PUMBAA THE VINTAGE MAZDA BUS
The bus is a Mazda T3000 from 1983 & used to fit 18 people (an old school bus).
It was converted into a Motorhome in 2018 by an English cabinetry maker.
Dan & I are only the third owners of this bus since its conversion.
We have renamed our bus PUMBAA because it of Nala & the fact that Pumbaa means "slow" in Swahili& let's face it our bus does not go really fast!
What is actually in the Bus?
The bus as a living room section with table & banquette.
The banquette is an empty shell, so we modified it for it to be Nala’s quarter 😻.
The table can also be lower to become a second bed 🛏.
The Kitchen is equipped with a sink, oven, fridge & microwave.
We have an indoors 🚽 but our heated shower is outside 🌟.
And of course, our bedroom 🛏, which can be completely closed off if we wanna leave Nala in there while we set up camp. We also have a 📺 in there, not that we plan on watching it but it was already there.
The bus also has a boot space (which is basically underneath our bed), a roof rack & solar panels ☀️.
The only thing this bus does not have is headspace, but we will be don’t plan on spending most of the time inside anyways 😉.
The bus also came with everything inside, all the camping gears such as ⛺️, tables & chairs, barbie, gas cooker, safe, fake turf & gazebo 🙌🏼.
In terms of the modification we have done ourselves:
Replaced all fly screens
Tinted all windows
Soundproofed the whole driving section of the bus for Nala’s sensitive ears
Installed a newer and bigger roof rack
Added extra solar panels
Added extra battery to store our solar energy
Added extra USB plugs
Sewed all new curtains and cushions
Screwed a lot of latches, hooks and stuff
A fresh coat of paint pretty much everywhere inside
Created Nala's quarter under the banquette, where she now has her littler box.
We glued some ropes on the table foot, so Nala has a dedicated place to do her claws (& actually it’s turned out really pretty & fit well with our decor theme).
Secured all draw so there would be no chances of them opening while driving.
We managed to create a secure place for Nala to wait for us to set up camp (we basically created a door for the bedroom).
Dan also did a lot engine wise ⚙️ but you know I don’t understand this 😉