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Old 01-18-2020, 11:08 PM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Wild Wild West
Posts: 203
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: TC RE
Engine: 8.3 Cummins MD3060
Rated Cap: 84
Bitten by the Bug!

I'm fairly new to the Skoolie idea. I haven't really ever been around any of these to see how cool they can be. Circumstances have smiled down on me and I have ended up with a sweet bus with very little $$ invested to begin my journey with.

I have a 1999 Blue Bird All American (I think) A3RE activity bus with the 8.3 Cummins and the MD 3060 Allison. There's about 250K miles on it. All the seats are already gone and half of the flooring has been removed, as well as all the wall and ceiling material. It'll easily cruise along at 70-75 mph with the cruise control. I got it weighed today. 7100 front axle, 13360 rear, for a total of 20460. With the GVWR of 36200, that gives me a bit over 15000 for building and payload.

My intention is to build a travel bus, spending most of it's time on the road or hooked up to shore power. I'm not really looking for an off grid bus and I'm not planning on solar at the moment. Retirement catches me in 19 months, so I'm planning on having the build done by then so I can enjoy my time to the fullest.
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Old 01-20-2020, 07:05 AM   #2
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Central missouri
Posts: 111
Chassis: 2000 Int Amtran
Engine: DT466HT
Rated Cap: 84
Can't wait to see your build process.
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Old 01-20-2020, 12:39 PM   #3
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Join Date: May 2016
Location: Eastern WA
Posts: 6,306
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: All American RE (A3RE)
Engine: Cummins ISC (8.3)
Rated Cap: 72
Nice bus!

We are looking forward to seeing your build.
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