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Old 07-27-2018, 03:49 PM   #1
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Rear Engine Short Bus?

Is there such a thing? WOuld love to find a rear-engine bus to reduce noise, but would also like to stay around 30' so we can use for national parks.

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Old 07-27-2018, 04:11 PM   #2
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They do exist but they are harder to find. I was actually looking for that exact same thing when i bought mine but i couldn't turn down the deal i got so i got a 40 footer.
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Old 07-27-2018, 04:11 PM   #3
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I saw mention of short RE bus in a post here recently. I have never seen one myself.

They are unicorns.....
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Old 07-30-2018, 07:21 PM   #4
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Seems like different people describe a "shot bus" differently. The shortest RE that I have seen, was, (I think) 11 windows.
Those do seem to be elusive., but go for it.
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Old 07-30-2018, 08:22 PM   #5
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Cut ten feet out of a 40 footer. Just look for one with a full steel frame--Even sounds like fun! Jack
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Old 07-30-2018, 08:38 PM   #6
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Aren't the RE's motors supported in their own frame that bolts on the back of a conventional frame? If so then it sounds doable on a real shorty. Whats the shortest FE?
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Old 07-30-2018, 08:40 PM   #7
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I saw mention of short RE bus in a post here recently. I have never seen one myself.

They are unicorns.....
I've seen plenty.

SuperDave has one.
There were upwards of a dozen just on Public Surplus last month. Went cheap too.
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Old 07-30-2018, 08:41 PM   #8
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Aren't the RE's motors supported in their own frame that bolts on the back of a conventional frame? If so then it sounds doable on a real shorty. Whats the shortest FE?
FE's can go a bit shorter than RE's.
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Old 07-30-2018, 09:08 PM   #9
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Is there such a thing? WOuld love to find a rear-engine bus to reduce noise, but would also like to stay around 30' so we can use for national parks.

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This 03 TC2000 RE was for sale at Northwest Bus a couple years ago. I doubt it was a school bus due to lack of flashing lights.
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Old 07-30-2018, 09:32 PM   #10
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Cut ten feet out of a 40 footer. Just look for one with a full steel frame--Even sounds like fun! Jack


Granted, I am no mechanic, but that sounds like an enormous pain in the @$$!!!
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