Eagles International

An International Chapter of the Family Motor Coach Association

2015 Quartzsite Rally

This rally will be held from Jan. 15-18 2015.   Those dates coincide with the opening weekend for the Big Tent RV Show.  The hosts will be Mel Wick and Donna Lee.

The rally will be at the Rice Ranch North – same place the rally has been held for the past several years.

As further details are announced, they will be posted here

Technical Articles Posted in our Website

We have posted several technical articles that have been published in Bus Conversions magazine.  These articles relate directly to our Eagle buses.

The articles are published with permission from Bus Conversions Magazine.

To get to the articles click on “Articles” link under “Categories” in the left hand menu.

Electrical Relays 101

Published in May 2011 issue of Bus Conversions Magazine

By Jim Shepherd

This is an article that discusses why relays are so prevalent in many of our Eagles. It discusses various kinds and uses of relays with an emphasis on the mini-ISO relays.

Link:  May 2011 BCM Relay Article

This article is published with permission from Bus Conversions Magazine

Engine Conversion Article Series from Bus Conversions Magazine

Three part article published in the Oct./Nov./Dec. issues of Bus Conversions magazine

Articles written by Jim Shepherd

Part One of this article appeared in the October, 2009 issue of Bus Conversions Magazine.

Topics include:

  • Should I modify my two-stroke engine for more power?
  • If I do a conversion, should I stay with a two-stroke and use a bigger engine or go to a four-stroke engine?
  • If I do a conversion, should I use a mechanical or electronic engine?

Link:  BCM Engine Conversion Article Part 1

 

Part Two appeared in the November 2009 issue of Bus Conversions Magazine.

Topics include:

  • Will a conversion increase my mileage? Is there a
  • reasonable payback with increased mileage?
  • What are the costs involved in an engine conversion/power upgrade?
  • Should I think about doing the conversion myself?
  • What systems will have to be fabricated?

Link:  BCM Engine Conversion Article Part 2

 

Part Three of appeared in the December 2009 issue of Bus Conversions Magazine.

Topics include:

  • Why will I need to change my gearing for a four-stroke conversion?
  • What about cooling problems?
  • Will I have to do any special structural modifications?

Link:  BCM Engine Conversion Article Part 3

These articles are published with permission of Bus Conversions Magazine

Improving Bus Headlights

busheadlightsby Jim Shepherd
Published May 2011 issue of Bus Conversions Magazine

In this article we discuss modification to our headlight wiring circuit and explore headlight technology available for our buses that will allow us to drive safely at night.

  • Headlight Size/Shape
  • Headlight Technology History
  • Upgrade your Bus Wiring
  • Upgrade Headlight Technology

Emphasis in the article includes using relays to assure full voltage at the headlights.  Included is a schematic for the relay wiring.

Note:  this article was written in 2011 and does not discuss developing technology (HID and LED)

The article mentions an article on relays that will help the reader understand their function.  That article is also posted on this website.

Article Link:  Improve Bus Headlights

This article is published with permission from Bus Conversions Magazine.

2014 Bus Rally Branson MO

BransonLakeSideRVParkOctober 1st THRU 7th Branson, Missouri

Rally Fee: $200 for two people and one coach including full hookups and pavilion for the first 35 coaches for seven nights.

Rally Site: Branson Lake Side RV Park

HOSTS: BYRON AND BETTY PIGG

2014 Bus Rallies

  • MAY 2-3-4 BREAUX BRIDGE, LOUISIANA

HOSTS: WAYNE AND LIN SCHELL

 

  • SEPT 24TH THRU 28TH GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA

HOSTS: MEL and TRISH LEGG

 

  • OCTOBER 1ST THRU 7TH BRANSON,MISSOURI

HOSTS: BYRON AND BETTY PIGG