Skoolie-TEXAS Bus! RustFree-Uncompleted - $15,500 (Harrison)

make / manufacturer: Thomas
model name / number: mvp-ef
size / dimensions: 40' (length)
PRICE $15,500 OBO
Bus Conversion - Skoolie - Uncompleted
▪ ALL reasonable offers considered!
▪ This price is WITHOUT the washer, dryer and 2 refrigerators
▪ With all 4 appliances, cost is $17,500

▪ Located in Harrison, OH (near Cincinnati, not sure why ad keeps saying Corryville)

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▪ Make & Model: 2001 Thomas MVP-EF
▪ Engine: Cummins 5.9 - 24 Valve
▪ Transmission: Allison MT643
⁃ This is a great engine/transmission combination
▪ Length: 40’ Long Bumper to Bumper
▪ Miles: 90,000 (estimated); (had 88,000 when we purchased)
⁃ Odometer was replaced by bus lot
⁃ Miles are based on info from original owner/bus lot
▪ Max Speed: 75 mph according to speedometer; 70/71 mph according to GPS
- LOVES to climb hills
⁃ We think there might be a governor on it that could still be removed
⁃ Never driven on salted roads
⁃ Was used as the “back up bus” on the bus lot when another bus was being serviced; therefore, low mileage.
⁃ We purchased in 2021 from son-in-law of bus lot manager who was planning to convert it, but didn’t do any work on it.
⁃ We drove it from TX to NC where we worked on the conversion.
⁃ It’s been driven around in NC some.
- Recently moved bus from NC to Cincinnati, Ohio where we live.

▪ 6’4” Interior Height (no roof raise)
▪ 7’6” Interior Width
▪ 32’ usable floor space (from back of driver’s seat to back of bus)

▪ Bus was serviced by a diesel mechanic in NC in 2021 and was inspected to be state inspection ready
▪ Bus was inspected again by same diesel mechanic in NC prior to driving it back to Ohio
- 1 hose union was replaced & battery cables were fixed
- all else was in good working order

▪ Motor Home Registration in Vermont

▪ Windshield (lower right) has 2 cracks - does not obstruct view when driving
▪ Body of bus has a couple of dents

▪ Tropicool painted on top
⁃ Bus came w/ AC units (TX bus) which we removed. There are brackets still remaining on rear roof w/ bolts that go into the bus.
- We sealed around the holes on the roof when we painted w/ Tropicool
⁃ Bus was in a rainy part of NC for over a year and just recently started to leak in where the bolts come into the bus when there is a heavy rain
▪ Should be an easy fix
▪ No other leaks detected
▪ 2 Dometic Rooftop New A/C units (still need to purchase air distribution units for the interior of the bus)
⁃ Units were mounted on a custom made steel frame where the emergency roof hatches were
⁃ Plastic “framing” around the hatch openings was replaced with brand new framing that was made specifically for this make/model of bus
▪ New Tires all around (6 tires)
⁃ Tires were on the 1st bus we owned (NC bus) & were brand new when we purchased that bus
⁃ We drove that bus from NC to PA & back before selling it, but had the tires from our 1st bus put on this bus
- The bus was driven locally in NC, but not often
- We recently drove from NC to OH
- Tires have less than 1,000 miles on them
▪ New Battery September 2022
▪ Original flooring (rubber and plywood) removed
⁃ Floor rust (was only surface rust, no holes or major rust) treated with Ospho rust converter
⁃ Floor painted with Rustoleum
⁃ Holes sealed with automotive seam sealer
⁃ 3/4” foam board insulation laid with furring strip frames
⁃ 3/4” plywood over insulation
▪ Original ceiling and insulation removed
⁃ 3/4” foam board insulation in ceiling
⁃ Any holes sealed with automotive seam sealer
⁃ Gaps taped with silver aluminum tape
▪ Walls have some (we did not complete this) 3/4” foam board insulation on them near the floor
- some sheets of insulation remain to be used
▪ Rear area above back door has new fiberglass insulation in it

▪ 11 Window Deletes (metal to replace some of the windows) made specifically for these windows by skoolie.com
⁃ Ready to install in whichever windows you choose to delete
⁃ (Purchased for $814)
▪ FOR ADDITIONAL COST: 2 Whirlpool Refrigerators (new, still packaged, 11.6 cu ft each, doors are reversible so they can be used side-by-side, purchased for $539 ea.)
▪ FOR ADDITIONAL COST: Washing Machine - Residential Sized - new (purchased for $578)
▪ FOR ADDITIONAL COST: Dryer - Residential Sized - new in box (purchased for $579)
▪ On-Demand Water Heater - new (purchased all parts for $447)
⁃ Gas (propane)
⁃ Eco-Temp Brand w/ EZ Flush Descaler Kit
⁃ 1.85 gallons/minute
⁃ 12Volt pump
▪ 2 Maxx Fans (not sure of make/model; new in box)
⁃ similar to these here: https://solartown.com/rv-and-marine/maxxfan-deluxe-7500k-electric-powered-roof-vent-with-remote-control-smoke/?sku=00-07500K&msclkid=f3846570b90c143a show contact info be5cd0&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=**LP%20Shopping%202.0%20-%20Brands%20-%20MaxxFan&utm_term=4575961246426994&utm_content=1290%20%7C%20MaxxFan%20Deluxe%207500K%20Electric%20Powered%20Roof%20Vent%20with%20Remote%20Control%20-%20Smoke%20%7C%20%24302.59
▪ Pine Boards - enough to cover entire ceiling
▪ LED Lights - 2” circle recessed lights (we have several of these as we were planning to put them throughout the entire bus)
⁃ similar to these: https://www.amazon.com/Megrezo-Volt-Lights-Trailer-Camper/dp/B089GYBV78/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Megrezo%2B12%2BVolt%2BLed%2BLights&qid=1615251690&s=automotive&sr=1-1&th=1
▪ Dimmer Switches (several of these)
⁃ similar to these: https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-and-Parts/JR-Products/37215205.html?feed=npn&msclkid=20eae6270927102f9aea843e50f69248&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Bing%20%7C%20Shop%20-%20Accessories%20and%20Parts&utm_term=4577610507259565&utm_content=General

▪ $15,500 OBO (without appliances)
▪ Add appliances (washer, dryer, 2 refrigerators) and pay $17,500 total
▪ Make us a Reasonable Offer and we’ll consider it
▪ Cash or PopMoney only
▪ Prefer you pick it up;
may consider delivery for a fee

▪ If you want to see the bus, please only message me to set up a time to see it if you are a serious buyer and have the cash to spend.
▪ While we enjoy meeting new people, we do not have time to show it to people who are just curious to see the makings of a skoolie.
▪ I have a few more photos and videos that I can share

▪ Like many others, our life is going in a different direction and we don’t have time to finish our build. We had planned to build this bus to live in full time.
▪ It’s a “clean slate” ready to be built the way you want. The prep work is mostly finished and it’s ready to be framed and built out.
▪ There is a tiny bit of framing in the rear of the bus that was to be our “garage space.” We also put a few boards on the ceiling to see what they would look like & there is a small area framed for the washer to sit on. All can be easily removed.
▪ Exterior will need a bath as it’s been sitting in NC for a while as we have not had time to work on it.
▪ Bus has been started/run regularly and starts right up.

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