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Very Nice RAGBRAI BUS/RV for sale "The Bloodmobile"

Since moving to a new state, my team has downsized and we no longer need our bus/RV. It is a great vehicle with all the amenities you could want on the ride. Check it out!


9 Replies

“Bicycle Bill”, August 28, 2015 at 8:40 am

Great-looking vehicle, Davy.  As long as it doesn’t require a special registration (other than RV) or special certification to drive something that big, you should have no trouble getting rid of it without having to drop too far from your asking price.



Davy Sprocket, August 28, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Thanks Bill! She has been a great vehicle for us and it is nice that no special license or certification is required to drive it. It will make somebody or team a nice RV/Bus.


“Bicycle Bill”, August 28, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Did you ever tell us why you call it “the bloodmobile”, and what does that emblem/logo/whatever on the back read?



Davy Sprocket, August 28, 2015 at 6:37 pm

The bus used to be the mobile blood unit for the DesMoines Blood Bank and that name was already on the front. When I bought the bus I had to agree to remove the logo on the sides of the bus and intended to paint over the rest, but ran out of time before RAGBRAI so I left it for the ride that year. Everyone on the ride loved the name on the front so we left it and it became known as the “Bloodmobile” on RAGBRAI. We served some awesome bloody mary’s out that bus.



Sexton, August 28, 2015 at 9:31 pm

If I were closer I’d own it already.


KenH, September 2, 2015 at 8:25 am

Nice conversion! Last year a larger team my small team joined forces with was talking about doing something like this at the end of the year. We kinda lost touch and went our own ways this year but if I can figure out how to contact any of them I’ll let them know about yours. We’ll see if there is any money where their mouths are!! You might mention in your ad how many beds/seats there are and how many bikes it can transport. Do you have the traditional roof racks for the bikes or did your team haul them by other means?

Also the need for a special license may vary by state. Many states give you a class C drivers license which is good up to the typical GVWR for school buses but Illinois, for one, is miserly and gives you only a class D license which is good up to 16,000 lbs. Don’t know about your particular bus but a quick web check says that common school buses can go well above the Illinois limit which means Illinois drivers who want to buy anything except the smallest class A motorhomes have to go through the rigamarole of getting a “non-commercial driver’s license” which has to be the worst name for it that anyone could imagine since we all already have non-commercial driver’s licenses!


Davy Sprocket, September 6, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Hello Ken, my fellow GU alum!

You make some good points to consider, but I know in Iowa and Kansas there are no special licenses or certifications required.

The bus can sleep up to 9 depending how you configure it. We have had 9 before. It has 3 bunk beds(6 people), 1 short bed(1 person) and a queen bed in the back(2 people). The nice thing about the bus is that it can be reconfigured fairly easily by the owner. Since our team got small, we focused on storage and don’t use 3 of the bunks or the short bed.

FYI, I just replaced the 3 batteries it takes last Tuesday so that will save someone $400.

To the AlcoHawk’s Caster: If we don’t sell the Bloodmobile, you are always welcome to use our bathroom and shower when co-camped. See you on the ride in 2016!!


Pdiddly, September 9, 2015 at 8:46 pm

Hi Davy, Is the bus still available? What are the prospects of it making it to California, then back to Iowa? LOL.


Davy Sprocket, September 21, 2015 at 7:01 am

The Bloodmobile has been sold!

Sad to see her go, but now I need to reconfigure the team for next year.


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