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Old 04-16-2020, 12:05 PM   #41
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That is great to know! Thanks! It's just because we wanted the shortest bus possible for our living needs. And 36 feet fits our ideal floor plan perfectly, so we didn't want to go any bigger. Plus, a 36 foot bus fits perfectly in 2 standard parking spots without sticking out. We have been living in a camper van for a year and a half, so buses are huge to us! Haha. Just trying to go as least beastly as possible. But, thank you so much for sharing about the turn radius! Very helpful! =)
I drive a bus around town regularly. If its longer than 20 feet you're parking in the very back of wherever you're going or maybe even parking in an adjacent lot and walking to where you're going.

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Old 04-16-2020, 12:10 PM   #42
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I drive a bus around town regularly. If its longer than 20 feet you're parking in the very back of wherever you're going or maybe even parking in an adjacent lot and walking to where you're going.
That's fine with us! Young legs!
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Old 04-16-2020, 12:52 PM   #43
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That's fine with us! Young legs!
That's why I wouldn't limit myself to such a very specific length. I'd either go for the shortest or the longest I could find.
But everyone's different.
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Old 04-16-2020, 12:57 PM   #44
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That's why I wouldn't limit myself to such a very specific length. I'd either go for the shortest or the longest I could find.
But everyone's different.
Yes, very true! Thanks for your input, though! By the way, the owner wrote us, and that TC2000 only has 6'1" ceiling height. That's why we always ask for the height from every seller.
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Old 04-16-2020, 01:15 PM   #45
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They must have insulated on top of the floor and or roof then. Its a high headroom bus. No way it CAME with only 6'1".
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Old 04-16-2020, 01:36 PM   #46
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I drive a bus around town regularly. If its longer than 20 feet you're parking in the very back of wherever you're going or maybe even parking in an adjacent lot and walking to where you're going.
The same is true for semis IF they're even welcome in non-commercial lots. Walmarts that are truck friendly and therefore I would include RV/skoolie friendly are so because of a couple of reasons, mainly their parking lot is larger than their average needs, they don't share it with other businesses like in a shopping center, there's not massive amounts of curbs and landscaping at risk, and the local community hasn't made parking/zoning laws against large vehicle parking in city limits. I tag truck friendly Walmarts and other non-truck stop parking opportunities as I drive around the country in my Google maps.

Back to the OP, I suspect the differences between parking a 36 or 40 footer will be negligible except in curbside urban parking where taking up more than your allotted space is rewarded with a citation. In nose-to-nose parking lots the spaces are never uniform from one location to the next anyways so I just don't want you to sell yourself short if an available bus comes along just because it's a few more feet. At that size no one's going to notice anyways because they're going to be marveling at your fantastic conversion!
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The same is true for semis IF they're even welcome in non-commercial lots. Walmarts that are truck friendly and therefore I would include RV/skoolie friendly are so because of a couple of reasons, mainly their parking lot is larger than their average needs, they don't share it with other businesses like in a shopping center, there's not massive amounts of curbs and landscaping at risk, and the local community hasn't made parking/zoning laws against large vehicle parking in city limits. I tag truck friendly Walmarts and other non-truck stop parking opportunities as I drive around the country in my Google maps.

Back to the OP, I suspect the differences between parking a 36 or 40 footer will be negligible except in curbside urban parking where taking up more than your allotted space is rewarded with a citation. In nose-to-nose parking lots the spaces are never uniform from one location to the next anyways so I just don't want you to sell yourself short if an available bus comes along just because it's a few more feet. At that size no one's going to notice anyways because they're going to be marveling at your fantastic conversion!
All very good points! Thank you so much for the advice! =)
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I have a 1993 All American with the 8.3 Cummins and the 643 transmission that i just got about a month ago. I am unsure about what I am going to do with it but may sell. It does have a oil leak on the front of the engine that needs repairs. If you would be interested, I could get you the measurements of overall and interior. The tag says its a 84 passenger and it has ac and exterior storage compartments.
I'd be interested.
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Old 08-29-2021, 02:46 PM   #49
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You realize you're responding to a year and half old thread?
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I sold it about 1-1/2 years ago
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