2004 International CE200 Short Bus Full conversion

by Joseph Chazin
Published: July 4, 2023 (3 months ago)

Clean/clear North Carolina Housecar/RV title. T444E 7.3 Turbo Diesel with an Allison 2000 automatic 5 speed overdrive transmission. Approximately 25 feet long. Inside height is 70” / 5’10”

Here are some mechanical items replaced by the previous owner within the last 15k miles:

New serpentine belts, new idler and tensioner pulleys, new shocks, new brake pads, new front and rear brake calipers on the right side, oil pan dropped and resealed with Moroso gasket, oil pump gasket replaced.

Upgrades in the last 5-10k miles:

Booster pump, ICP and CPS sensors, fuel filter. About 200 miles ago I undercoated the entire frame with black fluid film for rust prevention, no rust showing.

Bus runs great, horsepower has been raised from the factory 175 to 210. Speed limiter raised to 75 MPH. Averages around 10.5-11 MPG. Has EGT gauge to keep an eye on the exhaust temps going up steep grades. Has cruise control. Tires are 11 years old and all 6 are matching Firestones. Bus painted with Majik Ford tractor Gray paint from tractor supply, no major body damage. Has LED headlights and LED pod fog lights, the top red and yellow lights are clear with LED bulbs.

Plumbing details: Stock tank style bathtub only plumbed for a shower, has a 30 gallon gray water tank hooked up to the shower and Talavera style sink. Aqua-magic RV toilet with 25 gallon black water tank. Black and gray water tanks drain to typical RV style drain connections. Two 30 gallon fresh water tanks, with a 12v water pump. Camp chef propane stove/oven. Tankless propane water heater vented to the outside. RV Propane tank is 12 gallons, Fresh water tanks are under the bed. All water plumbing has been done with ½” pex using Sharkbite fittings.

House Electrical details:

One 200 amp hour Renogy LiPo battery. 3000 watt Xantrex 12v to 120v inverter. 9,000 BTU mini split AC/Heat pump system, 32” Vizio smart TV. Lithium battery isolation manager (LIBIM) that tops off the house battery as you drive. Has a momentary switch to charge the vehicle starting batteries if needed. LED RV style lighting throughout. For solar we have 3 Windy nation 100 watt panels configured in a low profile on the roof. Can monitor the battery level and solar reading from phone.  Solar keeps us topped off very well, have not plugged in in over 6 months. Also has MaxxAir roof vent/fan.

Other details:

Queen size memory foam mattress with drawers under the bed for storing clothing etc. Overhead storage above refrigerator and foot of the bed. Cabinets in the kitchenette area are soft close drawers and have locks to keep them closed while in motion. Windows all have dark tint and curtains. During the day it is impossible to see in through the tint from the outside. Black out curtains for the front windshield and front door also included. Roof has been coated with Henry’s Tropicool elastomeric coating. Floor has 2” rigid foam insulation. Ceiling insulation is factory and ceiling is factory metal. Alu rack roof rack was a custom install, and runs 2/3rds the length of the roof.  There is a XXL Thule roof top carrier on the roof as well for quite a bit of extra storage.

Bus comes with a spare alternator and left side caliper as well and I have some extra interior and exterior paint.

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