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Old 01-21-2022, 07:47 PM   #1
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Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: U.S.- Wisconsin
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Year: 1997
Coachwork: Thomas
Engine: International diesel t444e
1997 Thomas built converted skoolie for sale

We are selling our fantastic Serendipity because we’re soon retiring to Portugal and she just can’t swim across the Atlantic with us.

We’ve lived in our bus for the past 3 years, working and volunteering in various state parks and campgrounds in the eastern U.S. We love this bus and can’t quite believe it’s time for a new era in our lives. We bought her partially/mostly converted from a couple in North Carolina. The bus originally came from Georgia. We’ve made several changes/renovations to her and have been quite pleased with the results, including bedroom reconfiguration, skylights, shower area, painting the entire outside, and A/C/heating unit installation. The bus has run well every time we’ve driven her, approximately 6,000 miles total in 4 years. Several diesel mechanics who have checked the bus for us over the years have declared it to be very, very clean, and able to run for thousands and thousands more miles. Currently registered as a motorhome in Wisconsin, located in Mount Pleasant (near Charleston), South Carolina.

Asking $32,900

1997 International
Thomas-built dog nose, 11-window
T444E diesel engine
Air brakes
Alison transmission
198,000 miles, runs like a champ, only possible work done on engine is currently an oil pump replacement
All 6 tires in good shape with 60% tread
36 feet nose to tail
Inside space approximately 150 square feet, height 6’3”
Interior lower walls insulated
Rear garage space, vented
Two 4.5 gallon propane tanks, one for oven/stove and one for water heater
Marey inline on-demand propane water heater
Nature’s Head composting toilet
City water hookup (no fresh or grey water tanks, but water pump included)
50 amp shore power hookup can be converted to 30 or 15 (converter included)
Roof has been caulked, sealed, and painted with elastomeric

Cedar plank ceiling
Two skylights have replaced emergency exits in roof
Laminate flooring (needs replacing in some areas)
Hardwood counters
Redwood drop-down table
Farm sink (regular size, not shallow)
Apartment-sized refrigerator/freezer (top)
Apartment-sized propane oven/stove
Microwave oven
Antique white cabinets/drawers, some with slide-outs for easy access to dishes
Tile shower floor with acrylic walls/ceiling
Separate toilet room
Closet for hanging clothes with pull-out fabric boxes below for clothing storage
One portable A/C unit
One installed 12,000 BTU A/C and heating unit in bedroom, flush with outside of bus and inside acts as bedside table with wood top
Sterilite 3-drawer storage in bedroom as well
One dehumidifier
Full-sized bed platform with storage underneath (memory foam mattress can be included)
Small book shelves in bedroom
Ikea couch with removable/washable cover
Small painted table/box (top opens for storage; currently, portable A/C sits on it)
Blackout curtains in bedroom, simple fabric curtains in living area, run on wire

If needed, can be purchased with full kitchen items including utensils, silverware, dishware for 4, pots/pans and other cookware, Instant Pot, air fryer, and toaster.
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Old 01-21-2022, 10:24 PM   #2
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Wow, that's gorgeous. I'm sure someone will snap it up quick. Wish I could!
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Old 01-22-2022, 12:57 AM   #3
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Do you have any more details on oil pump? Did it fail?
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Old 01-22-2022, 07:31 AM   #4
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Hi, we haven't heard yet on the oil pump- the bus starts and runs, but is conking out upon driving any distance and the mechanics have been over it with a fine toothed comb. They think IP valve or oil pump and we'll know soon.
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Old 01-22-2022, 07:41 AM   #5
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Also on the oil pump, we just drove it without problem just yesterday, and have never had a problem running it until a day or two ago. The mechanics are excellent and think this bus is in great condition. We want to make sure it is in tip top shape for selling, but wanted to be transparent as well.
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Old 01-28-2022, 08:29 AM   #6
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Price Change

Hi all,
We've decided we overpriced our bus in the beginning and are reducing the price to $39,900.
Just FYI
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Old 02-27-2022, 12:21 PM   #7
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Coachwork: Michael Corbier
Chassis: GMC Savana 350
Engine: 6.5 Diesel
Thumbs up Appreciation

Just a shout out on the quality of the build. I hope you find a buyer that appreciates the quality work and thoughtful design.
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Old 03-01-2022, 08:29 AM   #8
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Chassis: Neoplan
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Your cps sensor is bad.
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Old 03-01-2022, 07:13 PM   #9
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Hi all,
We've decided we overpriced our bus in the beginning and are reducing the price to $39,900.
Just FYI
Huh???
In your first post above, you have it priced at $32,900!!!

If you haven't sold it yet, good luck on your sale...
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Old 03-17-2022, 02:13 PM   #10
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Is this bus still for sale? If so, has the engine/mechanical issue(s) been fixed/ cleared of all problems? Is price firm?
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