Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-14-2017, 09:20 PM   #1
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Mainland Mexico
Posts: 109
Year: 2006
Chassis: IC bus
Engine: VT365
Rated Cap: 35C24A
Give me some numbers PLEASE!

I know it has been tried before (to no avail) but here it goes again...
We are looking at the 5 and 6 window buses (2004-2010)... cutaways and internationals.
But we are looking from Mexico so haven't been able to walk through any and as small as they are, a foot here or there is a huge difference so...

Who can tell me the seating area length (specify from driver seat or stairs) and the height of the different makes and models. Real numbers please.

I know the counting windows idea BUT... There are so many different window arrangements/sizes that some look larger than others even though they have the same 5 rows of seats. Collins look like they have longer ones and micro birds look shorter. Illusion? Are the cutaways all the same length? I know Internationals are a bit longer but how much? Like I said, even a foot difference means I have a closet or not... a toilet or not... serious stuff that we just don't want to play with.

Can short bus owners give us real measurements? We are feeling stuck without knowing for sure and want to pick out a few and go up to the states already.

So grateful for any help.
Tyania is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2017, 05:02 AM   #2
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oregon/Philippines
Posts: 1,660
they are different lengths depending on yr mfg and the maker of the unit.
what i would do is to make a floor plan and post your dimensions wanted here instead of asking for 25 different answers. someone will tell you the correct bus
__________________
Jesus Christ... Conversion in progress.
chev49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2017, 05:54 AM   #3
Skoolie
 
rossfree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Fairfield Bay, Arkansas
Posts: 141
Year: 1990
Coachwork: Chevy
Chassis: Ward?
Engine: 8.2 liter ?
Rated Cap: 24 Passenger
I have a 1989 six window Amtran "Ward" short bus. It is dog-nose built on a chevy truck frame, not a van-type chassis. No wheelchair lift. I measured 15 feet of buildable space from behind the driver's seat. Ceiling height is aproximately 62-1/2" from clean metal floor (after rubber flooring removed. After I added 1/2" of styrofoam insulation, 1/2" of plywood and 1/4" of hardwood laminate floor, at six foot tall I still move comfortably around the bus and never give ceiling height a second thought.interior width is aproximately 86" after bead-board walls.

In that space I have built two 80" long couches facing each other that convert into a king size bed, an upright fridge (about 24" wide) and a bath with full size composting toilet and shower. I have overhead storage and will build the kitchen counter/cabinetry shortly to go across from the bath. It will be enough space for my wife and I to travel comfortably with occasional guests for dinner.

I have included a link to some pictures on google drive. They are not in any real order and I have not uploaded pictures in a while but maybe it will help to see the space I am working in. I've been working on this off and on for about a year and a half.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3...245OHVtMHJCVXM

Hope this helps!

Ross
rossfree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2017, 03:07 PM   #4
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Mainland Mexico
Posts: 109
Year: 2006
Chassis: IC bus
Engine: VT365
Rated Cap: 35C24A
Quote:
Originally Posted by chev49 View Post
they are different lengths depending on yr mfg and the maker of the unit.
what i would do is to make a floor plan and post your dimensions wanted here instead of asking for 25 different answers. someone will tell you the correct bus
I can do that... We were hoping for 15 feet of interior length. Are there any cutaways/van chasis styles that have that interior length? We could lose a foot but probably no more than that.
Tyania is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2017, 03:10 PM   #5
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Mainland Mexico
Posts: 109
Year: 2006
Chassis: IC bus
Engine: VT365
Rated Cap: 35C24A
Quote:
Originally Posted by rossfree View Post

Hope this helps!

Ross
Yes. Thank you.
Your bus is looking good.
I look forward to seeing how you finish it.
Tyania is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2017, 03:50 PM   #6
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Pacific North Wet
Posts: 1,739
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: All American RE (A3RE)
Engine: Cummins ISC (8.3)
Rated Cap: 72
2005 Thomas/Ford Cutaway 5 window:

13' 10" from the back of the drivers seat to the back wall.

22' length overall.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 5030280546794998003-account_id=1.jpg (46.6 KB, 3 views)
PNW_Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2017, 06:12 PM   #7
Bus Nut
 
CaptSquid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Billings, MT
Posts: 952
Year: 2003
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: HDX
Engine: Cat C7
Rated Cap: 84 passenger
How far is that as the spitwad flies?
CaptSquid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2017, 08:33 PM   #8
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Mainland Mexico
Posts: 109
Year: 2006
Chassis: IC bus
Engine: VT365
Rated Cap: 35C24A
Quote:
Originally Posted by PNW_Steve View Post
2005 Thomas/Ford Cutaway 5 window:

13' 10" from the back of the drivers seat to the back wall.

22' length overall.
Thanks again PNW_Steve
Tyania is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.