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 Topic: Re: [GMCnet] Transmode use by Miami-Dade Transit Authority
Re: [GMCnet] Transmode use by Miami-Dade Transit Authority [message #327178] Sat, 16 December 2017 14:40
bdub is currently offline  bdub   United States
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Registered: February 2004
Location: Central Texas
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Very interesting!
5 of these units are already in the registry as motorhomes.
30 are new TZEs to the database.

Thanks to Dave for bringing this item to light.
Thank you Kim for posting it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gmclist On Behalf Of Kimberlea Weeks
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 10:19 AM
Dave Stragand found a listing indicating TZEs were used by the Miami-Dade
County Transit Agency. Checking with Bill Bryant, he had heard that they
did a group buy in late 1978. Listing is available at:

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 Topic: [GMCnet] Test Message
[GMCnet] Test Message [message #327144] Fri, 15 December 2017 13:49
powwerjon is currently offline  powwerjon   United States
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Registered: March 2013
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Just switching around my mail programs

JR Wright

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 Topic: Foremost Insurance policies ( Any1 experience with them? )
Foremost Insurance policies ( Any1 experience with them? ) [message #327116] Thu, 14 December 2017 19:23
73melloyello is currently offline  73melloyello   United States
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Registered: March 2017
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Hu Guys,

Does any1 has experience with this company? They seem to offer a few options for the GMC Coach

Luxury Motor Coach Insurance ( )

Motorhome Insurance ( )

Currently I have State Farm, Never had to use them for my GMC but while I had them add my 73' they sounded almost to casual ??

Thanks for all the feedback !

Grtx Dutch Marc

1973 26' Canyon Land (Mello Yello) (TZE063v101302) Los Angeles, CA ('98 NL 2 USA)
 Topic: [GMCnet] *New Owner* Battery Bank Questions.....
[GMCnet] *New Owner* Battery Bank Questions..... [message #327112] Thu, 14 December 2017 15:32
glwgmc is currently offline  glwgmc   United States
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Registered: June 2004
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Before you go too far into the power issues surrounding full timing in a GMC be sure you think through water and sewer. Those are the limiting factors that will thwart your full timing ambitions. Electricity you can replenish in the sticks, water you cannot. Depending on the year and outfitter your coach will have somewhere around 40 gallons of fresh water on board. Combined black and gray will be similar. Four days is about the max for most given those modest amounts. Don’t plan on showering every day in the coach while boondocking. Also, map carefully where the waist water goes. In some coaches shower and kitchen sink go to gray while toilet and bathroom sink go to black. Others may vary somewhat. You want to know for sure for your particular coach

We managed a number of three month trips in one or the other of our two coaches, but never tried anything longer. We often dry camped but not for more than three days in a row. We could go four but that was stretching it the way we lived in our coaches.

If yours is a GMC finished coach then black and gray water go to the same tank. The only way you will know for sure when that that tank is really full is when you find yourself standing in water in the shower!


Jerry Work
Kerby, OR
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Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:56:56 -0700
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Subject: Re: [GMCnet] *New Owner* Battery Bank Questions.....
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Okay, so lights and everything is happy on DC. Cool.

Dumb questions: How many DC systems are there? There are 2 batteries up front and 1 in the rear (well it has two 6V in series but you get it). Does
the coach battery up front go to the same place that the battery in the back goes to?

If they are separate, where do I tap in for additional batteries? I can fit those odyssey batteries almost anywhere that can support an additional 400
pounds safely.

So, powering the entire coach off an inverter is out because I need DC for stuff.

Is this a custom wiring job with manual switches for power sources?
1977 Eleganza II,

26 Foot,

403 Engine,

Full time boondocking,

New Owner with Plans (deadly last words
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Jerry & Sharon Work
78 Royale
Kerby, OR
 Topic: Trip and Rally Report
Trip and Rally Report [message #327021] Mon, 11 December 2017 14:11
Russell K. is currently offline  Russell K.   United States
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Registered: October 2016
Location: Dunedin, Florida
We had a successful 450 mile round trip to Jacksonville and back for the GMC Sunshine Statesmen December Christmas Rally at the Flamingo Lake RV Resort. There were eight GMC's in attendance and five S.O.B.'s. We were missing several regulars due to varying circumstances. We had a great time and our coach "Harry" ran well with no negative incidents to report. One non-GMC was repaired during the rally (see pics). I encourage all GMC owners to get involved with their local GMC group. Photos are posted

Russell Keith, 1978 Eleganza II "Harry" 403, Danny Dunn Tranny (w/shift kit, 3.50 sprockets, Allison), Thorley, Stock Brakes w/Remote Vacuum Brake Booster, Mico Electric Actuated brake lock, Dakota Digital Dash, 6.5kW Onan, Dunedin, Florida

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