation.
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:55 PM   #35
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No big deal Steve, just seemed weird for you to come out so much against slides and you bought one...I understand you were referencing the "what if" of what you'd do if you bought a bus chassis...

IRT my trading the lemon Essex for the London Aire, as you know I was towed three times in six months with that K2 chassis and as such I made a deal with Newmar to switch to the K3 chassis...My wife at the time made the statement that, after the FIRST THREE trips out of the box being catastrophic failures, she was NOT getting into the Essex again...
Admittedly, the folks that bought my Essex have enjoyed a relatively good coach...
Had I not had the three instances, I would've probably had more faith in that coach, but sitting on the side of the road for three hours or more for three times in a row sort of soured it for us...

Sorry for misunderstanding what you were saying...
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:49 AM   #36
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Guys Check This Out! Prevost are a great coach but not manufactured to tow a big load. At least not the two I have owned.

Here is what I have found.

Towing In Style

I am going to the SEMA Show for a private viewing! The great part is and coach company can complete the interior. I am have Nashville do mine! What do you guys think?
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Old 09-25-2007, 04:24 PM   #37
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Runnin W... your link isn't working. When you reply,click on the button above where you are typing that says "url". A box will come up... just paste the web address in there and click okay and the link will work. I'd like to see it!
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:08 PM   #38
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Yea me too Runnin not that I can afford a new Bus. Some day maybe a used one will come our way
I should change my name to always Dreaming
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It isn't the amount of slides, its the usable floor space period! Most four slide coaches have small (12 or 18 inch depth) slides that end up with less floor space than our two(one of which is 40" deep) slide coach! Would not have a slide over the entertainment center unless the entertainment center was built into the slide and the awning was on the slide to allow for proper height.

PS-if/when we spend that much on a coach it will be totally custom-not a cookie cutter coach!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jim Scoggins:
Just to give a slight counter to the other opinions.

I got rid of a coach that had two slides and got the current coach that has none.

In retrospect, I never understood what posessed me to buy a coach with two slides, much less four. Much to-do about a goo-gaw.

If things work out I hope to be specing out a new chassis with 0 slides, although there is a remote possibility I could be talked into a single slide. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'll never be able to afford a Prevost, but do agree with you regarding no slides, or as few as possible. I personally would never want four slides, even if I was spending over a million dollars.

My MH now has three slides, but it would hve been okay with me if it didn't have the (third) kitchen slide. The good thing is that at times we don't even bother to use it, since there is plenty of room with the sofa/dinette slide in the 'out' position.

My first MH had no slides, and there are times I miss it when in older, smaller campsites that weren't designed for all these slides...
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Old 12-29-2007, 07:48 AM   #41
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I just got my new Maratime Magazine, which is published by Marathon Coach, For $2.1 mil you can get one with four slides.
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See this link for some details.

http://www.marathoncoach.com/publications/R-G%20quad%20news.pdf

Kevin Harvick stole the coach I wanted. So I guess I'll be staying w/the DSDP for now.
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