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Old 08-31-2019, 04:34 PM   #1
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Worth it?

Found this online. Lots of stuff I need already built in.
Opinions? Is this worth the price $20,000?

What should I be asking the owner?

Thanks for answers.

2001 Gillig 29ft bus conversion
Originally used as a NH transit bus.
Engine and transmission replaced as scheduled maintenance at 300,000 while federal funding was available.
Runs great at about 620,000 miles. Cummins ISL engine and Allison B300R transmission.
Converted to an RV/Skoolie for a 17,000 mile cross country trip.

Queen sized bed frame in back with storage underneath. Pull out full size sofa bed in front. 2 passenger seats in front.
Large kitchen sink and 32 shower with 2.5gal tank water heater.
70 gallon fresh water tank.
30 gallon grey water tank. Hook ups for composting toilet.
10.7 cubic ft whirlpool refrigerator with top freezer.
Mini split heat/ac.
Solar electrical set up. Roof top deck. Storage trunk in rear with outside access. Heavy duty trailer hitch +/- motorcycle rack. Wireless back up camera. Still needs minor finishing details. We were on the road for about 15 weeks and never had to plug in anywhere. Extra bus parts. Call/text/email with any questions. Will sell the bus as is with all solar equipment for 20k obo or will consider removing panels, charge controller, batteries, and inverter for 15k.
Clean NH motorhome title in hand

Solar details:
(4) 330W Panasonic HIT panels
Midnite solar classic 150 charge controller
Samlex 4024 Inverter
2 Tesla battery modules (500Ah/10kWh of storage)
Battery selector switch to switch between bus battery and Tesla batteries while engine running
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Old 08-31-2019, 05:12 PM   #2
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'(500Ah/10kWh of storage)"

interesting......

I have never seen a 20 volt battery bank before.

It's as easy as P=I*E....
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Old 08-31-2019, 05:35 PM   #3
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I am no expert on the ISL or any Diesel engine but common sense tells me it was replaced rebuilt at 300K and you now have 600K sounds like you might me ready for a 2nd rebuilt.
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Old 08-31-2019, 05:41 PM   #4
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'(500Ah/10kWh of storage)"

interesting......

I have never seen a 20 volt battery bank before.

It's as easy as P=I*E....
Maybe that figure is net power after a BMS that keeps a "higher than that" capacity lithium bank from going below 25%? Just a wild guess as those figures don't conveniently add up to typical commercial stuff.
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Old 08-31-2019, 07:30 PM   #5
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Year: 1990
Coachwork: Thomas 4 window w/lift
Chassis: G30
Engine: 350 Chevy
Rated Cap: 10K
Beware of hidden rust if its lived its life in NH!
Sounds like a lot of $$ for this, with that mileage?
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Old 08-31-2019, 07:47 PM   #6
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This is at the very top of my budget and I have some other requirements as well.


Your feedback is really helpful.

I will get some more answers and see if the owner has any flexibility on price.

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Old 08-31-2019, 07:50 PM   #7
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Beware of hidden rust if its lived its life in NH!
Sounds like a lot of $$ for this, with that mileage?
These Gilligs have aluminum bodies, don't they?
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Old 08-31-2019, 07:55 PM   #8
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These Gilligs have aluminum bodies, don't they?
Don't know, but the underpinnings/chassis are definitely steel...
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