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Old 04-24-2020, 03:08 PM   #1
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Exclamation For Sale: 2000 Internations 3800 Conversion

Located in San Diego, California.

Registered as an automobile in California!!

We bought this last May from a pair for New Zealanders who built it out and drove it to 48 states over the course of their 1 year visa to the US. We upgraded the floor, added sound deadening, replaced the ladder, re-worked the electrical, added the rear deck, added an inside/outside sound system, replaced the tires and brakes, and upgraded the driver seat. Two families of 4 then did an amazing Western US tour for 2 weeks. We were going to keep her for more adventures but Covid-19 has changed our income situation. Our loss is your gain!

Asking $9,000.00 for a quick sale to someone who will continue the adventure


  • T444E 7.3 liter turbo diesel approx. 140,000 miles, should go to 250-300,000
  • Allison Automatic Transmission (hold gear for maintaining speed during downhill decent)
  • Cruise control
  • 6 newer Michelin XRV 255x80r22.5 tires, good groove left and less then 10 years old + 1 extra unmounted tire as a spare
  • Re-built rear brake calipers with new pad all around
  • The thermostat has a slight weep while the engine is cooling. We drove 3100 miles and never had to add any coolant. All the parts to replace the thermostat come with the bus.
  • Electronic engine monitor (ScanGaugeD) for real-time engine stats plus reading trouble codes
  • 60 gal Diesel Fuel Tank
  • Full fluids change only 4000 miles ago
  • 750 watts of solar panels on the roof
  • Appropriately sized solar charging system
  • 400 amp hrs of AGM batteries (isolated from the engine batteries)
  • Large AC inverter
  • 120v Outlets
  • USB charging sockets
  • LED lights throughout
  • 78,000 Lumen LED light bar to light up the outdoors
  • Multi-zone Bluetooth Stereo with Klipsch speakers inside and out
  • Rewired house electrical system to the bus switch panel
  • Backup Camera
  • 2 two-speed oscillating fans
  • 1 two-speed drivers fan
  • Rechargeable hand vacuum
  • USB charger for nav-station
Inside Creature Comforts:
  • 4 Bunk-beds with Futon couch up front makes 6 comfortable sleeping spots
  • Bus seats with flip-down table
  • Live edge Pine counter top
  • 33 gal clean water tank with 12v pump to back deck for shower or dishes.
  • LCD tank level and usage monitoring
  • Propane insta-hot water heater with quick connect for shower or warm dish washing water
  • Extensive Dynamat Sound proofing around engine and firewall
  • Thick insulation below floor and wood ceiling.
  • Bar fridge and cooler shelf (fridge will run for 4 days off the batteries without sunlight)
  • under bed storage bins, shelves and changing area in the rear.
  • New cork-backed laminate flooring throughout
  • New Foam mattress' for the bunks and futon.
  • Replaced drivers seat with a Leather fully electric seat from a Range Rover
  • White oak accents throughout
  • Indoor thermometer
  • iPad mount for easy navigation (ipad not included)
  • Flip down stair cover for comfortable footing of co-pilot
  • Two roof hatches for excellent airflow
  • Roll down curtains
  • Reflective window covers for storage
  • Builtin fruit bowl
  • Cup-holders
Outside functionality:
  • Sturdy ladder and roof deck with separate gear storage
  • Back deck extension with two propane tank storage set up and tie downs
  • Fold down kitchen counter for quick camp set up
  • Multiple outside storage bins included which hold a two burner stove and some pots and pans
  • LED strip lights over the front door
  • LED strip lights over the rear deck
  • Groovy brass fish hood ornament
Fun Facts:
  • Incredible Panoramic views from every seat
  • Excellent ground clearance for driving on forestry roads to remote camp spots
  • Able to be registered as an automobile in CA with no emissions testing
  • No special license required to drive
  • Easy to insure
  • Can be covered by AAA towing
  • Very easy to drive, turns easy, stops easy, lots of mirror coverage.
  • Wide and long- you rule the road
Some inspiration for what could make this amazing bus even better:
  • Upgrade headlights to LED (aprox. $60 on amazon)
  • Have International mechanic remove speed limiter
  • Add new engine management computer that allows changing engine tune (aprox. $650)
  • Raise the door height to the next step up to increase off-road clearance
  • Add manual jacks to stabilize the body while sleeping on the roof
  • Add under body storage compartments
  • Add a trailer hitch
  • Add additional LED strip over flip-down cooking area
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Old 04-28-2020, 08:54 PM   #2
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Is the bus still available?
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Old 04-29-2020, 01:28 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by monsalvage View Post
Is the bus still available?
It is, but interest is heating up. Please email me directly for more information.
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Old 04-29-2020, 08:22 PM   #4
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The KiwiWaka is sold!
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