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Old 01-20-2018, 06:37 PM   #1
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Articulated (bendy) city bus build

Saw this on youtube! Never thought of using one but looks to be a lot of space. I think this is Australia or NZ.
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Old 01-21-2018, 02:22 AM   #2
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We had them in Auckland, New Zealand for some time. Mostly switched to double deckers now. Thanks for the link. The bendy bus would be a good candidate for a house bus. Probably hard to park and turn at campsites though.

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Old 01-21-2018, 08:43 AM   #3
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Yea those would probably require pull thru camp sites only. I wonder how long it really is though? Thie guy has several videos on the bendy bus on youtube. He done a great job of detail in the bus. It's one of my favorites!
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Old 01-21-2018, 08:57 AM   #4
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The NeoPlans I drove in Houston were 63 feet long. Definitely a piece of junk before they left the factory. Plus they were definitely NOT an off-road bus in the least. HORRIBLE ride, lousy fuel mileage, no street clearance, and on and on and on. Better off getting a double-decker....

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Old 01-21-2018, 09:28 AM   #5
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The NeoPlans I drove in Houston were 63 feet long. Definitely a piece of junk before they left the factory. Plus they were definitely NOT an off-road bus in the least. HORRIBLE ride, lousy fuel mileage, no street clearance, and on and on and on. Better off getting a double-decker....

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Old 01-21-2018, 09:44 AM   #6
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I saw one of those for sale near me and considered buying it.

I checked with DOL &WSP and found that, in Washington, the maximum length for a single, private vehicle is 45'.

A combination (RV pulling a trailer) can be up to 65' but has to be two separate titled & registered vehicles.
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It would be interesting to know if a person could register the back half as a trailer.

The bendy buses were the first thing I thought of for a conversion project years ago.

As things are currently, I have two shorty buses that I use for storage.
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Old 01-21-2018, 10:33 AM   #8
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It would be interesting to know if a person could register the back half as a trailer. .
I asked about that. They asked two questions. Is the engine in the front? Can the "trailer" be disconnected?

That shut me down.
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Some of the bendy buses appear to be a standard bus with a 2/3rds bus frame behind them.

It would be good to drop off the trailer portion while you drive the 40'er to get eggs.
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