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Old 08-05-2020, 08:22 PM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: State of Maine
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Feedback on a possible shuttle bus for conversion.

The wife and I are leaning heavily toward getting a bus and converting it to and RV. While a school bus has a lot going for it, at this point (I believe) we are leaning towards a shuttle bus for conversion ... for a variety of reasons. There appear to be a few shuttle bus folks around (not to mention most of you guys are pretty handy) and this is the best place I've found yet.

I was wondering if you might look at a video for a shuttle bus I have found for sale and offer me your thoughts as to whether it is worth following up on or what it might be worth.

But first, a bit of background, it is a 32 ft long Chevy C5500 based shuttle bus. It is a 2009 with ~183k miles and an 8.1 gas engine. Currently in Ohio. Claims to already be titled as an RV.

Since it is a longer video here are my timestamp break downs:

0:00 Beings walk-around
1:01 Shot of the underside/frame
1:23 Propane tanks (apparently this was formerly a propane bus, is that an issue?)
1:51 Somewhat rusty rear bumper
2:12 Dual A/C condensers
2:54 Shot of engine bay focusing on dual A/C system
3:03 supposedly brand new water pump
3:20 supposedly brand new batteries
3:22 Dual alternators
4:08 Cold start
4:38 A/C / heater walkthrough
4:52 discussion of electric driveshaft brake
5:32 running dashboard shot (~183k on odo, no lights)
5:46 walk back through the bus
6:02 first shot of handicap lift
7:40 lift doesn't work (might be bad wiring to controller)
8:15 another pan around the engine bay
9:04 air driver seat
9:48 some moderate engine revs
10:22 and on driving footage

If this should be in a different sub-forum feel free to move it.

Thank you for any feedback you might have.

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Old 09-03-2020, 02:14 PM   #2
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Chassis: Aero- something....
Engine: 6.6 Duramax
That walk-around helped me decide on buying a similar bus in south Jersey. Except my bus has a duramax
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Old 09-03-2020, 06:25 PM   #3
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Old 09-07-2020, 01:55 PM   #4
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Looks like the bus has since sold and the video has been removed.

The wife and I passed on the bus. And have kind if circle back to discussing a retired school bus.

I do see (or know where to look to find) a way to close this thread.

Blu88, I am glad the video helped you with your decision.
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