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Old 09-10-2019, 06:44 PM   #1
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Shortest Rear Engine Bus

Im curious what the shortest Rear Engine bus the community has seen in their search for a bus.

I have a 30ft FE but just wondering if there is or if others have seen a 30ft RE?
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:36 PM   #2
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Im curious what the shortest Rear Engine bus the community has seen in their search for a bus.

I have a 30ft FE but just wondering if there is or if others have seen a 30ft RE?
IIRC 35' is about as short as they come.
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Old 09-11-2019, 11:38 AM   #3
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Looks like there might be some that are shorter.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f9/31f...ink-18298.html
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:17 PM   #4
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I've never measured it but mine is supposed be 35 foot. It has 10 windows, with an emergency door on both sides. When I got it he had a 29 foot Bluebird FE sitting next to it. In addition to the FE, it had a wheelchair lift, which was also on my don't want list because I just didn't want to mess with one.

But looking at the 29 footer made me think that would be big enough for what I wanted to do, so I asked him if he ever came across any 29 foot Bluebird REs. As I remember that part of a fairly long conversation he basically said not often, and in his experience almost all 29 footers came with wheelchair lifts.

So I went with the 35 footer. And I am still glad I did.
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:25 PM   #5
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Looks like there might be some that are shorter.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f9/31f...ink-18298.html
Someone said someone else said they had a 31.5" bus. No pic or anything to back the claim. Pics or it doesn't exist.
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:22 PM   #6
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rewinding a bit..

are we just looking for info ? or a need/want for a short RE bus ?
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:03 PM   #7
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Just a curiousity

Im just posing the question as a curiousity
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:13 PM   #8
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I'm just curious. I think RE buses under 35 feet are pretty rare, and FEs of that length are much more common. So I'm curious to see if that's accurate.
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:22 PM   #9
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I'm sure a short rear engine bus would have issue with it being a lever that will have the front bouncing alot., Weight balance on the steer wheels would be seriously effected.
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:35 PM   #10
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Yes, I think there would be a point after which that unbalanced effect would just get steadily worse. I'm very curious to know where that point is, but I suspect it's not too much shorter than 35 feet.
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