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Hey future School Bus Owners,
After three years of joy, happiness, sweat and also tears the time has come to sell our beloved ‘SKOOLIE’. Before we get into all the details and specs we want to tell you a bit more about our story. Loni and I have met over eight years ago while travelling through Australia and owned our very first Camper Van down there. After two years we moved back to my home country Germany and realised quickly that we couldn’t do it without a Van and so we bought a VW Bus and travelled through countless countries including England, France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Croatia and Bosnia.
In 2015 we decided to move back to Loni’s home Kelowna, British Columbia in Canada and realised quickly that having a vehicle for travel purposes is essential for us and the lifestyle being connected with nature and the outdoors.
At that time I was working as a residential carpenter and Loni was studying for Bachelor in Business/Marketing at the Okanagan College. Owning a Pathfinder was great to explore BC but we needed something more comfortable which allowed us to stay in the backcountry for longer periods of time. The idea of converting a school bus never crossed our minds until we discovered a conversion on Instagram. We immediately knew that we have to build our own. The building process took about six months of solid work spread over the past three years. Everything on the bus is entirely done by our self or with the help of handy family members and friends.
We tried to create a cozy and functional ‘Home on wheels’ where spending even the rainy days are an adventure.
School Bus specs and features:
Year and Model: 1992 Thomas Built Bus
Engine: International 466 DT with only 70000 KM original !!!!
Transmission: 4 Speed Automatic Allison Transmission
Brakes: Airbrakes, not hydraulic
Length and Weight: 27 Feet, 10200 LBS
- Sleeps 4
- 4x100 Watt Renogy Solar Panels with Charge Controller
- 2x6V Deep Cycle RV Batteries (in series= 12 V)
- 2500 Watt (5000 Watt Peak) Pure Sine Wave Inverter
- 250 Liter fresh water tank (no grey water tank yet)
- 30 lb propane tank mounted underneath the bus for easy refill access
- Bar fridge (110V)
- Electrical outlets and switches throughout the bus
- Separate shower with Porta Potti
- Spacious kitchen with sink, 3 way burner stove top and butcher block countertop
- 2x24” cabinets with storage space and door fronts , 1x15” cabinet with three separate drawer fronts
- Three tow kick drawers
- Full sized couch/seating area which can be changed into a twin bed with storage underneath
- Passenger seat acts also as part of the couch and includes two separate seatbelts
- 2x storage drawers on either side of the couch
- Couch is made out of high quality density memory foam and durable fabric
- There is a 24” open closet space with clothing rod
- 1x desk with storage underneath (located between couch and closet)
- partly tiled and partly cedar panelled shower and porta potti in a separate enclosed room separated with a sliding door (only cold water for now)
- full size queen bed with two opening doors and one bigger opening window and a big storage space underneath for all the camping gear (mattress is the same foam as couch)
- the whole interior has upper shelving and curtains with rods installed underneath them
- floor is durable glue down vinyl
- all the sides of the bus are insulated with 1,5 “ of rigid foam and the ceiling has a standard batten insulation
- the outside of the bus is painted with special metal paint in three different colours with a primer coat underneath
- roof top patio out of welded aluminum frame with cedar decking (10x8 Feet=80sqft) with a permanent access ladder mounted on the back of the bus
The bus is immaculate shape mechanical wise and runs perfect without any issues. Tires are basically new and have lots of tread left on them. A new clutch fan was installed 2 years ago and a U-Joint has been replaced. ICBC inspected the car and it is officially insured as a motorhome.
At the moment there is no propane gas water heater and the grey water tank has not been installed yet but will be done before selling unless otherwise discussed or negotiated.
Currently the bus is located in Kelowna, British Columbia and can be viewed by appointment. Delivery possible!!!
If you have any further questions then please don’t hesitate to contact me under my Email
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