Why the name Diane Ourbus?
Diane Arbus was a photographer in the 40s and 50s known for photographing marginalized members of society and those considered to be outside the social norm. Her work inspired Zac while he received his BFA in photography. As a tribute to her and the inspiration Zac has taken from her, we named the bus Diane. Plus its punny so...
About Diane Ourbus
We want to travel. A lot. And what better way to travel than to take your home with you wherever you go?
A lot of things led to us making this change, but it all comes down to living minimally, having fewer things, more experiences, and creating lasting memories. This all culminated in winning an auction for a 1998 International AmTran Genesis school bus that we now affectionately call Diane Ourbus after the famous photographer.
We needed a bus that could fit in our driveway (so we could work on her), had as much living room as possible for the length (thus the flat nose), had a reasonable number of miles/hours, extra headroom, a solid engine and transmission, good overall condition, and most importantly, we needed a bus that was affordable.
After several failed Craigslist tire kicks, a couple dealerships, and one near devastating trip to Phoenix, we won an auction for a 1998 International AmTran Genesis.
For those that are interested, here’s what she has going on under the hood:
International DT466 7.6L Mechanical Diesel Engine
Allison MT643 Transmission
Over 31k lb GVWR
19 Passenger Rated Capacity
31ft. Long w/ handicap extension