~ 4x4 School Bus For Sale ~ 2001 GMC 6.5l Turbo Diesel ~
Model: 3500 Savana~
Bus Model: Corbiel~
Motor: Detroit 6.5l Turbo Diesel~
Driveline: 4x4 (Quigley 4x4 conversion with Ford Dana 60 solid front axle)~
Wheels: 2 Front - 4 Rear~
Tire Tread: 30% left~
Average MPG: 12 mpg~
Rear Airbags: Firestone~
- Rear Differential
- All new u-joints on driveshaft
- Rear brake shoes
- Front brake calipers
- Front brake pads
- Front rotors
- Brake lines front and rear
- Exhaust manifold
- Vacuum pump
- Front and rear shocks
- lots of little parts for preventative maintenance
Solar: Two 100w Grape Solar panels, MPPT 320w charge controller, 2000w Xantrex inverter
Lights and Outlets: LED lights and ten 120v outlets throughout the bus.
Fridge: Grape Solar 12v/120v Fridge
Washing machine: Basecamp single tub washing machine
Stove: Basecamp 2 Burner Angle Iron
Wood Stove: Kni-Co Trekker
Shower: Basecamp BOSS Portable Propane Shower
Backup Generator: Honda EU2000i (with eco throttle)
Storage: Yakima Skybox carbon fiber
Bed: Memory foam topper with outdoor patio furniture fabric for repelling water and longer wear and tear.
Curtains: Felt backed custom curtains for holding in heat during winter or keeping out sun in summer.
This 4x4 short school bus has been my home for over 2 years now. I filmed the documentary "Life In The Bus Lane" in it and have driven the bus from Utah to Alaska and all over the Western US and Canada. "Bruce" as I call him is one unique bus with 4 wheel drive and a custom platform on the back with storage space underneath. Bruce was originally 5 windows long and I cut one window section out of the back which left me with 4 feet of existing frame to weld onto and extend for a total deck size of 8' long and 8.6" wide. The deck is designed to hold two snowmobiles and has been engineered to distribute the weight to middle of the frame. In the summer I have racks I install on the back to carry bikes and paddle/surf boards. Under the deck is lots of storage for wood, tools, snowboards, ladder, backup generator, propane, etc. I realize not all people may want a deck like this on the back and I can disassemble / remove it for an additional cost or you can cut it off yourself.
I used to be a cabinet maker when I was younger and custom built all the cabinets and interior with my father. It can sleep up to 6 people if you cram. 4 people is how I designed it and takes about 5 minutes to change from dining table to bed.
Every other window on the bus has screens for summertime to keep bugs out and comes with two more screens for the rear door and front bus door. There is no AC in the bus but it is insulated to help during the summer. I've only been really hot when in Moab, UT during the summer. Heat is provided by a little wood stove that is more than enough for keeping warm. I have a Mr. Heater backup propane heater that I use some mornings when I'm just trying to get on the road and only need a little heat to get moving and get the bus started.
I just recently spent a good chunk of change to have a bunch of preventative maintenance and "Bruce" is running great. The turbo diesel helps with climbing big hills when fully loaded. The only problems I've had with the motor has been regular maintenance of a vehicle with that many miles. Things like a leaking exhaust manifold, alternator, vacuum pump, etc. For serious buyers I can provide all mechanical repairs during the time I have owned it and can even give you mechanic's phone number to call and ask about the condition of the bus.
I'm selling Bruce because I have the itch to build another bus conversion with all the things I learned in the beginning. I already bought the next bus and would like to use the money from the sale of Bruce towards the next build but I don't have to sell it. Meaning I won't be selling it just to get rid of it and will keep it if it doesn't sell for what I want for it. It's a very rare 4x4 school bus and it means more to me to keep then sell for cheap.
Items needing repair: It needs a new paint job in my opinion.
Asking Price: $25,000
WARNING: If you make me an offer and I don't reply or respond it's most likely because your offer is too low.
Current Location: Oakridge, OR (delivery of the bus can be arranged)
Backup Honda EU2000i backup generator and two propane tanks.
Front locking hubs.
Quick connect propane line for hooking up the stove inside. Stove can be taken outside to cook as well. Hence detachable line.
Cots were designed to hold two males weighing around 160 lbs.
Cot storage when all rolled up. Oh, and storage for your Red Ryder BB Gun...
Portable shower allows use inside or outside. Great for rinsing off outside after a surf. Also prevents pipes from freezing in winter as there are no pipes.
Video tour of bus.
Asking Price: $25,000 SOLD