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by ManitoBURN
Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Mark Your Generators!
Replies: 6
Views: 1404

Re: Mark Your Generators!

This is what is commonly referred to as the "bonehead maneuver". Place a pole mounted flag on it similar to those used on dirtbikes or ATVs, or do what we like to call the "stoner check" before proceeding any further... It'll save you time and money. nah! I just need a bigger generator! im thinking...
by ManitoBURN
Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Mark Your Generators!
Replies: 6
Views: 1404

Mark Your Generators!

This Incident did not happen on the playa but the lesson can be applied there. A while ago, I was working on my bus and needed to run a generator for tools. I was tired, it was loud, so i hid it behind the trusty feild(4)Runner. A buddy of mine came over to help and needed a lift from the road (4x4 ...
by ManitoBURN
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Tiny gas generator
Replies: 43
Views: 4339

Re: Tiny gas generator

I didn't have time to read through the whole thread so here we go.... Honda made lots of smaller 4 cycle generators as recently as 20 years ago I think. I picked up a Honda EM600 for $150 off craigslist. I've been offered $350 for it, you would have to hand me an EU for me to get rid of it. They mad...
by ManitoBURN
Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Airless bike tires
Replies: 13
Views: 1624

Re: Airless bike tires

This guy I know supposedly made himself tubeless tires?!
What I he said is that he got a tubeless valve stem installed that, put a liter of "slime" into the tire and filled it up to 70 psi.
Apparently it works fine..... But he catches big fish far too often.
by ManitoBURN
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: RV generators
Replies: 25
Views: 2380

Re: RV generators

Woah! I NEVER EVER said to overload wire or circuits! NEVER TO THAT! I was just trying to show that what plug is on what can be worked around. I should have made it more obvious to only do it if you know what you are doing ect. Ect. I was just showing that "proper" can be reworked, with out compromi...
by ManitoBURN
Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: RV generators
Replies: 25
Views: 2380

Re: RV generators

I've come to the conclusion that NO 240VAC plug is compatible with any 240VAC socket!! The RV ones are different from the twist-lock found on most 12k and under generators, which are different from marine ones, different from dryer or stove or... From my understanding the 30 amp rv plug is called n...
by ManitoBURN
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: gas on rv - storage and amount extra is it 20 gal. max.
Replies: 33
Views: 5564

Re: gas on rv - storage and amount extra is it 20 gal. max.

I can also suggest that one not fill the fuel cans 'to the rim', as the fuel will expand when exposed to playa heat. Upon opening, a personal 'fly geyser' will greet you! Also, it is illigal to fill liquid fuel containers past 90% capacity by volume. Probably to prevent this. I am completely guilty...
by ManitoBURN
Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Somebody better have one of these or I'm gonna be pissed!
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Somebody better have one of these or I'm gonna be pissed!

No that I'm gonna be at the burn or anything, but some one better show up in a bus turned semi truck.
Because, really, why the hell not!


As usual, picture is attached. And no, it's not mine but I wish it was!
by ManitoBURN
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: School Bus 101, long technical post
Replies: 684
Views: 202269

Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

A quick note on South American busses, Look at the attached picture.... something isn't right is it? Some one questioned how they still manage to fine manual transmision busses, they don't. They find automatic busses and swap in a manual afterwords. It's lots of work but an auto would fail on it's ...
by ManitoBURN
Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: School Bus 101, long technical post
Replies: 684
Views: 202269

Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

A quick note on South American busses, Look at the attached picture.... something isn't right is it? Some one questioned how they still manage to fine manual transmision busses, they don't. They find automatic busses and swap in a manual afterwords. It's lots of work but an auto would fail on it's f...
by ManitoBURN
Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: School Bus 101, long technical post
Replies: 684
Views: 202269

Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

You're not going to cruise at 70 even on flat land regardless of how much you turn up the power, because of the gearing. It should tow a 10,000 pound trailer with no problem. It's hard to tell in the pic, but it doesn't appear to have those five-spoke "suicide" wheels on it either. And finding a st...
by ManitoBURN
Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: School Bus 101, long technical post
Replies: 684
Views: 202269

Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

:D For maximum hill climbing power (Wadsworth to Gerlach!), look for the International DT466 and the Cummins 8.3 (C-series). These engines are also famously durable. The Cummins 5.9 (B-series), same engine as in Dodge pickup-trucks, is also good, and very common. These engines are inline six cylind...
by ManitoBURN
Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Car Care
Replies: 16
Views: 3120

Re:

A well maintained vehicle should be fine. Love Rice. Any old POS rig will do fine. You just might need 4 spare tires, a hammer, spare altornator/ battery, jumper cable recovery strap, and DO NOT FORGET DUCK TAPE! Never been to the playa (hope to go) but I have done countless blizzards in old trucks...
by ManitoBURN
Sun May 04, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: To all you assholes with generators,
Replies: 103
Views: 14950

Re: To all you assholes with generators,

Another thing is to get the smallest generator you can get! 6000 watt should be able to power at least 4 campers. I run EVERYTHING at once with a little 1200 watt champion. For being $200 new It doesn't scream it purrs, it's no louder then a Eu2000 at full load. Or even better a little honda em600, ...
by ManitoBURN
Sun May 04, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: What hours does traffic move at speed limit on 447?
Replies: 24
Views: 3037

Re: What hours does traffic move at speed limit on 447?

I've driven busses on narrow winding roads before and it SUCKS! Half the time the rear axel is either WAY on the shoulder or WAY into oncoming traffic! Busses and RVs handle like shit, and won't stop going faster then 40. Sand is like snow (I live in Canada) Too fast and yet gonna wind up on the roo...
by ManitoBURN
Sun May 04, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Truck-0-Dome
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Truck-0-Dome

If only it was for this year..... I live 3000 miles from black rock, that's a week of driving just to get there! The goal is to build a Skoolie rv and buy a cut-away van to build the dome on and save for the $5000 in diesel to get there 3 years from now. :cry: I just figured that I should collecting...
by ManitoBURN
Sat May 03, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Truck-0-Dome
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Truck-0-Dome

Now, I apologize I couldn't figure out where else to put this besides transportation. Sorry. Has any one ever considered say welding a dome to say an old bus? I am hoping to do something like this at some point. What I was thinking was building a dome on top of a 1/4 inverse dome pre welded to a bus...
by ManitoBURN
Thu May 01, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: School Bus 101, long technical post
Replies: 684
Views: 202269

Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

My goal is to be at the 2017 burn. (cuz when you are broke and 3000 miles away, its an issue) Anyway, this is the bus im planning on building (i was going to anyway) just thought id see what you guys think. The water tank is under the sink and the electrical is under the bunk beds. Im hoping to have...

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