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Old 06-01-2012, 10:19 AM   #1
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Bus questions

I need a little info on some bus sizes. What are the main sizes on a bus(in terms of pax) and how much room is behiend the drives area for conversion. how wide is a school bus also?

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Old 06-01-2012, 09:29 PM   #2
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Your question is very broad. Give us some idea of what you want to do with a bus and I'm sure we will be able to help. btw what does "on the way to eagle" refer to?
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:40 PM   #3
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Re: Bus questions

i want to make a camper out of the bus and i need the deminitions of the inside to draw up my plans.

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Re: Bus questions

7.5' wide. Mine is 78 passenger and has 33' of floor behind the dog house.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:37 PM   #5
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40 ft Blue Bird All American FE (Front engine... that means we have a "doghouse" with the engine sitting between the driver's seat and the entry door).

Width (original interior walls): 90"
Floor to ceiling height - center: 74 1/4"
Floor to ceiling height - sidewall: 64 3/8"
Usable length (behind driver seat to rear of bus bulkhead): 414" (34' 6")

Our walls will get 1 1/2" foam insulation sheathing plus 1/8" plywood sheathing. So finished walls will be 3 1/4" narrower and should finish out to 86 3/4".
I used to be a Kitchen & Bath Designer. I think and layout floor plans in inches with 1/8" tolerances. That is why all my measurements are in inches.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:22 PM   #6
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Re: Bus questions

thanks! do you know how much feet you get per window (estamit amount would work).
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thanks! do you know how much feet you get per window (estamit amount would work).
25" wide window. 2" wide frame post between each window. My 40 ft bus had 15 windows + door. As a rough estimate when looking at a bus, we would count full windows only, multiply # of windows by 2.5 and then round up to the next foot for approximate body length.

15 (windows) x 2.5 = 37.5
But a more accurate idea of floor space to convert especially with dog nosed & van body buses: # full sized windows x 2.25"

We think our daughter needs a 12 window bus (30 ft floor). She wants a dog nosed. But for now, she stays in the 22 ft (18 ft floor) Class C. It isn't how long the bus is overall. It's how much floor space you have to convert.
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