The Sun Bum

I came across this video clip on my YouTube feed. I believe it may have come from Jeff Krulik’s 1997 documentary: Ernest Borgnine On The Bus. The documentary chronicled the time Krulik spent in 1995 on tour with Borgnine as they drove across the Midwest in Borgnine’s 40-ft Prevost bus, The Sun Bum. He was clearly proud of his bus. Interesting to see how much has changed with motorcoaches over the years although the Prevost does hold up pretty well over time. Even with a “telephone” in the cockpit.

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    • Richard
      Richard says:

      Not sure. The Borgnines owned Beaver Bus #10 (a Beaver conversion). The 2nd owners bought the bus from the Borgnines in 1993 and owned it for some period of time and perhaps they still do. The 2nd owners were in Washington state when they bought the coach.

      It would be a very unique coach to own. Probably still runs great. There are several unique identifiers on the coach. I came across one person attempting to sell a coach a few years back that they claimed was the Sun Bum. From what I understand, the original documentation for the coach went to the 2nd owners and I’m sure that any new buyer would hold those documents carefully to authenticate the coach.

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