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Old 08-07-2022, 07:13 PM   #1
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2 Bus combo? Ok I know call me crazy...But can it be done?

Our situation...We are snow birds. I am looking for a vehicle to do it all but dont think I can....sooo... I was wondering has anyone or is it "easily" done.

Can I have a 30 foot or less school bus tow a mini bus (e350/450) for example?

My situation is we haul alot of gear back and forth when we move. So I was thinking of getting a bus and trailer. But I also have alot of hobbies, getaway trips. So can The school bus be our main deal and then our toad be a e350/450 mini school bus? to the responses coming Dont be bashful be brutally honest.

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Old 08-07-2022, 08:30 PM   #2
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How you gonna keep from burning the automatic transmission up in the mini bus? I haven't seen one with a stick shift. U gonna crawl underneath and unhook the driveshaft every time?
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Old 08-07-2022, 09:41 PM   #3
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Pulling a E350 is our plan as well.
Mine is a 4x4 so the transfer can go in neutral.
It is heavy at around 11000. So heavy duty hitches and towbar.. also I want to route the pulling busses air brake actuate a brake chamber that connects to the brake in the toad..
Going to be exciting.

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Old 08-07-2022, 10:26 PM   #4
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Pulling a E350 is our plan as well.
Mine is a 4x4 so the transfer can go in neutral.
It is heavy at around 11000. So heavy duty hitches and towbar.. also I want to route the pulling busses air brake actuate a brake chamber that connects to the brake in the toad..
Going to be exciting.

Johan
That's a good way. I tow my '87 Jeep the same way. I've read that 4-wheel locking hubs are better, only the wheels spin. The way we do it, in cab transfer case, both drive shafts & differentials spin with the wheels. It's good to keep an eye on the diff fluid levels & seals.

A (spendy) builder planning on repeat towing might consider installing Hub Conversion or Free-Spin kits by Dynatrac, Spyntec, Warn, Mile Marker, etc.
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