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Old 05-27-2008, 01:18 PM   #11
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I also was able to get my bike through the rear door, but it was a 600cc sport bike. Like jimmy said ya might have to walk the handle bars through one at a time. The Hawg Wagon seems to fit a larger bike through it's rear door.

I've hauled a 2nd bike on my rear deck once, it works but I think a trailer is a lot more user friendly than a rear deck. My rear deck is about 3.5 feet off the ground, unless you can find a hill to back up to it's nearly impossible to load and unload a bike. I park next a hill at my house and mainly use my rear deck for my quad (the ramps for loading are nearly level) when I get to where I'm unloading it I just pull it off the deck with no ramps and let it drop to the ground.
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Old 05-27-2008, 05:46 PM   #12
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Right on. I was more worried about crash bars or saddle bags fitting. I guess another good dimension to know would be the height from the floor of the bus to the ground, just in case you can't park at a hill. I might be able to figure out some sort of curved/hinged/something ramp to make it work with a low riding bike.
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:40 PM   #13
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Measured my rear door today for ya, it's 52.5" tall and 37.5" wide
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:05 PM   #14
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I believe this is the exact thread I was looking for. I'm starting to plan for my future skoolie and my first step is to do a floorplan v1.0 (I'll start a thread once I get the floorplan together a little better) . Its gonna be a bike hauler/camper. I was hoping to be able to do 1/2 and 1/2 garage/living space and carry 4 bikes but it looks like thats probably not gonna happen (unless I have only small bikes) Based on what I've seen here I might be able to get 3. I can always put more on a trailer if necessary. I have another dimension question. Can anyone measure their rear emergency exit doors for me? I'm hoping to do a U-Haul style ramp to load the bikes through the rear exit door. I'm just worried that it won't be big enough...but I guess I can expand the doorway if necessary...thats just a lot of fab work that I'd rather not have to get into. Help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Hey Big Rick did you see this bus on ebay? Looks like a good start for what you're looking for... price seems right too.. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1981INTE ... enameZWDVW
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:22 PM   #15
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WOW! that does looks like a pretty awesome start (esp with the ramp)...theres a problem tho...I'm currently working on building funds for the bike to put in the back so I don't really have the money for it yet...and I def. don't have a place to keep a bus at the moment (living in a historical neighborhood in a town with retarded rules...can't wait to build a house out in the middle of nowhere lol)...

but yeah...its got all the tint done and new tires (that apparently you can damn near lose a quarter in the tread lol)...thats $1500(probably more) right there

Def thanks for the heads up!
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:52 PM   #16
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This post is a few years old but I have been trying to figure this out too!
Excellent. Thanks.
It will make the internet search so much easier. We do not have our bus yet, but are shopping.
We are going to have to tow a Jeep behind the bus and don't want a huge bus but need some room inside. The floorplan I came up with we need at least 13-14 feet.
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Wow, this thread has a lot of the old guys.
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Old 12-27-2014, 04:29 PM   #18
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I would like to get a conformation from anyone here regarding interior height of some of these buses. I just texted a seller about a bus that is a 1000 miles from me about the interior height. They replied that it was 7'2" floor to ceiling. The buses are all original (UN-modified) 1991 and a 1998 Thomas RE flat nose school bus. Is this measurement correct? Or maybe a typo on the part of the seller. This thread seams to indicate that the TALLEST of school buses are only 6'6" on the inside.
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Here's a pic of the bus in question.


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I suspect its a typo, all the Thomas buses I have looked at come in 72" (6') or 78" (which is the tallest bus around), I'd gather their's is the 'standard roof' (i.e. 6') rather than the 'high roof' option.
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