View Poll Results: I'm 6' tall. Too tall for comfort in a skoolie?
No. 6' isn't a big deal. You'll be totally comfortable. 3 30.00%
Yes. You won't have enough headroom. You'll be hunched over all the time. 2 20.00%
Maybe. It all depends on the bus model & design. (If so, suggestions please!) 5 50.00%
Forget it! Walk away now for you get in too deep. 0 0%
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Old 11-09-2016, 01:55 PM   #21
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I have 1997 International 3800 with an AmTran body.

I am 6'2" (74") without shoes. In the center, I can reasonably walk with about 2" above my head. That's fine if I don't jump. As you move about a foot and a half towards either side it starts to slope and down and my head starts to hit. Head space is limited when you are taller.

I have been wondering if a roof-raise is worth it or not (I don't really have that kind of capability or tool-set) because if you do it it is better to do it earlier rather than later. At the same time, for the most part the sides of the bus will have furniture, cabinets, etc. and you don't really need to walk there. I am also not doing acrobatics inside the bus in my free time lol. I also want to build a roof deck so I want to keep the structural integrity intact.

I would say at 6' you will find most buses to be of acceptable height. 6' is tall but not that tall. I think you need not to worry unless you are really claustrophobic.
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Old 11-10-2016, 11:45 AM   #22
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only on a Bluebird are the top of the tall windows over the driver window... Thomas, Carpenter, Wayne, and IC all used a taller driver window for the taller bus... AMTRAN (if they made a tall version then) kept the same driver window, bluebird kept the same driver window..
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I've been trying to figure this bus out for a couple days now.

On high roof buses, in addition to trailer windows, you can also notice a taller front cap above the windshield. There's more space either above, or below, the front signal lights.

Judging by the lack of extra height in the front cap, this unit appears to have tall windows with a low roof. Am I missing something, or is this thing a real oddity?



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Old 11-10-2016, 12:01 PM   #23
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I've been trying to figure this bus out for a couple days now.

On high roof buses, in addition to trailer windows, you can also notice a taller front cap above the windshield. There's more space either above, or below, the front signal lights.

Judging by the lack of extra height in the front cap, this unit appears to have tall windows with a low roof. Am I missing something, or is this thing a real oddity?



Maybe it has a taller windshield?
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Old 11-10-2016, 12:10 PM   #24
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Maybe it has a taller windshield?

But the top of the windshield is still even with the top of the driver's window...
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