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Old 11-18-2019, 06:49 AM   #1
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Rough weight estimate of my skoolie?

Hey, quick question, we have a 1983 international Wayne 26ft bus which has had all the seats removed and just wooden clad on the inside, does anyone know where I can find original vehicle weights of the bus, or know what it would be now roughly?

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Old 11-18-2019, 09:29 AM   #2
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Hey, quick question, we have a 1983 international Wayne 26ft bus which has had all the seats removed and just wooden clad on the inside, does anyone know where I can find original vehicle weights of the bus, or know what it would be now roughly?

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My 28' 1989 Thomas international weighed about 14,500# with nothing much in it.
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Old 11-18-2019, 10:29 AM   #3
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24' IC3800 6-window: 13,500# empty with all seats removed.
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Old 11-21-2019, 05:59 AM   #4
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:29 AM   #5
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My 40 ft Bluebird RE with a 3/4 tank of fuel weighed 23,000 lbs before conversion. 8,000 on front axle and 15,000 on rear axle.

You can check the weight of your skoolie by going to a Cat scale or similiar at a truck stop. Typically costs about $12 or so.
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Old 11-21-2019, 10:04 AM   #6
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Your local landfill will usually have a scale to weigh a vehicle going in/out for dump fees.
Doubtful they'll get mad if you drive in to just ask what you weigh.
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Old 11-21-2019, 10:07 AM   #7
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Your local landfill will usually have a scale to weigh a vehicle going in/out for dump fees.
Doubtful they'll get mad if you drive in to just ask what you weigh.
I did a field trip to a local quarry once and they weighed my bus on the quarry scale to show the kids how a scale operated.
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Old 11-22-2019, 03:31 AM   #8
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As you can see, bus weights vary as much as everything else on the bus.


Our 11-window Thomas weighed a touch under 17,000 pounds after seat and floor removal.
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