1998 Flat Nose Skoolie

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Published: June 21, 2022 (2 years ago)
$8,500
Category
Model
T444e 7.3L
Year
1998
Mileage
188000
Engine
Transmission
Size
Features

I purchased this bus with the intention of converting it into an off-the-grid mobile living space. I started renovations, and it just turned out to be a bigger project than I anticipated. That is the reason I am selling.

I’ll have to find the actual specs later, but I searched for 6 weeks to find this type of bus specifically:

– apx 188,000 original miles (this specific model can get a million miles – so very young)
– Turbo engine (reaches speeds of 70 mph highway and tackles hills with ease)
– This particular make and model was the most reliable engine in its era.
– 72 passenger, rear engine bus
– Diesel gas & airbrakes. Gets about 10mpg
– Is technically considered a regular light duty truck so you don’t need a CDL to legally drive it.
– 40 feet long, 8 feet wide. Has an interior usable space of 220 sq.ft
– Was maintained from the school district and was in use up until 2017 when the district got a federal grant for a new fleet of busses. Otherwise it would’ve still been in use.
– Has been maintained by truck mechanics during renovations. Brakes, tires and batteries are all in great condition! Is very mechanically sound.
– Clean title in hand
– Build in garden area
– Bus has been painted gray

The bus is halfway wired for electricity. With a little modification, you can plug the bus into a regular outdoor outlet and have power inside. The plan was to add solar. The inverter has already been installed ($1500 brand new), and solar panels are in storage. Included.

I (a non professional) did a lot of the work myself. So when I hired contractors, they came in and undid I a lot of my progress, so the pictures aren’t exactly accurate. Old floors had to be taken up, but the luxury vinyl seen in the photos are reusable and can be reinstalled fairly easily. They also removed the paneling and insulation in the walls to rewire the bus for solar. Contractors bailed, so the job isn’t finished, but all the materials are inside and come with the bus (piping, water tanks, shower basin, etc).

You can buy the bus OR if you are a contractor and want to finish the build and just invest in the cost of materials to complete the original vision (apx $5-7k + labor) – we can sell the completed bus for apx $30,000 and split it.

I look forward to answering any questions and giving a tour. The bus is parked in Stone Mountain

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