What kind of freak looks at a GMC short bus and pictures the ultimate off-road machine?! Sure, in theory it would make for a killer off-road RV for one if you have skill, no fear of any off-road obstacle and a mattress nobody is using, but there is the entire concept of a useable off-roader: besides the obvious suspension and body lifts needed, you’d need to swap out the weak-suck 305 or diesel for something with some balls, probably convert it over to four-wheel-drive since not many of these had it from the factory and most conversion companies didn’t bother, and manage to make it to the off-road park or the trail without going 500 yards near a playground before you can prove just how good of an idea this truly was. The trail riders are going to be left with their jaws dropped as a combination between a van and a kindergarten’s time-out cage comes splashing by, the engine on the rev limiter, the mud flying faster than brown paint during art time. (Please, please, let that just be paint…)
One enterprising individual in Pennsylvania has managed to create such a beast, and it works. It’s a glorious creation, capable enough and oddly appealing, if you can manage to endure the “Free Candy!” cracks every time you turn a wheel. But with a YouTube channel called “takeitoutandplaywithit”, we won’t be in a hurry to apologize for any restraining order joke anytime soon. The Magic School Bus it ain’t, but some kind of magic is going on to keep it from sinking up to the stop sign in mud!