What is that thing?

The Flxette was a 19-passenger transit bus built by Flxible in their Evergreen, Alabama factory. The model was sold to Leisure Time Products to continue production using a either a Ford or Chevrolet chassis.

This Flxette was a 1984 short bus converted to an RV by Rob Scherrer and Jack Graybeal in 1993. It has a 454 GMC engine, converted to run on propane by Dan Wolfe.

She was featured as the centerfold of bus conversion magazine, “Miss July ’95” (although I’m missing one page):

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  • Engine: 454 GMC (not original; converted to propane)
  • Transmission: 3-speed auto turbo 400
  • Length: 20 feet
  • Height: 10 feet 3 inches
  • Width: 7 feet 1 inches
  • Axles: 2
  • Power breaks
  • Power steering


  • Propane: “55-gallon propane tank; 8mpg”
    • It seems to be 35-gallons at 5 to 7mpg in practice. I’m not sure if the lower capacity is due to age of the tank or due to pressure needed to run the engine, or because of age of the tank.
  • Fresh water: 40 gallons… looks more like 20. Polyethylene.
  • Grey/Black combo: “50 gallons”… looks more like 30. Replaced.


  • It’s slept four, if you count the floor 🙂
  • 48-inch x 76-inch flip lounge couch
  • Dinette, converts to a couch
  • View photos


  • Air conditioner: Briskair 13,500 BTU
  • Heating system: Propane 19,000 BTU
  • 45-amp convertor/charger (replaced with a new one… slightly less amperage)
  • Fridge: 3-way Norcold, 3 cubic feet.
  • 3-burner propane stove
  • 900 wat microwave
  • Equinox water purifier
  • Custom shower + toilet
  • Dome-covered escape-hatch with fan