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Old 10-22-2018, 10:39 AM   #21
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My RE Amtran is only 30í long, so the wheel base is shorter and itís surprisingly maneuverable and the ground clearance is good, only spot you have to carefully watch is the steps in the front passenger side.
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Old 10-24-2018, 12:48 PM   #22
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In case it's helpful, here's a related thread with some good insights:

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f13/pu...ain-21989.html
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Old 10-27-2018, 06:32 PM   #23
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To G dub iíd Maybe switch to air ride front and rear but NEVER give up my straight axles.
(I did swap my Ford to a freightliner air ride on the rear.). Best time/money investment there is on large truck.
Air ride is definitely on my mind, big time. In fact, I'm committed to it.

But I'm curious, why do you prefer straight axles to independent suspension (IS)? Is there something about a bus that is different than other vehicles when it comes to a smoother ride with IS over a straight axle? I would think that it would keep the swaying down to a minimum (if there is such a thing).

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