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Old 08-11-2010, 10:31 AM   #1
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Re: Im 6'2" what should I do!!!!

I'm 6'4" and still have 1" clearance in my hightop Thomas body in the center, and thats after adding 3/4" of flooring. Stock roof height on the Thomas high roof buses is 6'6" without flooring. If I end up installing a shower, it will be a sitting shower. Cooking will not be a problem. Rooftop AC unit might end up being an obstacle but I'm still brainstorming on that one. Ceiling height was a deal-breaking criteria in my bus search. I ended up traveling 700 miles to get the one I wanted.
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:01 AM   #2
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Re: Im 6'2" what should I do!!!!

I'm 6'6" and i have a shuttle bus. I just clear the roof in the mornings
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:25 PM   #3
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Re: Im 6'2" what should I do!!!!

Originally Posted by Dirtbikeguy2009
... im really only worried about doing things where I will be standing for a long period of time, such as cooking and taking a shower...
You will be standing a minimum of 24 inches away from the side of the bus when cooking... ans bear in mind, with a center aisle floorplan, you will not be standing too close to the sidewalls for much. As for showering... perhaps a raised/domed skylight over the shower area... or step down into the floor. Much as I hate the skylight idea, if it were me I would do the skylight over the stepdown. And you would also need a raised/domed skylight over the toilet.. unless you sit to pee. Luckily David & I are both a bit short so the roof height is fine. I did not want to do a roof raise.
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:44 PM   #4
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Re: Im 6'2" what should I do!!!!

I'm 6'2" as well and I have had an OLD bus for quite a while. It's a 1964 Superior Coach Supercruiser.....the key is, it's a pusher. Anything with a center engine or a driveshaft that has to run all the way back is going to have a bit less headroom. I have about 6'4" of headroom in the center and, it's a "center-aisle conversion. As for the shower, I can just stand straight up in it and use a handheld shower-massage type nozzle....works great!

While I love my schoolie, I'd look at an actual coach conversion or, if you shop around, you can find VERY reasonably priced Prevost Coaches without slideouts that are absolutely beautiful!

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