We Are Selling Our Converted 2000 Chevrolet Blue Bird 4-Window School Bus!

The time has come for us to part ways with our beloved short school bus. It is bittersweet for us as we have traveled for two years full-time in this little guy and have made many memories in the lower-48 and much of Eastern Canada. This bus has been one of the most dependable and reliable vehicles either of us has ever owned and has never let us down in over 30,000 miles of full-time travel!

Why are we selling? Simply because we had planned on spending 2020 traveling the Western US, up to Alaska, then back down to the East Coast in the fall and with COVID, it simply didn’t happen. Our travel plans are grounded in Oklahoma until at least 2021 and we thought the pandemic would be a good time to take on a new project and really push ourselves to do something bigger, so we will be visiting Alaska in our full-size school bus once it is finished. Enough about us, on to the bus!

Make: Chevrolet 3500, 1-ton cutaway chassis

Model: Bluebird Mini-Bird 4 Window School Bus

Title: Private Bus

Engine: 6.5L TD w/ 146,XXX miles

Interior Living

  • All windows are covered with Reflectix insulation inside curtains and retain temperature better than glass. Windows are tinted dark for added heat resistance.
  • Living area is perfect for two travelers + a kid or dog and will come ready to drive away for a camping trip (utensils, full propane tank, full water, etc)
  • Excessive storage under bed for camping gear, recovery gear, clothing, etc.

Fresh Water Storage 30 gallon (under sink)

Grey Water Storage 27 gallon (undercarriage)

SeaFlow Accumulator Tank

SeaFlow Water Pump

Inline water filter

Pergo Floor

Camp Chef Oven/Stove Combo

20# propane tank

Espar D2 Diesel Heater

¾ poly iso insulation in floors

Rustoleum Floor Paint

Alpine CD/AUX Head Unit

Back Up Camera

6.5” Rockford Fosgate Speakers (above driver)

Whynter 65-Quart Refrigerator

Fantastic Fan 1250 (push/pull, 3 speed) (above bed)

Fantastic Vent Cover (can use fan during rain storm)

Queen-Size Memory Foam Mattress (new in plastic, never used)

Matching captains chairs that swivel

Cassette Toilet


  • Plenty of solar for keeping fridge cold, laptops and cameras charged, and after dark power for lights and fans
  • MPPT controller expandable with more solar/batteries
  • After days of clouds or high-use, battery isolator can charge batteries from engine

80-AMP Battery Isolator

Shore Plug

3-100 watt Renogy Solar Solar Panels

40 AMP Renogy Solar Rover MPPT Charge Controller

4- Duracell 6V GC2 FLA Batteries

AIMS Power 1500 Watt (4000 watt surge) Pure Sine Inverter/Charger

12V LED Puck Lights & Reading Lights (throughout)

2-12 circuit Blue Sea Systems 12V Fuse Box

2- 12V Blue Sea Systems USB charging ports -4 ports total

All fuses and circuit breakers are blue sea systems


  • Roof has been sanded, seams and openings sealed with Eternabond and Dicor and then coated with Henry’s Tropicool paint
  • All trim, bumpers, wheels, and grill have been touched up with new paint

Uni-strut Roof Rack

Yakima Roof Box

Taller Moog Coil Springs~2 inch lift

5-gal Solar Shower

Pop Up Shower Tent

32-inch LED Light Bar (38000 lumens)

Yellow Fog Lights

Reverse Lights  (switched)

5000 lb 2” hitch

Fresh water fill hatch

Snow chains


  • 6.5L “bulletproofed” with a new Stanadyne PMD relocated in the front grill
  • Oil Changes every 5000-10000 miles depending on driving terrain (off-road, mountain passes, etc) + filter replacement
  • Fuel Treatment every 15 tanks of fuel
  • New steering, front suspension and brakes

142,000 Serpentine Belt, Vacuum Pump

140,000 Boost Control Solenoid 

138,000 MOOG Coil Springs, MOOG Tie Rod Ends Inner/Outer, MOOG Ball Joints Upper/Lower, Air Lift 5000 Rear Air Bags

133,000 Bilstein Shocks Rear, KYB Shocks Front, Air Filter, Roadmaster Steering Stabilizer, Front Sway Bar Bushings/Hardware, Roadmaster Rear Sway Bar, Stanadyne PMD relocated to front bumper + high performance resistor

127,000 Fuel Filter, Fuel Lift Pump

120,000 Brake Pads Front and Rear, Rear Axle Seal

113,000 4 Cooper 10-ply tires

107,000 2 Cooper 10-ply tires, Coolant Flush and Replace with dexcool

Relocated PMD behind grill

Price: $24,500⎮No payments and no rent to own. Price has some flexibility for a serious buyer.

Location: Tahlequah, OK but willing to travel to meet within 500 miles of 74464 with a $500 deposit.

Contact: 918.510.3561 ⎮okienomads@gmail.com

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us.

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