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post #1 of 14 Old 03-24-2013, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
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Was thinking of this...

This is just a thought probably will never happen just wondering:P
My thought was that you take a school bus and make it into a horse trailer/LQ so you drive the bus!! Haha you would make the back door a ramp or something!! Crazy I know... Has anyone else thought of this!! I think it would be totally amazing!!!
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post #2 of 14 Old 03-24-2013, 08:19 AM
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It would be interesting, but the ramp would have to be 20' long as the Bus is so tall......

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post #3 of 14 Old 03-24-2013, 08:42 AM
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It does sound like an interesting idea. I clicked on this hoping to see a picture of someone who had done it! LOL

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post #4 of 14 Old 03-24-2013, 10:10 AM
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In theory, not a bad idea. You could dump the air in the rear air bags to dramatically lower it for loading and unloading. And or possibly use a lift gate to load and unload.
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post #5 of 14 Old 03-24-2013, 11:13 AM
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The Park manager where I used to work had one. The front of the bus he made into a camper and the back was the trailer, He drove it all over, He had to make sure there was a place to unload though, a lot of campgrounds and parks used to have mounds of soil with a railroad tie wall built into the mound on one side, and it was used as a ramp.
He built one at the park where we worked. I think it is still there.
The ramps are not around much any more, I guess since trailers are built differently, they are either low to the ground or have their own ramp.
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Across the pond, many of their 'floats' are quite high off the ground. Friends of ours had a semi with LQs that hauled 6. That was a narrow ramp and the horses figured it out.
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post #7 of 14 Old 03-26-2013, 11:23 AM
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There is a farm in RI that converted a full size school bus into a horse bus. They used it for their drafts.
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post #8 of 14 Old 03-28-2013, 05:28 PM
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While it is a very interesting idea, I think you'd run into a lot of problems trying to get insurance on a homemade rig like that!

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post #9 of 14 Old 03-29-2013, 11:35 AM
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not really, albertaeventer.
Here you can register it as a recreational vehicle like you would a camper. There are a lot of people who convert them for hauling off road vehicles while making the interior into a camper. I've seen several in the parks where I drive my built up Jeep.

Here is one picture example.

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most of the guys I've ridden trails with with cut off the body across the last 12-15' and close in the front half to make the LQs. It works great for a weekend sleeping area out of the weather since most of the day you are out on the trails.

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post #10 of 14 Old 03-30-2013, 11:50 PM
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Unfortunately in this province, you need different classifications on your driver's liscence to operate those vehicles.
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