- Dec 20, 2007
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Thanks for the tips and the views! I wasnt sure about having slides as if it were in the middle bay I'd probably have access to all sides. Im mostly worried about having it side mounted with another camper being next to us having to listen to it... but then again that situation we'd be in a park where we'd most likely be hooked up to shore power and not running a generator. I would absolutely love to have it in the front, I just think it would require some pretty custom metal work to get it there. The front of the bus there is like on a hinge, perhaps it could be permanently mounted to the slide and close with a latch.Two comments on your generator video, first, really enjoying them:
1. I would mount in front if you can. If possible, put on a slide. Makes maintenance so much easier. Both my diesel pushers had them in the front.
2. As far as the spare, I carried an unmounted tire in my previous diesel pusher. I could not handle a fully mounted tire. Plus, the lug nuts are torqued to 450 lb-ft.
Maybe another consideration could be generator over-heating. We frequently park overnight in Mesquite on our trips to Powell and some nights are pretty hot and we have the A/C going. I will slide the generator out the front for more air circulation.
My Phaeton has two 500 lb rated load ball bearing slides per side, so 1000 lbs per side. You can find on the Tiffin site and they are only $50 each.
This! The front one works hard due to heat transfer from windshield. It’s tough to keep front area cool.You might want to get 1 more ac if not 2 more... 3 minimum, 4 on a 45' bus would be better.
My parents have a 42' bus and with 3 ac's kicking on 110 heat or in a humid area it's working hard.
looked at the brand. Read some great reviews, but went a different direction (could not get one when I needed).These guys showed up today. 2x 15.5k btu units. I'll be super excited to move forward with putting the generator in the bus along with some AC so I can work on it nice and cool these next few months. We will be putting one split between the back bedroom and the bunks, and then a forward unit. The bathroom wont have anything unless we find that we'd need a third smaller unit. These have soft start caps built in, but no heat pumps as we will have diesel heating available.
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You are still working on trim? Isn't your first trip planned for next month in june?
Dude, stop being a dick. He obviously meant June 2022. You aren't going to build a 45 foot coach from scratch only working on weekends in 6 months. That's a multi year project. He won't even have those walls painted by next month, let alone done and ready to use.You are still working on trim? Isn't your first trip planned for next month in june?
I am just going by what he said. He made it sound like this year.Dude, stop being a dick. He obviously meant June 2022. You aren't going to build a 45 foot coach from scratch only working on weekends in 6 months. That's a multi year project. He won't even have those walls painted by next month, let alone done and ready to use.
We have about 3 videos waiting. We are going to do a couple small trips to work out bugs end of June. Then we have like a two week gap which gives us two weekends to fix/change stuff and then we have a large trip all the way to Boston and back over four weeks.