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This is my first post. I am a new member, so if I didn't do it exactly right ... well, maybe you'll give me a second chance and some guidance.

I just had a nightmare of an incident Friday. It was like watching one of those disaster movies where the hurricane or tornado throws a bunch of debris through your windshield. I tried to line the bus up with my step-up stair ... had the front door open so I could line it up and somehow I hit the accelerator (because I was watching the door to line up ) and the thrust pushed my foot harder yet and in a matter of 2 to 3 seconds I 'flew' through our patio wiping out the wall and gate and all the chairs and table. then through the back brick wall fence - into the neighbor’s yard wiping out his gazebo and all chairs and then crashed into his fifth-wheel coach causing considerable damage before I could shut it down. Considering all the damage caused, the Eagle fared pretty well. Passenger side windshield, both mirrors, both side turn signal lights, the front turn signal lights and both corner pieces (right & left) of the front bumper. Plus a few minor items such as one chrome wheel cover and a few of the "fake" hex nuts.

So, since being relatively new to the Eagle I need to positively ID it (model, year, serial number, etc.) BTW. where 'IS' the serial number located?
Any and all help would be appreciated. Thanks
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The first place to look for your VIN is your registration and/or insurance papers.

Depending on the year, you may find a metal plate over the driver's side window on in the compartment with the fire bottle.

If that all fails, open the tailgate. Look at the lower right corner of the opening. Just behind the bumper there's a frame rail. There should be a small metal plate welded onto the top of that. It will have the number there. Belgian buses had four digit numbers while Brownsville buses had five digits. In later Brownsville production this plate may have shown the production sequence number such as 89-013 or similar. If you find the small plate but can't read it because of built-up dirt or rust, a wire brush will normally clean things up to make it readable again.
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Wow, that is an impressive amount of damage to the landscape! I have to wonder what engine and transmission combo you have to get so far in such a short time. You might find that there are items that are damaged on the coach that you are not aware of yet. If someone got video, it would be great for one of those TV shows that highlight such events. I hope your neighbor has a good sense of humor, and your insurance is in order. ;)
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Hi Karl

First of all welcome to our forum.

Your first post was just fine as far as correct forum and content. However, the "adventure" is a different story :o

If I had any suggestion, it would be to add a signature to your profile. Any information you add will help us help you.

Jim
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Hey YumaEagle,
WOW what a ride.
We winter in Yuma, have a place on 39th st, near Ave 12E.
Sorry for your damage, that was the fastest approx 75' ride you have done maybe unless you are/were a bronc or bull rider.
Jefferson in OKC might have some of the parts, 800-813-9367 as for Ed.
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Liberty wrote:Hey YumaEagle,
WOW what a ride.
We winter in Yuma, have a place on 39th st, near Ave 12E.
Sorry for your damage, that was the fastest approx 75' ride you have done maybe unless you are/were a bronc or bull rider.
Jefferson in OKC might have some of the parts, 800-813-9367 as for Ed.
LeRoy Willis



Sorry, but Jefferson closed it's doors more than a year ago. I haven't heard if anyone bought them out or not.

If anyone on here knows if they are still around, even with a different name, please tell us.
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One member suggested that I should post a picture of my Eagle so you guys could help me identify the Model, year, and any changes which may have been made. Well, let me tell you.... I tried! I looked everywhere I could think of to try and find out how to go about doing this. The closest I got (I think) was when I uploaded a 200x200 pixel photo (in avatar), but, it never showed up ANYWHERE. All I am trying to do is put the photo in the little square on the left side of the post which contains my user name. I have navigated through a lot of sites since being introduced to computing about over 2o years ago and can't remember ever having this much difficulty figuring out how to do a relatively simple procedure. Any help would be appreciated. (actually.... it would be GREATLY appreciated and then some. :-) )
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It seems I lucked out and found how to do an attachment to THIS POST. But, I still haven't a clue how to add that same photo to my USER NAME (at the left side of a post)
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Hi Karl

Glad you figured out how to upload photos. As you found out, using the "upload attachments" gets the job done. I have it set to accept all but the gigantic photo files.

Getting your avatar to work is a bit more of a challenge. In the next day or two I will use the photo you posted to create and avatar for you.

In the mean time, you might want to create a bit of a "signature" with your name location and a bit about your bus.

Jim
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Bus Project pages: http://beltguy.com/Bus_Project/busproject.htm
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Karl, I got your avatar posted.

There are two criteria that must be met: Pixels (300 x 200 max) and files size. A while back I had set the file size fairly low to deal with a problem we had. However, that caused a problem for new avatars. I have now set the max file size to 20k

Jim
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'85 Eagle 10 with Series 60 & Eaton AutoShift 10 speed transmission - not at all fancy, but fully functional
Bus Project pages: http://beltguy.com/Bus_Project/busproject.htm
Blog: http://beltguy.com/blog/
Email: jim@eaglesinternational.net (Please email me rather than use the PM process)
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Bus & Car wrote:
Liberty wrote:Hey YumaEagle,
WOW what a ride.
We winter in Yuma, have a place on 39th st, near Ave 12E.
Sorry for your damage, that was the fastest approx 75' ride you have done maybe unless you are/were a bronc or bull rider.
Jefferson in OKC might have some of the parts, 800-813-9367 as for Ed.
LeRoy Willis



Sorry, but Jefferson closed it's doors more than a year ago. I haven't heard if anyone bought them out or not.

If anyone on here knows if they are still around, even with a different name, please tell us.

Jefferson is still open, I was there in April and bought some parts from them, How mush longer who knows but they are open.
LeRoy
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