We are Luis and Maira. We purchased our first skoolie!
We have wanted to get into converting a bus for a long time. We finally bit the bullet and picked this up at auction from Tyler Texas ISD.
We paid $1,800 for it with 162,000 miles and 7,200+ hours on the odometer. It is a 2004 International CE200 with a T444E engine and an Allison transmission (model still unknown). We drove it home the same day to Lubbock TX some 450 miles away without any problems.
Can you guys tell me if this was a wise investment?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. We are just starting this journey. If all goes well we hope to get it livable by winter 2021.
I was able to get liability insurance for it as a commercial vehicle for non-commercial use from Progressive Insurance for $32.00 a month. Is this the type of insurance I needed and does this price sound reasonable? I really hope so because I paid a year in advance for it.
We do not plan on living in it full time. We are hoping to use it for camping and vacations for the family.
It drives great albeit no more than 58 miles per hour. if anyone has ideas on how to get it going maybe 65 would be awesome. We live in Texas and it gets a little scary driving down 75 and 85 mph highways and trucks are passing as if we are standing still.IMG_20200512_105358.jpg1422115311.jpg600005374.jpg1422906571.jpg