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Old 08-22-2021, 10:22 AM   #1
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Yellow Blue Bird School Bus as a Tow Vehicle?

There you go. Tow that Airstream behind a Blue Bird School Bus.

Can handle a 16 to 34 foot... easily. I may find a photo to add... if not, you may already have one handy.

Everyone will be envious. Lots of room for Beer Buddies, Fishing Buddies, Sporting events... hauling livestock.

Find one with less than 150,000 miles. Pick from a number of lengths. No arguments between SUV, 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton options when owning one of these!

Any suggestions?

If not... buzz off and take a Greyhound on your next trip.
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Old 08-22-2021, 10:41 AM   #2
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Man... are these Buses... Beautiful!

I like the 30 passenger 6.2L/V8 for economy.

A 2019 International IC-CE, 48 passenger, Cummins engine with 7,000 miles... is on my Christmas List right now. Air Brakes... too!

No prices... you have to call. If you need a negotiator... talk to my wife. Your purchase may come with a FULL BUS of KIDS! Whoooo Weeee


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Old 08-22-2021, 10:52 AM   #3
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Sure... you like the handling of that Maroon Range Rover. Big enough for two adults, one dog and one young child. More likely the vehicle will be stolen when parked with a 12 inch Airstream in the rear window.

I like the leather seats, the Bus has leather LIKE seating...

Get a Bus! Go BIG. Need a few extra Canadian or US Dollars? Room to spare.

After looking at School Bus Conversions to RV... skip the Airstream and Hitch.
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Old 08-22-2021, 11:03 AM   #4
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Hi

As you shop for your bright yellow toy .....

A lot of school districts never run a bus very fast. That's just how their routes work out. They also have pretty limited budgets. They may be hauling a load of kids who average out to be light weight.

All of this results in them ordering a crazy small power plant on the vehicle. That works fine for them. It may not be what you want for towing your 33' Classic over Vail Pass on a regular basis.

You can hop on YouTube and see examples of this. The crew at Keep Your Daydream just moved into one example.

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Old 08-22-2021, 11:08 AM   #5
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They have Small School V8 engine models and the large Bus Cummings Diesels.

Maybe use paper plates and plastic drinking cups... to be safe.

Use the Diesel Engine Braking and the SIX 34 foot Airstream Brakes... to keep some 'drag'. I am more into MONARCH PASS in Colorado. Vail is for those who are afraid of Beginner Slopes in the Rocky Mountain Ski Resorts.

Monarch Pass is for those who THINK they will not wet their pants going up, knowing that they will have to go DOWN. Been there, have not done that, but considered wetting my pants, but used the Rest Area at the Pass. FYI...

I have not seen an 18 wheeler on Monarch when going Up or Down. That should tell you something. Vail Pass is a flat road with a bump. You mean the pass from Denver TO Vail Pass. Full of 18 wheelers... and the smell of BRAKES going down is... refreshing to those who do not smoke.
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Old 08-22-2021, 11:20 AM   #6
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Hi

The big gotcha with the non turbo gas engine is the altitude. Any route that gets you "up there" is going to really give that vehicle a hard time.... the lack of a fancy 200 speed transmission probably doesn't help any either ...

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Old 08-23-2021, 09:31 AM   #7
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Ray, you are on a roll!!!
Just so happens I know where there is a previous school bus that is now a church bus with 2 Coleman ac and an Onan 7 k generator. Has almost all seats and IH diesel engine. You could hook up your Airstream on the ball and wouldn't even know it was there and take a cross country trip with your wife, dogs, and anyone else you want to pick up on the way. Might even put a hatch on the back and make a garage for your friends
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Hmmmm, wonder about total length, especially backing into a camp space.
Even with a pull-thru space, it may be too long.
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Old 08-24-2021, 03:17 AM   #9
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It sounds like a good idea, however, I can't imagine having to stop at every RR crossing and open the door.
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