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Sold - 2002 Chevy Collins 3500 Dually 4 Window Short Bus

$17,500

Listed a year ago
Wheeling, Illinois

Seller's Description

* $17,500 OBO, need to sell ASAP I bought this bus from a couple down in Florida that spent the last year converting it, but unfortunately they couldn’t finish because one of them got sick with life threatening health issues and is now in and out of the hospital and needed funds for medical bills. I planned on finishing the conversion, but I quickly realized that it would take me longer than I thought to hit the road and I don’t have enough time to do it. This is a great deal for someone willing to put in the work to finish the plumbing/water/propane system. Or just throw a mattress in back, RinseKit portable shower, small 1lb green propane tanks for the stove and install a footpump for the sink and you're ready to live in it full time. Below is their original description: We started building Dot Bus around a year ago. Dot is a 2002 Chevy Collins, built on the 3500 Chevy Express van dually chassis with 5.7-liter V8 gas motor. The bus is shorty 4 windows, only 18 feet, fits in a parking spot perfect! It saddens us to sell her but due to health reasons, we have to let her finish the journey with someone else. The bus has 163,000 miles and has been given a ton of love. We stripped the bus down to the sheet metal, everywhere. The bus has been treated for rust and double sealed at every seam. (If you want to see photos of this work please let us know) I have these photos now too, so let me know if you want me to send you them. We have gone through an extensive round of preventative maintenance on the mechanics: -Just replaced the front breaks. Rotors, calipers, and pads. -Replaced Fuel Pump, -Replaced mass airflow sensor -Replaced fuel injector spider and rebuilt/cleaned intake manifold -Replaced all spark plugs and spark plug wires -The service engine light is flashing on and off. It’s got a bad sensor and the error code it gives is not real, it says there is a cylinder miss fire, but that is not happening. These are known to go to 300,000 miles and beyond. We were planning to go to Alaska this Summer. *note: both of this couples dad's are mechanics and they over-saw & worked on the bus. After stripping the bus down to the bones we rebuilt the bus interior with the following highlights: - Combined level of insulation that evens out to a 6.5 R-Value around the entire bus - 1 sealed sunroof and 1 hatch/sunroof to access the bus where the old rooftop emergency exit was located. - Butcher block countertop - Lockbox over the drivers door - Liquid nailed and 3/4 inch pressure treated plywood on top of the metal floor - LifeProof floating floors for the floors with cork in between the floating floors and the 3/4 inch pressure treated plywood. - Maxx Air fan - 2 Burner Dometic stovetop - Deep Sink - 65L ICECO Fridge - Nature’s Head Composting Toilet - 270 AH 8D Battle Born battery is the main house battery for the bus - Bluetooth Victron Monitor -Victron 12V to 12V Charge isolators - Breakers between all components for safety - 2 DC fuse boxes that all the power in the bus is connected too. - 2 back side cabin lights - 1 back overhead cabin lights & 1 front cabin light - Lots of power/extra wiring everywhere to hookup all/extra appliances. - Backup Camera - We wired the bus with 12 volt system that is directly wired through a fuse box to a 270 AMP Hour battery that charges off the alternator when the bus is running through a Victron 12v to 12v charge isolator. We replaced the bus driver chair with a back seat to a transit van. Making it so you can fit two people upfront and also remove the seat easily or turn it around and have extra seating for when the bus is parked. We also installed an outside bar table that is made out of a piece of cedar and moved the emergency windows to be in front of the kitchen and flipped them sideways so they swing out on their sides and fully open up the kitchen to the outside. We pretty much have everything else you need to finish the bus. The main parts left unfinished are the water system and the bathroom. We have a 55-gallon water tank that fits under the back bed, and the water pump. We also have included a Schulter Kerdi Shower Kit 48x48 Complete System to install which will waterproof, seal and get the bathroom ready for its finishing work. The bus is let’s say 80-85% in done and just needs your final touches to be ready to go. All parts included to finish installing water tank like SeaFlo electronic water pump, gaskets, parts, etc. *message me if you'd like more pictures/videos. Note: - Needs an alignment. - Back 4 tires need replacing. Front 2 almost need replacing. (tires are LT225/75R16) - The Driver door can't be locked/unlocked with the key, but it can be locked/unlocked on the inside(so, I use the main shuttle doors to enter and exit the vehicle and just keep the driver door locked.) - There is no speakers/sound system (the couple used a bluetooth speaker with a USB charger/car charger that the bus has). You can install speakers to run off the 12v system and add that if you wanted. - If you need help finishing this, I would recommend to google ‘mobile RV techs’ in your area that can install a plumbing system and maybe a tankless hot water heater. Somebody should be able to help you out or you can do it yourself with YouTube. - Ideas to maximize the capabilities of this bus: 1) shower/hot water/sink 1a) Girard Tankless Hot Water Heater. This would allow you to take on-demand hot showers and have hot water running to the kitchen sink. You need propane to use the Girard so the best idea seems to be to get a FlameKing 12.2 Gallon ASME undermounted propane tank to put underneath the back of the bus, there is room. 1b) RinseKit Portable Shower System. This would allow you to warm a pot of hot water on the stove to pour into the RinseKit and take a hot shower, you wouldn't need to install the Girard Tankless Hot Water Heater in this case or the FlameKing Tank. With the stove being the only appliance left using propane, you can use those small 1 lb green propane tanks or hold a larger one underneath the sink cabinet. 1c) Cheap-Easy Plumbing/Van-Life. Manual Freshwater Galley Pump, Foot Pedal-Operated. Just get 2 six or seven gallon tanks to put underneath the sink and use a foot pump. There's YouTube videos about all of this stuff. 2) Bed 2a) There is a platform ready and you can just put a mattress down and that's it, you're ready. 2b) You can build an elevated platform to put a mattress on and create lots of garage/storage space underneath the bed. 2c) You can build 2 benches with storage underneath them and facing each other with a table in the middle that converts into a bed at night. These are called dinette/bed setups. 3) Heat 3a) Mr. Heater Buddy 3b) Dickinson Marine Newport P9000 Propane Fireplace 3c) Mini Wood Stove

About

  • make: Chevrolet
  • model: Collins Type A School Bus
  • year: 2002
  • fuel: Gasoline
  • odometer: 165,100 miles
  • sleeps: 2
  • seats: 2
  • type: Bus
  • roof: Regular

Video Tour

Amenities

  • ac_unit
    Ac
  • health_and_safety
    Airbags
  • Solar
  • electrical_services
    Inverter
  • Heater
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Backup Camera
  • shower
    Shower
  • Extra Storage
  • Toilet
  • accessible_forward
    Wheelchair Accessible
  • 4wd
  • electric_rickshaw
    Generator
  • Tow Hitch
  • tv
    Tv
  • Water Tank
  • Leveling Jacks
  • pedal_bike
    Bike Rack

Kitchen

  • kitchen
    Fridge
  • Stove
  • Sink
  • dining
    Table
  • microwave
    Microwave
  • Oven

About The Seller

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