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Old 08-16-2022, 07:56 PM   #1
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Join Date: Oct 2020
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Shuttle bus full conversion - off-grid

SHUTTLE BUS ‘FAMILY’ CONVERSION
$65,000
2012 Chevy Express 4500 (Thor)
6.6L V8 Duramax Turbo Diesel
140,000 miles
Fuel: Diesel
Location: Farmingdale, NY

FULL PHOTO ALBUM:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/r6vDgSZTC6H3uQkX8

CONVERSION:
Meet Shane. An off-grid shuttle bus conversion that I completed in July 2021. Right after the conversion was complete our family took an 8 month maiden voyage across the USA and back. To say we had a great time would be an understatement, it was the adventure of a lifetime. But alas, our family is ready to stay put for a while and pass on the gift of Shane to another set of adventurers. To see detailed video footage of the entire build process please visit @theadventuresofheatherandrob on Instagram and go to our Highlight Reel. This conversion is perfect for a family with kids as there is a standard size crib setup for a newborn/toddler. The electric/solar setup is top of the line with a 400ah battery bank that can be charged by solar, by driving (alternator charging) or by shore power (plugging in). We proudly carry 100 gallons of fresh water for drinking, showering, or sink use. Here is a full list of features:

FEATURES:

Electrical
(4) 100Ah Battle Born Lithium Batteries, yes a total of 400ah!
600W Rich Solar solar panels (3 x 200W panels mounted on roof)
Victron SmartSolar MPPT 100|50 Solar Charge Controller
Victron 3000W Multiplus 12V Inverter Charger
Victron BMV-712 Battery Monitor
Victron Orion Smart 12|12 - 30A Isolated DC/DC Charger
Victron Lynx Distributor
WFCO AC-DC Distribution Panel
50A Solar Disconnect Breaker
(7) AC Duplex Outlets

Appliances / Utilities
100 gallon fresh water tank
30 gallon grey water tank
Galanz 7.6 cu. ft. Retro Top Freezer Refrigerator
RecPro Greystone RV Stove Gas Range 21" Tall (3 burner)
Excel Tankless On-Demand Propane Water Heater - VENTFREE - Low Water Pressure Startup
Seaflo 55-Series Diaphragm Pump - 12V DC, 5.5 GPM, 60 PSI
(8 ) Ceiling Puck lights
(2) Maxxfan Deluxe with Remote Control and built-in rain cover
(1) Propane 20lb tank (standard BBQ)
Thetford Porta Potti 565E cassette toilet

Additional Features
PASSENGER CHAIR!!! - swivel, electric, built-in seatbelt
Remote Keyless Entry with keychain FOB
Convertible Bench - bench, lounge, dinette, full size bed
Lagun table - hardware & table top
Butcher Block countertop with removable ¾ sink cover
Screens for entry doors and windows that open
Queen size spring mattress
Standard size crib mattress
In-Dash Rear View Camera
Locking hardware for cabinets/drawers/refrigerator
Footwear storage at entry stairs
Hidden storage for valuables
Car seat hooks affixed to bus chassis
Fully insulated


Mechanical
Drives great, runs strong.
Mileage: 140,000 miles
Fuel: Diesel
Engine: 6.6L V8 Duramax Turbo Diesel (known to get to 500k when properly maintained)
Drive: 2WD
Excellent tires (July 2021)
Replaced all glow plugs (December 2020)
Dual Tires on rear axle
Brand new water pump (January 2022)
Brand new engine battery (July 2022)
Recent Front Brakes (September 2021)
Exterior Color: White
Exterior Length: 26’

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