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Old 02-19-2018, 03:16 AM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Erie, PA
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Using a dry van trailer to reskin a bus?

I'm curious if anyone has used the traditional dry storage semi trailer shell to reskin a bus.

I want to convert a 30ft transit style school bus but want to make it lighter but still reasonably strong. Dry van trailers are usually aluminum and are pretty cheap in the 28ft length, around $1500-$2000.

I want to reuse the trailer frame to build a car trailer and since it's already a trailer with a title that makes it far simpler to accomplish.

I really don't know if this plan is truly viable as I haven't seen anyone do it. I do have room to store both a bus and a trailer at my step dad's diesel shop, but lifting up the trailer and setting it onto a bus to me is the biggest hurdle. Any input is appreciated.
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