Re: The terrible tow vehicle idea thread
Did some further investigation into the RV and bus route. I can turn a bus into an RV with three guys, a ladder and some paint rollers, and I in fact can keep an RV on my property if I block it off from direct view from all adjacent residential properties. Which I can accomplish by the simple expedient of parking it behind my garage (the house to the right has no view there, the house to the rear is on a commercial farm and as such isn't "residential" - and those people are pricks anyway - the property to the left is nothing but commercial farmland.
You can see it from some non-adjacent properties, but they don't count in the eyes of The Man.
The idea of having 30-40ft of blank bus canvas with which to build something awesome appeals to me in many ways, and finding new and interesting ways to piss off my neighbors without penalty is ALWAYS a plus.
The only practical difficulty with that plan is that getting it into the mouth of the driveway would be a stone cold bitch. I think I'd have to move the mailbox. And getting it into the driveway with a trailer behind it? Even worse. And in both cases, I'd have to back it the whole way down, because there isn't room to actually turn anything of that length around (but there is room to maneuver it into the legal parking hole).
Has anyone actually towed anything with a 10ft overhang behind the axle? It doesn't seem like it would be a very friendly experience, and building a run-in hauler is currently beyond my fabrication abilities.