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Introducing sweet Bobby Blue, our home for the past year. 2020 has been eventful and often difficult, but we’ve been lucky to have our little bus in the wilderness as stay at home orders kept so many people inside. We’ve traveled up and down the east coast, social distancing in state and national parks, and learning how to live both tiny and nomadically. Now, we’re ready to downsize to a smaller rig, and want to find someone who will love Bobby Blue as much as we have.
When we bought this bus in 2019, it already had a lot going for it: solar and electric installed, plus the stunning custom tongue-in-groove cedar ceiling you can see in the pictures. The interior height is 6’4” and we’ve kept an open floor plan with tons of natural light, so it feels way more spacious than a lot of rigs. Both the floor and ceiling are well-insulated — which we appreciated when January winds whipped off the Atlantic on the Outer Banks! In its first life, Bobby was a meticulously-maintained school bus, and it shows in how well it still handles. And at only 24 feet long, it’s easy to navigate on winding country roads and city streets alike.
In our remodel of the interior, we went for a “New England Beach Cottage on Wheels” kind of vibe: all white and natural wood, with navy and grey accents. The cupboard and drawer pulls are knots of silky navy rope. The floor is waterproof grey vinyl planks laid over kilz-sealed subflooring over insulation. We made custom screens for many of the original windows and the side door — nothing like having coffee on the couch while enjoying bug-free breezes off the ocean.
We’re in no rush to sell (I mean, we are in the midst of a pandemic after all) and just want to find our beautiful bus a good home.
Asking 26,000 or best offer. We cannot offer financing. We are open to negotiating with serious buyers, but please don’t offer us peanuts for Bobby Blue; we’re definitely selling at a loss already.
Detailed specs below. Thank you for reading!
Vehicle & Engine
1994 GMC Mini Bluebird
24 ft long
6.5L Detroit turbo engine (PMD not yet relocated)
Recently re-sealed the roof with Kool Seal -- no leaks, even in insane all-day downpours
Last serviced March 21st, 2020
Solar & Electric
Battery charging subsystem:
- Four 100W solar panels (Renogy-RNG 100D)
- Solar Boost 3000i charge controller
- Two Renology 12v lead acid batteries
AC Power Subsystem:
- We’ve been using all DC power for the past year with no problems, but are including a brand-new inverter in case the next owner wants to convert to 120V.
- There is already a 120V outlet set up in the kitchen!
- Dimmable LED lights in main cabin
- LED lights in bedroom on separate circuit
- Additional LED light string circles cabin above windows
12V outlets on both sides of bus
Plumbing & Bathroom
- Nature’s Head composting toilet, bought in May 2020 and fully hooked up
- Wall-mounted pegboard storage (all IKEA attachments included)
- 10 gallon grey tank (drain hose included)
- 20 gallon fresh tank (fill hose included)
- Water pump
- 7.5 ft² of custom wood block counter space
- Three burner propane stove
- Deep stainless steel sink with fitted cover
- 12V truck fridge with freezer compartment
- 60” x 16” pantry with three shelves and pull-out storage drawers
- Custom wall-mounted spice rack
- Wall-mounted pegboard storage
- Additional storage cupboard under driver’s side counter
- Two custom wall-mounted half-round shelves
- Wall-mounted bar for hanging storage (drying rack included)
- Lofted queen-size bed
- HUGE drawer under bed (31.5” x 32.5” x 13.5”), which holds almost all our clothes
- Peg board storage on both sides
- Wall-mounted bookshelf
- Additional storage at foot and head of bed
- Wall-mounted hooks (they’re actually little deck cleats, in keeping with the theme)
- Two screened RV windows, one at foot and one at head of bed
- Custom storage bench (27” x 50” x 25”) with cushion -- holds a TON
- Dinette — both seats fold down into a deep, comfy couch
- Original resealed windows with custom screens and insulated curtains
- “Handy” side door opens, custom screen included
- MaxxAir ceiling fan
- Heating & cooling: we’ve used a Black & Decker heat pump for AC and heat that runs on shore power. It’s amazing and we’re happy to include it for no extra cost if you like.
- This is the space underneath the bed, which accessible from the back door
- Another HUGE storage drawer (31.5” x 32.5” x 13.5”)
- 20 gal fresh water tank is back here
- We store three filing cabinets, two big storage tubs, our two inflatable kayaks, yoga mats, a vacuum bag of winter clothes, two suitcases, and several tool totes back here, and there’s still room
- 12V shop vac
- Hanging screen with snap-closed magnetic opening for front door
- Velcro / magnetized screen for handy door
- Insulated blackout curtains for windshield
- Replaced original dashboard with white wooden shelf
- New gaskets on side and front door
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