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Old 02-04-2010
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Default How strong is the roof?

Check out the photo of the roof deck on this schoolie.
How many people on that platform? Pretty strong roof!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/86-Bl...0716QQptZBuses

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As younger men, we had more than that on a Cruise America stick 'n staple rental. We rented them to attend the Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. Don't buy former rentals, no matter how cheap.
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Aren't schoolies built to withstand rollovers? That would explain the strength of the roof.
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You can load the roof to maybe 30,000 lbs, but the roof may crush a bit (this is the school bus standard). Let's see, 35' x 8' = 280 sq ft; 30000 / 280 = 107 lb/sq ft. Average American male = 200 lb, or one American male per 2 sq ft. Number of average American males per roof: 280 / 2 = 140, or 35 rows of 4 in a row.
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Yes, so the story goes. If you search this site on the subject you will notice the rollover thing comes up from time to time.

The folklore often states that the pre widebody Wanderlodge is the only RV ever rated to withstand a rollover. Then people pipe in to say the schoolies were rated that way but Wanderlodges were never tested and all that extra weight sure would make a difference.

But, I'll tell you one thing, if I had to rollover in an RV, our ol 83 FC would be my choice.

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After looking at SOB's and looking at the guts of the roof of my WB, I'll second your thoughts, Bill! A bird anytime!
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Bill,

I'm with you!
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You can load the roof to maybe 30,000 lbs, but the roof may crush a bit (this is the school bus standard). Let's see, 35' x 8' = 280 sq ft; 30000 / 280 = 107 lb/sq ft. Average American male = 200 lb, or one American male per 2 sq ft. Number of average American males per roof: 280 / 2 = 140, or 35 rows of 4 in a row.
David,
The numbers guy...That's great!

Thanks

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Bill,

One hundred and forty is a very impressive number!
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It sure is... the makings of a great ad campaign... a little late I guess.

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