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Title: Engineer question
Post by: wal1809 on March 11, 2010, 06:14:02 PM
Well folks I guess my creative and restless nature has collided once again.  It is time for some major enginering in the bus.  My question is how much weight will the under bays hold.  I am going to make a larger black tank, reposition the generator, move the fresh tank to forward bay and finally make a 150 to a 200 gallon heated waste vegtable oil tank.

If someone has the specs for each bay's weight capacity and total weight for all three combined could you post it up?  I thank y'all.
Title: Re: Engineer question
Post by: belfert on March 11, 2010, 06:20:20 PM
For starters a bus model might help.  Greyhound used to ship 8V71s in the luggage bays of some of their buses.
Title: Re: Engineer question
Post by: Dreamscape on March 11, 2010, 06:25:20 PM
Wayne, If you post your Eagle information in your signature line or post it under your avitar, it will always be on each post. Go to your profile, forum profile information, where is says personal text, you can add it there if you want.

Look at mine for a reference.

If you weigh your coach now, and deduct that from the 41,000 GVW it should get you close to what is left. Bays can hold a lot of weight. Just think of them full of baggage or freight.

Paul
Title: Re: Engineer question
Post by: wal1809 on March 11, 2010, 06:40:18 PM
It is a 1984 Silver Eagle model 10.  At 8 pounds a gallon a 150 gallon WVO tank will weight 1200 pounds.  The water tank is around 700  the black water will about 1300 pounds.  Plus the tank material and the generator.
Title: Re: Engineer question
Post by: luvrbus on March 11, 2010, 06:41:03 PM
Wayne, they are rated at 1250 lbs each but will handle a lot more, 5000 # is most I ever had in mine.
Eagle bays are not part of the structural frame a common pratice was to weld a 1 inch square tube under the bays on both side for more carrying capacity yours may have the tubes now, you see it on model 15's.
The gross axle weight on a model 10 is 42,000 lbs GVW is 40,000 lbs



good luck
Title: Re: Engineer question
Post by: wal1809 on March 11, 2010, 06:53:56 PM
Clifford I thank you.  That is exactly what I was looking for. 

Title: Re: Engineer question
Post by: wal1809 on March 11, 2010, 06:59:29 PM
For starters a bus model might help.  Greyhound used to ship 8V71s in the luggage bays of some of their buses.

Sorry Belfort i just keep forgetting Eagles are not the only bus on the road ;D
Title: Re: Engineer question
Post by: Busted Knuckle on March 11, 2010, 07:21:42 PM
Quote from: wal1809
Sorry Belfort i just keep forgetting Eagles are not the only bus on the road ;D

yer right wayne there are SETRA's on the road too! ;)
;D  BK  ;D
Title: Re: Engineer question
Post by: reelnative on March 11, 2010, 07:25:22 PM
whats an Eagle is that like a winnabago or a jayco, I thought mci was the only real bus maker ;D ;)
Title: Re: Engineer question
Post by: gumpy on March 11, 2010, 07:35:09 PM
Quote from: wal1809
Sorry Belfort i just keep forgetting Eagles are not the only bus on the road ;D

yer right wayne there are SETRA's on the road too! ;)
;D  BK  ;D


... on the road, and beside the road, and scattered all around the road, and I hear they're even buried under the road... :D
Title: Re: Engineer question
Post by: Van on March 11, 2010, 07:41:10 PM
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Engineer question
Post by: wal1809 on March 11, 2010, 08:56:29 PM
I figured that would light up the board :)
Title: Re: Engineer question
Post by: uncle ned on March 12, 2010, 07:49:34 AM


Every body knows that gm built the only real buses

Title: Re: Engineer question
Post by: jackhartjr on March 12, 2010, 08:46:02 AM
What Uncle Ned said! ;D
Title: Re: Engineer question
Post by: Dreamscape on March 12, 2010, 08:56:45 AM


Every body knows that gm built the only real buses



That's why I drive the best riding Coach ;D ::)
Title: Re: Engineer question
Post by: belfert on March 12, 2010, 10:12:19 AM
For starters a bus model might help.  Greyhound used to ship 8V71s in the luggage bays of some of their buses.

Sorry Belfort i just keep forgetting Eagles are not the only bus on the road ;D

It looks like I might have missed your bus model in your signature unless you added that since your original post.
Title: Re: Engineer question
Post by: robertglines1 on March 12, 2010, 11:51:34 AM
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