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Sold - A Bus Named Sandy


Listed 2 years ago
North Branford, Connecticut

Seller's Description

“Sandy” is a fully off-grid skoolie ready to take you wherever you want to go! At 25 feet long, this bus goes anywhere. Roomier than a van, and much smaller than a full size bus. And with 600 watts of solar, a 600 AH battery bank, and 75 gallons of fresh water, you can stay off grid indefinitely. The living space is thoughtfully designed with custom cabinetry, hand-milled lumber, and real copper. With seating for four and a large dining table that pulls out from under the queen bed, this short bus is large on living. The first thing you’ll notice when you enter this skoolie is how bright it is. With large RV style windows all around, you never feel closed in. Across from the five foot long galley is the beautiful copper and tile bathroom with a shower and composting toilet. Two 43” benches with custom cushions make for a social space for eating, working or playing games. The 6’ 4” high ceiling is made from hand-milled reclaimed wood, and the walls, cabinetry and storage areas are thoughtfully designed in wood, leather and copper. The 33 inch long library over the driver area will hold all your travel books, poetry or whatever you like to read. Absolutely no leaks. No mechanical problems The Vehicle - Titled as a motor home; clean title in hand 2005 Thomas Freightliner FS65 high roof model 23 feet long, plus 2 foot rear deck Cat C7 with Allison 2000, 5.13 rear end Yokohama tires new 12/18, with 20,000 miles New 60 gallon fuel tank Three new starting batteries After market drivers seat and passenger seat added All regular maintenance done on engine and chassis New ECM 12/21 71,000 original miles, no rust Mechanically excellent and up to date with service ScanGauge D for real time engine monitoring Cat Eye tire pressure monitoring system Garmin RV785 gps The Build - Fully insulated ceiling, walls and floor Original bus doors made into single door with jimmy-proof deadbolt Lockable rear door with deadbolt Backup camera installed Class III hitch with four flat wiring 2 foot rear deck 8 foot roof rack with ladder Security LED lighting all around Off-road LED lights on front Fold-down live edge maple table on passenger side exterior Fold-up panels (one on each side) provide access to the mini-split outside unit, the propane tank, and the generator, and provide table space when open. Large 48” underbody storage box added All new RV style windows with screens, and custom room darkening thermal curtains. Thermal windshield and door covers Tire covers 12’ x 10’ awning, attaches to installed eye hooks Dining table that retracts fully beneath bed Tons of storage Kitchen - Counter made from super hard reclaimed Heart Pine with live edge black walnut backsplash Black composite granite sink with modern pull down faucet Furrion 3 burner stove with oven Vitrifrigo VF51 12 volt refrigerator Custom cabinetry with lots of storage Bathroom - Large bathroom with beautiful copper and tile walls, tile floor, and a ridiculously large amount of elbow room to shower Tile shelf for shampoo and soap Large storage area for toiletries Sealed and vented DIY composting toilet, kept dry with shower curtain Entire bath area professionally waterproofed with Schluter system Bedroom - Queen bed with live edge maple headboard Custom 8” memory foam mattress Storage cabinets over head with reading lights and usb charging ports Electrical system - 2x 300ah lifepo4 batteries (600ah total) 2x 200 watt solar panels on roof, plus 2x 100 remote panels Aims 2500watt inverter/charger Renogy DCC50S mppt charge controller / dc-dc charger Renogy 500a battery monitor 30a shore power connection External Zamp connection for remote solar panels Champion Dual Fuel inverter type (quiet) 3100w generator, plumbed to propane Blue Sea 12v fuse block Square D 60a residential 120v distribution panel 12v dimmable led recessed lights and reading lights 3 110v outlets on dedicated circuits, one in hidden compartment for charging batteries 3 12v outlets Plumbing system - 75 gallon fresh tank 40 gallon gray tank under shower with Hepvo valve 5 gallon gray tank under kitchen Shurflo 12v water pump Suburban 6 gallon direct spark propane water heater Heating and AC and ventilation - Suburban propane furnace Senville 9k btu mini split for AC and heat After market dash AC Maxxair fan Propane system - Flame King 20.3 gallon undermount tank Single piece MB Sturgis thermoplastic lines with external manifold Health and safety - 2x “Fireballs” automatic fire suppression 2x ABC Type fire extinguishers Propane and CO detector Triple filtration water supply Included - Fresh and gray water hoses Heavy duty wheel chocks Safety triangles Leveling blocks Spice rack In photos but not included - Cutting board Weboost cell booster Decorative license plates Disclosure - Original paint with repairs where elements were added/removed. See photo Aftermarket dash AC cools the cockpit while driving but not the whole bus.


  • make: Thomas Freightliner
  • model: FS65 high roof
  • year: 2005
  • fuel: Diesel
  • odometer: 71,000 miles
  • sleeps: 2
  • seats: 2
  • type: Skoolie
  • roof: Hi Top

Video Tour


  • ac_unit
    Air conditioner
  • health_and_safety
  • Solar panels
  • electrical_services
    Power inverter
  • Heater
  • Ceiling fan
  • Backup camera
  • shower
  • Extra storage
  • Toilet
  • accessible_forward
    Wheelchair accessible
  • AWD
  • 4WD
  • electric_rickshaw
  • Tow hitch
  • tv
  • Water tank
  • Leveling jacks
  • pedal_bike
    Bike rack


  • kitchen
  • Stove
  • Sink
  • dining
  • microwave
  • Oven

About the Seller

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