- Rear Air Conditioning Off Grid Capable
- Indoor Shower
- Ceiling Hatch / Skylight
- No features
- No features
Up for sale is a newly converted, fully off-grid bus / tiny-home-on-wheels.
The build is on a 2003 Freightliner FS-65/FL-70 Chassis, with the legendary Mercedes-Benz MBE906 turbodiesel engine, and a 6 speed automatic transmission. The bus has about 238,000 miles and was government fleet maintained by its single owner since new in 2003. Underside of vehicle is clean with no corrosion or rot. All tires in good condition with no dry rot and good tread. Two brand new engine batteries.
There are zero mechanical issues and I encourage any prospective buyer to take it to the diesel mechanic of their choice for a thorough inspection and peace of mind.
The bus is titled in my name, as a motorhome, in Washington State. No CDL or special license is required to operate this vehicle.
The bus was owned its entire life by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and was used to transport firefighters to fight wildfires. This bus is an absolute tank with significant ground clearance and has no problem driving on the worst roads.
This bus has been designed to be functional and capable for living or traveling off of the grid.
Electrical Tech Specs:
- 1560 Watts of Solar
- 150/60A MPPT Solar Charge Controller
- 20A LiPO4 Battery Charger (charge via shore power)
- 30A Automatic Transfer Switch (switch from battery to shore power)
- 30A/120V Shore Power Port
- 400 AH @ 24V of Lithium Ion (LiFePO4) deep cycle batteries
- 4000 Watt pure sine wave inverter
- Marine Grade AC Circuit Breaker Panel
- Marine Grade DC Fuse Block
Plumbing Tech Specs:
- 100 gallon fresh water tank (filled from a lockable hatch on the exterior)
- 41 gallon gray water tank (plenty of room for additional tanks if desired)
- Electric water heater
- Electric water pump
Other Technical Info:
- Fully insulated with 1.5” thick, R-12 (insulation value) rigid boards
- 12000 BTU Pioneer mini-split air conditioner and heater
- 14” roof mounted exhaust/intake fan
- 5 cubic foot fridge and freezer combo
Inside of the luxuriously appointed cabin, you will find a 78” long kitchen countertop, with a deep sink and faucet. Everything that moves (cabinet doors, drawers, etc.) are secured with heavy duty magnets to ensure that nothing opens while driving. The kitchen provides ample counter space, and the robust electrical system can handle any 115V appliances you’d like, including induction cooktops and countertop ovens. There are 120V household outlets underneath the upper cabinets in the kitchen area for your appliances.
The dinette provides a comfortable and ergonomic place to eat, use a laptop, write, do artwork, etc. It also quickly and easily turns into a 78” long flat bed — large enough for another adult and/or guest to sleep. Both seats on the dinette also flip up to reveal even more storage.
The bed platform is 56” wide x 93” long — large enough to accommodate a double/full XL mattress and plenty of pillows. The water tank, all the electrical components, and another large storage area are located under the bed.
There is an indoor shower lined with white subway tile, and modern fixtures. The shower features a retractable door.
As seen in the photos, there is currently an open room, which is designed to be a bathroom. I have a new-in the box natures head composting toilet I can install if desired.
The ceiling is lined with tounge and groove wood planks, stained dark-brown, and sealed/protected with polyurethane. They look beautiful, do not stain, clean easily, and are as smooth as glass. The walls are lined with wooden shiplap planks, painted a semi-gloss white. Everything comes together to create a clean and luxurious vibe.
The ceiling has 22 flush mounted LED lights, controlled by various wall mounted light switches.
The exterior of this bus is freshly painted in its original fire department color, with a Sherwin Williams industrial oil enamel paint, mixed with sanded texture. It has a bedliner type feel — durable and hides any scratches or blemishes.
On the exterior of this bus, you’ll find an incredible amount of functional storage space — something truly unique to this vehicle. You will not find this on any Sprinter Van or School Bus. Every single one of these storage bins has a built In, factory-original lock. See photos!
I have tried to be as thorough as possible here, but if you have any questions — please don’t hesitate to reach out.