Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-03-2011, 08:38 AM   #1
Bus Nut
bapos's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Cleburne TX
Posts: 606
Year: 1983
Coachwork: Ward
Chassis: GMC
Engine: 366 Gasser
Rated Cap: 66
Re: Bus for towing

I think you have a good idea but a lot of buses can vary in rear end gear ratios. Being a drag car I am sure you know the trade offs of gear selection. Not sure how far you travel but finding one with the ideal gear ratio is what you want or... put the ratio you want in?

I think putting in slides is going to be a LOT of work.
Here is my school bus conversion thread

Pics of my conversion @ photobucket
bapos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2011, 12:18 PM   #2
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 10
Re: Bus for towing

wanted to bump this back up to the top. I'm in the same predicament. Racing all over the country and our short trips involve a lot of hills in the process. I've read that some of the auto trannies are non lock up as well. Is there certain models to look out for and others you would want. Really looking for some real world experience as to seeing who has actually towed a decently sized trailer (24ft tag along) across the country or for extended periods of time. I like the idea of a well built skoolie and the beef it would have. Frame rails, decent diesel, build it how you want it.

Yet I dont want to haul across the country at 55mph. My megacab is usually pulling right around 70-72mph @ 10k fully loaded.
doug38s is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Towing... nearhomeless Mechanical and Drivetrains 9 07-23-2010 08:44 PM
Towing GoneCamping Conversion General Discussions 2 09-23-2008 08:06 AM
Towing lapeer20m On the Road | Travel, Trips, Camp Sites, Tailgates 5 07-07-2008 01:17 PM
Towing? nyrockingchairs Conversion General Discussions 3 04-25-2007 01:53 PM
towing with 345 IH bdavis441 Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 12 02-27-2006 10:33 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:14 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.