Crosswinds and roof raises
I've been looking for information on how school buses handle crosswinds, especially with raised roofs. Older posts here didn't have what I was looking for. Since I'm six-foot-five, and my shower will be next to a side wall, I want to boost the roof so I can stand up while washing up. Depending on the amount of arch in the roof, I figure that ceiling height will be almost seven feet in the middle. I want to balance my comfort with road safety, especially resistance to blowing over or having to fight to stay in my lane.
I currently have a 1976 Winnebago Class "C." It's fun to drive except in crosswinds, which make it a white-knuckle nightmare. It presents the same surface area to a crosswind, I'm guessing, as a seven-row school bus but weighs less than 8,000 pounds empty (heck, many buses can carry more weight in 10-year-olds). So I'm thinking that buses, being so much heavier, would be more stable anyway. (Not to mention that when stix-and-staples units like mine flip over....holy s***.)
I've already made up my mind on getting a skoolie some time in the future, becuase I've always thought they're cool and built like tanks.
My main question is how much difference you've noticed in your bus before versus after raising the roof. I've already found plenty of good instructions thanx to you folks on how to do the surgery while keeping structural integrity intact.
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