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Old 05-21-2016, 11:08 AM   #1
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Towing a car with a bus?

Can you tow a vehicle behind a bus? We have 4 kids and a dog so it would need to be a mini van but we wouldn't need it to be anything special. Just transport when the bus is parked. Is this possible? Hoping to find a Diesel engine (not sure if that's relevant to tow ability)
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Old 05-21-2016, 11:15 AM   #2
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Yes you sure can no worries. Just make sure your car can flat tow or you will need a dolly. I will be flat towing my jeep wrangler.
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Old 05-21-2016, 11:36 AM   #3
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The short answer is yes but remember also that if your bus was underpowered before towing it's not going to improve with the additional weight. A diesel engine is definitely going to give you more power because it is in their nature. Minivans are not that heavy these days and are usually front wheel drive so you should be able to Dolly it with no problem
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Old 05-21-2016, 01:05 PM   #4
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Old 05-21-2016, 02:44 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone! I'm gonna keep going through all the preexisting threads...was using my phone and had a hard time figuring out how to navigate the page till now!
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Old 05-21-2016, 05:32 PM   #6
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I towed my car behind my second bus on a tow dolly on the trip home when Ipicked it up, bolted a hitch to the rear bumper of the bus in the school lot (no lights, school bus wiring is not standard truck set up which I have plugs for) and drove home, got 8 mpg with the TE444/at545 combo doing 64 mph and only having it downshift to third on longer hills.

now I need to get a real hitch receiver installed on it and a trailer plug
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Old 05-21-2016, 09:18 PM   #8
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here you go.
that truck is almost as big as the school bus!
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Old 05-21-2016, 09:56 PM   #9
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that truck is almost as big as the school bus!
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And probably has a bigger engine too!
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that truck is almost as big as the school bus!
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Yes and that is why I had to leave the bus in Amarillo and come back for it. The Excursion comes in at about 9000# not including the trailer. It was too much for the bus. It probably would have been ok if I had a lookup trans.
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