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Old 11-13-2017, 07:04 PM   #1
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1985 International Blue bird, ready to live in, but not fininshed DT466/MT643

1985 International Bluebird School Bus RV tiny house motorhome
This has had the title converted by Washington state to Motorhome status.

Miles are unknown due to bad ODO, but guess at about 200-300K. Was a church bus till 2016, inspected every year for DOT due to it hauling kids. So, it was well maintained and used to pick up kids for Sunday School.

This bus has new front tires and the rear tires are almost new.
DT466 International Turbo Diesel engine and MT463 4 speed Alison Transmission. This is a bulletproof combo and one of the most desirable engine/transmission combos.
This bus has been converted to live in and use as an RV. Started out as a Church bus, fully gutted then new laminate flooring installed. Home Depot cabinets and counter top installed in the kitchen. Attwood 3 burner RV stove runs on Propane, full sized residential sink with faucet and sprayer. Counter top has been cut so that the stove can be covered and you gain back that counter space.
Full size residential refrigerator.
Wire shelves above the counter and the couch provide lots of storage space for your stuff.
40 gallon fresh water tank under the sink with RV water pump provides water when not hooked up to city water. City water connection on side of bus if city water is available.
Lights converted to LED and run off 12V battery, 12V outlets and USB charge ports throughout.
30 Amp converter/charger allows you to plug into shore power and have 30 amps available, and it charges the batteries just like a normal RV.
Dinette in front is a table and seats during the day, converts to double bed at night.
Queen bed in back with storage under the bed, overhead cabinets for cloths. Large closet for storage or cloths across from bathtub. Composting toilet with cover material storage. Residential bathroom sink/vanity cabinet.
All in all this bus is ready to live in, we lived in it for several months and it worked great. It does however need a lot of finishing touches. The trim around the walls is not finished, there is some painting to do. There is a large are with nothing in it that is open to do with as you please.
This bus has 2 outside storage boxes for storing tools, camping gear or convert one to a solar bay with batteries.
This bus runs great and would make someone a great start to a tiny house or RV. We have driven it a lot and it easily does 70+ on flat ground and slight grades. As expected it slows on steep hills as does any school bus.
This bus is a pleasure to drive and is a bargain for what you get. The drivetrain and tires are worth what I am asking. $6500

Scott (253)324-9052
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:17 PM   #2
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Year: 1999
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Chassis: Freighliner FS65
Engine: Cat 3126
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Nice price, IMO.
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:55 PM   #3
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Year: 86
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Chassis: Ford B700
Engine: 8.2
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Heck I would pay that for the motor,tranny and rear gears for my 86
Wish I had the money?
Oh and the real estate?
Guess I can dream?
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:07 AM   #4
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Bus for sale

Hi there!

I'm definitely interested!!!!
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Old 12-13-2017, 12:36 PM   #5
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To all interested, I found a happy new owner for the bus. He is headed to sunny California at this moment.

Life in the bus was fun, but I did not account for the extreme cold weather in Yakima when I built it. My wife was not as adventurous as I am and decided we needed an RV.

Thanks everyone
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