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Old 05-22-2020, 05:20 PM   #1
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Im working on a motorcoach conversion and I'm looking for an escape hatch to use as an access to a dech im putting on the roof of the bus. I would also like it to have the ability to open slightly while driving for fresh air.



Is anyone removing theirs and looking for someone who can use one?


Thanks!
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Old 05-22-2020, 05:30 PM   #2
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If you don't find one here, you can try heavy truck salvage yards, sometimes they get MCIs and such that might have an intact unit. Road tractors can also be a good source of interior bits that are factory built to save space.
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Old 05-22-2020, 05:31 PM   #3
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Cool. Good to know. Thanks!
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Im working on a motorcoach conversion and I'm looking for an escape hatch to use as an access to a dech im putting on the roof of the bus. I would also like it to have the ability to open slightly while driving for fresh air.



Is anyone removing theirs and looking for someone who can use one?


Thanks!
IMO- They're more hassle than they're worth. They're not very robustly made. They're really prone to leaks. And I've never gotten one off without destroying it in the process. Mine's still on my bus but the mechanism broke the first time I opened it. I've got some steel pre-cut with a 14" hole for standard roof vent or AC.
There are marine hatches that are much more sturdy. But they cost a lot.
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Old 05-22-2020, 05:43 PM   #5
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Im ok with it costing a bit. Having internal access to the deck is important to my build. And thanks for your feedback on the robustness of current bus hatches. I will be sure pay a lot of attention to my final solution.
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