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Old 09-27-2010, 10:44 AM   #11
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Re: Why NOT to get a R/E bus

I looked, dont think it will work. Plus, the noise and heat going down the road would be much I would think. I am still opting for off the back bumper. Its not about looks for me, its functionality and easy accessibility. I have an idea that I am going to check on.
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:04 PM   #12
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Re: Why NOT to get a R/E bus

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No, I really didn't think too much about putting it in the front. I will take a look around underneath and see if that could be an option.
If you get a chance shoot some photos of under the front end too, and let me know what you find out. I've searched all over to find photos of under the front end for quite some time. No one seems to photograph the undersides of buses, and to be exact RE Thomas buses I am curious to know if there is room and what if anything is under there. Not having a bus kinda prevents me from knowing, and school bus yards get a little suspicious when someone starts crawling around under their buses.

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Old 09-27-2010, 05:32 PM   #13
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Re: Why NOT to get a R/E bus

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I doubt there wil be enough space to mount it under the front (like on a big class-A) on a slide-out. I made a spare tire mount under the nose of my bus, and if yours is anything like mine there's only just enough space for a 12R22.5 tire next to the stairwell immediately behind the front bumper, hanging under the doubled frame rails that the front springs attach to. I think most RVs with generators there must have a completely different arrangement of their frame rails. Before I bought my bus I looked at a Thomas WestCoast-ER at Ramona USD, and it had the original factory spare tire mount under the front. Again, I don't think there was enough space there for anything much larger than a spare tire.
Hmm.. I may just have to keep that Idea on the back burner for when I finally get my bus. I was hoping that there was enough space to put one there I guess I will wait and see. My plans also included relocating the door almost mid way back, then closing off the original door. Someone here has done it and I like the way it looks, so maybe I will have to relocate the genny in the old door space.

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I found this to be a bit interesting. You could still mount it off the back and have access to the engine. If your worried about looks just add a hard shell cover.
http://www.letsgoaero.com/upload/TT_UBI_J_Stokley.jpg
http://www.letsgoaero.com/ProductDetail.asp?Pid=33
Just a thought.
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:15 PM   #14
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Thanks for the tips guys!
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