We're moving to the mid west for more overland adventures camping and need to switch to a SUV.
This bus has been great for family adventures! We bought it 2 years ago from a local that used it for an annual NASCAR trip.
It's been garage stored and we did a lot of work to it.
- Removed all flooring and insulated.
- Removed all windows and re-sealed.
- Removed all walls, insulated, and added Tounge 'n groove
- Custom cabinets built and installed.
- Water tank/pump professionally installed in the toolbox behind the bus. Lines are run to the sink but not hooked up to the back of the sink yet. We we're sure about sink location to make it permanent, but I like it by the emergency window so you rotate the sink head to spray out of the window like a mini shower.
- Professional electric system installed including deep cell battery bank, shore power hook ups. This was a $3k upgrade at the shop.
- These oil pans tend to leak over time. Had a mechanic install the custom fiberglass cover to seal and protect it. Never leaked a drop. $1000+ upgrade.
- Rust cleaned off the bottom, treated, and then covered with silver bullet.
- Some rust on areas by the wheel well. I had them trimmed off and new sheet metal installed. Same with the large side door (stainless steel on that).
- Repainted. This was honestly an amateur job with our kids and could use some touching up
. It is all good rustoluem paint that was advised in this forum. Since the kids sprayed, you can tell some areas are a deeper blue or could use sanding.
- The bunk beds are a simple creation too. You can always take them out to your own choices.
- Seats AND SEAT BELTS. Required for NYS. The seat behind the driver also folds up against the wall to create more space.
- Retractable awning installed that provides a great shade spot when stopped.
- ***Fully inspected and registered in NYS.
- New brake lines. Newer tires.
- New vinyl plank flooring.
- Taken to the garage for final touches / mechanic inspection. New air filter, new oil was it.
There are a few interior spots that could use finishing that we never got around to. The inside of the double doors aren't wooded in yet and same with the storage above the drive seat.
We focused on all mechanical stuff then got too excited to hit the road before those cosmetic touches haha.
I'd rate the outside in good shape (not great due to our amateur paint job).
Runs and drives great. Since we didn't use it this year, besides a trip to the gas station to put a fresh tank of diesel, the battery may need replacing pretty soon.
My kids use it more for a sleeping place right in our driveway than taking it on adventures so time to switch it up!
I'll get more pics up soon if there's question / not sold yet.
Mechanically, it's 100% done. Interior is 90%.
7.3L Diesel (this is the reason I bought the bus, the legendary Ford 7.3l)
Asking price $14,500 obo.
Negotiable only based on speed to pick it up, and level of tire kicker-ness
AKA, making life easy.
(Sorry, none of the images are posting here?)
Fold up seat (other one installed after, see below: