Please read the whole listing, there is so much to tell about the history of this bus, I am not likely to answer long emails about various questions, so call me at the number provided at the bottom of this listing. If you prefer, I can give a Personal Tour through Google Duo. THE PRICE IS NOT FIRM, IT IS AN ASKING PRICE.We have spent many man hours of work and research to build this bus, it was built to accommodate, first my handicapped son and our 2 younger children as they grew up. We have spent a lot of money on this bus to upgrade and make it something that is very dependable and comfortable to drive and sleep in, and it is both. I am a mechanic by trade, and do not like to breakdown at all, especially while traveling. I have only used quality parts on this and have never broken down after driving this bus 20,000 miles, and have maintained it very well. Many people have asked me, and it does NOT have a bath or shower in it, we used the YMCA when we travelled to shower or a campground to shower. The current bathroom can be fitted with a wet bath for someone who wants to upgrade it, as I do not have the time to do it. Here are a couple of examples of what we did to it and why, one example is the generator, I spent many hours looking for the perfect generator, a diesel generator is almost 10 grand, a Onan RV gas generator is loud, uses a ton of gas, its big and bulky and expensive and complicated to fix. My bus has a generator that is easy to pull out, and repair or put in a new one if needed, its as quiet as a 4000 watt Onan. The current generator has many hours on it since 2015, it still runs great with no issues, but I will put in a brand new one before we sell it. It will run about 24 hours on a full tank of gas, and there is a gas gauge mounted inside to monitor the fuel. There is a 15 or 20 gallon fuel tank that runs off of a fuel pump, 2 cooling fans in the back keep it cool, I always changed the oil in it, and the oil can be changed anywhere in 20 minutes. I have run this generator nonstop for days at a time in the hottest weather, its very dependable. The transmission, I removed the Allison 545 4 speed transmission ( not a good model transmission) could only do 60 MPH on the highway, and the engine ran at a very high. at 3000 RPM. We completely upgraded it to a Allison 1000 6 speed transmission . I had the transmission specifically built for this bus from XCALLIBER(Defoe) transmission in Connecticut, all the parts alone ran me about $8000. The bus will easily cruise at 75 MPH and at just a little over 2000 RPM. The transmission runs smooth and flawless, it shifts like a minivan, and it will outlast the bus being a Allison transmission. The air ride in the rear upgraded $3500, and over $5000 in new tires front and back. I have upgraded the engine and maintained it well, I can tell you about it if you call me by phone, or I can answer a few questions by email. There is so much to tell you about it, I will answer some questions by email, but if you can call me I can answer your questions. We just don’t use it much anymore, is our main reason for selling it. However wants to buys it we will be 100% honest, and we will help you too feel comfortable driving it and operating it before you you leave. I can do do some small upgrades to if needed. I do have many other pictures, and I will possibly do a walk around video and post it on YOUTUBE for anyone to see.
2002 International 3800 Amtran Skoolie, Mileage: 183,311
The bus is 30.6 feet from front to rear, 33 feet including the removable box on the back, height 11’1” Here are some of what has been updated mechanically since we built it:
7.3 T444e Diesel Engine, Allison 1000 6 speed Transmission, Kelderman Air ride suspension in rear, All 6 tires are fairly new low miles (Micheline front tires and Toyo tires in the rear) Horton Electromagnetic fan clutch and upgraded high output engine cooling fan blade. The engine turbo has been completely rebuilt and upgraded with a higher output turbo, all the fuel injectors and glow plugs have recently been replaced, front brakes, calipers, pads and front brake lines were all upgraded. It has coolant block heater. All the parts installed were not cheap aftermarket parts, all parts are from the dealer. That starter has been upgraded to a gear reduction starter, that is aftermarket (this starter allows the engine to crank at a faster speed for faster start up) This bus is mechanically ready for any road trip, it has been very well maintained, and is very dependable.
We converted this bus in 2015, so we could travel with our handicapped son, this bus drives great, and will cruise easy and smooth at 75 MPH. The handicapped lift in the back works great. The bus spent its life in Yorktown Virginia, so there is no rust, the underside is very clean and rust free. This bus DOES NOT have air brakes, and DOES NOT require a CDL license, only the parking brake works on air. The bed in the back is expandable, thats where our handicapped son slept, and there is a seat beside the bed, that we used for him. There are also 2 bunk beds with clothes storage under each bed, the couch in the front is an IKEA sleeper sofa that easily folds out to a bed.
Here is some of what we installed during our build:
Dometic 3 way RV refrigerator
42 gallon fresh water tank
1- 25 gallon grey water tank
1-25 gallon black water tank
Dometic Air command 15000 btu air conditioner (heatpump)
Maxx fan deluxe (with remote)
Diesel heater for living space
2000 watt pure sine wave inverter
2- Go-power electric transfer switches
3- deep cycle house batteries
4000 watt generator (gas)
15 gal onboard gasoline tank for generator
rear trailer hitch
custom built removable box (rear see pictures)
Bostrom air ride seat
We kept all the original windows, and some other parts that will go with the sale.