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Old 04-13-2017, 03:32 PM   #11
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Location: Essex, MD
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Year: 1999
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: Blue Bird TC RE 3904, Flat Nose, 40', 277" wh base
Engine: 8.3L Cummins ISC 260hp, MT643, 4.44 rear
Rated Cap: 84 pax or 1 RV; 33,000lbs
Originally Posted by Robin97396 View Post
I have owned a 40' bus previously, but there aren't enough corn fields to turn around in. Parking is a constant issue if you're in town.
Haven't driven mine much in town but I fit in 2 Walmart spots with a slight overhang front and rear. Navigating the parking lots is more trouble than finding a parking spot.

If I'm ever living out of this one, I could see buying a shorter second bus for an RV. Probably whatever the shortest flat-nose is.
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Old 04-13-2017, 03:54 PM   #12
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Location: Massachusetts
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Year: 2002
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: Bluebird
Engine: 5.9 Cummins 24v
Rated Cap: 72 pax
I have a 72 pax approximately 34 ft re. I haven't had too much issue getting around town. Parking in big lots is easy... Just a longer walk. But if you want to grab a rock star spot right in front of the cafe... Not happening lol

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Old 03-21-2018, 07:54 PM   #13
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Year: 1990
Coachwork: Self
Chassis: 1853 FC
Engine: Red Diamond 501
Rated Cap: 25000
According to a quote that I just got, the Overall Diameter of 40.00 and Section Width of 10.00 equated to a SKU Desc:10R-22.5/14 M-170 TL RB (tubeless) and also a SKU Desc:1000R-20/14 R-1200 TT RB (Tubed) and now I see that this is not relevant at all to the question (tried to delete) But I needed to know this, I'm borrowing these 22.5 wheels and tires will replace my 10.00-20 Wheels and 30+ year old tires, before driving my rig home from Bozeman, MT.
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