Iíve been in quite the planning stages of getting a bus in the next year or so. Iíve been reading A LOT of great information on this site and starting to see what a great community this really is!
Anyways, my girlfriend and I have been planning on getting out of the city (Orange County Ca) and planning to start building a nice Skoolie to live in full time. Basically Iím looking for guide in the right direction for the type of bus/engine,trans combo for my setup.
I would probably like to go with a 40í bus ďDognoseĒ style, reading that they are typically better for handling/power as I drive trucks at my current job quite often and do not mind the noise in the front. However I feel like having a bus that long AND be able to pull an FJ Cruiser might be too much for it and or dangerous.
Although I have seen plenty of people who have seemingly no problems towing vehicles on a flatbed. However my lady, who owns said FJ, says that her family towed it with their RV by tow bar, I believe? and have had no issues with that.
Also looking at doing a possible roof raise as well possibly 12Ē-20Ē
Iím HOPEFULLY planning on traveling across the States so will need power for those steep mountains and what not. I probably wonít be taking too many unimproved roads while towing as it will be detached whenever we stop so hopefully the wonít be any issues.
Is 40í too long for pulling a vehicle?
If not what length should I look into?
Looking at finding something with a DT466 engine and AT545 or if possible a MT643 trans. Any buses too look out for with this combination? And or better options for more power if need be.
And any other info, recommendations, telling me Iím crazy.
All is appreciated