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Old 06-19-2018, 01:43 PM   #1
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School bus smashes camper trailer in accident

This wreck in Utah was back in September of last year; I stumbled across it while Googling skoolie projects.

Six students with minor injuries, driver in hospital after Levan school bus crash.


We've seen RV accident pictures before. This, however, is the first wreck I have heard of where a school bus hits a stix-n-staples camper. The photos make a graphic display of the difference in structural integrity.


Before reading Skoolie.net, I used to think motor homes were built better in order to protect their occupants.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:07 PM   #2
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Wow! Talk about a picture being worth a thousand words.
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:31 PM   #3
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Eerily similar in appearance to the wrecked trailer, above, is this motor home that overturned on Interstate 80, about half an hour east of my home (amazingly, nobody died):

(The photo is a link to the Omaha World-Herald article)


A different article identifies this RV as a 1999 Coachmen.
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Old 06-20-2018, 12:21 AM   #4
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Before reading Skoolie.net, I used to think motor homes were built better in order to protect their occupants.
When in fact they are built as cheaply as possible in order to make a profit, crash worthiness be damned.
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Old 06-20-2018, 08:46 AM   #5
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They're trying to get them as light as possible. Better fuel economy I spose

Last I heard, they don't even use staples anymore, it's all glue now.
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Dad built custom interiors for two Dodge B-vans he owned in the Seventies; the craftsmanship was superior to the 'Bago. Skoolie conversions intrigued him a little, but Mom didn't like them. If she saw a collision like that in the top post, however, she would have insisted that Dad convert a school bus.
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