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Old 07-09-2018, 10:50 PM   #1
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What is better???

What is better, Flat nose or long nose and why do you think so?


We will have 3 (us and a teen) dog and cat all living in it and pulling our Wrangler.
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:51 AM   #2
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The engine belongs in the back.
Just my opinion.
Drive both kinds before you decide.
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:11 AM   #3
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The engine belongs in the back.
Just my opinion.
Drive both kinds before you decide.

I prefer a hood in front of me, partly for crash protection, and partly because I'm accustomed to the way they drive. Also for ease of maintenance.


You'll find on most "flat nose" buses (as you call 'em) that you'll enter an intersection before turning, as opposed to the usual turn-then-enter. It's not a bad thing, it's just different and something you have to get accustomed to.
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:45 AM   #4
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I prefer engine in back, less noise,less heat, quieter, better ride and depending on who made it easier to work on.

The only down side that I see is you're the first one to an accident but, I never buy anything with the thought in mind that I'm going to run into something. How did I ever survive to get this old?
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:28 AM   #5
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Since the question was about Dognose or Flatness and not engine location, The answer would be the first thing is there is more build out room in Flat nose than an equivalent size dognose. I worried about crash protection in a flatnose till I started driving and realize we sit so much higher in a bus that I would most worry only be getting hit by another tall truck. Most vehicles are going to under you in an impact.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:34 AM   #6
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Pretty sure there is no dog nose with an engine in the back, didn't think it was necessary to elaborate.
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:40 PM   #7
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Pretty sure there is no dog nose with an engine in the back, didn't think it was necessary to elaborate.



But you CAN have a flat nose with the engine in the front.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:06 AM   #8
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I'm a firm believer in, the "best bus" is your bus, especially after it's paid for.

There are a lot of different reasons why people choose a bus. Try to drive each style, so you can get a feel as to what will work best for your situation.

good luck
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:24 AM   #9
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Thanks we'll be driven a few in about 2 weeks and buying within a month or 2.
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:36 AM   #10
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You say you want to tow another vehicle with it. If you get a front-engine bus (flat or dognose), you can add the tow hitch to the frame fairly easily. If you have a rear-engine bus, it might be more difficult. I would encourage you to investigate what hitch options are out there, and to look under any prospective rear-engine bus to ensure you can do what you want.

Others who have done this - please comment! (I'm working off reading and imagination rather than from experience.)
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