This 2006 International PB105 skoolie is for sale on Facebook Marketplace. It looks so good it almost seems like it was straight from an RV factory.
It’s a great way to make a unique RV by converting an old bus, says a report. There are a wide variety of buses out there from transit buses like my Nova Bus RTS to all sorts of retired coach buses. The school bus is a popular choice for an RV-based build. These buses are inexpensive, easy to repair, and extremely durable. The possibilities are limitless when you build an RV from a school bus.
According to a report, while many skoolie builds look like they were put together over many beers and feature questionable design decisions, this International PB105 named Cactus looks well-thought-out.
A 24-foot-long school bus was chosen for the revamp. It had been retired from Rhode Island’s route. This bus is easier to maneuver and can be parked more easily on the property or in a storage facility. This is a good compromise between interior space, overall size, and driving a large bus.
Under the hood, you will find a 6.0-liter Navistar VT365 turbodiesel V8 engine. This engine was also used as the 6.0-liter Power Stroke in Ford trucks. Although this engine is known for stretching head bolts, it’s not a difficult engine to repair. This engine is bolted to an Allison auto transmission.
It appears that the interior is a very comfortable home. The couches at the front transform into a comfortable, large bed.
Although the bus is equipped with an auxiliary air conditioner and a shore power hookup, it does not have batteries to allow for off-grid camping. It shouldn’t take too much to add batteries or solar panels to charge them. You could also consider purchasing a generator.
The bathroom has a Yitahome RV toilet, but no black tanks.
The price to own this bus is $33,500 on Facebook Marketplace in Graham, North Carolina. This is a high price for a school bus. However, it has a low 98.108 miles and looks great. An RV with black tanks, batteries, and a shower can be had for $33,500.