1995 International 3800
7.6L DT 466 engine 195HP/2400RPM
MT643 Allison 4spd automatic transmission
International N-175 17500# Rear Axle
4.44 Ratio (rear-end)
Here's a link to a previous thread with some info on the bus: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3468
. Note that it's a bit more complete than in those pictures.
Basically it's a bookmobile that I've already converted. I'd say the conversion is about 90% done. There's a few things that still need work. Wood could use some staining. I'd like to make a step up to the shower. The bathroom sink needs to be covered at the bottom (the 10gallon water heater is exposed). Stuff like that. It's 100% useable, lived in it for the better part of a year. It should be able to go wherever you want to take it; I drove it from Tennessee to Alaska and back. It's been to Anchorage, Seward, Prudhoe Bay (yup, it went round-trip on the Dalton), Valdez, etc.
Generator works great, and it's integrated with everything (i.e. you can start it and shut it off from inside). Has an inverter which can be temperamental at times. Has a combination washer/dryer that works (pump no longer pumps water up and out, so I just routed the drain line straight down). Most things are full-size: fridge, microwave (doubles as a convection oven), kitchen sink, cabinets, bathroom sink, shower, toilet (it's an rv toilet, but regular size), and queen bed. Has two bunk beds that the kids used, they're a custom size (it'd be a bit cramped for teenagers or older). Couch folds out (like a futon), not quite long enough for an adult to stretch out on BUT there's a chair right next to it (there's enough room for one adult to stretch out, could sleep a second child).
It has one 75-ish gallon waste tank. Through a series of valves (one inside, one outside), you can either have gray water bypass the tank and run straight out, or have gray water go into the tank (so if you're connected to septic or camping somewhere that lets you drain gray water on the ground, just let the gray water bypass the tank). There's a 30 gallon fresh water tank under the queen bed, it can be easily filled while hooked to water (and it can also be filled via the vent hose if need-be).
It currently also comes with two TVs, one is a 32" in the living room/kitchen area. This one has plenty of inputs (hdmi, composite, component, maybe others) and I think it has a digital tuner built-in. It also has a usb port (so you can connect a thumb drive and watch movies on it; great for keeping the kids occupied while going down the road) and a dvd player (works ok, but I wouldn't recommend using it on the Dalton Highway). The other is a 19" in the back bedroom (I dunno what connections it has, I know it does at least composite and component). If it doesn't sell soon, the kids have their eye on the 32" tv for their room. Just sayin'.
For storage, there's a nice shelf area between the two bunk-beds (Store whatever you want there, and when you are ready to hit the road stuff some pillows in there and everything stays in place). There's also a thing in the back bedroom where you can hang some clothes and has two drawers at the bottom.
It's wired for 50amp 220v. Has an adapter so you can hookup to a regular 15amp 110v (if memory serves, it also has an adapter for 30amp 110v, but don't quote me on that). Note, the washer/dryer is 220v, and will NOT work on a single 110v connection. I dunno how many codes this may be breaking, but it also comes with a redneck box that lets you connect two 15amp 110v cords; if they're on separate phases, then you've got a working 220v connection (and the washer/dryer may just work, least it did for me).
Oh...and it came with a high flat roof. I know that's a biggie for some.
Already mentioned the temperamental inverter. Sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. If you're on a bumpy road it can cut in and out, which makes the kids pretty upset if they're trying to watch Shrek. Solution is to use earplugs (so you can't hear them complain) or just run the generator (which you'll be doing in the summer anyways to run the a/c).
We had cats. They got under the bed. They went pee-pee. I carpet cleaned it, and then put some paneling under the bed to keep them out (helps with the smell too). Gonna buy some urine-gone and spray it down real good. It's not too bad with the paneling in place, but I probably wouldn't store nice clothes under there (I just use that area to store tools, tripod for the dish, leveling blocks, etc.).
Front tires are wearing a bit unevenly. Rear tires seem fine. If I was keeping it, I'd replace both front tires and use some dynabeads for balancing (I like generic dynabeads, i.e. those plastic BBs you get at Wal-Mart).
The water and waste tank connections are on the passenger side. Hasn't been a problem for me yet, if you use regular rv sites it seems to be 50/50 that everything will be on the right side anyway. When using a dump/refill site, you just have to run the lines under the rv to the other side (or park on the "wrong" side). Heck, I remember having to dump/fill once on the Alaska Highway, and the stuff was on the wrong side (i.e., right where I needed 'em).
It could use an oil change, but I have several filters and probably have enough gallons of oil too.
Since the fridge is a top/bottom (instead of side by side), you can't tie the doors together. To keep it from opening while going down the road, simply use some duct tape (one strip for the freezer, two for the fridge door). This works better than simply putting something heavy in front of the fridge door (trust me on this).
Gonna sell it for $10,000. If one of you guys are interested, you can have it for $7,500. I'll even throw in a 2 1/2 year old tow dolly with worn tires for free (while the RV has a hitch, it's not factory...i.e. for liability reasons I cannot tell you that you can tow your vehicle behind the RV).
I'll try to get some newer pics soon, just been busy. Previous thread should help you get a basic idea though.