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Old 11-08-2017, 11:14 PM   #1
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Is mine a shortie?

I think of my bus as a mid-size bus. It's 26-feet long, with 9 windows on the driver's side. Do I list this as a short-bus conversion? Or are those strictly considered the "van" based buses? I looked at a 5-window Ford. That is short. But mine ain't a 40-footer either, and I need to conserve every bit possible, and squeeze stuff in. Plus the back half of my bus will be my mobile workshop and have 4 rolling toolchests, 3 rolling floorjacks, and 5 linear feet of shelfspace for specialty toolkits. That is the back 1/3 of the bus.
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Old 11-09-2017, 12:43 AM   #2
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I think that's shmedium.
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Old 11-09-2017, 03:22 AM   #3
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To me, shorty means 5-8 windows.
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Old 11-09-2017, 06:23 AM   #4
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It will always be the short bus ;)
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Old 11-09-2017, 06:34 AM   #5
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I think that is about the same size as my bus - and it seems my 28' 8 window "Biggie Bus" is still a shorty.

I have always been on the short bus

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Old 11-16-2017, 06:30 AM   #6
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That's exactly the size I was shooting for (8 window) but ultimately ended up with 11 Windows.
And I wouldn't say that was a shortie.

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