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Old 05-03-2016, 05:10 PM   #1
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How big is yours?

Your skoolie, that is.

Exterior length, width....interior length from the driver's seat back, width....

I'm trying to get a feel for what's out there and get beyond the standard "just count the windows" ;)
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:33 PM   #2
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It seems to be fairly standard that modern buses are 8' in exterior width, while measuring roughly 7'6" wide on the interior.

Bus windows are almost always 2' in length or width (horizontally), including the framing. It's actually a fairly accurate way of determining the length of a bus, especially in photos.


You can tell a lot about a bus from the windows. 9" high panes or 12" high panes makes a difference. Is the top edge of the windows even, lower or higher than the top of the entry door? These all seem to relate to ceiling height and some people here are altitudinally challenged, hence the 2' roof raise. That's the kind of thing that happens when parents feed their children vegetables.

Now don't go reinventing the wheel. We've got a system that works to some effect.
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:40 PM   #3
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I have a 1999 Blue Bird TC2000 front engine flat nose. It is 38 feet in length. It is about 8' wide with about 7' 6" inside like Robin97396 said. It measures 35' from the rear door to the dogbox (engine cover). The original ceiling height was 73" in the center but I raised the roof. There were 15 windows on each side before I removed them.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:16 PM   #4
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mine is a 1993 Blue Bird TC200 26 footer. I have about 22.5 feet from rear door to my engine (in the front) interior height and width same as above. Mine remains a 9 window.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:41 PM   #5
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Mine's an '03 Amtran Rear Engine (IC Bus 3000RE). About 40' long, 12" high windows (about 6'6" interior height), and about 35' or so usable floor space.
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Old 05-03-2016, 11:04 PM   #6
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Mine is 30 feet bumper to bumper - Conventional 1998 International 3800 with Crown/Carpenter body - 9 windows with nice tall windows - 6' 6" of headroom!

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Old 05-04-2016, 10:05 AM   #7
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21 feet...bumper to bumper with a very low ceiling. Only fit for Hobbits like myself.
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Old 05-04-2016, 11:21 AM   #8
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Mine is a Bluebird TC2000 37'3" bumper to bumper. Don't remember interior length. Standard 8' exterior width.
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At 26' I'm feeling inadequate.
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Mine is 30 feet bumper to bumper - Conventional 1998 International 3800 with Crown/Carpenter body - 9 windows with nice tall windows - 6' 6" of headroom!

John

wow so I get that height to look forward to! I thought my bus seemed tall when I test drove it.. but didnt realize the carpenters with the tall windows had that much headroom.. im a short 5'9 so I had no problem standing... good to put a number to it as to what my ceiling height actually is!

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