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Old 10-03-2020, 09:27 AM   #1
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12 Window School Bus

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I was wondering if there were any other bus owners on this forum who own a conventional dog-nose school bus twelve windows in length. It seems this size is quite rare, with the biggest conventional Iíve heard about being 11 windows long. It may sound dumb to ask, but do people count the windows on the driverís or passengerís footwell side for length?
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Old 10-03-2020, 09:44 AM   #2
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Usually buses have the same number of windows on both sides. The obvious exceptions are those with wheelchair lifts, or side emergency doors (often on both sides but occasionally just on one side). More rare are the ones with secondary entrance doors. I saw one from somewhere in NY that had an entrance door on the left side, just behind the driver (something about being specially bought and equipped for a route with stops on the left side of the streets on one-way roads).


You're right, though. Usually if buying a near-full length bus, districts will go on and buy the regular full length bus, to allow for any future growth on that route.
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Old 10-03-2020, 09:54 AM   #3
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For the window count, it's usually all the windows on the driver's side except the driver's window itself (this will be the same count on the other side, since there's a door there instead of the driver's window). The first passenger windows are often a bit wider than the rest of the windows, but they're still counted as 1.
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Old 10-03-2020, 09:58 AM   #4
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So my bus has 13 windows on the driverís side (including the driverís window) and naturally 12 on the other side. Does anyone else own one of these?
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