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Vehicle Description

ElDorado National Passport

Finally the perfect combination of low-floor design and transit grade durability at a reasonable price. The ElDorado National Passport is the low-floor transportation solution that doesn't break the bank. The Passport's rear wheel drive design provides unsurpassed durability with the convenience of a low-floor. In the past, small low-floor buses meant light-duty. The Passport changes that. Manufactured with many of the processes used in our 12-year tested, heavy-duty buses, the Passport offers a robust body cage construction and industry leading corrosion protection, allowing it to stand up to your harshest applications.

The Passport was designed for superior floor plan flexibility with accommodations for up to three ADA-compliant wheelchair positions. Realizing that no two customer applications are the same, the Passport offers a wide array of transit/shuttle options. As with all ElDorado National low-floor buses, the Passport offers unsurpassed fuel flexibility - diesel, gasoline, CNG or propane. The ElDorado National Passport gives you easy access to anywhere you want to go!

The Passport-HD retains all of the major components of the chassis including the suspensions, axles and powertrain for proven dependability. Want a second opinion? Read the Passport-HD FTA 10 year/350,000 mile Altoona test report and start believing today!

DESIGNED TO MEET OR EXCEED APPLICABLE FMVSS STANDARDS

Features

ElDorado National Passport Advantages
  • Flat entrance transition and floor for superior wheelchair entry
  • Physical side impact and roof crush testing
  • Wide-variety of floorplans available
  • Available in 30' and 35' models
  • Altoona tested for 10 years, 350,000 miles
Body
  • Altoona tested for a 10 year / 350,000 mile life cycle
  • Integrally welded body construction
  • Welded steel gussets at all window posts
  • Fully welded, 14 gauge, electro-galvanized steel wheelwells
  • Grit blasted cage preparation
  • Entire body structure is coated with PPG - CRE904 primer/sealer
  • PPG - Corashield coating applied to exposed exterior structural steel
  • .080 inch aluminum exterior sidewalls
  • Interior tubular structures are coated with Ziebart, Type A rust proofing
  • Driver's modesty panel and upper barrier
  • .063 inch aluminum exterior roof panel
  • Undercoated and edge sealed .75 inch thick, AC grade plywood flooring
  • Two-stage coach undercoating process
  • 1.5 inch thick fiberglass insulation with R-5 rating
  • Platinum gray melamine interior walls and ceiling finish
  • T-slide type passenger windows with 1/8 inch tempered safety glass
  • RCA rubber flooring with ribbed aisle
  • Rear emergency exit window
  • Electrically operated front entry/exit door
  • 34"x80" panel opening
  • Sensitive entry/exit door edges
  • Color and number coded electrical wiring with protective loom
  • Manual resetting circuit breakers
  • As-built body electrical junction compartment schematic
  • All ICC required exterior lighting
  • Incandescent interior lighting
  • Stepwell lighting
  • Remote control/heated 7"x12" exterior mirrors with convex lenses
  • Passenger assists fabricated of stainless steel
  • Drivers sun visor
  • Dash mounted heater/defroster/air conditioning system
  • One color, full body paint finish
  • Braun brand ADA compliant transit ramp
  • Front and rear mud flaps
  • Chrome front bumper and painted steel rear bumper
  • GM brand high-back driver's seat
Chassis
  • International Chassis
  • Solid I-beam front axle, Arvin Meritor brand
  • Conventional rear axle, Dana Meritor brand
  • Tapered leaf spring suspension, front and rear
  • GM Vortec 8.1 L gasoline engine
  • Allison 2200PTS Series transmission
  • Hydraulic disc brakes with integral ABS at front and rear axles
  • 19.5 inch painted steel wheels
  • 245/75R19.5 steel belted radial tires
  • 60 gallon fuel tank
  • Automatic engine protection system
  • Dual Delco brand batteries
  • Dual 150 amp rated alternators
  • High idle system
  • Ground level exhaust pipe
  • Power assist steering with tilt feature
  • Engine block heater
  • Engine hour meter
  • Cruise control
  • Front tow hooks
  • Two speed wipers with intermittent feature
Seating Options

At TESCO Bus, we want the process of purchasing a bus to be as easy as possible. Finding the perfect seat for your bus may seem overwhelming, but we are here to help. We are a distributor for Freedman seats, the most common of all seating in the transportation industry. Freedman offers endless amounts of seating types from the low back vinyls to the high back recliners, both common choices amongst our customers. To take a deeper a look at some of the Freedman seats and products that TESCO offers, click here.

Dimensions

30' Model
  • Passengers: Up to 27
  • GVWR: 26,000 lb.
  • Body Length: 30'
  • Body Width: 102"
  • Body Height: 117", (120" w/roof HVAC)
  • Interior Height: 95" in low-floor area, 76" over rear axle
  • Wheelbase: 254"
  • Available Engines: Vortec 8.1L gasoline or Duramax diesel 6.6L
  • Transmissions: Allison 2200 PTS
  • Fuel Capacity: 40 gallons
  • Passenger HVAC: up to 96,000 BTU
  • Front Axle: 8,000 lb.
  • Rear Axle: 19,000 lb.
  • Brakes: Hydraulic ABS disc brakes
  • Tires: 265/70R 19.5H
  • Suspension: Taper leaf spring suspension
35' Model
  • Passengers: Up to 33
  • GVWR: 26,000 lb.
  • Body Length: 35'
  • Body Width: 102"
  • Body Height: 117", (120" w/roof HVAC)
  • Interior Height: 95" in low-floor area, 76" over rear axle
  • Wheelbase: 254"
  • Available Engines: Vortec 8.1L gasoline or Duramax diesel 6.6L
  • Transmissions: Allison 2200 PTS
  • Fuel Capacity: 60 gallons
  • Passenger HVAC: up to 96,000 BTU
  • Front Axle: 8,000 lb.
  • Rear Axle: 19,000 lb.
  • Brakes: Hydraulic ABS disc brakes
  • Tires: 265/70R 19.5H
  • Suspension: Taper leaf spring suspension

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