I'm new to your forum and community. Thanks for letting us in.
Last year our family rebuilt a travel trailer (like right down to the bones...) it came out awesome... but even better the family love traveling with it.
We have bee looking at RV's, but my wife is super safety woman... and has read too much about passenger (we have 4 kids) safety in the traveling section of Class Cs or As. So here we are... she wants a school bus conversion.
Traditional, Flat nose front engine, Flat nose rear engine... clearly there are tradeoffs. I've never been in anything but a traditionally configured bus.
How much engine is in front of the driver in a front-engine flat nose, front engine? enough to offer some protection? 2ft to windshield? 6 inches...?
I plan on leaving (in or putting in) safe traveling seats at/near the front of the bus and fabricating a secure barrier to prevent flying debris in the event of a frontal collision. Has anyone done something like this before here?
I am 6'6" and plan to raise the roof ('woot woot'...
sorry). and am envisioning a 4" lift in the center 4ft starting about 12 ft back. Can anyone comment on or show pictures of the structure of the roof reinforcements?
Final question... I can pick a rig up on Craigslist locally, or I am willing to travel to get a decent rig. Aside from craigslist or google search generic returns, can anyone recommend a wholesaler?
Thanks in advance!!! -Kyle