I've been thinking about wheelbase lately. I am looking at a few different 5 window buses, at that length you can find both short (~140 inch) and long (~160 inch) wheelbases for roughly the same length bus.
Shorter wheelbases have the benefit of a tighter turning radius, better breakover angle,
and better manueverability. (it's also possible shorter wheelbases would incur less tire wear and friction)
Longer wheelbases seem to have slightly higher (+800lbs) GVWR (at least for the ford e-350/450
chassis) and they have less length behind the rear axle so a better departure angle and I think possibly safer/more controlled cornering at high speed (I have a vague--and possibly incorrect--impression that its a best practice to have minimal weight behind
the rear axle when traveling on highway so 'the tail doesn't wag the dog').
What are your thoughts on the pros and cons of different wheelbases for a given overall length. Can anyone confirm my vague impression about the safety of cornering with more weight behind the rear axle?