Meet Poli, from Thermopolis, Wyoming!
2003 BlueBird All American, Cummins 8.3 ISC & Allison MD3060_R
146k miles and 7200 hours. Featuring a center mounted 100 gallon fuel tank, underbody storage bays on both sides, an Air Foil, factory front door lock, air brakes, air ride, block heater, battery tender, full service records and all manuals, bus-watch camera system w/ dvr
The bus is in fantastic condition. There is minor surface rust in a few areas but overall it's super clean. Much better than my other bus from CO.
I picked up Poli for an auction price of $5200. After taxes/fees, travel to & from Wyoming this cost me about $7k total. A high price compared to my first bus which I bought for $2500 back in 2017! But this bus checks all the boxes for me, so I had to get it.
I've always liked the idea of a rear engine bus and so far all my expectations have been met. Such a smooth and quiet ride! I think 10 window is the absolute shortest rear engine skoolie that is realistically attainable. It's definitely the shortest I have seen! Outside of proper coach/transit or gilligan phantoms.
I never thought I would get a bus this size but on my 1200 mile drive home I didn't have any issues driving it. It took a bit to get used to the flatnose riding position and air brakes but I can honestly say I prefer both of those now.
My other bus is a 24 foot long conventional. So now with a 32 foot flatnose its 8 feet longer but nearly 12 feet more interior space. I'll have a harder time maneuvering the new bus, but it will also feel more like a home.
I have big dreams for this conversion. I'll be doing a roof raise and spray foam insulation this time around. Also I will be documenting this entire build on video. Really excited to get started!