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Old 05-30-2017, 06:58 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Waywards View Post
80,000 lbs trucks have them.

They do indeed, and they aren't good for much other than maybe pushing pedestrians out of the way.

A collision with even a very small vehicle crumples them.

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Old 05-30-2017, 07:13 AM   #16
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Without bumpers it makes it impossible to determine the real length of the coach for road purposes. What the heck is an office supposed to measure from? Can't get a straight answer or reference to a correct code in the Calif books. I get plenty of opinions, but can't get a written answer from anyone. In any case, the coach will be shorter if there is a crash so worrying about being a foot over the 40 ft license requirement is probably mute.

This should start some fun.
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:08 AM   #17
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With something that weighs a minimum of 20k pounds I doubt a bumper would accomplish very much.
I made a front bumper for my coach,sits right behind the front cap. I made it out of .095 wall roll cage tubing, 2 horizontal bars 12" apart bent on an arc to form to front cap and directly behind the grille bars with vertical bars every 8" going from headlight to headlight. It mounts to front frame rails of coach using tubing going straight back and diagonal, welded to 1/4 "thick angle ,then bolted with 3/4" bolts. Same design as we used on stock cars, I am sure it will knock any toyota into the next zip code, with minimum damage to important parts on my coach ie radiator,battery etc, fiberglass will break but still might be able to drive the coach with a half a roll of 100 mph tape. IMHO it was $100.00 well spent (and 8-10 hours of my time). I am sure it won't work in every case , but it's much better than nothing at all. Unlike the race car, I have no intention of pushing anyone that is not going fast enough, just nice to know that something is there, just in case the urge arises (joking).

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Old 05-30-2017, 08:21 AM   #18
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80,000 lbs trucks have them.
Not really
Strictly for show or the errand deer
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Old 05-30-2017, 10:56 AM   #19
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One possible solution (at least for animal strikes).

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