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Old 03-21-2010, 06:50 AM   #31
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Re: National School Bus Yellow

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Iowa Code 321.373.6:
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No vehicle except a school bus shall be operated on a public highway if the vehicle is painted the color known as national school bus glossy yellow. A school bus which has been permanently converted for a purpose other than transporting pupils to or from school shall be painted a color other than national school bus glossy yellow, and shall have the "school bus" signs, stop arm, and the special signal lamps removed.
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By "special signal lamps" I assume they mean the upper warning lights on the front and back.

Well I have the front set up for driving lights and the back are all so hooked up to my brake lights. I called the WASH state patrol and talked to some one and he said that as long as the one's I have hooked up to the brakes don't flash it is ok, and as fare as the front go's no forward facing red.
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:20 PM   #32
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Re: National School Bus Yellow

I'm trying to find anything about the law in Texas.....
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:58 AM   #33
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Re: National School Bus Yellow

As far as my front overhead lights, I was thinking of changing them to clear or amber driving lights on another circuit. Kind of like off road lights on steroids.
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:11 PM   #34
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As far as my front overhead lights, I was thinking of changing them to clear or amber driving lights on another circuit. Kind of like off road lights on steroids.
look at soom of my pics you'll see that is how my lights are. but they are the same as my head lights in the grill. they are sealed beam head lights, i have 10 on the monster 6 in frunt and 4 in back.
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:45 PM   #35
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Here's the lowdown I got from UTB when I bought my bus....
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The bus cannot be NSBC or any other shade of yellow that might easily be confused. Also, all markings that say school bus or a district must be removed. He also recommended against putting something like "Cool Bus" on the panel between the 8 ways as this could be misconstrued from a distance.
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Dang! I wanted to capitalize on the fact that school and skunky have the same number of letters so that the lettering could look like what you see on my avatar. My girlfriend and I like to imagine the following conversation in a car some distance back of our future skoolie:
Front seat occupant (leaning forward and squinting): That school bus say "SKUNKY BUS" on the back!"
Spouse (condescending tone): No it doesn't! I keep telling you it's time to get your eyes re...checked..." (Car draws nearer) "Oh never mind."
Front seat occupant: "Told ya!"

It's our "advertisement" for Skunk Haven, Inc., in Ohio (www.skunkhaven.net). Only the rear would be original colors, with the yellow fading to white as it goes around the corners to the sides, which would be custom-RV style in...you guessed it...black-and-white. Some factory RVs have swoosh patterns that resemble skunk stripes. We've gotten quite a few positive reactions to the concept.

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Also, as long as the bus was still yellow (when I drove it home and for the time being), I need to stop at ALL railroad crossings in the state and put on my flashers. It is illegal for a vehicle that looks like a bus to blow by apparently. The fine is steep if a cop or railroad personal catch just you. If they think you endangered anyone else's life (passengers or otherwise) it quickly rises.
That side-effect occurred to me. It also occurred to me to put the words "RECREATIONAL VEHICLE" in a visible location, like above the emergency door.

In any case, I'm going to use painted skale...um, scale...mockups so if it ends up looking terrible, we'll find out before we're looking askance at the real thing..
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Re: National School Bus Yellow

Nebraska Revised Statute 79-606: Sale of school bus; alteration required; violation; penalty.

"When any vehicle with a manufacturer's rated seating capacity of eleven or more passengers used for transportation of students is sold and used for any other purpose than for transportation of students, such vehicle shall be painted a distinct color other than that prescribed by the State Board of Education and the stop arms and system of alternately flashing warning signal lights on such vehicle shall be removed. It shall be the purchaser's responsibility to see that the modifications required by this section are made. Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a Class V misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars."

They don't specify whether the entire vehicle's color has to be changed but one can assume that, or at least that the color must be changed so that it obviously isn't a school bus in service. If I decide to keep the basic rear-end design I probably will use either white or a shade of yellow that's far enough away from "official" NSBY.

If it still passes off as an in-service bus while I'm taking it home, I'll be sure to stop at those railroad crossings.
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