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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!!!
It would be interesting, but the ramp would have to be 20' long as the Bus is so tall......
It does sound like an interesting idea. I clicked on this hoping to see a picture of someone who had done it! LOL
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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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.
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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There is a farm in RI that converted a full size school bus into a horse bus. They used it for their drafts.
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!
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.
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.
Unfortunately in this province, you need different classifications on your driver's liscence to operate those vehicles.
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