Originally Posted by willvalenton
18 passengers commercial minibus. Thanks
My "best guess" would be that it would be fairly well loaded with 18 passengers and their seats. If it were me, I would figure 200lbs per passenger. That would give you 3600 lbs to play with.
100 gallons of water is going to eat up 800lbs of that. I would "weigh" your options there.... Do you really need 100 gallons of water in a rig that size? Keep in mind that your "average" RV carries 30-45 gallons.
I put 200 gallons of fresh in my last bus but it was 40' long, weighed 28k lbs empty and had a GRVW of 44k lbs. I had a lot more headroom as far as weight goes. It was nice to have. I could boondock for 3 weeks. Necessary? No, but it was nice to have.