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« on: June 22, 2014, 10:00:47 AM »

...to the roof?  Just curious.

While I'm here... how tall is your interior ceiling?

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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2014, 10:27:30 AM »

I go under the Walmart barrier with no issues, am sure it is close, 12'6" is about right.
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2014, 10:52:32 AM »

MC-5C is 10.5', and I have a full sized air conditioner up on top so probably I am 11' - 6" or so.  My ceiling height is about 6'-3" more or less.  I don't think the floor is level to the ceiling.

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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2014, 11:10:44 AM »

I didn't realize it before but recall someone mentioning it, and yep its shorter at the rear.
My 9 is 78.5 front at main floor and 75.5 at rear.
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2014, 11:30:45 AM »

Eagle 05 with raised roof 13'1" to tallest point on the skylight. --exactly 13'6" to the top of my 4G booster antenna and CB antenna.  The finished interior ceiling height will be 6'10". 
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2014, 11:44:25 AM »

My bus was 10' 9" as standard (which I know because there's a sign on the dashboard saying so) and I've raised the roof by another 7". There will eventually be something mounted on the roof (a folding canopy contraption for the roof patio) which will add a bit more height.

 The ceiling height is something like 6'4" across the whole width now, but I do wish that I'd raised the roof a fraction more. My bus originally had a dropped-aisle, so had plenty of height in the middle but not at the sides

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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2014, 01:43:59 PM »

Greyhound published an underpass guide for Scenicruiser operators that listed heights all over their territory.  Even tho' the guide is hugely outdated, I still wish I had a copy...

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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2014, 01:54:24 PM »

Only once it was too tall!
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2014, 05:28:41 PM »

I didn't even know you guys raised your roofs.  That must be quite a project.

Part of the reason I asked this question was because you all seem to have so much space below.

My rig is 13' 1", and the interior is 7' 6" with an additional foot or so of suspended ceiling (the HVACs and recessed lights..etc go up there).

Being 5' 10", I wish I had a foot lower ceiling and a foot taller storage underneath Smiley

Thanks for your answers.
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2014, 07:46:41 PM »

We have an Eagle 10s with the standard roof height.  With our exterior Coleman Mach 3 roof air we are at 12'5 and 3/4 inches on the outside.

The interior is a hair over 6'3" but with the air conditioning you might bump your head if you are over 6'2".

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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2014, 01:09:17 PM »



12ft 8 1/2 in to top of AC
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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2014, 05:39:53 PM »

Our Gillig H200LF is 9'-6" to the roof line. The solar panels add about 4" to that, and the chimney for the wood stove adds another 10". In a roof clearance emergency, I could unbolt the chimney. Ceiling height in most of the bus is 7'-10". That's lots of room for cabinets to make up for the lack of bay space. As an added bonus, it's only one step from the ground to the main living floor. That's delightful.

When I first floated the idea of converting a low floor on this and another forum, some said it couldn't be done. It can, and I can't imagine being happier with a conversion shell. The fact that it's so low is a major advantage. Dealing with tanks and utilities just took different thinking.

Here's a shot of me in front of the bus on Ocracoke last fall:



I'm 6'-5" and standing right beside the bumper. The bus does not tower over me.

Here's a shot on the Hatteras/Ocracoke ferry:



It's long and yellow, but it still does not stand out like the proverbial sore thumb.

And here's one more in a campground:



Didn't matter whether people were staying in popups or megabucks motorhomes, they all wanted to ask about the Gillig.

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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2014, 07:51:06 PM »

Maybe I should not post this since I am currently Bus-less, but years ago, (like 1970) when we youngsters were being taught how to drive a Crown Supercoach school bus for the Kern High School District in central California, much training was conducted on learning how much room it took to turn around and more importantly, how much overhead clearance was required to keep from smashing into some overhead.  Wow...what a sentence!

We driver training students got pretty good at estimating how much overhead was enough and how much was iffy and how much was a no go.  They used sticks suspended on strings.  We also learned the turning circle of the various model Crowns.  My old 1963 40 foot 10 wheeler 93 passenger Crown had the turning circle of the Queen Mary.  Some right turns were not doable.  We also had a list next to the seat with various places where we could not go.  HB of CJ (old coot)

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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2014, 09:03:05 PM »

    If I add another coat of paint to the roof on mine, I'll be over 13'  6" ... which is why I won't add another coat of paint to my roof.   Grin
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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2014, 09:14:38 AM »

My eagle 10 is 12'6" to top of AC's, 6' 8" to finished flat ceiling.  Went under a 12' 9" bridge in Albany NY once,  my wife crouched to the floor and lightly screamed until we passed through it Shocked
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