June 24, 2018, 03:43:52 AM

Author Topic: Setting up a coach for jamie, not a bus but kinda a bus with training wheels lol  (Read 7599 times)

Offline christopher

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GO TO THE GMC MOTORHOME WEBSITES. THEY SELL LOTS OF PARTS FOR THAT DRIVETRAIN.
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Chris, very little is interchangeable between revcon and gmc, Cinnabar Engineering in Sandusky Michigan has probably the largest inventory of gmc parts and very little of it can be used in a revcon, the revcon drivetrain is exclusively oldsmobile, the toronado style drive was kinda unique tho cinnabar does supply the a frames, thats the most likely component to fail, many of them have hairline cracks, I've had to replace both of mine over the years, both sides of the lower a-frames are new.even the window slide channel is a different size, .420 in the revcon, the GMC has a fiberglass body where the revcon has a rivited aluminum body, even the suspension is different, gmc uses airbags, revcon uses torsion bars like my iggle, the revcon was very much an upgrade over the gmc units.

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Went out and tinkered with the revcon and the bus yesterday, built a new bathroom wall along the hallway in the bus so now the long curtain is gone, seems much more private now, not sure why it would matter but I can sit there and feel so much secure now lol, next thing is I want to put in a taller toilet, I've got a sealand and it's a great toilet but it's one of the short ones and for an old guy I need a head start getting up. I had plugged in the revcon and i thought the refrigerator was shot but when I went out it was nice and cold and working great, just took an over night to get it cold but I'll have to replace the door gaskets in it, they are the magnetic gaskets and pretty stiff, I'll check with dometic and see if they even make any for that one anymore.  Also hit a yard sale and scored a roof vent with a fan for 3 bucks, complete setup, was happy about that.  I've got them both out at the skanee house so it's not as convienent to tinker with them.

Offline thomasinnv

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if you don't want to replace the whole toilet, (read $$$) you can get a spacer to raise the toilet.  something like this.

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/product/thetford-toilet-riser/1569

this one will also fit the sealand.  it will raise it about 3" i believe.  lot cheaper than a whole new toilet.
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Thats a good possibility, I had originally thought about building a raised platform but discarded the idea because of the marble floor in the bathroom, I hadn't seen those toilet raisers and the price is great, if it'll fit the sealand I'll probably go that way, I appreciate the info.

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I installed one of these in the spring this year, my local RV place had it on for $125.  Nothing like a nice new throne...  It is a direct and very easy replacement, and it's an appropriate size...

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/product/dometic-310-toilets/8081

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I really like the idea of removing the vulnerable parts for winter storage, I'm wondering if a trip to trinas might not be a bad idea, earliest I could go would be the first week of november but thats also ok.

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Cody you could just put aluminum foil on the seat and floor and wire them to an OLD style auto coil and when ready to get up push a button on the wall and it'd get you that head start you wanted! ;)
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Libby suggested an ice pick too, lots of good ideas coming in lol.

Offline Len Silva

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Cody you could just put aluminum foil on the seat and floor and wire them to an OLD style auto coil and when ready to get up push a button on the wall and it'd get you that head start you wanted! ;)
;D  BK  ;D

BK,  Looks like you, are trying to beat Cody at his own style of humor.  You can't do that! :)

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I can always count on BK for coming up with creative ideas lol.

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I just came up with that one from memory back in High School the me & some guys in shop built a "stool" like that that had a
leg rest that extended out and had a metal bar across it about knee level to get the "ground" in contact and a concealed box up under the seat that carried a 6V lantern battery and a coil from a Ford "model A" in it! We could launch unsuspecting victims 20-30' across the shop when we hit the remote, or sometimes for kicks and giggles we just left it armed and waited for someone to try and sit on it!
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