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Old 03-15-2017, 11:46 PM   #1
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Ok , I've been wondering this for a couple of years now and finally have to ask. I've owned 2 skoolies and they both have them..

What are two rails running on only the rear quarter of the bus roof there for? The ones I've owned are both handicapped, but I can't find the answer on any bus manufacturer website anywhere.... Thanks
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Old 03-16-2017, 01:29 AM   #2
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I am not sure exactly to what you are referring.

The rub rails that go the length of the bus indicate the bottom of the windows, the level of the seats, and the level of the floor. Rub rails generally do not continue across lift doors although many times paint striping will continue across instead.

Some buses will have an additional rub rail at the bottom of the skirt to give added strength and rigidity to the skirt panels.

Some bus OEM's continue the rub rail in one piece around the corner to the back of the bus. Others either do not have any rub rails on the rear of the bus or just paint lines across. And some just leave the back of the bus yellow.
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:49 AM   #3
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Ok so I took a couple pics this morning at the rear of the bus, these are from the e450 which are about 2 feet long. My other bus , which was an actual school bus had ones which were at least 3feet long.
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:53 AM   #4
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Ok so I took a couple pics this morning at the rear of the bus, these are from the e450 which are about 2 feet long. My other bus , which was an actual school bus had ones which were at least 3feet long.

those look like hangers for an overhead air-conditioning unit inside the bus..
-Christopher
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:02 AM   #5
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Christopher always being the genius! Thank you, it's been killing me not knowing. Yes my other bus had the same rear A/C , so that definitely sounds like what it is.. Enjoy the rest of your day!
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without those the inside under thru roof a/c unit would pull thru the roof skin.
The length is likely dependent on roof rib spacing.
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