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Old 07-22-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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Short bus hauling capibility

Could a short bus with a diesol engine be able to pull a 14000 lb camper, or would the buses frame give out or the engine not be able to handel it.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:18 AM   #2
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Re: Short bus hauling capibility

wont hurt the frame.
is camper actually 14,000 lbs? what kind is that?

lotsa small diesel engines/auto trans would not be good for that weight combo, so post yours as well.
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Old 07-24-2012, 03:56 PM   #3
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Re: Short bus hauling capibility

its a bus i saw on ebay with a gmc 3500 6.5 diesol. I dont own a camper (but the weight came from a friends palimino puma witch is probaly 30 ft long and has 4 slideouts i think). Couldnt the bus haul a smaller one such as a pop up or one under 5000lb?
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:47 PM   #4
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Re: Short bus hauling capibility

it could easily pull a 5K one or a bit more.. much more than that, you would slow down a lot on the hils is my guess.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:54 PM   #5
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Re: Short bus hauling capibility

what would your guess be on the max weight it could haul?
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:44 PM   #6
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Re: Short bus hauling capibility

my camper is 11,000 lbs EMPTY! and I plan on towing it someday. mind you i aint gonna win the indy 500 with it!

just make sure you get a heavy duty hitch, use a WD hitch and take it easy. keep her legal
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:54 PM   #7
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keep her legal
dont worry if i do go ahead with the prodject i will.

Wheres a good place to get a hd hitch mounted to something like that.
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:54 AM   #8
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depends on your rig. you dont have it listed. try Uhaul maybe? gotta watch if its a cab/chassis model like mine cause they only go up to class 4
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:12 PM   #9
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depends on your rig. you dont have it listed. try Uhaul maybe? gotta watch if its a cab/chassis model like mine cause they only go up to class 4
i dont have a rig yet but this is sorta what im looking at

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1999-GMC ... 4aba0686f2
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should be able to haul just about if not the same as the one ton dually chassis. think of it as a HD 3/4 ton and you should be safe.
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