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1985 MCI-96A3

Bus Year 1985
Motor Year 2000 Cummins ISM 400hp, 1450 ft/lbs
Bus Location Boise, ID
Sellers Name Brian Diehl
Contact Number (763) 242-3734


Price: $55,000

Item Description

This is a 1985 MCI 96A3 we purchased in November of 2002 as a seated motorcoach. I drove it from Los Angeles to Minneapolis that same week beginning the conversion journey I’d dreamed about for years. For the next thirteen years, I converted the bus into a fully functional home on wheels. There was one year where the conversion was interrupted by a complete and total power train replacement. Every year we spent as much time using the bus as we could. Using the bus throughout the conversion process led to a final layout perfectly matching our needs up to and including the ability to spend almost an entire year full-timing. We’ve had the bus as far north as Alaska, east to Virginia, west to Oregon and south to Texas. The nearly 120,000 miles driven during the past seventeen years have been full of wonderful adventures lived in complete comfort. Now, it is time for you to make memories that will last a lifetime while traveling in the comfort of a custom one of a kind 40-foot motor coach you can be proud of.

The coach is road ready with the current registration and clean motor home title located in Idaho. It is 40′ long and 8′ wide. Where will you take this dream machine? With over $120,000 invested in this coach, you are sure to enjoy the destination as well as the journey in full comfort!

Feature Highlights

Chassis Specifications:

  • Year 2000 Cummins ISM 400 hp, 1450 ft/lbs. torque with 10sp Eaton Auto shift transmission
  • Integrated Jake brakes High / Low settings
  • Electronic cruise control
  • 11r22.5 Toyo tires and aluminum wheels
  • Tires in excellent condition and just a couple years old (2017 except tag are older)
  • 11r22.5 full size spare on new steel wheel
  • 105 gallon fresh water tank with filtered fill and ability to pump water into the tank
  • 115 gallon combined black/gray waste tank with dump valves on both sides of the coach
  • Central air with heat pump (dual compressor option).
  • Webasto diesel fired boiler for hot water heating and integrated domestic hot water heating
  • Electric hot water heater
  • Full size kitchen that is a dream to cook in
  • Large capacity oven with 3 burner cook top
  • Household style apartment sized refrigerator
  • All drawers on full extension drawer slides
  • Overhead cabinet doors on self-supporting hinges
  • Large pull out pantry
  • Storage underneath kitchen cabinets in “toe kick” space
  • 2000 watt 24volt Outback sealed true sine wave high efficiency inverter
  • 4 – 6 volt US 2200 XC2 batteries wired in 24 volts configuration (Brand new)
  • 2 – 265 watt Grape solar panels
  • Blue Sky MPPT solar charge controller with IPN ProRemote integrated battery capacity monitor
  • LED lighting along with 24v DC Fluorescent lights
  • 7kw Generac fully enclosed RV generator
  • All electrical outlets powered by Inverter
  • 120 volt 30 amp electrical system
  • Walk around full Size bed in bedroom
  • Office space in bedroom
  • Flexsteel Couch with fold out double bed
  • Flexsteel barrel style chairs on rotating bases
  • Flexsteel driver and passenger seats on power bases
  • Full size shower
  • Porcelain toilet
  • Porcelain bath sink
  • 32” LED TV in living room
  • 24” LED TV in bedroom (12Volt DC)
  • Alpine style AM/FM/CD stereo with line in for external audio inputs (with remote control)

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