1997 International – Fully Converted – 33ft.

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by Andy Farrell
Published: July 11, 2023 (3 months ago)

Champ’s adventure continues and yours awaits! This bus is ready to go wherever you are. The tires, engine, and transmission are all in great shape and this bus can go a long time. There is no ECU in the engine, which makes things a lot more simplified. The heater of the bus is high functioning. The batteries are in tip top shape and the suspension was just serviced one month ago. Champ is perfect for the digital nomad with two Lagun table workspaces and is Starlink enabled. We have loved this bus and our experience, but it is time for someone else to get the chance to travel and live tiny! Champ belongs on the open road. We can discuss delivery and are open to reasonable offers.  Please feel free to reach out with any additional questions.


Credit: Alternative House


The Basics

  • 1997 International School Bus 3800
  • DT466E Diesel Engine
  • Allison AT545 Transmission
  • 165021 Miles
  • 33 Feet Long
  • 169 Sqft of Living Space
  • 63 Miles Per Hour Max Speed
  • Tow Ready

The Build

  • Kitchen
    • Custom made shaker style cabinets and drawers built to withstand rough driving conditions
      • 5 drawers
      • 1 cabinet
      • 1 long shelf above oven area
      • Roll out refrigerator cart (holds largest sized Dometic cooler)
      • Integrated drawer/door restraints (holds everything in place while driving)
    • Range Stove
      • 4 burner stove
      • Oven – 21.5 W
      • Broiler
      • Runs off propane – mounted under the bus in a reinforced steel box
    • Sink
      • New Shurflo 12V water pump
      • New Shurflow Pre-pressurized Accumulator Tank
      • Modern stainless steel single handle pull down sprayer sink faucet
      • Ceramic Sink – 21×19
      • (4) 7 gallon water containers – 2 additional containers included for max off grid capability
    • Counter Tops
      • Maple Butcher Block – refinished in April 2022
      • 100 inches of counter space
  • Bed
    • Queen sized bed platform
    • Hydraulic lift bed platform for easy access to 48.6sqft of storage, including 3 wire storage baskets – under bed storage also accessible from two exterior doors
    • Custom headboard with built in storage and 2 outlets accessed by flip open lid
    • Nightside table with storage drawer
    • Bedside seat
    • 3 total outlets
    • Built in doghouse under bed
  • Couches
    • (2) 79 inch couches
    • 15.6 sq feet of storage underneath
    • 4 inch custom made cushions with removable covers
    • Convert to a California King bed for guests
    • (2) Expandable Lagun mounted tables
  • Bathroom
  • Electric
    • (4) 100 Watt Mono Solar Panels
    • (2) Fullriver DC 105-12 Batteries – Deep cycle
    • AIMS 3000 Watt 24 V Pure Sine Wave Power Inverter
    • Renogy Rover 40 amp 12V/24V DC input MPPT Solar Charge Controller with Blue Tooth Capabilities
    • (5) outlets (3 in bedroom and 2 in living room)
  • Lighting
    • (4) battery powered, remote operated mounted lights
    • (5) Modular magnetic lights
    • Warm tone LED rope lights in living and bedroom
    • Bathroom and closet lighting
    • Operational stock lighting
  • AC
  • Closet
    • 29 W X 25 D
    • 2 Shelves
    • Hanging rod
    • 4 Storage boxes
  • Trash
    • Full size trash can storage
    • Additional storage under trash can
  • Drink Holder
    • Built in 2 cup holder with storage underneath
    • Dashboard cupholder
    • Two flip down holders for easy passenger access while riding
  • Outdoor Table
    • Flip down wood outdoor table
    • 60 W x 19 D
  • Tow Ready
    • Reese Towpower 37042 Class III Multi-fit Receiver Hitch with 2 inch Receiver Opening
    • Blue Ox tow bar and braking system

Bus Maintenance and Repairs

2021 and later

  • Shore power hook up
  • Two rear outer rear tires
  • Oil Change and Air filter replaced
  • Two rear leaf spring bushings
  • Rear airbag suspension valve
  • Repainted interior

2020 and earlier

  • New Windshield
  • Front End Repair
    • New right and left spindles
    • New Drag Link
    • New King pins
    • New Wheel Seal
    • Axle Repair
    • New Lexan Hubcaps
    • Alignment
    • Replaced Front Shocks
  • Regular (6 months) Preventative Maintenance and Inspections
  • Replaced Pinion Seal at rear differential
  • Resealed Engine Cooler
  • Added Towing light hook ups
  • New Rear suspension Air Bags
  • Updated Spring Air Ride
  • New Hoses and Oil Lines
  • Replaced Battery

Extra Bonuses

  • Starlink RV Router and Receiver
  • Champion 2000 Watt Inverter Generator – Low decibel
  • Instagram Handle @CampwithChamp
  • Bluetooth projector with screens and mounting solution
  • Reese Towpower 37042 Class III Multi-fit Receiver Hitch with 2 inch Receiver Opening
  • Blue Ox tow bar and braking system
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