I have for sale a 40′ International Skoolie with a DT466 engine and an Allison MT463 transmission that has 233,000 miles on it.
Please feel free to check out the walkthrough to get an idea of what we have done on the inside:
We had done much research to find this engine and transmission combo. The conversion progress has complete comfortable sleeping for 5 with 3 single storage bunks and 1 queen bed with hydraulic lift storage as well.
There is power throughout the bus that is not dependent on the bus batteries currently, (as I thought this would be better to keep it separate). The bus was bought in Kentucky last year and we drove it home in one day with no problems and is mechanically sound. Before making the drive home, we bought brand new drive tires (still have the stickers on them) and rear duals with 80% life left. We have traveled a bit with it so far.
All this bus would need for completion is someone to finish the bathroom and plumbing. There is plenty of storage on the outside of the bus (on both sides) for tanks, but we purchased a compost toilet as we did not want to mess with a black water tank but planned on installing grey water from the kitchen sink and shower.
I have begun to make and install outside screens so there is plenty of airflow in the bus as you camp or go down the road. The simple installation of a Magic Mesh door has served us well for the main door. We are musicians that wanted to have our logo spray-painted all over the bus (as you will see in the video), but we are finding that our gigs do not accommodate the size of our vehicle.
There is plenty of storage and space to accommodate a family that wants to travel and have their own space and power outlets for charging devices. We had this in mind when traveling with our 3 kids. This bus includes everything seen in pics such as the cute Frigidaire fridge, small generator, tv mount in the back bedroom, and the decor that makes it charming to all that have walked through it with us. Plenty of space in the back for the incorporation of additional power options such as solar or additional battery storage.
There is much that can be done to this bus to make it look more and more like an apartment than a bus, but we were going with functionality mostly. We enjoyed camping with it and taking it to far away gigs to avoid hotel stay. However, it has proved to be more planning on where to take it and where to fit it than we had anticipated.
The Bus is registered in New York as a bus, as I have my CDL to drive it and didn’t go through the hurdles of turning it into a conversion title. It is registered, insured, and inspected in NY currently.