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Old 03-19-2016, 05:25 PM   #1
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You roof raisers, build them strong!
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Old 03-19-2016, 06:36 PM   #2
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Any idea what the make might be? I've heard of Thomas being weak in the roof.
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Old 03-19-2016, 06:53 PM   #3
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That's an International, not a Thomas.........
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Old 03-19-2016, 06:56 PM   #4
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I'd still rather roll a Skoolie than a S&S
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Old 03-19-2016, 07:01 PM   #5
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Ok let me clarify, I don't want to roll either but if it happens Give me a Skoolie.
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Old 03-19-2016, 07:16 PM   #6
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That is a nearly new IC bus.

I have been to the factory and I have seen how those buses are built.

For that bus to have smashed the roof that flat it had to have been going pretty fast and rolled several times or dropped a long way.

It should not have smashed that flat with just one roll.
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Old 03-19-2016, 07:22 PM   #7
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My thinking also,, My wife is a fairly new Bus Driver & I just showed her the article & now she's scared sign up for field trips, on a side note I don't know what others get on their screen but man did you see that dress Miranda Lambert is wearing???
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Old 03-20-2016, 12:05 AM   #8
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Graphic, but I'm not the least bit worried about raising a roof.My brief "career" working in greenhouses taught me that I NEED more than six feet of headroom to live for any amount of time.

I ALMOST rented once. It was a crappy double wide trailer but in a great location on a great lot. I had perfect credit but something glitched and the guy said my credit check came back as a no-go and that we'd have to postpone our agreed move-in date until we'd gotten it sorted out. I was supposed to move in the following weekend.
Well one night a week later the place was blown away in a HUGE freak tornado in Lady Lake, FL. The neighbors across the street had a skoolie and it was nowhere to be found. Probably blew it to pieces and miles away. But- the brick house down the road a mile was also blown away. Every single brick was gone. The only thing remaining was the toilet somehow.

My point is- nothing is perfect, life is short and unpredictable and you're never truly "safe" anywhere.
But I'm probably preaching to the choir here.
As you said- build it strong, all you can do is your best to prepare for the worst. Hopefully luck takes care of the rest, as it has for me thus far.
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The BEST part of the story-
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“there are no serious injuries involved.”
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Old 03-20-2016, 09:55 AM   #10
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Here is what you should see if a car runs into the side of a bus:

http://m.mountain-news.com/mobile/ne...ef45873a9.html
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