||Address: The Open Road
|Size: 280 Sq. Ft.
||Postal Code: 81131
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Beautiful conversion for sale, from 1995 International. I’ve had 10 years construction experience (between seasons as a wildland firefighter) and wanted to do something different with this bus.
Rather than using small and sometimes flimsy rv fixtures, I imagined I was building it asI would a small home, which is what the original plan was.I planned this build for about a year before moving
forward. I found the right bus in Illinois, having been just taken out of servce from a school and still with a valid DOT inspection sticker. I chose the 71-passenger because it has more room for
conversion, being a full 40-feet in length as compared to the standard 66-passenger. International is an excellent build, and Bluebird bodies are also an excellent choice. This is a 71-passenger with DT408 turbo diesel engine. Automatic transmission, hydraulic brakes, power steering, and 65-gallon fuel tank. This motorhome was converted using new materials and appliances. There’s a link at the end of this page detailing the conversion process. I’m a degreed engineer and performed the conversion in 2005.
The walls are solidly built using standard 2×4 framing as you would use in building a home. RV appliances were carefully installed per manufacturer specifications. The furnace and hot water heater
of course have external intakes and exhaust vents, as does the refrigerator. Three new batteries (950-1000 CCA) were recently installed, and the engine runs smoothly.
* 34,000 BTU RV furnace, Suburban model NT-34SP
* Norcold n841 refridgerator, 7.5 cubic foot, LP gas/AC
* RV-500 on-demand water heater
* GE full-size gas oven/range
* 40-gallon freshwater tank with Shurflo 2088 pump and accumulator tank
* Dual 30# horizontal LP tanks with fitting for external LP hookup
* 26.6 gallon grey water and 26.5 gallon black water holding tanks with standard RV hookup/dump valves
* 32×32 shower
* Bathroom with shower, sink, and flush toilet
* Full kitchen with Mill’s Pride cabinets and double stainless-steel sink
* 30-Amp service, Romex 12-2 wiring throughout (installed by me, degreed electrical engineer)
* PEX plumbing throughout, hot and cold water to bathroom and kitchen sinks, shower
* City water regulated hookup
* Cable and phone external hookup
* 75-Amp charger/DC converter for internal 12V systems
* All 12V lighting throughout
* Insulated walls and floor
Here’s the link showing the conversion process:
The conversion was performed in 2005 and this motorhome has been lived in a total of about 4 months. It is tightly built and there has been no evidence of mice in storage whatsoever.
It is warm in the winter months given the added insulation and efficient furnace. This conversion also features LP, CO, and smoke detectors for safety. There is some minor work to be
performed to ‘tweak’ it, and it’s really a nice living space altogether. I will be happy to provide more details and pic’s if interested.
Location : The Open Road,Crestone,Colorado,USA,81131