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1988 International Thomas Built XXX2017 for sale by Owner - Bellingham, WA

1988 International Thomas Built XXX2017 1988 International Thomas Built XXX2017 1988 International Thomas Built XXX2017 1988 International Thomas Built XXX2017 1988 International Thomas Built XXX2017
  • Ad # 8753916
  • Dealer Stock # N/A
  • Type Bus Conversions
  • Status Used
  • Length 36.00 ft.
  • GVWR 28,000 lbs
  • Dry Weight 0 lbs
  • VIN 1HVLPZ5N1KH632375
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Odometer 20,000
  • Chassis International
  • Engine DT466
  • Sleeps 4
  • Slide-outs 0

Bus Conversions / Bellingham, WA

Hello. We are selling our converted school bus after our road trip around USA and Canada has come to an end. And now it is time for us to move towards new adventure and this is why we are selling. We have put all our love and energy building this bus. That’s why we wish to see it go to a family that will take super care of him and will take him to new adventures.

The bus has been designed to live autonomously, off-the-grid, and boondocking for more than 2 weeks in the wild. We built a state of the art tiny house on wheels. Also we designed it to be modular so you can host friends and family wherever you are and whenever they want to join your adventures. You can check out the work that we accomplished at

Living in this tiny house on wheels has been a extremely exciting and fulfilling experience. We drove it all the way for a road trip that took us from California to Québec, Key West, and British Columbia. But everyday we were staying at home all the time and we could invite our friends. There are no words to describe all the memories and all the positive energy that will stay in there for a long time.

The bus is already registered as an RV. The registration is good until January 2020. Insurance costs are the same than any other RV.

Factory specifications:
International Thomas Built from 1988 (around 10-11 MPG)
Navistar DT 466 engine rebuilt 17,000 miles ago (change pistons, chambers and heads)
Allison transmission
36 feet long, 10’ 6” high
Dog nose
VIN: 1HVLPZ5N1KH632375

The bus has served all of its previous life in California school districts. It has no rust at all. And every mechanic who had a look at it said that it was in an amazingly good shape.

Exterior body add-ons:
Underbody storage boxes behind the rear axle: one 48” long and one 30” long
Class IV tow hitch welded on the frame: can cars up to (10,000 pounds) and carry a heavy motorcycle
Motorcycle rack with ramp suitable for 500 pounds motorcycle (carried a KTM 950 for 15,000 miles)
30 gallons propane tank attached on the frame: needs filling up every 2 months when full time use ($40 and 5 minutes only needed at any AmeriGas for a refill)
2x 100 gallons water tanks: one clear and one grey (15 minutes needed for a refill depending on the flow of water) with analog level display inside the bus
2x 14” Heng’s vents: one in the bedroom and one over the couch
Shore power 30 Amp outlet

Maintenance done recently:
2x brand new front tires changed 10,000 miles ago
2x new tires on the right side of the rear axle changed 15,000 miles ago
Oil changed and greased every 4,000 miles
Air dryer service just done this month

As it was our home for 2 years, we have taken extra care of our bus and did all the necessary maintenance. The bus is ready to use, you don’t have to worry about anything for the next 3,000 miles. Just drive where you want to stay and relax ;-)

RV specifications:
Sleeps 4 persons: with a queen size bed in the bedroom and a convertible sofa in the front of the bus (the couch converts into a bed within 2 minutes)
Modular bar/table that can eat 2 or 6 persons depending on the setup
Full setup kitchen with 3 burners, a small oven good for pizzas and cakes
Shower with seating, and shower sink
Exterior shower for afternoons when you come back from the beach
Bathroom with composting toilets and diverter: no smell, easy to dispose.
A shoe rack at the entrance
Marine Clarion bluetooth stereo and speakers
2x boxes/seats with storage inside
100 Cu. Ft. of storage in the trunk
Hidden storage for security

Inside you have everything you need for a comfy living. This is a real home. The bus includes a lot of storage everywhere: under the couch, under the seats, inside the armrests.

A low-energy EdgeStar washer and dryer (2.0 Cu. Ft.)
A 2-way propane and 110V Dometic fridge (3 Cu. Ft.)
A Kitchenaid mixer, a Cuisinart juice extractor, a Cuisinart Rice Cooker, a toaster
Excel propane tankless ventless water heater
Propane Suburban 15,000 BTU furnace with thermostat ( takes 5 minutes to warm up the bus in cold weather)

Solar setup:
500 Ah Vmax AGM battery bank (4 x 12V/125Ah ; 6,000 Wh)
1,120 Watts Renogy solar panels (24V, Monochrystalline)
Midnite 150SL Charge Controller with digital display on the dashboard
AIMS 3,000 Watts inverter with digital display on the dashboard

We designed the solar setup so we would be able to stay boondocking off-the-grid without having to worry about electricity. The solar panels and batteries provides electricity: 12V for all the lights inside the bus and outside on the side for late nights ; and 110V for the Washer and all the other appliances. You can easily stay 4 days under the rain without having to worry about electricity.

The bus comes with everything inside including:
Shade screens for night setup
Good quality queen size mattress
4 cushions and one carpet
One Brother sewer
Small Weber Barcebue and utensils
Camping equipments: two Coleman coolers, one tent, camping mattress, sleeping bags
One Black and Decker angle grinder