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Old 02-23-2016, 08:42 AM   #1
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1990 Thomas conversion for sale in Connecticut

Bus for sale –
Converted to roadtrip camper – registered as a camper in Connecticut
1990 Thomas diesel pusher flatnose – 36’ medium sized bus
Detroit Diesel 8.2 liter turbocharged engine – replaced in 1994. This engine starts everytime and does not leak oil.Odometer does not work so there is an unknown amount of miles on the engine.But, the previous owner purchased this but from Double A in 2000 and used it very little from then until we bought it in 2013.We have approximately 5000 miles on it.
Allison MT 643 transmission
Air brakes, with a great compressor and an air tight air system.
Six BRAND NEW tires (less than 1000 miles on them), plus 2 extra tires that make decent spares
New starter, new alternator, all new belts, new coolant, fresh oil, transmission fluid, differential oil, new transmission cable, new driver’s seat. All lights work, and we added 3 KC lights up front to supplement the stock headlights. Wipers work.No broken windows.The speedo and odometer intermittently work – we always just used a gps for speed.All other gauges work: oil temp and pressure, air pressure, etc.
The chassis is in good shape with very little rust on the main members and some rust, but very little rot on the cross beams supporting the floor. No soft spots in the floor.
We bought this bus 3 years ago and re-did the conversion on it to suit our needs. We wanted a roadtrip camper that had a low power use and was comfortable for 5-6 people.We wanted a very simple, very functional camper – none of this chrome and flat screen TV monkey business for us.The bus is equipped with fresh and gray water tanks (60 gals fresh and 30 gals gray).Toilet is a porta-potty.Power supplied via 3 house batteries.All wiring is complete and brought back to a central switch panel and bus bar.Battery minder installed.Blue sea isolator switch allows the alternator to charge house batteries when underway, but separates house and chassis batteries when the house battery charge goes down to ensure you can always start the bus. All wiring using heavy gauge cable to safely handle the load.Batteries are fused for protection.Bus can keep the frig cold and all devices powered up for 3 days without a recharge.We always thought we would add a small generator, but never had the need to.
There is seating with seatbelts for 6 plus the driver.
The flooring is a combo of cork and carpet. The walls have wooden wainscot below the windows and the ceiling is carpeted.The design theme is clear poly over wood, and looks great.Lots of storage under bunks and forward settee and over head.Deep well sink.No interior stove – we always cooked outside and have a one-burner butane burner for an indoor cooking needs.
Basement storage has been added, including 3 water tight boxes. The roof has been coated with bus cote with ceramic beads.There are 2 fantastic fans installed.There are roof racks for 6 paddleboards or whatever you want up there.There is a human-powered board lift on the side of the bus to assist loading whatever up there.
The paintjob – hard to miss. But it is just rattlecan art and easily covered if you want to be less groovy.
This bus has been great fun for our family, but our camping has headed in a new direction and we’d like to see this great bus go to another fun-seeking family. It always turns heads and brings out the smiles.We have had dozen’s of people come inside to check it out - and every single one has thought it is just a better setup than the over-contented commercial campers that are the normal fare.
This bus will cruise nicely at 65 mph on the highway when it is flat. In the mountains though you are travelling with the logging trucks: slower uphill and faster downhill.We’ve had it all over New England and it has been great.
I’m going to set the price at $10,000. But – we are now gutting and renovating a travel trailer (so we can pull it out onto the beach – the primary reason for the switch from the bus).Some of the items in the bus we may use in the camper: the frig, the porta potty, the inverter, the mattresses, etc.If a buyer wants these items we will include them for the $10k.Otherwise we will reduce the price accordingly as these items are removed.
I have a bunch of pics and can take specific photos if needed.
Contact: Bob Spooner belltownbikes@gmail.com
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:05 AM   #2
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See herre for pics

Sorry about the link. Posting images not working for me. B

https://www.flickr.com/photos/belltownbikes/
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:12 AM   #3
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Even better - over a hundred pics of the coversion

https://www.flickr.com/photos/organi...57632860958604
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Old 02-23-2016, 06:39 PM   #4
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Old 02-26-2016, 03:26 PM   #6
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Hmmm - try this:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bellto...57632860958604

I logged out and searched for the album and then cut and paste as if I wasn't me!

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Old 03-14-2016, 11:13 AM   #7
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Bump - this great bus is still for sale. I've had a couple of interested foks, but nothing serious. Turnkey bus for the spring!
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