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Old 10-29-2021, 07:34 PM   #1
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2000 Thomas Bookmobile

Well, we bought this bus last year: https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm/A...514&acctid=423

It made it halfway home before dying on the interstate and being towed to a shop for repair. Over a year later, we picked the bus up today. It runs beautifully now (new fuel pump and wiring harness and what seems like a million odds and ends); however, life has changed quite a bit for us in the last year and we're not certain we have the time to give it the love and attention it needs to be an amazing skoolie. So we're looking as selling her. We're asking $24,000.

Kris, why on earth would an unconverted bus be worth $24,000? I'm glad you asked! This bus is very unique. It is a 32 foot rear engine 8.3 Cummins with ONAN generator built in. Additionally, it is already wired for electricity, fully networked, and transferred to a RV title. It has a from the factory roof raise and is 13' 3" with AC/heat that actually works, a couple of skylights, and a fan. I've created an album (it should show as public under my profile) with fresh pictures from today and the link above has the initial pics from when it was sold by Charleston County. The bus is currently located in Greenville, South Carolina.

Quite frankly, this is our break even price with all of the work that was just completed.
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Old 12-03-2021, 10:36 AM   #2
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Hi, do you still have this Bus?
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Old 12-03-2021, 03:22 PM   #3
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In my opinion, book mobiles are the way to go. I bid on 5 before I got the one I have now. You should have an easy sale
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Old 12-03-2021, 04:38 PM   #4
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Hi, do you still have this Bus?
I do. We've been running it regularly and slowly moving forward with some minor demo work. It is still for sale and we'll likely continue to play with it until a buyer comes along.
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Old 12-04-2021, 08:09 AM   #5
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I have the same bus, from the Clevland Public Library. Good luck.
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Old 12-05-2021, 02:41 AM   #6
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We’re your bookmobiles fully insulated also? What type and how thick is the insulation? Thanks
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Old 12-05-2021, 01:18 PM   #7
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yes with white fiberglass type stuff? It filled complete thichkness of wall cavity and ceiling, so I only opened up walls/ceilings for any work I needed to do.

I assume you have a 3060 Allison 5 speed? I had mine changed to a 6 speed with software update for about $400 at a Thomas dealer for more top end speed
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