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Bus Topics ( click here for quick start! ) / Re: Very Strange Battery Deal
« Last post by Lin on Today at 10:55:32 PM »
I could be overly optimistic, but at $35 per battery, I had to try it.  They have a 4.5 star rating on Amazon.  It is the same vendor.  Anyway, I paid by credit card, so there is some safety net if they do not appear or arrive dead. Walmart still has that model battery for sale for around $280 from the same vendor also.  I guess I will find out what the catch is in a couple of weeks.
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Bus Topics ( click here for quick start! ) / Re: Bus Radiator Issues
« Last post by benherman1 on Today at 10:20:19 PM »
The original system had the squirrel cages blowing down from that compartment onto the top of the engine. In that setup it only needs the two radiators because the squirrel cages move significantly more air than a regular fan.  I have no idea why they would have rigged the fans up in your setup to blow all the air into the "sealed" compartment since there would be obvious issues with air flow. I assume the changes they made were either because it was getting hot or there was an issue with the fan gearbox and they decided they could do better. I would try swapping the fans to push down onto the engine rather than pull up. Also if the radiators are in series you can change the routing to run in parallel as that will work better. I would also make sure the fans have proper shrouds to be as efficient as possible. There is also the possibility that the stock radiators are clogged up which led to the "improvements" made. Post some pictures of the current setup as well. They will help us get an idea whats going on.
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Bus Topics ( click here for quick start! ) / Bus Radiator Issues
« Last post by Glennman on Today at 09:56:55 PM »
My bus has a highly modified radiator system that employs 4 electric fans and 2 additional radiators (4 radiators total). The radiators on the sides appear original, then the other 2 are laying flat directly above the engine compartment. The 2 side ones have electric fans blowing onto them from the outside into the compartment where the other 2 fans are. The other 2 horizontal fans suck hot air from the engine compartment (almost directly above the turbo) into this same compartment (the compartment where the original system was). All the fans put the air into this one space, but all that hot air is really just all blowing against itself, with no real way of getting it out. The bus runs ok, but it sure does heat up quickly on the hills. I've been running the bus without the original fan compartment door, to get the heat out better. In the last couple of weeks, I cut out most of the door panel and installed some real nice stainless expanded mesh, trimmed it out, etc. I reinstalled the door, but now it gets even less air, heats up quicker, and takes longer to cool. When I ran it without the door installed, when pulling over to let it cool such as on a mountain pass, it would cool right down in about 2-3 minutes. It looks like the main problem is that the door with the new screen only compounded the issue. I have some ideas to fix all that, but my question is (pardon my long wind); in the original system, it appears that the 2 side radiators are the only 2 radiators, then there is an elaborate squirrel cage set up. Do those fans suck air through the side radiators, then blow it down onto the engine? Basically, I am just wanting to know the air pattern of the original system. Thanks for all your help. I find all the knowledge on this board to be invaluable. Glennman
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Remember that quite a few problems with the wipers are actually from the control valves, so maybe talk through the problems you're having with Luke - he should be able to help you decide if it's the motor or the control valves.

That makes sense. The air actuators make a lot of air noises. I'll should give Luke a call.
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Well I bought a Victron Charge Controller for our bus solar system and it was what looked like a Walmart site. With a bunch of reviews etc. For $60.25 and it was $215.00 on Amazon. I thought no way and bought it three months ago. I turned it over to the FBI to check out because never received it even though when I contacted the email they had they sent me back a 5 to 7 days and when that didn't happen I asked for a refund and they told me it would come in 6 to 10 days, Again I waited and when it didn't come I found an address on my bank statement with a phone number so I called it. Heat & cooling company in IN which was real but they said nope we don't sell those and have heard that someone is using our address for a scam.
My bank investigated and that took another two weeks and they couldn't be sure and had given me the money back to my account then they took it back, LOL

So I gave it to the FBI and they told me that there is a lot of these fake businesses out there now and they look just like the site that it should be. One guy I told about it bought three because he thought it was real too. I felt bad I told him about it but he was ok with it.


You get the same crap on Amazon and eBay,and never pay with a debit card only use a credit card   
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Bought the parts new lines went through the air wipers I had and they worked for another year and then they did the same thing and would work 1/2 the time. No problems with the electrics and no leaky control valves etc. Took out the squirter too and put in a truck squirer electric also. 40.00 at a wreaking yard with tank. ;)
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Well I bought a Victron Charge Controller for our bus solar system and it was what looked like a Walmart site. With a bunch of reviews etc. For $60.25 and it was $215.00 on Amazon. I thought no way and bought it three months ago. I turned it over to the FBI to check out because never received it even though when I contacted the email they had they sent me back a 5 to 7 days and when that didn't happen I asked for a refund and they told me it would come in 6 to 10 days, Again I waited and when it didn't come I found an address on my bank statement with a phone number so I called it. Heat & cooling company in IN which was real but they said nope we don't sell those and have heard that someone is using our address for a scam.
My bank investigated and that took another two weeks and they couldn't be sure and had given me the money back to my account then they took it back, LOL

So I gave it to the FBI and they told me that there is a lot of these fake businesses out there now and they look just like the site that it should be. One guy I told about it bought three because he thought it was real too. I felt bad I told him about it but he was ok with it.
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Probably just very old stock those are companies and induvial selling there just like Amazon that is not the brand Walmart sells so you won't be taking it back to you local Walmart   
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I notice that they only have one review, and it's a one star with no comment. These might fall into the too good to be true category. It looks like an off-brand possibly of low quality. Why would the price be so low, even at Walmart?  :o
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Good deal Lin I use Walmart more than Amazon now they have better prices and selection on things I use
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