Anne Willis writes a wonderful blog ( https://2010liberty.wordpress.com/ ). She recently documented the 2019 Quartzite rally and suggested that we post it here for Eagle enthusiasts to view. The following is her documentation:
We had a good time in Quartzsite this year in what our Eagle friends dubbed the Eaglet. It will take a bit of adjusting and adapting, but I think we can fit in comfortably for our spring travels.
Our rally was a bit short on Eagle buses but not short on friends. Not all of them drive Eagles, but all of them enjoy conversation and most like shopping, which is a good skill with all the vendors in Tyson Wells, not to mention the Big Tent, which opened Saturday.
Several buses came from a distance, but the white bus with blue stripes below has the distinction of having a Swiss owner. Rico has been touring the US and coming to our rally for a long time. At first, he came in a much different rig,
Now he and Elvira travel in style! Her brother and sister-in-law flew in and rented an RV to join them in seeing the sights. This year they, along with several others, made a fleeting appearance and went on to other places but we always enjoy seeing them all, however briefly.
You never know what you’re going to go home with when you go to Quartzsite. Byron Pigg, past president of the Eagles club, found this gem and made room for it in one of his bays to take home to Missouri.
This rally is being held in a state park in Ogallala, NE on the first week in September, 2019. Because it is a state park, early reservations are required — no later than February 7th, 2019 so reservations can be made with the NE states park system.
Details are here
The 2018 Branson Eagle Bus rally was another great event. Click on the link below for a full review of the rally events.
There will be an Eagle bus rally in Quartzsite in January 2019.
The details can be found here.
In 2004 I wrote and article for Bus Conversions Magazine that discussed various aspects of Bus and Motor Home fires.
The two main elements of the article are:
- The presentation of studies of causes of bus fires (conducted in Finland in 2000 and 2001)
- Discussion of how fire extinguishing system work and what types of fire suppression materials are available.
Included in the article is a discussion of the four classes of fires and how various fire suppression agents fight the fire.
Here is the link to the article
Several years ago I wrote an article for our Eagles International Chapter Newsletter on the subject of doing a pre-trip inspection with an emphasis on the air brake system. Here is a link to that article:
1972 Eagle Bus Conversion, all electric.
Conversion completed in 1999, Power Steering, tilt steering wheel, Remanufactured 8V71 engine built to 318 specs has 44, 500 miles, Eaton 9 speed manual transmission, rebuilt differential has 48,900 miles, new bus air compressor has 23,072 miles. Lots of tread on all tires. 185 gal fuel tank…………
Read more about this great Eagle conversion the Eagle Mall: here
The price has just been reduced to $45k