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Old 01-18-2018, 05:53 AM   #1
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Parking length

I was told that vehicles longer than 20ft and higher than 8,5ft would pose a problem regarding parking in most cities.

What does that leave me with? The six window skoolies on full size bus chassis are usually 24ft up, am I right?
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Old 01-18-2018, 11:09 AM   #2
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I was told that vehicles longer than 20ft and higher than 8,5ft would pose a problem regarding parking in most cities.

What does that leave me with? The six window skoolies on full size bus chassis are usually 24ft up, am I right?
my E350 cutaway bus is 20'1" long and 9'4" high and it is the smallest thing that i have seen which could be called a bus, that being said,.. i think it still would make a very nice RV conversion for 1 or 2 people (i'm keeping it as a para-transit bus as i use it to transport my wheelchair and relatives in chairs.)
i don't think you are going to find a bus shorter than 8'5" high so most parking garages are out,.. other than that my bus isn't a problem for parking (up here in Maine parking garages are not that common a few in Portland and a couple in other major city's so not a necessity to be able to get in one)
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Old 01-18-2018, 02:32 PM   #3
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think of this and then draw it out and make a cardboard bus and drive to park.

make some lines 8-1/2 ft between them and 20 ft long, seperate your parking lines by say 15 ft or so

now take you cardboard bus that is 8ft wide and try to make the turns w/o your rear swinging into another vehicle and still be able to make the turn down the center lane

Ht was already mentioned and park garages are a no go

parallel parking spots are about 16 ft long, so that aint going to work at all

(all sizes are round about numbers that vary from lot to lot) there are lots here my Tahoe doesnt fit in width or length wise

Forget normal city parking

here are a couple pictures


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The average parking spot length is 17 -18 feet. My four window cutaway bus is 18 feet. I wouldn't worry about the height with any of them. You can't park in garages and they will easily go under bridges.
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The normal max height for vehicles is around 13'6 for most main roads.
If you plan for backroad traveling you need to plan your route to accommodate your height.
If you plan for a 13' height including any roof top accessories and use a truckers map for travel you can Get to anywhere you want.
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