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Old 01-09-2018, 08:34 AM   #951
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He's got a place to stay and parking so long as he doesn't bring a 40ft bus. Might get a short 30 turned around. Anything under 30 would be a piece of cake.
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:16 AM   #952
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From what I understand you can tell how difficult it is to back up a bus by the condition of the rear bumper.
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The bumper on this shorty is pristine.
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:21 AM   #954
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From what I understand you can tell how difficult it is to back up a bus by the condition of the rear bumper.
Bus bumpers are very strong, but yeild and it is difficult to bend them straight if you back into a tree. It is not impossible to straighten, however.

Trees are tough SOB's.
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:28 AM   #955
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From what I understand you can tell how difficult it is to back up a bus by the condition of the rear bumper.
I prefer to stop before reshaping metal. So far, I've only had a little bit of metal reshaped on my bus and it wasn't done by me.
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:40 AM   #956
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Bus bumpers are very strong, but yeild and it is difficult to bend them straight if you back into a tree. It is not impossible to straighten, however.

Trees are tough SOB's.
Tie bumper to same tree and go the opposite way.
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I haven't messed up my rear bumper but the front bumper is showing signs of abuse. It drags while entering and exiting my driveway.

I'm living in one of the "over the river and through the woods" type of places. There is a creek in my driveway.
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:59 AM   #958
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I have a bent front tow hook. I might have done that. Asphalt is far less yielding than dirt and creeks. I'm fairly sure the front tires had little or no weight on them leaving one particular gas station. I can get in it fine but leaving even at as much angle as I can give it, it drags.
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I was thinking some rollers under the front bumper might be handy. I don't seem to drag anywhere else except my own driveway.
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Not a bad idea. I found a roller that would actually work... in the front bumper of my car. More than a foot long, 1 1/2" ~ 2" in diameter, probably weighed 10+ lbs, solid steel. No idea how it got there. It didn't come off the car anywhere. It was sliding back and forth on corners. Wasn't always there. Couldn't find it. A shop pulled it out for me. No way I hit it. The bumper cover was fine. Weirdest damn thing. Shop guy had no explanation either.
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