This is an AWESOME opportunity for someone looking to buy a Skoolie Conversion, where all the dirty work has been done, and the final touches need to be made. We started this conversion in March, but realized with two big dogs, we need a bigger bus! This could easily be finished with a trip to Lowes/Home Depot and a couple of free weekends.
About the bus:
The bus is a 1987 GMC Vandura 3500 dually. It has the super reliable and super common 350 V8 with 197, XXX miles. The heater blows nice and toasty for when the summer months go away. It has a monstrous roof rack with a ladder to get to it, probably more storage space than you'll ever need! All of the lights work, and the rear blinkers have been replaced with an expensive set of LEDs. It has a brand new battery. The two front tires are also new. The bus has been very well maintained and all fluids are topped off! This bus is small enough that you can just fit into a normal parking space, but it provides much more living area than a Sprinter van.
About the conversion:
We designed the build to be lived in year round. We stripped everything out of the bus to the bare bones, resealed with seam sealer, and coated with an anti-rust primer. The floor was then framed and subfloored in the primary living area, the front drivers area left so access to the engine panel would be easy. The bus is fully insulated with 1.5 inch rigid foam core, even beneath the subfloor to maximize coziness when it really counts. We tested our small pellet stove inside and literally had to open every window because it baked us out!
We reinstalled the smallest bus seat available, which has two seat belts, so you can legally and safely travel with passengers. Our bed design has multiple options and purposes. It is designed to be used with a Full Size futon mattress, so when you aren't sleeping in it, it pushes back into a couch to maximize floor space. It is also hinged, and the base lifts up to access storage underneath. If you don't want the Full Size, you only have to slide it out once and it is roughly the size of a twin. Options are good!
We built all of our cabinet carcasses out of Maple. You can either finish our cabinets (install hinges, drawer slides and a countertop), or toss ours out and do your own interior design! We also planned on easy tongue and groove paneling for the roof, in which we installed wood studs for easy installation. The floor only needs your favorite laminate to be complete!
Our plan was to install 200-400 watts of solar power, but you will have to build your own system. We will include the Solakool fridge/freezer combo which is designed to be used with solar (it's like $500+ new). It works great and will allow you to fully boondock and have popsicles and cold beer.
We have a CLEAN title in hand, and no special licenses are required to drive her home. The plates and tags are good until 03/2019. Once you finish the conversion, you can register it as an RV with DMV!
$6995 CASH is your ticket to the rent free life. We prefer text, then call. The bus can be shown anytime except on Tuesdays or Thursdays.