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Looking for central Texas service pit
11-26-2007, 16:45
Post: #1
Looking for central Texas service pit
Does anyone know of a location in central Texas (Georgetown, Round
Rock, Pflugerville, Auston, etc.) that is willing to rent out their
service pit for short periods?

Need to rebuild the air dryer and install automatic drains on air
tanks. After looking at it today I would have to say it is unsafe to
do it any other way than over a service pit.

Michael Brundridge
92 WB40
Georgetown, TX
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11-26-2007, 17:10
Post: #2
Looking for central Texas service pit
Didn't believe me when I said I hope you had a pit, huh? I have
serviced the air dryer by building 2"x12" wood ramps for the back
wheels and driving up on them. Set the brakes, drop the jacks, chock
the front wheels on both sides front/back, add a couple external
auxiliary 20 ton hydraulic jacks and a couple of 20 ton jack stands
under the frame and you are good to go to work. (Yes, I don't believe
in taking chances under there.)

Alternatively, Stewart & Stevenson quoted it for 2.5 hrs "RV" labor on
the dryer plus over-priced parts.

Mike Bulriss
1991 WB40 "Texas Minivan"
San Antonio, TX


--- In WanderlodgeForum@yahoogroups.com, "mbrund" <mbrund@...> wrote:
>
> Does anyone know of a location in central Texas (Georgetown, Round
> Rock, Pflugerville, Auston, etc.) that is willing to rent out their
> service pit for short periods?
>
> Need to rebuild the air dryer and install automatic drains on air
> tanks. After looking at it today I would have to say it is unsafe to
> do it any other way than over a service pit.
>
> Michael Brundridge
> 92 WB40
> Georgetown, TX
>
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11-27-2007, 02:33
Post: #3
Looking for central Texas service pit
Oh I believed ya, just thought I could get it high enough with the
20 ton jacks that I have. But I have a good slope on my driveway
and once I started jacking it and saw how little room there was
under than and how big I am Smile, I said no way. Better safe than
dead.

Michael Brundridge
92 WB40
Georgetown, TX

--- In WanderlodgeForum@yahoogroups.com, "mbulriss" <mbulriss@...>
wrote:
>
> Didn't believe me when I said I hope you had a pit, huh? I have
> serviced the air dryer by building 2"x12" wood ramps for the back
> wheels and driving up on them. Set the brakes, drop the jacks,
chock
> the front wheels on both sides front/back, add a couple external
> auxiliary 20 ton hydraulic jacks and a couple of 20 ton jack stands
> under the frame and you are good to go to work. (Yes, I don't
believe
> in taking chances under there.)
>
> Alternatively, Stewart & Stevenson quoted it for 2.5 hrs "RV"
labor on
> the dryer plus over-priced parts.
>
> Mike Bulriss
> 1991 WB40 "Texas Minivan"
> San Antonio, TX
>
>
> --- In WanderlodgeForum@yahoogroups.com, "mbrund" <mbrund@> wrote:
> >
> > Does anyone know of a location in central Texas (Georgetown,
Round
> > Rock, Pflugerville, Auston, etc.) that is willing to rent out
their
> > service pit for short periods?
> >
> > Need to rebuild the air dryer and install automatic drains on
air
> > tanks. After looking at it today I would have to say it is
unsafe to
> > do it any other way than over a service pit.
> >
> > Michael Brundridge
> > 92 WB40
> > Georgetown, TX
> >
>
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09-15-2014, 23:23 (This post was last modified: 09-15-2014 23:41 by travelite.)
Post: #4
RE: Looking for central Texas service pit
(11-26-2007 16:45)mbrund Wrote:  Does anyone know of a location in central Texas (Georgetown, Round
Rock, Pflugerville, Auston, etc.) that is willing to rent out their
service pit for short periods?

Need to rebuild the air dryer and install automatic drains on air
tanks. After looking at it today I would have to say it is unsafe to
do it any other way than over a service pit.

Michael Brundridge
92 WB40
Georgetown, TX

Well it looks like we could form the Hill Country "Mike" the Bluebird owners division

I have a new purchase of a 90 SP 36. Needs a little TLC mechanically but looks great. I was thinking of the service pit rental myself.

I need to do the same thing with the " Pink Panther" . Needs air tank service and dryer as soon as I can get to it. I live in Houston and keep the Panther in Kyle. Thinking of taking it to Seguin Diesel but need to do as much as possible with the help of my son local to Buda . Saw a video on you tube with the wooden ramps. Jack stands and jack like Mike Bulriss.

Mike Huggler
1990 SP 36
Houston/Kyle
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09-16-2014, 01:19 (This post was last modified: 09-16-2014 01:21 by Arcticdude.)
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RE: Looking for central Texas service pit
I drive mine up on 2 layers of 2x10's. There's a set for each tire (ignoring the tags). I can get every where under mine when the suspension is dropped that way. There should be more than enough room to do the dryer and drains. You can carry your "pit" with you!


Clyde and Seguin are great. So much so, they're typically to busy to spend time on birds!

John Mace
96 42 big bird
living in the wild hinterlands of the north
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09-16-2014, 08:54
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RE: Looking for central Texas service pit
I heard that Clyde was about to be retired?

Ernie Ekberg
Prevost Liberty Classic XL
Weatherford, Tx
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09-16-2014, 19:50
Post: #7
RE: Looking for central Texas service pit
He has said that for years and if he finally does, Carl(his son) will probably will take over.
At least I hope so.

Steve Gureasko
90 WBSA "Jus Chillin"
Ponchatoula, La.
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09-17-2014, 00:59
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RE: Looking for central Texas service pit
(09-16-2014 01:19)Arcticdude Wrote:  I drive mine up on 2 layers of 2x10's. There's a set for each tire (ignoring the tags). I can get every where under mine when the suspension is dropped that way. There should be more than enough room to do the dryer and drains. You can carry your "pit" with you!


Clyde and Seguin are great. So much so, they're typically to busy to spend time on birds!

I like to drop the bags when working and parking . I always fear the tag holding the bus up and the drive bags losing air. this would allow the bus to roll and drag the drive axle. I also pump down the service tank so no one can accidentally hit the park brake off. As far as a pit goes, two trench plates and 5 min on my excavator. I swapped work with a gunite company to shoot a pit but I am over thinking it too much. CHP commercial inspector visit my shop every other year and always look at the bus. In place of jack stands they use tall aluminum rings. they look like light truck rims but are taller.

Gregory O'Connor
2001 LXi43ss
Romoland California 92585
951-830-5997
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09-17-2014, 02:26
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RE: Looking for central Texas service pit
The only places I go under mine if the bags are up is the very rear area. I can get out from that if it drops. Anyplace else, I roll her up on the boards and gain about 3.5" all along. It's enough I can get everyplace I've needed to. That's with the bags down.

Since I'm usually the only one in the area when I'm underneath, I don't dump the air out of the tanks. That's a good idea, though! Prevents any surprises!

John Mace
96 42 big bird
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09-20-2014, 12:24
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RE: Looking for central Texas service pit
I agree the best way to jack a unit is have it resting on suspension and not a frame. I have a old Benz with a jack that fits into a slot in any one of four receivers on side of the car. when you jack it up there is no chance of the jack slipping and since the jack is a screw, no chance of a leak down. This has to be the safest method ever.

Gregory O'Connor
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