View Poll Results: How wide is your bus?
Narrower than 96" 1 25.00%
96 inches wide 3 75.00%
102 inches wide 0 0%
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:48 AM   #1
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How WIDE is your bus, 96" or 102"?

I got the impression that school busses tended to be slightly narrower than motorhomes and was wondering if I was correct... are most of them 96 inches wide? Are any narrower? Which ones are a full 102 inches wide?

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Old 05-27-2009, 08:28 PM   #2
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Re: How WIDE is your bus, 96" or 102"?

I have 2 busses, a rear engine diesel pusher with flat nose, and a front engine gasoline puller with conventional nose, and both are 96" from outer rub rail to outer rub rail. Both are Thomas Built Busses.

Bear in mind the fact that there are few roads in the country that school busses *don't* travel, and the fact that it has been only recently (relatively speaking) that vehicles over 96" wide were legal, and you can understand why the bus manufacturers haven't changed their tooling.

I doubt we'll start seeing 102" wide school busses any time soon.

If you want an bus that is 102" wide, I believe you'll need to go with an over the road coach bus, like a GMC or an MCI or an Eagle or one of the other big boys.

Hope this helps,
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:40 PM   #3
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Re: How WIDE is your bus, 96" or 102"?

Forgot to add that the interior width on both my busses is 7'6". I think that'll be standard for most 96" wide busses.

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