Escort RE-A

This bus has become the best buy choice of tour operators and colleges.

Chassis Information

  • Escort RE-A chassis designed and built by ElDorado National Co.
  • Available with Cummins B5.9L (160, 190, or 230 HP) or C8.3L (250 HP)
  • turbo diesel engines; also available with natural gas or propane
  • Allison AT-545 transmission is standard, MT-643, MTB-643, B300 and B300R
  • transmissions are also available
  • 100-gallon diesel fuel capacity
  • 255/70R Michelin steel belted highway radials
  • Wheel base is 139″, 178″, 208″ or 240″ depending on model
  • GVWR ranges from 26,500 to 29,000 lbs. depending on model
  • 4.30:1 ratio rear axle is standard
  • 8-D battery
  • 130-amp alternator is standard
  • Power steering
  • Four-bag per axle air ride suspension
  • Air S-cam brakes-16.5″ x 5″ front, 16.5″ x 7″ rear; optional ABS brake system is available
  • Air throttle
  • Full dash instrumentation
  • 1,000 sq. in. rear-mounted radiator with integrated transmission oil cooler; optional side-mounted radiator is available
  • Black matte-finish dashboard
  • 11-gauge rear engine deck with five layers of noise/heat insulators
  • Front tow hooks
  • 50,000 lbs. frame rail with liners

Body and Floor Structure

  • 2″ x 1″ integral welded roll-cage with 4 year/100,000 mile warranty
  • All structural steel is high-solid primed and sealed for superior corrosion resistance
  • .080 aluminum exterior skin-choice of exterior body colors is standard
  • All window frames feature welded gussets for increased durability
  • Exterior sidewalls feature removable lower skirts for minimized down-time and repair costs
  • Entire body structure is mounted on the chassis frame via rubber isolators to reduce road shock transfer to passenger compartment
  • 3/4″ exterior-grade plywood floor undercoated prior to and after installation to resist moisture and deterioration

 Windows and Doors

  • 39″ x 43″ laminated and tinted top-T slider windows, including egress capability as required by floor plan
  • 35″ x 80″ electric, double-leaf passenger entry door with door-activated stepwell entry door light and upper/lower loading area view windows

Electrical and Lighting

  • Master electro-panel with circuit breakers and relays is easily accessible in weather-sealed junction box below driver’s side window
  • All electrical connections are coated with dielectric spray to resist corrosion and failure
  • Every electro-panel is equipped with a complete laminated circuit legend for ease of serviceability
  • All wiring is function numbered and color coded for ease of identification for service and maintenance
  • MotoGuard engine protection system is standard
  • All wiring is enclosed in a plastic loom to resist abrasion and minimize electrical related failures
  • Spare electrical circuit running from electro-panel to rear engine area is designed for reduced maintenance
  • Exterior harness connectors are all-weather brass “military” plug type for long and trouble free life
  • Driver control console is left of driver’s seat for easy access; all switches are backlit for convenient day/night operation
  • Exterior lighting features tear-drop style front clearance lights and
  • low-profile rear clearance lights which meet all applicable FMVSS and ICC requirements

Interior Finish and Trim

  • Ceiling headliner is low maintenance, easy to clean, padded vinyl,
    finished in a platinum color
  • Upper wall covering is a highly durable, vinyl covered
    aluminum, and lower sidewalls are finished in a scuff
  • proof black Ozite carpet

Safety and Convenience

  • Exterior key lock for entry door
  • Stainless steel safety stanchion on left side of
  • passenger entry
  • Curb-side modesty panel and entry-assist handrail at
  • left of passenger entry
  • Deluxe exterior mirrors with built-in convex
  • 4″ x 16″ interior driver/passenger view mirror
  • High-back driver’s seat
  • Front and rear 10-gauge steel bumper covered with
  • 5/16″ R.I.M. molded polyurethane for impact resistance, painted to
  • color-match bus body
  • Heavy-duty steel track seating system is integrated into body structure
  • and allows quick and easy seat re-spacing or removal
  • All models meet or exceed all applicable FMVSS requirements
  • All models are available with ADA compliance packages

Popular Options

(NOTE: This is only a partial listing of optional equipment. For more complete information, contact your ElDorado National representative.) HVAC

  • Passenger area A/C systems ranging from 52,000 BTU to 120,000 BTU, A/C
  • Carrier and Thermo King
  • Available with free-blow, overhead ducting or combination
  • Rear heater from 35,000-70,000 BTU
  • Stepwell heater, 20,000 BTU
  • 200-amp alternator
  • Ozone-friendly refrigerant
  • Cold-climate package
  • Tropical-climate package


  • Two-passenger bench seats
  • Low, mid and high-back bucket seats
  • Complete range of heavy-duty vinyl and deluxe fabric upholstery
  • Complete range of seating features including recliners, side sliders,foot rests, map pockets, passenger restraints, head rests, and grab handles
  • Raised suburban flooring in passenger seating area
  • 6-way adjustable hydra-mechanical driver’s seat

Windows and Doors

  • 39″ x 43″ solid glass “tour style” passenger windows for unobstructed viewing
  • Window configurations offer tip-in transom
  • Titanium tinting on passenger windows
  • Euroview upper window above windshield
  • Center and dual front/center door options
  • Air-operated 35″ clear-opening bi-fold and 30″ clear-opening plug-type entry doors
  • Entry door interlock
  • Optional wheel chair and exterior luggage doors offer high-solid primed steel frames with corrosion resistant aluminum skin, stainless steel piano hinges and are key lockable


  • Up to 290 cubic feet
  • Under-floor luggage compartment
  • Rear luggage with curb-side mounted heavy-duty door
  • Rear luggage cargo net
  • Overhead stainless steel parcel racks with individual map lights
  • Floor-mounted luggage rack (40″ to 113″ in length)

Comfort, Appearance, and Safety

Full range of radio, stereo audio systems including PA system TV and VCP package with 4 to 6 color monitors, driver controlled Restroom, with or without sink Food service center with sink and refrigerator Deluxe fabric sidewalls and headliner Colored floor or carpet in a wide range of color choices Stainless steel wheel inserts or aluminum wheels Front/side destination signs Front lighted sign Full range of attractive paint schemes or custom painting and lettering First aid kit, fire extinguisher, roadside flares/reflectors Reverse alarm Motorized and heated exterior mirrors


  • All models are able to provide handicapped accessibility and meet all applicable ADA requirements
  • Platform and passive type wheelchair lifts are available
  • All support equipment such as tie-down securements, flip seats, assist handrails, signage, etc. is available