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Bluebird American Jail Bus Camper

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Vehicle Description

Reluctantly selling a previous US Navy Prison bus based in Japan. This Bluebird short bus converted into a Motorhome benefits from the shorter body making it very easy to drive on the English roads. The bus is 8 meters long, 3 meters high and 2.7 meters wide. Bring owned by the US Navy means the bus is super clean below including the engine, a UK built cummins engine, meaning parts are easy to come by. I believe this is the only right-handed short bus currently in the UK.

Very cheap to tax…..£14.43 a month. Will come with a 12 month MOT from Feb 2020.

The bus has had two major services since being imported in 2017; including, injector cleaning, new oil and oil filters, air filters, fuel filters, all new auxiliary and tensioning belts. After viewing the underneath of the bus when it was MOT’d the mechanic walked me round what was an extremely well looked after, clean chassis and mechanical parts.

The bus has been converted with a lot of love and attention to detail. All the woodwork and interior is finished to the a high spec.

Inside the bus:

Back bedroom: 1 double bed with memory foam mattress, TV with digital aerial and DVD player, 2 x reading lights with built in 12v USB charging points.

Bunk beds x 2 both with bespoke foam mattresses and both with 12v reading lights with built in USB charging points.

Bathroom area, built in sink with Thetford chemical loo and light off the leisure system.

Lounge area – Bespoke built sofa that pulls out to make a double bed means this bus can sleep 6. Under sofa storage is handy for board games, excess food and general travel items. The electric cupboard also doubles as an extra seat, with CD player, 4 speakers and Bluetooth capability.

Kitchen – The kitchen has a high grade 3 fob Foker cooker, prep area, wine rack, shelves for food and cooking utensils as well as a undercounter fridge freezer. Butler sink with knife set. The bus has the ability to carry a week’s food for two people without using other storage areas inside the bus.

Two solar panels, a split charger to charge the leisure batteries when driving and electric hook up means this bus acts as a true motorhome. The leisure system runs 24v as well as 240v.

Outside – 2×3 meter awnings so you can have either one or two out at the same time, a long fold down BBQ table attached to the side of the bus is perfect for food condiments, drinks, plates and general dining uses outside when bbq’ing.

The bus has built in self tinting windows perfect for keeping the mid day sun out.

Amazingly it has decking on top of the roof so you can sit with a bean bag in the morning with your cup of tea enjoying the peace (or the sea view).

The bus has huge amounts of under bed storage and a secret compartments to store valuables. Also comes with a Thule 3 bike rack.

The new owner has more than enough space on the bottom of the bus to add a 200 litre fresh water tank and a 200 litre waste tank with water heater etc…a company like Propex could easily fit those.

The bus came to us as the last picture and it was a project that has been fun completing. We have spent the whole summer travelling to various camp sights and camping wild and you can definitely spot which motor home is yours at the end of a night!! The bus comes with all fixtures and fittings including the TV, fridge, hob, curtains and cushions, plates, knifes, forks, etc…. It’s an all year round motor home/campervan as it has a very efficient diesel heating system installed. Easy to drive and genuine low under 40K mileage. Days of fun just taking off and pitching up wherever you find yourself. Time to move on to a new owner to enjoy. International work travel is the only reason I am selling this vehicle otherwise I would be keeping it for years to come. Any viewings welcome.

Conversion Description

Inside the bus:

Back bedroom: 1 double bed with memory foam mattress, TV with digital aerial and DVD player, 2 x reading lights with built in 12v USB charging points.

Bunk beds x 2 both with bespoke foam mattresses and both with 12v reading lights with built in USB charging points.

Bathroom area, built in sink with Thetford chemical loo and light off the leisure system.

Lounge area – Bespoke built sofa that pulls out to make a double bed means this bus can sleep 6. Under sofa storage is handy for board games, excess food and general travel items. The electric cupboard also doubles as an extra seat, with CD player, 4 speakers and Bluetooth capability.

Kitchen – The kitchen has a high grade 3 fob Foker cooker, prep area, wine rack, shelves for food and cooking utensils as well as a undercounter fridge freezer. Butler sink with knife set. The bus has the ability to carry a week’s food for two people without using other storage areas inside the bus.

Two solar panels, a split charger to charge the leisure batteries when driving and electric hook up means this bus acts as a true motorhome. The leisure system runs 24v as well as 240v.

Outside – 2×3 meter awnings so you can have either one or two out at the same time, a long fold down BBQ table attached to the side of the bus is perfect for food condiments, drinks, plates and general dining uses outside when bbq’ing.

The bus has built in self tinting windows perfect for keeping the mid day sun out.

Amazingly it has decking on top of the roof so you can sit with a bean bag in the morning with your cup of tea enjoying the peace (or the sea view).

The bus has huge amounts of under bed storage and a secret compartments to store valuables. Also comes with a Thule 3 bike rack.

Ready to Hire Out
Landlords Gas Safe Certificate
Guaranteed Appropriate Payload
240v Electrical Sign off
DVLA Motor Caravan Registration
£37,500
Make and Model

Bluebird

Current Mileage
34,000miles
Year
Contact Information
Specification
Transmission Type
Automatic
Vehicle length
7.70meters
Vehicle height
3.07meters
Vehicle Width
3.00meters
Berths
6

One double bed at the rear

Two single bunk beds

A pull out sofa bed that turns in to a double

Belted Seats
4
Maximum Weight (MAM or MTPLM)
8,000kg
Unladen Weight Verified?
YES - the vehicle has been weighed since completion
Unladen Weight
7,500kg
Gas sign-off supplied
None