Hmm..drive a bus and tow one - then send both to mexico. Who cares if you took 30% off the towing bus' lifespan?
The 01 expedition we bought, from the original owner, at 220k miles had the original trans, and it was working perfectly. After about 200 miles of towing 6500lb trailer it began to slip. had we not stressed it i'm sure it wouldn't have had any issues.
And i'm sure if they previous owner towed with it (it was a lot of hiway miles he said, taking his son to hockey tournaments) it would have had a trans much earlier.
heat is the enemy of course. Nice thing about the big buses is they come with guages for everything, unlike cars! Tho my subaru has a trans temp warning light- not sure i've ever seen that on a car.
Originally Posted by cadillackid
I see the exporters down here driving hundreds of miles in hot summer heat with a Bus, towing an exact same bus behind it and they dont seem to break down...