great info from all, thanks much!
regarding length, and this could apply to all busses
do wheel bases stay the same? and the manufacturer just chops off the rear of the body or do they build on a shorter frame/driveline?
the info on the ride is helping plan the floor plan and where to put the weight. thanks
also, is length measured bumper to bumper? same for dognoeses?
now, i just have to find one