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Old 10-06-2009, 02:50 AM   #1
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Re: 1982 International "War-Hog" S1700

...probably a silly thought, but can you sand blast before you power wash? I figure that if your just going to be removing the caked on crud, you can sand blast it off along with any rust and paint that is there. Then power wash to remove whats left, if needed, while you prep for Rust Painting.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:09 PM   #2
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Re: 1982 International "War-Hog" S1700

And Bishop is now probably a bus addict for life. You've created a monster.
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:31 PM   #3
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PLEASE get that thing road-legal before you kill someone!
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:14 PM   #4
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Re: 1982 International "War-Hog" S1700

The UHaul is much safer than the pickup. Maybe not legal, but at least you won't kill anyone like that. I loved that story about the first tow. I used to work for a guy who did some improvising when it came to vehicles that couldn't move under their own power...I can tell you that I've done worse, and I'll leave it at that (at least until I'm sure the statute of limitations has run out).
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Ummm... what exactly are you referring to?
Towing a 20,000+lb bus with a 5000lb towbar.

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even if the tow bar failed we have 25k chains on it as a safety.
And...what kind of load is put on a chain when all the slack is suddenly yanked out of it by a 20,000lb bus? You're an engineer, you should be able to figure this one out.

I used to recover vehicles for a living...for a 25,000lb vehicle, I'd want a 40,000lb rated strap or chain, MINIMUM, and preferably one rated for 50K.

The really scary thing being: I have seen things worse than towing a shorty skoolie with an F-150.

PS: If the hitch on that U-Haul was rated for more than 5000lbs, I'd be stunned.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:17 PM   #6
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Yeah, true...but 10,000lbs is still twice what the towbar is designed for!
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The really scary thing being: I have seen things worse than towing a shorty skoolie with an F-150.
Was that in CT by any chance?
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The really scary thing being: I have seen things worse than towing a shorty skoolie with an F-150.
Was that in CT by any chance?
Some of it. Got something to fess up to, Phil?

Saw a Honda CR-V towing about a 26' bunkhouse travel trailer a few years ago, in Taunton, Massachusetts. The really scary part: they had NY plates!
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I plead the 5th on what I may or may not have done at some point in the past. But let's enjoy someone else's creativity...

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But let's enjoy someone else's creativity...

Is that what you would call a 'home built' articulating skoolie??? Wonder what kind of MPG to expect with that setup!!!
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