Originally Posted by dgorila1
Buy two buses. Cut the rear 2/3 off one and make it the hauler. cut the front off the other bus and add the rear portion you cut off the 1st bus. Presto, you have one like the one shown!
If anyone is handy with photoshop it would be cool to see a newer model bus (Thomas or Bluebird) photoshopped to get an idea of what it would look like.
The weight of the trailer would be much more than your standard 5th wheel...probably more in line with a semi-trailer. I would probably take the axle off a semi-trailer to replace the rear differential so you could have air brakes on the trailer as well and an axle that can handle the weight of the trailer. Would also use some variation of a semi-trailer landing gear to support the front of the trailer when it is parked.
Pulling the engine from the donor bus used for the trailer might give you an opportunity to rebuild it for higher hp and eventually swap it into the tow bus. I would love to design and build a rig like this. Just need a big workshop with an overhead crane for lifting the bodies, chassis and other parts and lots of metalworking tools. Time to buy a lottery ticket