1995 Thomas Saf-T-Liner Finished Skoolie

SOLD! This ad has been sold and is no longer available.
Main living area, kitchen
very spacious, fold out couch with ample storage, mini wood stove, prep table, berkey water filter and full size efficient fridge
by Melissa Hanson
Published: March 13, 2024 (4 weeks ago)

Updated 3/13- price lowered, photos added, 2 interested buyers

Fully Converted Off Grid Skoolie

1995 Thomas Saf-T Liner, 40ft flat nose pusher

Engine: RARE 8.3 Diesel Cummins

Transmission: Automatic Allison MD3060

Mileage: 215291

6 total solar panels- 4x 100w and 2x 375x; two separate arrays with two charge controllers, 3x 200ah AGM batteries; 2400w inverter

10 total outlets throughout

King size bed plus two bunk beds

Bathroom with Composting toilet and bath tub/ shower

Full Kitchen


Full Size Energy Efficient Electric Fridge

RV size propane 4 burner stove and oven

On demand Propane hot water heater

Deep Farmhouse kitchen sink with Gooseneck faucet, hot and cold water

Large table for food prep/ eating

Cubic Mini “cub” wood stove with double wall insulated flue pipe and protective heat barrier

Convertible Custom Futon couch with ample storage underneath

Custom window screens and curtains

LED lighting in bathroom and bedroom

Insulated floors with nice “wood”  laminate flooring

Ample custom storage and closet in bedroom

Pocket doors for bathroom and between front and back of bus

40 gallon freshwater tank with pump

Transfer pump included for filling freshwater tank

Huge under-storage

No black or gray water tanks

My family of 4 has called this bus home for the past 4.5 years, and it’s time for us to move on to the next adventure! This bus has given us the freedom to work less AND live in paradise. This is your sign to get out of the rat race and live your dreams!

The bus has been parked for 4.5 years, but I have been running the engine every few months and it still starts right up. I got a mechanical inspection before I bought it and the engine was in great condition. Drove it 350 miles to get it here with no issues. Would be best used as a stationary home but could totally be road trip ready with minimal alterations and a tune up. 

It’s not brand new and doesn’t look like it, and the price reflects that. It has served as a highly functional, wonderful off grid home and been well lived in. I have raised my 2 kids here for the past 4.5 years and loved every minute of it. We are moving out of state to be closer to family and sadly cannot take the bus with us.  With a little TLC you can make it yours!


I am the 4th owner, it was first owned by a school district in Washington state, then bought and converted by a family there, then sold to a couple in CA who made some improvements, then I bought it from them and have made many improvements to the main systems. Currently registered Non-Op in CA (since we have it parked). Can get a one day transfer permit no problem to move it wherever. Clean Title in hand.

It was used as a school bus in WA, and therefore has some rust damage under both front wheel wells. A few other very small rusty spots that I have treated. I’m not going to lie to you about the condition of this bus- I want you to know what you’re getting and feel good about the price. The front window has a large crack. One back rear light is dented in, but I thoroughly sealed it up. Sometimes a small amount of water drips in though the handle to open the rear hatch. The tachometer doesn’t work.

Open House April 12-14, 10am-3pm each day, contact me directly for exact address and directions. 

Bus is available after May 31st

Delivery not available, must be picked up in San Luis Obispo.

No test drives without accepted offer and deposit.

SOLD! This ad has been sold and is no longer available.
Logged in seeing this message? You must Upgrade Your Account to be a Member Here to contact sellers.
Only Members can contact sellers. Please Login Here or Register for a Member Account Here.

Related Ads

Back to top button