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Old 10-02-2021, 11:50 PM   #1
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Question Skoolie Leaning Forward

So I purchased my first Skoolie today drove it from GA to SC zero issues. Has 58k miles 3000 hours. However the wheelchair lift was already removed by the County and 1-2 back seats. Would this throw the weight distribution of enough to make it lean down towards the driver side. I already got under the bus and everything looks…well brand new really. No cracks, or even oil on the leafs, springs, frame looks great. So my guess is weight distribution, but I would love any feedback. Especially if I’m not looking for the right things or I’m way off! Thank you!

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Old 10-02-2021, 11:53 PM   #2
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quit guessing

get it on scales.... there are enough circle track places around you should be able to find some one that will weigh each corner......

some state trooper around here have scales in the cars so they can check the weight of trucks.

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Old 10-03-2021, 09:14 AM   #3
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What year, make and model of bus? Suspension? Air, leaf, coil, combo...
Springs can settle. Replace or shim.

Fill out the User Profile with you buses details so our suggestions will match your particular bus.

Here are a few threads on the subject from skoolie.net and schoolbusfleet.com.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/forum...TOPIC_ID=37788

https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f33/1...left-5687.html

https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f33/a...ter-33548.html
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It’s a 2000 Thomas International 3800 short bus. No air.
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You’re right. Thank you! Overthinking it and I can go to this now.
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Old 10-03-2021, 12:24 PM   #6
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You’re right. Thank you! Overthinking it and I can go to this now.
That's a popular problem with Thomas C2 springs. Usually on the driver's side. Let us know what steps you take by updating this thread. You are not alone.
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