Originally Posted by Hud3
r/v Jedi looks like a Rock Star
tour bus! Gonna show us what it looks like inside?
I'm sure that will get me into trouble, but I just posted a review about a pump and even that got nasty replies, so who cares anymore
We choose much like the boat, so cherry interior
and it's an Allegro Bus, so real wood, not veneer. I've always said we're not so into that "roughing it" scene with the boat and I found it surprising to find that the slogan that the manufacturer Tiffin uses is: "Roughing it smoothly"
Here is the galley
And opposite dinette (table can be pulled out further for seating 4 people):
Technically much the same as the boat; at some points even a bit more advanced, like the AC power system. It has an 10 kW 120/240V genset, Magnum true-sine 2.8kW inverter
and a power management system. All three are integrated, so loads can be sched at will in case there is an overload... like one of the A/C can be shut off while we use the microwave or, when the overload isn't that much, the inverter
will put a couple of kW out from the house batteries so that a 12kW demand can be met for short duration. Very advanced and that power schedding system had me puzzled for a while.
There are 3 A/C units with heat pumps, two propane
furnaces and the fridge/freezer as well as water
heater work on both AC power and propane
. There is a 35 gallon propane tank and a 150 gallon diesel
tank mounted in the basement.
Here's part of the bedroom:
There's a nice Cummins ISL 425hp engine
with very smart 6-speed Allison gearbox
and side radiator. 2-stage true engine
break (from Jacobs, Jake Brake), air service
brakes, full air suspension. It's almost sitting on the ground in the pics but will come up 6" or so when the suspension airbags inflate.
Pilot is towed with all four wheels down. It has a modification on the braking cylinder, where an air-hose from the bus attaches so that it gets coupled to the bus's pneumatic braking system.
I spent the last couple of weeks outfitting it and first thing was putting in a Kenwood D710 dual-band HAM radio
with matching antenna
just like on the boat. Got a siren out of it with a tornado warning first night we had it !! Was quick to find the weather
channel on TV after that and made that one of the first things to do when setting up. We got both of the first two tropical storms of 2012 after that !! How I manage to do that I don't know. Beryl luckily passed just north of us so we were spared the worst of it.