Initially composed as a break transport while the travel group sat tight for the Transbus, the RTS accomplished changeless status when the Transbus undertaking was wiped out in 1979. The main RTS conveyances were 15 to Long Beach (California) Transit in October, 1977.
In spite of the fact that show name plates inside the transports demonstrate the name as RTS-II, the real movement of models has been distinguished by a Series number. The Series 01, requested by a consortium of travel offices in California, Texas and Massachusetts, was conveyed amid 1977 and 1978 and did not completely meet the Department of Transportation particulars for an Advanced Design Bus (ADB).
The most clear outer distinguishing highlight of the Series 01 is the front guard which is not quite the same as every single later model. Exactly 01 transports have been retrofitted with the new, more straightforward guard. The inclining back could be either a Series 01 or 03, yet this element is regularly wiped out by retrofit of enhanced cooling. Of a few merchants which supplied aerating and cooling update bundles, the Thermo King looks all that much like the processing plant introduced form.
Starting in April, 1978, the Series 03 (there was no Series 02) was a completely qualified ADB. Both the 01 and the 03 had a little louvered board at the back of the side windows. The RTS model numbering started with TH-8201 assigning the primary Long Beach transports. The “T” specifies “travel” and was expected to recognize from parlor models which were being arranged around then however were never delivered. The “H” demonstrates the 8V-71 motor and later models utilize a “W” for the 6V-71 motor. The “8” demonstrates the transport was amassed from eight five-foot modules, making a 40-foot transport. A 35-foot transport has a “7” at that spot in the model number. The second numerical digit shows the width; a “2” remains for 102 inches and a “6” remains for 96 inches. The last two digits show the arrangement number. In the spring of 1979, the model numbers were marginally changed by transposing the second and third digits, along these lines the TH8603 turned into the T8H603.
GMC RTS TH-8201 1977 Design Interior Exterior Bus