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Old 03-28-2017, 07:55 AM   #11
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the air compressor in your bus can easily handle a trailer, the big issue is that to be Legit you should install a secondary air tank and spring brake apply.. just liek a big rig.. you shouldnt be running your trailer brakes and bus brakes on the same loop.

the compressors themselves are 13-15 PSI on school busses depending on which one you have, which is plenty to handle the bus and trailer even both having air ride.

you'll probably want to install gladhands just like class-8 stuff has.
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Old 03-28-2017, 09:52 AM   #12
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I believe a bus is considered a medium duty truck rather than commercial.

Do you think you'll be able to make turns ok with that trailer in town?
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What do you haul on the trailer? I love custom toterhomes......
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I believe a bus is considered a medium duty truck rather than commercial.

Do you think you'll be able to make turns ok with that trailer in town?
Should be fine. The wheel base of my bus is about 250". Most of the class 8 trucks I've seen with a sleepers have 280"-320" wheel base. As long as i can get 40*-50* of steering it will be fine.

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What do you haul on the trailer? I love custom toterhomes......
Ill be towing rock crawlers and possibly hot rods. Nothing too heavy. I've also always liked the idea of a toterhome. Something cool about them. Here is a picture of the Suzuki Samurai I built.
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the air compressor in your bus can easily handle a trailer, the big issue is that to be Legit you should install a secondary air tank and spring brake apply.. just liek a big rig.. you shouldnt be running your trailer brakes and bus brakes on the same loop.

the compressors themselves are 13-15 PSI on school busses depending on which one you have, which is plenty to handle the bus and trailer even both having air ride.

you'll probably want to install gladhands just like class-8 stuff has.
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Its almost like you seen the system i have mapped out for this. It will be some work but if i cant make it right i wont use the trailer. Simple as that.
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Its almost like you seen the system i have mapped out for this. It will be some work but if i cant make it right i wont use the trailer. Simple as that.
I shouldve corrected my Typo.. compressors are 13-15 CFM.. they are standard governor of 120PSI off, 90PSI on. like most any air brake truck..

im guessing you probably have a Bendix Tu-Flo 501 (12-13 CFM) or Tu-Flo 550 (13-15 CFM).

there are others non-Bendix.. I just happen to see that 90% of school busses are using Bendix /BW Brake systems..

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