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Old 07-10-2012, 11:04 AM   #1
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Re: Bought my first Skoolie, where to begin?

You can tow a trailer easy with that bus. I have towed a car trailer back and forth across the usa with a 1975 or so one of those with a 4spd and 2spd rear axle.. just make sure that the hitch is made to the frame instead of the rear bumper as its lighter material than one thinks... i had to stop and reinforce mine in cheyenne one time...
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:20 PM   #2
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It looks like it has it all! Do a through safety check and use that puppy up! Keep the pics flowing--where you went, what worked, what didn't. Also share your upgrades if it needs any--welcome aboard!
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:46 AM   #3
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Although I have nothing really constructive to add here... I must say that is an awesome bus!
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:47 PM   #4
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Heading for the mountains eh? Speaking as someone who had my brakes go out on my skoolie (which is 20 years newer than yours) due to rusted brake lines, I would say: check the brakes! If the lines have any amount of caked rust, replace them!
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:56 PM   #5
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That's a great start, looks very nice
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:10 PM   #6
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Heading for the mountains eh? Speaking as someone who had my brakes go out on my skoolie (which is 20 years newer than yours) due to rusted brake lines, I would say: check the brakes! If the lines have any amount of caked rust, replace them!
I second that, had a break line blow on our trip also. Not fun
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