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Old 03-05-2019, 12:06 PM   #1
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haven't found THE bus I want yet, but thought I could do a bit of advance planning of space needed to make my camper/toy hauler - I have decided that a dog nose, gas powered automatic bus will fit my needs best - what I'd like to find out next is how far is it from the front bumper to behind the drivers seat? - should be a simple matter of adding and subtracting from that point to know what length of bus I need

how far is it from the front bumper to behind the drivers seat on a dog nose bus?
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Old 03-05-2019, 02:52 PM   #2
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It depends on the manufacturer. There is no set dimension.
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Old 03-05-2019, 05:08 PM   #3
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It depends on the manufacturer. There is no set dimension.
thanks - is there an approximate dimension - something within a few inches?
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Old 03-05-2019, 07:13 PM   #4
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how far is it from the front bumper to behind the drivers seat on a dog nose bus?
Mine's a shade under 9 ft. from front bumper to back of driver's seat.

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Old 03-05-2019, 07:48 PM   #5
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Mine's a shade under 9 ft. from front bumper to back of driver's seat.

Have patience.....you'll find what you want eventually. Took me 18 months.
thanks - if I wasn't so broke at the moment, I might not be as patient - lol
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Old 03-05-2019, 08:30 PM   #6
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If you are broke at the moment and wanting to do a skoolie, then you will see how far broke a person can go.

My bus is a mid-sized 7 window dog nose bus which is 28' bumper to bumper. Behind the driver seat to rear door I got about 20 foot by 7.5 foot wide.
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Old 03-05-2019, 08:40 PM   #7
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If you are broke at the moment and wanting to do a skoolie, then you will see how far broke a person can go.

My bus is a mid-sized 7 window dog nose bus which is 28' bumper to bumper. Behind the driver seat to rear door I got about 20 foot by 7.5 foot wide.
oh- I know what broke is, I have sled dogs - when asked how much does it cost to have sleddogs, the answer is 'everything you've got' - lol - I wouldn't even consider 'adopting' a skoolie if it wasn't for the fact that I have enough stoves, sinks, toilets, furnaces, etc, on hand to likely convert a couple of them - one winter of saving motel bills and restaurant costs for 4 people should about pay for the conversion thanks for the measurements
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Old 03-05-2019, 08:46 PM   #8
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If you are broke at the moment and wanting to do a skoolie, then you will see how far broke a person can go.

My bus is a mid-sized 7 window dog nose bus which is 28' bumper to bumper. Behind the driver seat to rear door I got about 20 foot by 7.5 foot wide.
easy peezy, with your measurements, that tells me l need a 36' bus to have a 12' garage, and 20' of camper space - simple matter of stacking beds - lol
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easy peezy, with your measurements, that tells me l need a 36' bus to have a 12' garage, and 20' of camper space - simple matter of stacking beds - lol
If your bus is 36'OA, and you have a 12' garage, and 8-9' from the drivers seat, you'll only have 14' of camper space. Bunks take up at least 6', leaving 8' for everything else.
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If your bus is 36'OA, and you have a 12' garage, and 8-9' from the drivers seat, you'll only have 14' of camper space. Bunks take up at least 6', leaving 8' for everything else.
typo on my part - 12 + 8 = 20, leaving 16' +/- I can make that work - my 24' C class motor home was sufficient and I doubt it had much more than 16' of usable space
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