Does the average recreational vehicle have to be some fifty-foot long brick with a strange graphic pattern of blacks, tans and boat-sparkle silver? No, it doesn’t. We aren’t going to knock an RV…some of them will embarass the houses we live in with all of the creature comforts they offer. But most of them are literally rolling bricks with marker lights all over them, or they look like an airport shuttle. Not this one…this is a 1975 Crown Supercoach ex-school bus that currently has been worked over on the inside to be a tour bus, with seating for forty. It would be unreal just how quickly all of that would be removed in the sake of an RV conversion, because this Cummins 855-powered, five-speed manual equipped bus would make a killer conversion unit.
Crowns and their competition, Gillig, ran a near-monopoly on school buses on the West Coast for years, both using Twinkie-shaped bus layouts that could haul as many as 97 children, depending on layout options. Once common, the buses have since been retired out and in many cases, scrapped. California was especially quick to have school districts crush their old buses, so finding this one cleaned up and spared is a sight to behold. Just imagine it rolling down the interstate with it’s engine working along, looking like it does now. Imagine how much better this will look parked next to your typical Class A rigs in the pits.