Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-14-2008, 10:52 PM   #1
Bus Nut
 
GoneCamping's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 704
Re: Roofs

They are out there, three basic ceiling heights that I can figure out. Not sure they all measure the same, but the Thomas Pushers are available in 6-0, 6-3 and 6-6 interior height. You can tell by looking at them from the outside, look at the roof line, if the roof line drops right after the front cap, then you got the low ceiling, if it goes straight it's the middle one, and if it goes up a little it's got the high ceilings in it... If you find the 6-6 bus they are more rare, but they are out there. The other makers have similar packages, not sure if the measurements are the same...
__________________
*Cliff*

You just might be a Redneck if...
...your motor home used to be a school bus!
...Your living room has a steering wheel!
...Your home has brake lights

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1989 Thomas Diesel Pusher (Cat 3208/Freightliner)
Chesapeake, Virginia
GoneCamping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2008, 02:05 PM   #2
Skoolie
 
Ray_WA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 193
Year: 1991
Coachwork: BlueBird
Chassis: GMC
Engine: 6.2 liter diesel
Rated Cap: 24
Re: Roofs

Quote:
Originally Posted by leslie_s
I decided recently that it'd be neat to build a skoolie for full timing. I don't have money right now, but I'd like to have it livable in a year. My only issue is that I see that most buses only have a roof that's 6'0. I'm 6'2-ish. Is it hard to find buses with taller ceilings? I don't feel like I'm competent enough to raise a roof.
I didn't even think about ceiling height when I bought my bus... I guess I just got lucky. A quickie measurement shows it's about 6'4" down the center aisle. Not bad for a short bus!

-Ray
__________________
Pack up your bus and bug out to the hills!
Ray_WA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2008, 09:44 AM   #3
Skoolie
 
Lady Franklin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 130
Year: 1989
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: 3800
Engine: 7.3 International Diesel
Rated Cap: 72
Re: Roofs

I guess it depends on your height as well. I am 6'4" and the roof HAD to go up but if your only 5'10" maybe a 6' would do. But agree with what was said, find a high ceiling bus. I am near Winnipeg Canada and King Transportation had a pusher with the 6'6" ceilings last summer for $3000, that said I know there are very few of you on this forum that are Canadians let alone crazy enough to live near or in Winnipeg so its probably too far!? But they do exist.
Lady Franklin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2008, 09:12 PM   #4
Bus Nut
 
GoneCamping's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 704
Re: Roofs

I really wanted a 6-6 ceiling bus, but all the ones I looked at had rust out problems. I wound up with a 6-0 ceiling, but considering I'm only 5-7 it not only worked, but I was able to put in minor drop ceiling and still have 3 inches left over! Big people have to duck when the visit me!!
__________________
*Cliff*

You just might be a Redneck if...
...your motor home used to be a school bus!
...Your living room has a steering wheel!
...Your home has brake lights

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1989 Thomas Diesel Pusher (Cat 3208/Freightliner)
Chesapeake, Virginia
GoneCamping is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WOW! NASA Technologie meets School Bus Roofs - Bus Kote usmcbay Conversion General Discussions 21 10-05-2016 11:19 AM
You guys with the raised roofs. TAKE NOTE! crazycal Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 5 07-26-2008 11:14 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.