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Old 07-13-2008, 01:23 PM   #11
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i should look into the cost to ship a bus inside a container from here to nevada.....now i'm curious!
Yeah I don't think it'll fit...

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Skoolies are 10" too high and 2" too wide...

why ya always gotta rain on my parade? now i'm gonna have to buy a skoolie and modify it just so i can make it fit into a shipping container.....lol

ok, not really.

i missed that earlier post about the size of a bus vs the size of a shipping container......
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Old 07-13-2008, 02:06 PM   #12
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I happened to be out in the bus today and spotted some shipping containers in a parking lot... Check out the size difference.







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Old 07-13-2008, 03:39 PM   #13
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I knew that. Buy one when you get there and sell it before you leave.
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Old 07-13-2008, 04:42 PM   #14
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hey, i don't think your bus is gonna fit inside that container! lol
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all you gotta do is roof-raise the container
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all you gotta do is roof-raise the container
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:41 PM   #17
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Re: Shipping a skoolie


Around 20-25 years ago, the maximum width of highway vehicles in the US increased from 8' to 8' 6"(a.k.a. 102"). Most highway trailers made the switch almost immediately, but "sea-land" containers more slowly. Still, you should be able to get a 102" wide (outside) container now. And they do come in "extra tall", which is what might -- maybe -- work for a bus. And they come in 48 feet long. Call your local intermodal trucking company. Then measure carefully. Still, it seems a long shot.

But it is indeed possible to hire a container for personal shipping. Been..., done.... They bring it out and pick it up when you have loaded it. But it stays on the chassis while at your house, so to load a bus, you would need a loading dock. The trucking company may have a suitable dock. Reverse at other end, and the container disappears back into the system. Works well.

Generally, container shipping is an affordable mode of shipping.

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Old 07-24-2008, 09:46 AM   #18
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By the time a guy found a "special" container and made arrangements to not only try and squeeze a School Bus inside of it but to also prevent the load from shifting while in transit it would likely make more sense to pallet the load (roll-on, roll-off) then pay for "specialty" container shipping.

Here is a blurb from Allison shipping International:

Oversized or Project Cargoes
At Allison Shipping there are no limits on the type of cargo traffic we can handle. We have specialized roll-on/roll-off and crane services available for oversized machinery and vehicles. Our project cargo team has over 30 years combined industry experience and will coordinate your shipment from the time of booking to the time of delivery.


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why not just put it on the train to your closest overseas port and then have it loaded onto a ship for transport to the country of choice.
you may have to install some special anchor and or lift points so that it can be "handled", I've seen tanks mounted in cages so that they can be shiped interm
odal.(container), their main objective is to get to a standard size cube with common stacking and lifting points.
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