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Old 11-20-2012, 02:20 PM   #361
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DD, While your new hitch looks nice and secure and will work just fine for your genny platform, the pass through hitch is just not strong enough to handle a trailer (especially a vehicle 4 down). You no doubt could tow a car with the basic hitch less the platform but not with it. My two cents worth. Jack
Thanks for your comment! I was wondering about that... I also had an uneasy feeling about towing something heavy. Now that I really think through the tongue weight being put on that long unsupported bar, not to mention sideways stress during turns, etc., I have to agree with your comment. I suppose it will still be useful if I want to add on another item like a bike carrier or something like that. By that time my bus length will be extended by like 6ft!
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:47 PM   #362
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Good job on the hitch. One thing that makes me angry when I look at this pic is the hanger on your exhaust pipe. It is corroding just like on mine. I don't know if its a reaction between the metals or something else. I've got leaks in over a half dozen spots. It takes all of 2 minutes to smell exhaust in the bus when I start her up. How hard could it be for the manufacturer to do it right from the beginning. My bus also passed the Tennessee state school bus inspection in Dec., 2011 with holes in the exhaust and worn kingpins. Go figure. Maybe the kids in Tennessee aren't as important as the kids in California because I know for sure that this bus would not have passed inspection.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:57 PM   #363
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... One thing that makes me angry when I look at this pic is the hanger on your exhaust pipe. It is corroding just like on mine. I don't know if its a reaction between the metals or something else...
I hear ya CC! All my exhaust hangars look like that, and if I don't do something about it soon the hangers will start to break due to the rust. Never mind the holes in the exhaust, it will be laying on the side of the highway before long anyway! I actually had an exhaust pipe break free when I was driving a bus many years ago - the thing broke free but was still connected on one end so it swung out sideways and reached across the two-lane highway I was on. Good thing there was no oncoming traffic!

I'm probably going to be re-routing my exhaust to make more room for holding tanks and whatnot, so at that point I'll re-do the brackets.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:33 PM   #364
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I just scored a muffler from a Peterbilt and some adapters. My muffler has holes too. The new route will come out in between my fuel tank and the rear tires. I wouldn't wait for yours either. Remember, RUST NEVER SLEEPS.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:43 PM   #365
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man that hitch looks great, i wish i had mine done, but its to cold , and snowing, so Im at a stand still for winter, but I will start on the scooter rack after xmas.

looks good Dan
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:42 AM   #366
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You are correct about deleting your photobucket account if you delete the account your pics will most likely be gone. Not sure why you would want to delete it in the future though.
I'm just thinking that any change that occurs with photobucket will have a ripple effect here, like for instance if I decide to reorganize the photos in to sub-folders or something like that it might break the links. To my way of thinking I'd just prefer that the pics were permanently here in this thread. I've seen other threads where pics have disappeared and I'm sure it's for that reason. Anyone know why our "attachment limit" or whatever it's called has been exceeded? Is there no way to fix this issue? I think some people, especially newer forum members are discouraged from posting pics because of the extra hassle. Moderators? Steve? Any ideas?
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:48 AM   #367
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Thanks for the positive comments on the hitch BTW, I'll tell ya, it was NOT a pleasant job. Laying under the bus with rust and dirt falling in my face and glowing red hot metal chips sprinkling my arms and hands, cutting oil splattering all over me. Ugh. Glad it's over. Not looking forward to hanging my holding tanks for the same reason. I really do need to get that done though. Plumbing is the last big job to get the bus to a state of relative "completion". The WVO system is a whole other matter, but I'm putting that into a different "mental category". Gotta have some way to stay sane and not burn out on the project!
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You are correct about deleting your photobucket account if you delete the account your pics will most likely be gone. Not sure why you would want to delete it in the future though.
I'm just thinking that any change that occurs with photobucket will have a ripple effect here, like for instance if I decide to reorganize the photos in to sub-folders or something like that it might break the links. To my way of thinking I'd just prefer that the pics were permanently here in this thread. I've seen other threads where pics have disappeared and I'm sure it's for that reason. Anyone know why our "attachment limit" or whatever it's called has been exceeded? Is there no way to fix this issue? I think some people, especially newer forum members are discouraged from posting pics because of the extra hassle. Moderators? Steve? Any ideas?
I am only assuming here but to host all the images here would probably exceed the storage space of the server that Steve is using. Text takes up very little space whereas images especially if not re-sized can take up quite a bit of storage space. Because we are an "image happy" community meaning we really like to upload and view pictures both the storage space and the bandwidth usage would probably too high. I have never used photobucket or any other image hosting websites as I have my own hosting servers that I use but one suggestion might be to create a "skoolie.net" category on your account and then place all the photos you link to on this forum in that category and then as long as you don't adjust that category all will be happy. I know it may end up duplicating photos if you wish to categorize them differently but nothing else is coming to mind at the moment.
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I think its kind of quaint...
I agree, so nice. Oop.. pic didn't follow but the one through the arbor is sweet.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:11 PM   #370
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I've got family visiting for the holidays and so my wife and I have given up our bedroom to the guests and taken up residence in the bus for the next couple weeks. We are not at all put out by this circumstance, in fact, it's fantastic! We love it. We've got built in babysitters for the kids and we're having a little honeymoon/vacation out in the bus. Yes, we're just parked in the driveway, but its a great escape! If the bus is a-rockin', don't come a-knockin'!

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