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Re: How Tall is Your Bus?
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2009, 10:45:47 PM »
1980 Prevost, 11' 11" Just fits through my 12' door. Dumping the air on the tag drops it another 2" to 3" for short time before the main suspension catches up. I don't have dumps on the rest of the suspension yet.
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Re: How Tall is Your Bus?
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2009, 11:05:57 PM »
1985 Neoplan, 13'0" to the top of roof airs, MotoSat dish (stowed), and deck railing supports.  The CB antenna is more like 13'9", and regularly gets whacked on things.  I need to replace it every 6-9 months.

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Re: How Tall is Your Bus?
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2009, 04:19:48 AM »


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Re: How Tall is Your Bus?
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2009, 12:23:46 PM »
1983 Prevost with 8" roof raise, 13'0" to the top of lower profile roof airs, MotoSat dish (stowed) is below that

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Re: How Tall is Your Bus?
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2009, 03:07:39 PM »
Since the price of cameras has come down so much, I wonder about the advisability of mounting a front facing camera on the roof to check clearances.  I know that I find it very hard to estimate from the driver's seat what clearance I have at a gas station or bridge.

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Re: How Tall is Your Bus?
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2009, 05:14:16 PM »
1968 Eagle 01, no roof raise, 12' 3" to top of sat. dome! That's one reason I like the fact that we didn't raise the roof! At least we have a little more room for those low lying tree branches! ::)

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Re: How Tall is Your Bus?
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2009, 05:39:47 PM »
Help me out here please. Is there a good standard method of measuring the height? ??? I've tried several ways and I keep coming up with different measurements for each. >:( I notice some of you have your height down to a half inch--how'd you do it? Please, Thanks, Will

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Re: How Tall is Your Bus?
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2009, 07:15:03 PM »
Park on a level surface, get a level put one end on at the highest point, plumb and measure from the ground up.
That ought to do it!

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Re: How Tall is Your Bus?
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2009, 07:49:49 PM »
My Prevost with the roof air measures in at 12'7". I'll need to watch those back road adventures.....
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Re: How Tall is Your Bus?
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2009, 04:12:20 AM »
Help me out here please. Is there a good standard method of measuring the height? ??? I've tried several ways and I keep coming up with different measurements for each. >:( I notice some of you have your height down to a half inch--how'd you do it? Please, Thanks, Will

I aired up our bus, laid a straight 2x4 on top of the sat. antenna ( the tallest non-moveable point, and placed a 4' level on top of the 2x4 to make sure it was level. A friend measured from the bottom of the 2x4 to the shop floor.  Jack
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Re: How Tall is Your Bus?
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2009, 09:14:01 AM »
This is great. The respounces sure puts this topic into perspective. The safety concern is paramount. I didn't think about the height diff. of a RV to a bus! I consider myself a smart guy BUT, after driving our MCI 102A3 home from Tucson, AZ to Tombstone, AZ I feel very lucky and not so smart. I / We have a lot to learn in this new world of buses and we wish to Thank each and everyone of you for all your Help. Hope to meet all of you on the Safe road. All the Best, Michael & Christi Hargis
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Re: How Tall is Your Bus?
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2009, 09:54:56 AM »
We measured our height the other way around...

We drove under a 14' garage door until we found (visually) the highest point on the bus, then measured down from the top of the doorway to the top of the bus, and subtracted to get the maximum height.  We also discovered, accidentally, that the bus is shorter than 14' high with the roof hatch fully open, when one of the shop guys forgot before moving the bus out...

I forgot to mention earlier that we have 3-4" of play in that number up or down by either dumping or completely filling the bags.  Once, we ended up under a 12'3" arbor on Manasota Key, and, with no place to turn around, had to dump the air and drive the remaining distance very slowly down on the stops and straddling the center line (click photo to enlarge and see the clearance sign):
http://ourodyssey.blogspot.com/2006/02/no-we-did-not-turn-around.html

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Re: How Tall is Your Bus?
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2009, 10:14:27 AM »
Once, we ended up under a 12'3" arbor on Manasota Key, and, with no place to turn around, had to dump the air and drive the remaining distance very slowly down on the stops and straddling the center line (click photo to enlarge and see the clearance sign):
http://ourodyssey.blogspot.com/2006/02/no-we-did-not-turn-around.html
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Sean,  I know that spot very well. We had to straddle the center line in our ambulance or fire engine. My neice almost destroyed her cab over slide in truck camper many years ago at the place.  Jack
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Re: How Tall is Your Bus?
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2009, 11:55:09 AM »

1964 dead-stock GMC PD4106, nothing at all on the roof except the paint = 121", or 10' 1".  More concerned with tree limbs than low bridges. . .

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Re: How Tall is Your Bus?
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2009, 12:40:35 PM »
aired up we are 13' 6".