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Old 12-14-2015, 02:39 PM   #1
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Dimensions of Door Opening

Hi Skoolies,

I've finally settled on getting an RE flat nose bus that is as long as possible for full time living, (Thomas, Bluebird, AmTran, etc.). I already have my floorplan figured out complete with furniture and then it dawned on me, will a non-RV sofa fit through the front door opening?

Can someone tell me how wide the opening is with the doors fully open? Is it just as much as a residential house door opening?

Thanks.
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Old 12-14-2015, 10:28 PM   #2
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With the doors removed, mine is 32" wide by 85" tall. That's metal to metal. Keeping the double doors, I don't know.
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Old 12-14-2015, 10:59 PM   #3
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With the doors removed, mine is 32" wide by 85" tall. That's metal to metal. Keeping the double doors, I don't know.
Thanks Rhombus. At least that is a starting point. Hopefully someone will respond with the doors wide open but still attached. Thanks.

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Hi Skoolies,

I've finally settled on getting an RE flat nose bus that is as long as possible for full time living, (Thomas, Bluebird, AmTran, etc.). I already have my floorplan figured out complete with furniture and then it dawned on me, will a non-RV sofa fit through the front door opening?

Can someone tell me how wide the opening is with the doors fully open? Is it just as much as a residential house door opening?

Thanks.
If all else fails you can pop out a windshield and stuff what you need in that way.
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Old 12-15-2015, 07:19 AM   #5
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If all else fails you can pop out a windshield and stuff what you need in that way.
Thanks Alan. I guess that would be an option but I'm thinking the window opening height and width would still be too small to fit a 3 seat sofa through.

If all else fails I guess I could try and find a RE transit style bus parked in my area and jump out with my tape measure. Mostly just conventional style buses in my area though.
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Lots of stuff could come in through the rear emergency exit window.

My plan is to buy a futon sofa and assemble it inside the bus.
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Old 12-15-2015, 12:16 PM   #7
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Lots of stuff could come in through the rear emergency exit window.

My plan is to buy a futon sofa and assemble it inside the bus.
Hey Dan, yeah I had forgotten about the rear window. If it were just me in the bus I'd be doing the same thing as you. But since my wife and I will both be living in it full time she wants a nice leather sofa in there.
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Old 12-15-2015, 12:31 PM   #8
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Umm.. nobody mentioned emergency exit door? Ours is smaller than our Wheelchair lift door, but would still fit a couch through it.
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Old 12-15-2015, 01:48 PM   #9
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Umm.. nobody mentioned emergency exit door? Ours is smaller than our Wheelchair lift door, but would still fit a couch through it.
Good point Nomad, I had forgotten about that. I wanted to put the furniture in last after all my construction was complete, but I guess i could skin over the exit door area last and then put the paint on last as well. Thanks.
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I'm going with a daybed and a twin mattress. It'll clear the front wheel arch and give me some comfy sitting, plus extra snooze room for visitors of the non-female persuasion.
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