Toyota Coaster bus to RV conversion?

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Oct 7, 2019
Buffalo NY
We just got back from a cruise to the Bahamas and there are Toyota Coaster buses everywhere over there. And they are so cute! A little reminiscent of the GMC in shape and small size, but RWD and diesel engine, automatic or stick shift!

2000 coaster.jpg

Looks like they get about 20mpg, but top speed is only 68mph. Not sure why, maybe there are electronically limited, believe they are a 4.0L turbo diesel, so maybe that's all they do from the factory. They are known for their ruggedness, and have been copied by other manufacturers over the years. And they go long periods of time between redesigns, the one above is the style from 1993 to 2016, a 23 year long run, so must be a ton of parts out there. Pretty cool shape imo, seems like they'd make a cool RV!

Justin Brady

Oct 4, 2019
Bell Buckle TN