Hey! Welcome to our website.

Jill & Todd:

  • From Calgary, AB Canada
  • In 2018 we decided a major life change was needed and asked ourselves, “when is enough enough?”
  • We wanted to be free from suburbia and the grind that goes with city living (commuting, taxes, mortgage, HOA fees)
  • The conversation started with hey lets buy a houseboat!, lets buy an RV!, lets buy a 5th wheel! NO lets buy a BUS!
  • So that’s what we did, in Jan 2018 we bought a bus from Arizona and brought it up to Canada on a very cold Easter in 2018
  • Sold the house in May 2019 and moved into Ruby full-time.
  • We are adventurers looking forward to exploring all of America, from Mexico city to Tuktoyaktuk and beyond!

About Ruby:

  • She is a Prevost shell, that was made in Canada in 1989
  • Was originally purchased brand new and converted in 1990 by Liberty Coach so her technical title is “1990 Prevost Liberty Coach”
  • Her bus build # is 165
  • Her original purchase price was $870,000 US and she was purchased by a guy in Texas, who had her for 7 years.
  • She was then purchased by a military man from Arizona, who had her until we bought her in Jan 2018.

Here are some stats that people always want to know:

  • Diesel pusher – Detroit 2 Stroke Diesel 8 V92 with 500 horsepower – with blower and turbo
  • Transmission – 4 speed Allison automatic
  • 5.5 MPG (on a good day!)
  • Loaded weight – 46,000 lbs
  • Length – 40 feet
  • Drives like a marshmallow
  • Came with 128,000 miles (built for 1 Mil)
  • 4 Solar panels (1200 watts)
  • 2 charge controllers
  • 11 house batteries
  • 4 engine batteries
  • 500L fresh water tank
  • 500L grey/black tank
  • Can go up to 2 weeks off grid with water / grey tanks