When I had my MC-9, I was having a problem with my generator overheating. It would get so hot that it would shut down about 15-20 minutes after I started it on a hot summer day in southern California. I would have to run it with the luggage door open which allowed the excess heat to escape when parked. When driving down the road it would not overheat as long as I kept moving. But within about five minutes after I stopped the bus it would shut down every time. After it cooled down, I could reset the heat pop-out circuit breaker and it would restart again. However, as you can imagine, this is a bit inconvenient as well as very frustrating, and not good for the engine.
Since July 2012, Gary Hatt has been the Publisher of Bus Conversion Magazine. Gary does most of his own work on his bus with the help of mechanic friends. He has owned tents, truck campers, travel trailers, and stick-n-staple motor-homes until he bought his first bus in 1997 which was a 1972 MCI MC-7 Combo. When he had a chance to buy a 1983 MCI MC-9 Log Cabin bus with larger windows he jumped at the chance. On Thanksgiving of 2014, Gary bought a 1967 Model 08 Eagle and has since been living and traveling fulltime in that.
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