Originally Posted by claudrea
Hi! I'm looking to purchase a bus and would like to know: flat-nose or dog-nose? What do you all prefer and why? Thank you!
The bus will be used for recreational trips (not living on it full-time) for a family of 4. We plan on exploring the country; nothing crazy as far as terrain goes. I appreciate your comments in advance! Thank you!
Dognose has some advantages if you are going to be going off-pacement or anywhere where departure angle is important.
As has already been mentioned, the engine is much more accessible on a dognose
Flat FE (front engine) or RE (rear engine will have more buildable interior space) particularly the FE I think.
Flat RE is apparently queiter and cooler when driving (engine is all the way at the back of the bus. Engine is a little harder to work on I've heard and sometimes has cooling issues. Opens the possibility of big underbody storage bays.