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Old 03-19-2018, 12:53 PM   #1
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What is this kind of bus called?



The rear overhang is literally one window short of what I would consider optimal, but this is just about right for what I want to do.

SO I need to get more serious in my bus shopping, but what do you call this if I am going to be successful in finding one?

What should I be looking for drivetrain wise?

Is this a good candiate for a moderate roof raise?
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Old 03-19-2018, 01:47 PM   #2
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That's a Genesis!

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Old 03-19-2018, 03:56 PM   #3
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That's a mess of different lengths of those!

But yeah, I am getting the idea...
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:10 PM   #4
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The Bluebird TC1000 looks very similar, the shortest length TC2000 as well.

I have done some informal research and have concluded that ladies love the style of the 26-28 foot box bus like these.
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:44 PM   #5
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As others have said, its a Amtran Genesis.

I have the 30 foot version with a wheel chair lift in the back (which I think is about the size you are looking for).

If you look at the height of the drivers window and the windows for the kids, they are the same height which I believe is a standard height bus. If you are already planning a roof raise it doesn't matter. If you are short like me, I hope that a high ceiling bus like mine (windows behind driver are higher the driver window), it will allow me to insulate without hitting my head or raising the roof.

Blue bird makes some shorter TC2000, which is equivalent to this, but longer TC2000 are more common. The TC1000 is about the same length, but with smaller wheels which allows them to do a flat floor which I wish I had. I think there a Thomas Model that is equivalent to TC1000 as well, but don't remember the model number off hand. And I am sure they probably have a full sized Type D that could be ordered shorter like this as well.
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:52 PM   #6
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I only have auction photos of my bus on my work computer, but it does show the windows in the taller roof model. Other makes have visual clues as to ceiling height as well if you end up looking for a tall ceiling bus.
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Old 03-19-2018, 05:32 PM   #7
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Thomas had the EF. THey used Cat engines. Here's an expensive one: #1798 2002 Thomas EF 3126 Caterpillar Diesel Allison Auto Air Brakes Florida 8 Row A/C used bus@ BGA School Buses, Inc. Hudson, FL
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Old 03-19-2018, 05:41 PM   #8
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Nice, clean-looking bus.

At over 200k miles and 11500 hours it's getting up there, and $7200 is very high.
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THey had one with dual AC that was only about double what I would have paid for it... But it sold a month ago. It's not that I"m cheap, I'm just not on the same page as the dealers are.
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:28 AM   #10
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See, not the specific model, but the length of bus is what I was talking about...

Yeah this is the general idea. That Thomas in Florida looked pretty good, but a bit on the high hours / rust side for the price tag...

I would want to do away with the wheelchair lift / door somehow and make it look right. Haven't seen that done yet, but I am sure it is possible...
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