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Old 05-24-2013, 08:21 AM   #221
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Great set up, I going to copy that only for the rear of mine.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:49 AM   #222
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The bracket that you have made looks like it attaches your bumper to the frame or the body of the bus. If you pull into a weigh scale/inspection station this may be considered a serious violation in some places (may be different from state to state, province to province) as you have tampered with a manufactures safety device.

A quick stop at a weigh scale and asking one of the inspectors if it is OK would probably be a good idea, they will also probably know if it is good across the county and maybe America wide. The fines for these violations, allthough I understand the mod seems trivial, can be enormous.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:05 AM   #223
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The bracket that you have made looks like it attaches your bumper to the frame or the body of the bus. If you pull into a weigh scale/inspection station this may be considered a serious violation in some places (may be different from state to state, province to province) as you have tampered with a manufactures safety device.
Could be a valid point if it were a commercial vehicle, but RV's aren't required or even wanted in scales/inspection stations.

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A quick stop at a weigh scale and asking one of the inspectors if it is OK would probably be a good idea, they will also probably know if it is good across the county and maybe America wide. The fines for these violations, allthough I understand the mod seems trivial, can be enormous.
In my experience they seldom know anything about, or won't say anything out of their jurisdiction.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:46 AM   #224
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Love the rack.

Anyone with large vehicle experience knows it's better to carry the extras, then tow them. Big tires last almost forever, and turn slow. Anytime you start pulling something behind with small tires, your just asking for more maintenance, and potential disaster.

Combine small tires, short length of a trailer, with the long overhang, swing of the rear a bus, and a Holiday just turned into a big costly mess.

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Old 05-24-2013, 12:42 PM   #225
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Great job on the rack!!! I need to commission you to build one for me
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:02 PM   #226
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The bracket that you have made looks like it attaches your bumper to the frame or the body of the bus. If you pull into a weigh scale/inspection station this may be considered a serious violation in some places (may be different from state to state, province to province) as you have tampered with a manufactures safety device.
Could be a valid point if it were a commercial vehicle, but RV's aren't required or even wanted in scales/inspection stations.

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A quick stop at a weigh scale and asking one of the inspectors if it is OK would probably be a good idea, they will also probably know if it is good across the county and maybe America wide. The fines for these violations, allthough I understand the mod seems trivial, can be enormous.
In my experience they seldom know anything about, or won't say anything out of their jurisdiction.
Yeah, there is no CVOR on the side so I guess it's a personal vehicle. But still, at least here in Canada, we have Ministry cops that have the power to pull any vehicle on the road over and take it out of service if it is deemed unsafe, they also hand out fines for unsafe vehicles, check for fuel tags and do dips etc. Theses are the same guys that are at the scales, and I assume that when their scale is closed they patrol the area in their vehicles.

It's allways better to ask as if you are showing up to get it cleared they would likely just tell you to fix it if it is a violation, otherwise if they stop you the best you can hope for is a warning. Commercial or not, it's a heavy vehicle and the crush force of the bumper is subtracted from the energy transfered to anything you might happen to hit. Defeating it's function can turn a small bump into a 5 ton blow which could be catastophic. Better to be on the safe side and have someone look at it IMO.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:36 PM   #227
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Are you in Ontario?

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It'll be easy to keep an eye on your bike!
Mine's gonna ride in a trailer... I might make a rack on a receiver for the rear for the times I don't want a trailer.
Yes it is. And it is amazing how much it moves around under its own suspension. I was a bit surprised.

I thought about building a rear rack but I could not come up with a way to do it with the rear engine. I really did not want to make it a 10 minute process just to be able to open the engine bay to check the oil.
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Neat little project
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Great set up, I going to copy that only for the rear of mine.
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It would work great on a front engine bus. Good luck. Post some pictures.
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