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Old 12-14-2015, 10:58 AM   #1
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We are making a little progress. Hoping to have most of the welding and cutting of steel done before real cold weather gets here!
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Old 12-14-2015, 11:24 AM   #2
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Is that a new rear deck in the making?
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Old 12-14-2015, 01:48 PM   #3
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Yes it will be a small rear deck and a place for my motorcycle while traveling. More work than I thought but will be worth it in the end.
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Old 12-14-2015, 07:06 PM   #4
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Isn't that going to affect the departure angle?
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Old 12-15-2015, 10:42 AM   #5
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Don't know what size your bus is, but a 40 footer already has about 12' hanging out behind the wheels. As CaptSquid notes...that makes for a big change in the angle it can clear without dragging. Might want to add a roller on bottom like some of the big "Motor Coaches" have.
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Old 12-15-2015, 01:18 PM   #6
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My skoolie isn't a 40 footer, from the rear axle it is 14 feet to the back bumper, so only 2 feet more shouldn't be to much of a problem.

I am getting a 10 foot ramp that I will be storing under the middle of the back end. I did some math and double checked on a website i found and it should not be a problem, getting a u-haul ramp from an old wreak
How To Determine Proper Motorcycle Loading Ramp Length| discountramps.com

It's coming together slowly but doing it right or at least I hope so!
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Old 12-15-2015, 01:20 PM   #7
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Now that I think about it that roller idea might be some good insurance, just in case. I will have to look into that
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Old 12-15-2015, 10:42 PM   #8
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is this the 1st post of this build?
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Old 12-16-2015, 09:52 AM   #9
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No but it's been a slow start because of motorcycle riding and life
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