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Old 01-26-2017, 10:42 PM   #1
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Caribbean skoolie

Hello, been a lurker for a long time on the site, finally decided to buy a bus. Been a sailor and liveaboard so I am looking forward to finding the right bus and getting right to the build. Seen some of the builds here and cannot wait to have my own. Soon to be wife also wants a break from the rat race so she is on board. Still looking for the right bus, love the flat nose buses for their look but was wondering if the regular dog nose buses by having more ground clearance be better on sand? Many places to camp out on the island and as you would expect lots of sand. I understand the manual trans would help also. Anyone out there have experience this? Are dog nose better on dirt/sand than flat nose? At any rate I appreciate upfront all the great info I have and will find along the way.

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Old 01-26-2017, 10:52 PM   #2
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Welcome dude,
I'm a noob so I'll let others weight in.
But here is a cool rig.

Sand anyone?


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Old 01-26-2017, 11:26 PM   #3
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Now that would be great here! Thanks!!
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I love it down in the Caribbean. The heat and humidity suit me just fine.
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Old 01-27-2017, 01:14 PM   #5
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I know my flatnose is very heavy on the front, and light on the rear, Not what you would want with sand. On the flantnose, if its a front engine, the engine in all of its weightful glory is in front of the front axle. The dognose has it behind and under, therefore i would think a better weight distribution. Also, I've no experience in sand with my bus, but with even a little mud or snow, she isn't moving..
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I know my flatnose is very heavy on the front, and light on the rear, Not what you would want with sand. On the flantnose, if its a front engine, the engine in all of its weightful glory is in front of the front axle. The dognose has it behind and under, therefore i would think a better weight distribution. Also, I've no experience in sand with my bus, but with even a little mud or snow, she isn't moving..
My FE does pretty well in sand. Well, not beach sand. But sandy driveways and fields.
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I love it down in the Caribbean. The heat and humidity suit me just fine.
Thanks, lived in the states a while and definitely appreciate the heat
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Old 01-29-2017, 12:12 AM   #8
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I know my flatnose is very heavy on the front, and light on the rear, Not what you would want with sand. On the flantnose, if its a front engine, the engine in all of its weightful glory is in front of the front axle. The dognose has it behind and under, therefore i would think a better weight distribution. Also, I've no experience in sand with my bus, but with even a little mud or snow, she isn't moving..
Thanks, that is what I thought, just having a rough time getting to like the dog nose buses
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My FE does pretty well in sand. Well, not beach sand. But sandy driveways and fields.
I would definitely keep it off the loose sand (close to shore) but keeping in mind that I do live in a 100 by 25 mile island give or take a few miles
It is something I need to think about, thanks!
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Old 01-29-2017, 06:41 PM   #10
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Nice 4wd...

Those are rare and if found expensive... would love to find one on auction...
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