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Old 03-10-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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Re: trailer on bus

lol ive thought about it. trust me!!
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They call those motorhomes lol
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:52 PM   #3
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Re: trailer on bus

closest i know of


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or this
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:04 PM   #4
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also check this out. im reading it now!

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Old 03-13-2012, 10:44 AM   #5
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Re: trailer on bus

I think that is a pretty cool idea. So long as you're not concerned about the structural integrity during an accident. You get a school bus chassis, ground clearance, and cheap purchase price of chassis/drivetrain, and then trailers are cheaper than motorhomes, especially used, and you can bypass the whole grueling conversion process and installation of utilities, etc. If you've got the skills and tools to do that kind of fabrication work, and tie it all together well so it doesn't look "too" hillbilly, it could be a cost-effective and fast way to build a pretty rad RV. The folks down in Australia/New Zealand make all kinds of crazy rigs like that.
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:44 PM   #6
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A couple of things to keep in mind.
Travel trailers are stick and staple built and are NOT meant to have people in them while moving. And may in fact be illegal to do as you propose. Very little protection in case of an accident. Less than a motorehome.
The exception would be a metal framed trailer. If you are going to use a motorhome body, then just get a motorhome.

One of the real benefits of using a schoolie is the safety. These rigs are built to survive a wreck. Why compromise that.
If you are going to do this, Check the laws , Get a steel or aluminuim framed trailer.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:13 PM   #7
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Our Class C (1974 Midas Mini) is built out of wood 2X2's and staples. Seems to be holding up just fine. the Dog, Cat & I rode in it while traveling. Since we know how it was built, we would go from scratch rather than plop a carcass on top of a motorized frame. But that's just us. Probably about the same amount of work.

Why don't you just buy a slide out mechanism? Don't forget to really beef up the big hole in the wall you are making. And seal it really well (austin hardware makes a slideout gasket). We had looked in ot it for the Eagle since Eagles are one of the few coaches that you do not have to rip apart the bus in order to add a slideout). We finally decided that it was a lot of $$$$$ for adding all of 24" MAX of space to the width. The amount of manufactured RVs traveling down the roads with their slide hanging open also put us off. Seems slides like to creep open while traveling. I used to know links on where to purchase but no longer. Contact the HWH link for sources.
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slide out's are not difficult to build.. mostly 1x1 steel tubing, etc.. some on here and many on the bcm site have built them...
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I wish i could put my 40' rv on a chassis but then id be pushing 50' lol. just gonna stick with my bus + hitch

a skoolie shortened + small rv and a deck, now that would be cool!
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