Our Bus

Our motorhome is a 1977 Eagle model 05. It was built in 1976 in Brownsville, TX and placed into service as a seated coach by Wilson Tours in Massachusetts.

The bus was purchased by a private party in the 1990s and slowly converted into a motorhome. We purchased it via eBay on May 25th, 2012.

  Since then, we have made many changes to update systems, fix problems, and better suit our needs:

  • Install new horns.
  • Smoke/CO detector.
  • Install reverse switch in transmission (so that the reverse lights work).
  • Reconnect Jake brake.
  • Install surge suppressor on incoming power feed.
  • New microwave power outlet.
  • Re-wire water pump.
  • Re-seal front door.
  • Remove old TV and satellite antennas. Seal holes in roof.
  • Replace GFCI outlets.
  • Replace right rear marker light.
  • Install fridge temperature alarm.
  • Fix right brake light.
  • Right rear frame repair.
  • Install new door window.
  • Rewire breaker panel for 50A/240v. New 6/4 feed cable to panel.
  • Replace generator power cable.
  • Install LED bulbs for marker lights, brake lights, turn signals.
  • Repair air line to air horn. Replace solenoid.
  • Replace bathroom vent fan.
  • Replace propane detector alarm.
  • Move generator and inverter control panels.
  • Replace engine stop air cylinder.
  • Re-run rear camera power wires.
  • Re-run windshield wiper power wires.
  • Install buffer switch for Jake brakes
  • Replace Dometic propane refrigerator with a household fridge.
  • Paint/seal roof.
  • Replace inverter with a pure-sine Magnum. Install six new AGM batteries. New 4/0 battery cables.
  • Remove living room fluorescent lights. Install LED strips.
  • New radio speakers. New radio.
  • Paint dashboard. Add cup holder for driver.
  • Install fresh water and grey/black tank level monitor.
  • New hot water heater.
  • Replace all CPVC water pipes with PEX.
  • New engine fuel lines. Add electric priming pump.
  • Remove queen bed. Build and install four bunks.
  • Build new soffit in bedroom with LED lights.
  • Add two digital furnace thermostats.
  • Rebuild chassis battery trays. Replace both 8D batteries with two Interstate Group 31 batteries.
  • Install new bedroom furnace.
  • Add child latches to fridge doors (so they don’t open when driving!)
  • Car towing light/power socket.
  • Eight new 11r24.5 tires. Ouch.
  • Remove drivers and passengers side windows and siding. Replace insulation. Re-seal. Reinstall drip rail and trim.
  • Remove living room interior wall. Re-insulate. Paint.
  • Remove dinette. Make new table. Install new seats with three-point seat belts.
  • Paint kitchen countertop.
  • New kitchen sink and faucet.
  • Add entry stair LED lights.
  • Replace sewer tank vent cap.
  • Add tachometer.
  • New bathroom faucet.
  • Replace toilet ball, spring, valve, seals.
  • Add insulation to all water lines.
  • Paint windshield wiper arms. Replace wiper blades.
  • Replace all propane lines.
  • Add outlet under dinette.
  • New air hose reel.
  • Add electric heat for water bay.
  • Add engine bay outlet and switch for engine preheater.
  • Replace all eight shock absorbers.
  • Frame repair.
  • Add weatherstripping and insulate all bay doors.
  • Reinstall living room furnace.
  • Install bedroom radio and speakers.
  • Suspension adjustment and alignment.
  • New TV!
  • Pneumatic throttle.
  • Replace shower head.
  • Replace bathroom vanity light with LED fixture.
  • Caulk shower.