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Author Topic: "Bay Cars" What will fit?  (Read 6161 times)
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« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2009, 07:10:43 AM »

The benefit of a bay car is that you can then tow something much more interesting, like a boat.

Unfortunately I can't have one myself as my bus is mid-engined, so the middle bays don't do all the way across. The rear bay is probably large enough, but it's in the wrong orientation

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« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2009, 07:21:16 AM »

As a Mason & a Shriner, We use to drive a 67 Deuce&1/2 in the parades. Now we are looking for something else. A bay car can do 2 things for us. I don't think I would ever take one out on the open road, but would be useful in a resort. M&C
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« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2009, 01:41:30 PM »

If you want a real car in the bay than this German company, Voljers-mobil has a good idea. Drive the car onto a lift tha raises up into the bay. The ads say a BMW or Mini can fit.
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« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2009, 02:32:34 PM »

Don't waste precious bay space on transportation. Just set your bus up to tow and get a vehicle that you can tow 4-down. I tow Ford Explorers. Have 2 now that we tow. Had one before these. Love it. With the electronic neutral transfer switch installed by the dealer, I can hook up and go within 5 minutes. Unhooking is even quicker.  I can put stuff in the Explorer, too, if I need more storage space.

I'll probably get a 4x4 Ford Ranger for the next vehicle, as it has the electronic neutral transfer switch option, too. Then I can put my motorcycle in the back if I want, or a chest freezer when I go back to AK. I'm considering building a new front bumper on the bus that I can load my motorcycle onto.

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« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2009, 08:21:01 PM »

I'm considering building a new front bumper on the bus that I can load my motorcycle onto.
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« Reply #35 on: August 30, 2009, 07:17:25 PM »

http://www.customcarts.com/CRICKETCARTS.htm

I saw one of these at a little place here that does not carry them any more, thee floor board folds up and the chassis telescopes to make it shorter along with the steering wheel folding down.  this is the best picture i could find but there is not a lot of info



another with more info
http://www.ricksesv.com/Default.aspx?PageId=9
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« Reply #36 on: August 31, 2009, 01:16:01 AM »

Designers have played with the idea of a 'telescoping' car for decades. Most of them don't get past the drawing board, but below is a working example I have seen featured on TV:





It would be fun to build something similar for a bus, but a huge project

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« Reply #37 on: August 31, 2009, 10:10:14 AM »

Don't waste precious bay space on transportation. Just set your bus up to tow and get a vehicle that you can tow 4-down. ...... I can hook up and go within 5 minutes. Unhooking is even quicker.  I can put stuff in the Explorer, too, if I need more storage space.

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