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Author Topic: Tour bus crash in Houston  (Read 7455 times)
makemineatwostroke
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« Reply #45 on: March 29, 2008, 06:41:29 PM »

Teke, I was at Featherlite for a month those people install their own slides on  new Prevost or MCI they will not buy a factory installed slide the 2 MCI model Js I saw were going to Ca for conversion and they were doing modifications to the front to install generators along with work for 4 slides these were brand new buses so I don't buy your buddies theory about modifications
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« Reply #46 on: March 29, 2008, 07:15:26 PM »

has anyone thought about adding the bumper shocks that are on cars and trucks these days?

I think that the bumper shocks are to get to the mandated 5 mph bumper tests.

The shocks you'd need to absorb the energy of a 36,000 lb. vehicle would be very large.

- John
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« Reply #47 on: March 29, 2008, 07:27:03 PM »

... or do they think ...

In my opinion, the problem is they don't think at all before starting a maneuver with their car.

HTR, that is probably true. I know that before I started driving our bus, I would open a "decent" amount of space between the vehicle I'd passed and me before pulling back into the lane. Since driving the bus I now open probably twice space, or more, and continue to accelerate when pulling back in to keep a healthy buffer between my vehicle and the large one behind me.

Something I have noticed is that if after I have passed a truck, then activate my turn signal, but continue to stay in my lane, some truckers will signal when they feel there is a big enough gap. Most times when I bothered to pay attention to the rig, they appeared to be O/O instead of company ones. This, however is a rare occurrence. Bus drivers that I have encountered are either passing me, or running up my tailpipe, and I'm usually running 75 mph.

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« Reply #48 on: March 29, 2008, 07:41:54 PM »

My general experience is that a trucker will flash his lights once I have pulled far enough ahead to be able to clear him safely. Unfortunately RV's seldom if ever show this courtesy.I always show this same courtesy to any large vehicle passing me.

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