Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-05-2009, 08:40 AM   #21
New Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 5
Year: 1989
Coachwork: Thomas Built
Chassis: Ford E-350
Engine: 351W EFI Ford1
Re: How do YOU drive this thing?

Twas terrifying to say the least at 40mph.
It should be terrifying. The speed LIMIT is 25mph! The lanes are nine feet, most buses (and trucks) are 8 feet, plus mirrors.

The grating causes some tires/vehicles to "squirm" around, and be hard ro steer accurately. The 18 wheeler I used to drive over it 6-8 times a day was one of those vehicles.
Door is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2009, 08:56 PM   #22
Bus Geek
the_experience03's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Saint James, MN
Posts: 2,669
Send a message via MSN to the_experience03 Send a message via Yahoo to the_experience03
Re: How do YOU drive this thing?

My scariest time to date was driving in the Twin Cities in rush hour traffic after the collapse of the 35-W bridge. The highways were all rerouted on top of the construction. Lanes and the shoulders were narrowed to add another lane for traffic to flow. The lanes were all of 9 feet wide which gives you NO breathing room. On top of that the speed limit is 70 or 75 and people with little Audis and such have no respect for you. I can't accelerate or stop as well as those little cars. Heck, I couldn't even see them half the time. Thank god for truckers, bus drivers, and a few responsible drivers that would give you a courtesy flash of the lights or run blocker for you...
Skooling state at a time...
the_experience03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2009, 09:44 AM   #23
recycler's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: leadville,colorado
Posts: 208
Year: 86
Coachwork: Thomas saf-t-liner
Chassis: International
Engine: dt466
Rated Cap: 40
Re: How do YOU drive this thing?

It should be terrifying. The speed LIMIT is 25mph!

Yeah and the speed limit is 65 to 75 in most places and yeah thats what everyone drives.........huh! I was going way slower than all the other vehicles and "truck drivers"! Either way the point was that that bridge should be avoided by anyone that doesn't "NEED" to drive it like multiple times in a day. The speed limit was not 25 either! RECYCLER
recycler is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
So now I will have to drive this thing? paxye Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 48 10-18-2014 09:03 AM
GOOD THING I DONT DRIVE A DEISEL TRUCK (LANGUAGE) bansil Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 4 08-04-2013 05:56 PM
What is the one thing you would do different? madpsalmer Conversion General Discussions 2 10-25-2010 06:23 AM
Pick one thing........ cheezypsnookle Conversion General Discussions 8 01-23-2010 01:01 PM
GMC 350 - What are the details about this thing? the_experience03 Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 3 10-16-2006 07:23 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:50 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.