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Bumper drag Anubis 1-6-04  
Hey all,

I was wondering if anyone else has this problem.

I drive through a LOT of towns, and in and out of tons of shopping centers.

Every once in awhile I drag the rear end of the bus.

Due to this problem, I have had the exhaust re-routed from the rear (under the bumper) to just behind the rear wheel.

Is there some sort of drag wheels or something that I could put on ?

I don't fly in or out of these places, and many times it doesn't seem to be a bad spot until I drag.

Any tips would be appreciated !

Thanks,

Anubis
Re: Bumper drag SteveNix 1-21-04  
Let me get this straight? you have a b700 full size, and your bumper drags?

we've got a 72 pass b700 and the ground clearance from the rear bumper to the ground is at least 2 feet.

am i missing something here, or why is your bumper draging, and on what?
Re: Bumper drag Mark O. 1-10-04  
First off, what sort of vehicle are you driving that drags the rear bumper?

The longer the rear overhang the more likely it is you will be dragging.

We had one conventional bus that always would drag the driver side tow hook when it made a particular right hand turn. It wore the tow hook down so much it was basically useless. The tow hook was replaced by a skid made out of an old spring leaf. It would still hit the pavement but instead of hooking into the pavement, the skid would slide on the pavement.

I have seen casters and other things used but the skid was the best in practice. The skid would never get hung up the way a caster could possibly get hung up.

Be aware however, regardless of what you put under there, you still have the possiblity of high centtering the drive axle.

If you go in and out of curb cuts and driveways at an angle you will reduce the likelihood of ever getting yourself high centered. You may also reduce the number of times you drag bottom.

Good luck and happy trails.
Re: Bumper drag Anubis 1-19-04  
Hi,

It is a full size B-700 bus.

Bluebird body type.

Did you make the skids, or did you buy them somewhere ?

I have been going in and out at the best angle possible.

I don't know if this is helping, or if I haven't been out of a bad of enough place to drag yet.

Thanks !

Anubis
Re: Bumper drag Anubis 2-2-04  
Hi,

Yea, the ground clearance is pretty high, but when you pull out of a shopping center that has a steep descent, followed by road that then inclines, that bumper is going to drag !

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Anubis
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