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Old 09-18-2019, 08:57 PM   #41
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Having a towed vehicle makes it MUCH easier to scout out boondocking spots. If the road looks even a little sketchy, we usually find a place to park the bus and scout with the truck. Having to back the bus out of a forest road is no picnic.



another advantage scouting the road does for you is that you can check out how hard it is to get back out. I hate it when it is easy going in and hard coming out, especially with hills and soft roads. Would be even worse for a bus.
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:49 PM   #42
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typically the “correct” jargon is as follows
4x2 your standard 2 wheel drive car, just nobody talks this way
6x2 would be your basic skoolie, 6 wheels, duallie in back, again nobody talk this way, but technically we should
4x4 4 wheels all 4 driven, your typical F250 and a few small busses on same chassis
6x6 typically army trucks with 3 axles, all driven and all single wheels dual axles in Back
8x8 the only one of these I’ve seen is an Argo which is an amphibious vehicle, off road pretty good on land and while it floats and can move on water it is doggedly slow like 3 mph.

8x2. Now most motor coaches have trailing non, powered single wheel axles and powered duallies, although you could call them 8x4 I suppose
18 wheelers or Semis or are in reality 18x4 as both rear axles are driven

I could go on, this is fun
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:12 PM   #43
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4 x 2 meant 4 wheels, 2 driven. 4 x 4 meant 4 wheels, 4 wheels driven. Never heard it any other way. 4 x 6 would be tandom axles driven, front wheels not driven. 6 x6 would be tandom axle all wheel drive. Never had referance to tranny or gears.



" 4 x 6 would be tandom axles driven, front wheels not driven." Typo?
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:14 PM   #44
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typically the “correct” jargon is as follows
4x2 your standard 2 wheel drive car, just nobody talks this way
6x2 would be your basic skoolie, 6 wheels, duallie in back, again nobody talk this way, but technically we should
4x4 4 wheels all 4 driven, your typical F250 and a few small busses on same chassis
6x6 typically army trucks with 3 axles, all driven and all single wheels dual axles in Back
8x8 the only one of these I’ve seen is an Argo which is an amphibious vehicle, off road pretty good on land and while it floats and can move on water it is doggedly slow like 3 mph.

8x2. Now most motor coaches have trailing non, powered single wheel axles and powered duallies, although you could call them 8x4 I suppose
18 wheelers or Semis or are in reality 18x4 as both rear axles are driven

I could go on, this is fun



"6x2 would be your basic skoolie, 6 wheels, duallie in back, again nobody talk this way, but technically we should" Typo?
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:16 PM   #45
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There is a 2002 Thomas factory built 4wd bus for sale on craigslist in Kalispell MT for $15,000.00.
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:50 PM   #46
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4x4 buses are out there. I've found one and will be doing a build soon for my retirement offroad travels. Mine is currently on 44 inch military tires.
OK, that rig is a head turner! Just tryin to imagine grades 1 to 3 crawling in there on a rope ladder is worth a chuckle.
Watcha gonna tow it with?
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:45 AM   #47
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There is a 2002 Thomas factory built 4wd bus for sale on craigslist in Kalispell MT for $15,000.00.
https://kalispell.craigslist.org/rvs...967220539.html

I want it......
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Old 09-19-2019, 05:34 PM   #48
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The old army duece and a half I have always heard it called a 6X6. although they had duals on both rear axles. Maybe not correct but just what most say.
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Old 09-19-2019, 05:41 PM   #49
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It's not the number of wheels, but the number of wheel positions on the vehicle. some positions may have two wheels. 6 wheel positions that are all driven equals a 6X6.
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Old 09-19-2019, 05:43 PM   #50
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The old army duece and a half I have always heard it called a 6X6. although they had duals on both rear axles. Maybe not correct but just what most say.

I thought that they had tandem rear axles with single rear wheels. On the other hand I think that there may be a 2.5 ton and 5 ton version.
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Old 09-19-2019, 05:57 PM   #51
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OK, that rig is a head turner! Just tryin to imagine grades 1 to 3 crawling in there on a rope ladder is worth a chuckle.
Watcha gonna tow it with?
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It's not the number of wheels, but the number of wheel positions on the vehicle. some positions may have two wheels. 6 wheel positions that are all driven equals a 6X6.
Correct, even though it may have 10 wheels.
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Old 09-22-2019, 01:12 PM   #52
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Has anyone ever seen a 10x10 Lifted Coach built for off road/boondocking? I don't mean a rock climber or mud-buggy- that would be stupid. Just a RV motor coach equipped to go down BLM and national forest dirt roads. I look forward to your reply.

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Worked in the woods when younger & we used a 20 passenger bus as a Crumy it was surprising the places it could go in/out of.
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