$83,600 Item No: CAN-PM-988U2
Location: British Columbia - Pickup or have it transported!
Here's a 1998 40’ Blue Bird modern skoolie bus conversion packed with a powerful combo of style and off-grid capabilities. This is the perfect way to make your traveling adventure dreams come true. Check out more of its features and specs listed below. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us for more inquiries!Price in CAD:
$83,600 in British Columbia
This bus is packed into 240 sq ft of living space. With an assortment of aftermarket upgrades and high-quality features such as custom cabinetry, butcher block counters and surfaces recessed LED track lighting on dimmers and a whole lot of storage.
Pushing hard from behind is a Cummins 8.3L diesel with an Allison transmission (with eco mode for the long cruises). This is one of the most sought-after engine/transmission combos. And when you need her to stop pushing you’ll have no problems with the recently serviced airbrakes all around + an exhaust brake for long mountain pass descents.
Before becoming our tiny home on wheels, Gerty was a fleet maintained transport bus in Fernie & prior to that maintained by the local school district. Complete with a 60 gallon freshwater tank (internal), 20 gallon grey (undermount), an additional external fresh tank for cleaning up outside, 350 watt solar panel, four 110Ah batteries, Xantrex 2kW inverter/charger, and a Nature’s Head composting toilet, it can take you off-grid for about two weeks or longer with proper water management. And don’t worry about roughing it too much because the full size Dometic fridge/freezer, Attwood propane oven, 5 burner propane cooktop, tankless propane water heater, full size cedar shower, 8” foam queen mattress will provide the comforts you’ll need to live in style. The Ctek DC/DC charger, shore power, and engine-mounted generator round out the rest of your power needs.
A cozy custom dinette can fit 2 people and with comfortable seating for up to 6 people. The butcher block dinette table can drop down into bed mode utilizing the 3” upholstered foam cushions as a mattress making for a cozy guest bed. And the full length cedar roof top deck makes for a great place to watch the sunset, do yoga, and, if you’re one of the brave, sleep under the stars or come inside and warm up by the full-size wood stove.
All windows are original bus windows minus a couple which was removed and replaced with welded sheet metal e.g. behind fridge/freezer & shower. Each window has an insulating pull-up blind when you’re looking for a bit more privacy. In addition, the original walls, floor and ceiling panels have been removed and insulated with 1-1/2” XPS foam (R7.5).
- Solid Engine/transmission
- Engine brake for those steep hills
- Air brakes serviced recently
- Ready to drive away
- Classified as Motorhome
- Full size log burner
- Full length Roof deck
- 4kW Eberspacher diesel heater
- Propane cooktop + two way fridge + on demand hot water
- Off-grid ready - 300W Solar + 440Ah deep cycle House bank
- Xantrex Inverter charger
- Propane where you want it for off-grid
We’ve lived full time on the bus so we’re happy to teach you our systems and share what we’ve learned.
*Engine mounted generator hasn’t been used in a few years
*Has some surface rust
*Exhaust piece needed (drives fine without, just noisy)
*New actuator for exhaust brake
- Cabinets: ustom cabinetry, butcher block counters and surfaces
- Insulated Walls: 1-1/2” XPS foam (R7.5)
- Propane Tank(s)
- Solar Panels: 350watt
- Interior Lighting: recessed LED track lighting on dimmers
- Hot Water Heater
- Hand-washing Sink
- Double Sink
- Fresh Water Tank: 60 gallons
- Gray Water Tank: 20 gallons
- Toilet: Nature’s Head composting toilet
- Electrical Outlets
- Water Tank
- Transmission - Automatic
- Diesel Engine
- Dometic fridge/freezer
- Attwood propane oven, 5 burner propane cooktop