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thomasventurino 02-18-2016 11:53 AM

Overhang
 
I'm considering a shorty bus as a tow vehicle for my club ford racecar and closed trailer with tools (trailer weight of car+tools+trailer = ~3500lbs). Any issues with the trailer 'driving the bus' when some buses have considerable overhang past the rear wheels of the bus? I see shorties with very little overhang but I might like the extra space of a half bus which does have some considerable amount of overhang. Any advice is appreciated!

leadsled01 02-18-2016 12:03 PM

I opted for a shuttle bus. I haul my car trailer often with utv,atv. And many times with a car or truck on the trailer. Plus I think it looks better than a skoolie, almost RV looking.

turf 02-18-2016 01:19 PM

if you were flat towing a car, the overhang might be a problem dragging the front end of the car as you turn. with a trailer, that should be no problem.

buses are wider, you might like a longer neck on the trailer... a bit longer than half the width of the bus.

superdave 02-18-2016 05:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by turf (Post 136375)
if you were flat towing a car, the overhang might be a problem dragging the front end of the car as you turn. with a trailer, that should be no problem.

buses are wider, you might like a longer neck on the trailer... a bit longer than half the width of the bus.

not trying to highjack op's post. i plan on flat towing a 98 chevy lwb truck from IL to VA, i bought a tow bar and im in the process of fabricating a hitch. whats the best set up. i have a 10' tail.

Hvbuzz 02-18-2016 07:24 PM

My bus has my car trailer behind it 95% of the time. If it didn't have the beaver tail on the trailer, I would say there is never an issue. As it is now, it drags quite a bit into alot of entrances a such. More annoying then anything.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3682/...4e3db3fa_z.jpg20150706_191309 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

I was bored this winter so I am in the process of building a dedicated trailer for the bus, just to haul my jeeps around. I was going to post it up later in my bus build. But here is a sneak peek.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1513/...3df3f7b4_z.jpg20160215_132244 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1462/...f39d586d_z.jpg20160130_124934 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

No more tail dragging. I also made the tongue longer, so now I can jack knife the trailer behind the bus. For when I get into those tights spots.

Alan N 02-18-2016 08:47 PM

Very nice!
Your shop is CLEAN!!

leadsled01 02-19-2016 08:57 AM

Didn't I see this on pirate maybe?..
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hvbuzz (Post 136404)
My bus has my car trailer behind it 95% of the time. If it didn't have the beaver tail on the trailer, I would say there is never an issue. As it is now, it drags quite a bit into alot of entrances a such. More annoying then anything.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3682/...4e3db3fa_z.jpg20150706_191309 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

I was bored this winter so I am in the process of building a dedicated trailer for the bus, just to haul my jeeps around. I was going to post it up later in my bus build. But here is a sneak peek.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1513/...3df3f7b4_z.jpg20160215_132244 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1462/...f39d586d_z.jpg20160130_124934 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

No more tail dragging. I also made the tongue longer, so now I can jack knife the trailer behind the bus. For when I get into those tights spots.


crazycal 02-19-2016 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by leadsled01 (Post 136368)
Plus I think it looks better than a skoolie, almost RV looking.

Them's fighting words!8-)

crazycal 02-19-2016 09:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hvbuzz (Post 136404)
My bus has my car trailer behind it 95% of the time. If it didn't have the beaver tail on the trailer, I would say there is never an issue. As it is now, it drags quite a bit into alot of entrances a such. More annoying then anything.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3682/...4e3db3fa_z.jpg20150706_191309 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

I was bored this winter so I am in the process of building a dedicated trailer for the bus, just to haul my jeeps around. I was going to post it up later in my bus build. But here is a sneak peek.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1513/...3df3f7b4_z.jpg20160215_132244 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1462/...f39d586d_z.jpg20160130_124934 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

No more tail dragging. I also made the tongue longer, so now I can jack knife the trailer behind the bus. For when I get into those tights spots.

Do I spy 19.5 wheels on the trailer?

leadsled01 02-19-2016 09:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crazycal (Post 136452)
Them's fighting words!8-)

Right...lol.. I know this ain't the forum for those words. Just my opinion.


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