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Old 02-08-2018, 05:09 AM   #11
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Yes the IC is a conventional shorty. You'll notice that one has quite small wheels. That is a handy bus and has a completely flat floor with no wheel well protrusions inside.

Some of the cutaway buses more closely resemble an RV than that one.
IDK if that's true on an IC. Neither of my handi buses had flat floors.
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Old 02-08-2018, 07:37 AM   #12
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You get a wider selection of diesel engines with a full sized short bus.
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Old 02-08-2018, 07:55 AM   #13
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You get a wider selection of diesel engines with a full sized short bus.
Yeah, I've got a small short bus on a full size chassis. Thing is a beast. It has a DT466 in a tiny bus. 215hp and 530 lb-ft of torque. Couple with an allison 5 speed with OD, its a really nice powerful bus. Couldn't get a drivetrain that robust in a van.
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Old 02-08-2018, 07:19 PM   #14
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Thanks for the responses, everyone! I think I'm going to still look more toward a cutaway as I personally like the look of them a bit better and as roach711 said the parts are much easier to find. Also I think the lower overall height would be nice as I won't have to worry as much for clearance if I go into some backwoods places.

Does anyone have either conventional or cutaway shorty and has dimensions? Wondering what height each is, width (I would assume are pretty similar), and length from driver's seat back?
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Cutaway buses also seem to be cheaper from what I can find, too.
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My 2000 Aerotech cutaway floor is 16.5 feet from the driver's seat to the back of the bus, 7'8" wide and 6'7" from floor to ceiling at the center aisle. Ground clearance would be pretty good except for the stair well. I've dragged that on a steep driveway once or twice. The Eldorado Aerotech buses have sturdy fiberglass bodies and are the only ones I know of that have been crash tested.
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My 2000 Aerotech cutaway floor is 16.5 feet from the driver's seat to the back of the bus, 7'8" wide and 6'7" from floor to ceiling at the center aisle. Ground clearance would be pretty good except for the stair well. I've dragged that on a steep driveway once or twice. The Eldorado Aerotech buses have sturdy fiberglass bodies and are the only ones I know of that have been crash tested.
I see yours is a shuttle, what kind of gas mileage do you get? Is it gas or diesel?

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Old 02-08-2018, 11:48 PM   #18
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Look for ElDorado or TurtleTop bodies. They are both crash tested to gov standard. Some even have both front doors and seats. Another great option. Swivel seats and instant add of space.
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Ours is a 7.3L Powerstroke diesel. We get 11 to 13 MPG depending on the wind.
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The shuttles like very flat ground, which makes them largely inadequate for boondocking.
Robin, can you or anyone else expand on this? Do you mean that when you're parked they prefer it to be flat? Don't they all prefer that? What makes it inadequate for boondocking?
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