1993 MCI 12 off Grid living.

by Kristina Crawford
Published: February 24, 2024 (2 months ago)
MC 12

It’s a bittersweet moment for us as we part ways with our beloved Huckleberry Bus, which has been our home for the past two years. We started our full-time travel journey with three of our kids and added another member to our family along the way. The bus is a 1993 MCI 12, measuring 40 feet in length and equipped with a powerful Detroit 6V 92 TA engine.

Allison 4 speed Transmission.This spacious bus comes equipped with everything you need for comfortable living on the road including ample storage space thanks to its original purpose for transporting passengers long distance with Grey Hound

New Tires in August of 2021 including a spare

Snow chains on board

All new air bags and shocks Sept 2021

King pins

Motor tune up

All mechanical work was done by Scott and Tyler at Bus Grease Monkey in TN

New turbo

Rebuilt DD3

6 high quality Battle Born batteries that provide up to 600 amp hours.

Six 325-watt solar panels,

On board generator

5000 watt inverter

100-gallon fresh water tank

100-gallon grey tank for off-grid living

Rennai tankless water heater

All windows equipped with gas struts so they stay open and screens to keep the bugs out

An abundance of storage under the bus storage bays.

Two newer 15k BTU low profile Rec Pro AC with heat pumps

Soft Start RV

Guard Dog Surge protector

Blue OX Tow Bar

Air Force one Brake assist so you can flat tow a vehicle



Built-in shoe cubby storage

Reflect sun shade for windshield and driver window

Insulated thermal curtains for all the driving windows to add more privacy but also help keep the heat and cold out


Living Room:

6 foot leather couch

Under-couch storage

Over head storage

6 foot bench with storage underneath

Smart TV and DVD player



20sqft of concrete countertops recently epoxy

Danby Dishwasher

Farm style sink

Pull out trash can

Full-size kitchen aid propane oven

New full size residential counter depth refrigerator with filtered water and Ice maker

Pull out pantry

Custom made cabinets for dishes and food storage

Above stove and sink shelving for storage

Hideaway microwave

3 drawers for storage


Bunk area

Two narrow twin size bunk beds with brand new memory foam mattresses, led lights and privacy curtains

Dropped down desk

Dog bed

Diesel heater vent

Abundant above head storage ( we used it for homeschool materials)

Floor door to access the bay underneath that we used as a bedroom for one of our kiddos. (they loved it)



Washer hook up inside cabinet

Dryer hook up inside cabinet

Large closet 5 ft long for hanging clothes or more storage

Underneath there are shelves for more storage

Floor to ceiling broom closet. We kept our bathroom supplies, broom mop, laundry basket and more here.



Fully tiled wet bath area

Nature head compost toilet

Large mirror

Small sink

Shower head with wand

Trough drain so all the water drains easily.



Queen bed with two drawers and hidden storage underneath

Large closet and storage shelves under

Tons of over head storage for baskets.

Two large windows that open and stay open with gas struts

Emergency hatch can be opened and Access to the roof or simply use as a skylight.

Smart TV

Diesel heater vent

YouTube walk through


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