View Poll Results: How tall is your skoolie?
Stock - about 10' 2 50.00%
More than 10' but under 11' 1 25.00%
11' or more but less than 12' 1 25.00%
More than 12' but less than 13' 0 0%
13' or more 0 0%
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Old 04-21-2019, 02:49 AM   #1
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How tall is too tall?

I think the limit to be on the road is 13'6". What about rv parks and national parks, and other places we might like to stay for the night? I know the national parks have a limit of 27'. What about a height limit for the vehicle?
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Old 04-21-2019, 08:45 AM   #2
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13'6" is the national standard for maximum height while on the road. Some western states allow up to 14', but first time you encounter a low bridge .....
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Old 04-21-2019, 08:56 AM   #3
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If your question is about raising the roof, I think you might be best off by raising as much as you need, but not perhaps as much as is legally possible. Consider that you might want to put something else on top, a deck or solar for instance, but also consider how out of proportion a School bus looks with a very high roof. If you intend to take it on back roads keeping it as low as you can will help with branch and low bridge clearance.
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:21 AM   #4
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Whatever the height is, i would think it's just important to keep in mind, that you are higher than regular. The problems start when you loose concentration and don't read the signs.

Everybody, search online for 11foot8 bridge!
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:35 AM   #5
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Driving my 10'6" tall bus in normal neighborhoods and around town is a chore due to the height. Low branches everywhere and Comcast lines as well.
Raising the roof to drastic levels is going to hurt drivability a good bit.
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