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        04-02-2013, 11:51 AM
    Originally Posted by Roadyy    
    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.
    It's definitely different everywhere, here in Alberta they require us to hold a separate license to drive a school bus, so that's one reason we don't see as many on the road. Safety inspections are required here as well to insure a vehicle, and I have seen a few buses converted into campers/toy haulers, but none converted to haul horses. Probably because the extensive modifications needed to allow the bus to haul horses would compromise the structural integrity of the bus (eg. Removing the entire back portion like in that photo) and then it would not meet DOT standards or pass an inspection and therefore be deemed unsafe for public roads. Plus a school bus is not made to carry a concentrated amount of weight in the back over/behind the rear axle, it's set up for people seated all throughout the bus, so one would run into unsafe weight distribution problems there as well. So while you certainly COULD chop a bus up and put horses in there and haul them around, I don't think it would be the safest thing in the world.
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        04-02-2013, 11:59 AM
    Why wouldn't you buy a horse van?
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        04-02-2013, 03:05 PM
    I thought of this awhile ago lol, my grandpas friend has a school bus and I told my grandpa we should buy it and make it a horse bus lol
        04-02-2013, 07:21 PM
    Originally Posted by DancingArabian    
    Why wouldn't you buy a horse van?
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    I dream about owning a nice horse van. Seems like it would be easier to back, no worries about attaching to the truck, just as versatile as a truck and trailer. I've seen some pretty amazing ones! I wish!

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