Re: Up for trade - 60 ft New Flyer and a BookMobile
i have a pair of geni's for the bus. When i go to burningman, which is a big party in the desert, i make sure to have both geni's just in case something goes wrong with one.
i have a brand new honda eu2000i and a cheap coleman 6,500 watt geni that does 110/220 volts. That honda averages 15 hours per gallon of fuel and is ultra quiet.
bus is a 1990 international/thomas with dt360 turbo diesel, at545 allison trans, i forget exact mileage but i think it's about 205,000. it had 180,000 when i purchased it. Besides the alternator i havne't had any mechanical problems that i can remember.
you probably wouln't be interested in the bus as a camper. I'm sure there are other buses closer to La. the biggest drawback to using the jacuzzi bus as a camper is that my fancy sunroof over the jacuzzi isn't wheatherproof. Not a big deal if it rains and water gets into your jacuzzi, way uncool however if rain gets on your camping/living stuff you piled on top of the jacuzzi cover. With a little work and a little $$, i'm sure the roof could be made weather tight.
the bus is 37 feet long from bumper to bumper. I don't know how long it is inside, but about 30 feet of interior space. I do have a removable back porch that adds 5 feet to the bus that i use to carry my 800 pound yamaha v-max motorcycle.
i did just build a different jacuzzi bus for a guy designed for 6 people to live in full time.
what would it take to create living quarters in my current bus? I guess that depends what your needs are. A sink, shower and a potty would be a welcome addition.
i designed the bus as a party bus. one of the features is that nearly everything except the jacuzzi can be removed to allow the bus to have a good interior cleaning. Every year when i get back from the desert, i spend a couple days removing everything, spraying the inside of hte bus down with a garden hose, then putting everything back in place. One thing that drives me mental is having a bus that can't be cleaned!
The bus currently has a great couch to sleep on, and can accomidate sleeping for 6. It also has 12 foot of convertable roof over the jacuzzi.
There is a 2000W inverter with a pair of golf cart deep cycle batteries, toaster, microwave, coffee pot, electric griddle, 12 volt electric cooler, 110 gallon heated veggie tanks, within the past year i've purchased: new 190 amp leece neville alternator, new engine belts, new 8D starting battery, and new steer tires.
the bus is a proven chick magnet....actually, it's a people magnet. everywhere the bus goes it's the talk of the town.
if i had the proper motivation, i could remove the jacuzzi and build whatever you want inside the bus
tell me more about that 60 footer...enigne, trans, mileage, any known problems,
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes (who will watch the watchmen?)