I’m realizing now as I type this that I never came up with a name for our rig, and now sadly, we won’t be able to.  The good news is, now YOU get to name it whatever you want, because…

πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ We’re selling the bus! πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰

We’ve been the exclusive owners of this beautiful work of love for its 5 years of existence (as an RV anyway), and it’s time to share the experience and pass it on to another caring person, couple, or family.  This really is perfect for anyone looking to start a part-time or full-time #buslife without the months of stress of building one out yourself… if we did it again, we’d DEFINITELY look for something like this first rather than starting from scratch πŸ™‚

(If you’ve been following us for some time and are interested in why we’re selling the bus, head to our instagram @familyonabus where we’ll be posting a video about it soon.  Short story: we found our long-term home, and we just don’t need it anymore πŸ™  )

This bus is located in Hood River, Oregon – and it is able to drive anywhere you live!

Contact us via email and ask us some questions
! For pricing info, keep reading!

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Video Walkthrough

Here’s the details about the bus (with pics!)

General Living specs

  • Sleeps 6-7 comfortably
  • Kid-friendly
  • Spacious Kitchen
  • Lots of storage (including outdoor storage)
  • Tow car-ready- 240 sqft
  • Lots of windows & natural lighting (all with blackout curtains)

General Bus Specs

  • ’01 Orion V (retired Denver City Transit, we knew the mechanic who worked on it)
  • Exterior dimensions: 41′ length, 10′ width, 11′ height
  • interior dimensions: 38′ length (6′ of driver’s space / entry) x 8′ width x 7′ height (WAY higher than a school bus ceiling)
  • 5.9l Cummins ISB Diesel w/ less than 90k miles (generally last for over 500k miles)
  • Blue Ox tow package + RVi remote brake for tow car ($3k value)
  • 30a electrical input w/ RV-rated WFCO Power Center + DC converter
  • 50-gal grey water storage tank + lots of undercarriage storage space (and room for freshwater tank)
  • Exterior 4’x2′ storage space w/ shelving
  • heavy duty 2-bike front rack, can be converted to motorcycle or scooter storage
  • exterior solar-powered automatic entryway light
  • tires under 5k miles
  • 120-gal diesel tank (up to 10mpg)

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Entry / Driver’s area

  • Operational wheelchair lift
  • Large space for 2nd captain’s chair
  • 1′ coat closet w/ shoe storage
  • Lots of buttons, not sure what they all do
  • Don’t push the red one, for the love of god
  • Extra 9v outlets for charging devices on long hauls

Living Room

  • Bench seating for 6 / seatbelts for 2 with lots of storage underneath
  • Benches slide out to turn into comfortable queen+ size bed
  • IKEA Norden Gateleg foldable full size dining table
  • Dometic Duo Therm 15,000 BTU a/c
  • Chalkboard wall for messages / decor
  • Great outdoor lighting / nature viewing, 2 fully openable 3’ windows w/ blackout curtains on each
  • Custom-built overhead cabinets with surprising amount of space

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  • Over 20sqft of usable counter space!!
  • Custom-built overhead cabinets
  • Tons of kitchen cabinets, drawers, and pantry space
  • Whirlpool front-loading 3cu.ft clothes washer
  • Sharp Convection Oven + Microwave
  • Instant-on Eccotemp LP water heater (controlled from exterior)
  • Plenty of GFCI outlets
  • Large stainless-steel sink basin w/ overhead IKEA faucet
  • Dometic electric/propane shockproof RV fridge & freezer (5ft)

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  • Two 12-in wide wardrobe closets on either side of bed
  • Comfortable queen-size Murphy bed
  • Bench seating for kids w/ cabinets underneath and larger storage space behind
  • Custom-built overhead cabinets
  • Stainless steel magnet wall
  • Wall-mounted fold-out desk for kids to draw on w/ large craft paper roll
  • Space for shelving for toy & craft storage
  • Great natural sunlight w/ large window

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  • Roomy shower (for an RV) and an actual tub!! Very rare on RV’s / bus builds
  • Centrally located between both bedrooms for privacy
  • Linen closet; plenty of storage space for toiletries & linens
  • Nature’s Head odorless composting toilet (no black water, yay!)

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  • Over 17sqft of office deskspace!!
  • Wall-mounted TV (or computer monitor)
  • Windows on both sides of room with blackout curtains for privacy
  • Heaps of storage space incl. rack for hanging kids clothes
  • 3 individual beds (office desk doubles as platform for custom twin-size bed)
  • Bookshelf + secret compartment for safe storage

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Thanks for taking a look at our listing, and we’re really hoping you love it as much as we have!


This bus has been featured in various publications and videos:

Buying The Bus

Our asking price for this bus: $39,000 $35,000. And yes, we are willing to negotiate with you during the process.

We would love for you to email us first with some questions and tell us your story! After that, we’ll invite you to do a video walkthrough with us where you can ask us more questions and see everything up close before making a trip out here, and if that goes well then we can arrange to meet with you in person in Hood River, OR so you can see the bus for yourself. If everything goes well, then we will negotiate and go through with the sale, and you’ll own a fantastic 40ft converted transit bus you can call home – or home away from home πŸ™‚