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Author Topic: Why a bus? Not much to say about this...  (Read 2048 times)
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« on: April 01, 2012, 02:15:38 PM »

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Craig Shepard
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 03:18:36 PM »

Craig,

It looks like a dual rear axle box truck to me.

Maybe they had converted the back to a camper
Huh

After looking closer at picture 2 you can see the factory stair well and the slide out laying out.

It looks like how they build it, drop the body on the chassis with the carpet and vinyl already down, then bolt down.  SAD!   Sad


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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 03:31:09 PM »

RV Toter home and trailer.   Freightliner FL70 chassis?
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 03:54:04 PM »

Yes RV Totoer home w/3 axle trailer (single wheels)
the trailer (Whats left of it) is laid up where you can side the three axles in 2 of the photos, while what's left of the toter home is sitting right side up on it's wheels.
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012, 04:04:31 PM »

completely blown to bits.

At least when a proper motorcoach ends up in the ditch, you can tell it was a coach.

happy coaching!
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 04:06:24 PM »

18 passengers?  Some people probably think I am nuts for having up to 9 passengers in my bus.
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2012, 04:18:46 PM »

see later post
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2012, 05:06:56 PM »

I have seen a bus go off the road at that location before belonged to Coach USA was nothing left of it either,you guys are kidding yourself thinking a bus is indestructible I have saw to many bus wrecks where people did not fare much better just drive safe that is the only chance you have all motor vehicles will kill you 

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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2012, 05:58:01 PM »

The local news is saying it was an extended family returning from some sort of dirt bike competition or training in TX.


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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2012, 06:17:18 PM »

Sad: no one should have to suffer a loss of one much less more than one family member. My prayers go out to the ones suffering.
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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2012, 07:59:45 PM »

My heart and prayers go out to those who were involved and the lives that were touched by such a great loss. After 30 years as a paramedic I've attended to many of these events and know to well the people that are brought to tears by the loss of a loved one, let alone eighteen. Sad, truly heart breaking. May the good Lord comfort those involved, including the response teams.
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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2012, 06:05:06 AM »

News this morning is saying that a 17 year old was at the wheel.

Simply amazing.

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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2012, 07:22:16 AM »

The family is from the next town over, I didn't know them but what a tragedy.  Sad
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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2012, 07:54:10 AM »

The truck is a Freightliner Columbia-and notice the cab is the only part still in one piece since the cab is rated for crash worthiness.  This is why I won't buy a sticks and staples motorhome.  I've seen semi-trailers hit buy trains on crossings and literally disintegrate.  Also seen school buses hit by trains and they just bounce off the train in one piece.

This is why I built my custom 32ft truck box with 1.5" steel square tubing with 1/8" walls on 16" centers.  When the walls were up without the roof yet-I could rock the truck without any visible bending of the walls.  I also have the body U-bolted to the chassis every 36".  I'm not trying to have the truck be train proof or gully proof-just to stay together if a crash happens.

This tragedy is really to bad, and feel for the family members.  Maybe somewhere along the lines the RV manufacturers will adopt some sort of crash testing like Freightliner and Volvo has with their truck cabs.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2012, 08:23:51 AM »

What did the RV manufacture do wrong in this sad event  do you think ? they were all in the truck
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