When I started my build, I had a short list of "must haves" 1- bathroom with flushing toilet & shower, 2- big fridge, and 3- large fuel capacity
Spent months visualizing & planning before I tore anything out. Saved & reused as much of the original cabinets as possible (you can't beat the quality)
1- a 1 piece fiberglass unit out of a water damaged truck camper came my way for $100
2- 8 cf RV fridge just fits above the wheelwell, I also use a Norcold 12v fridge/freezer in the passthrough area on longer outings(great for bringing Halibut & Salmon from Alaska!)
3- Adding a van style tank is pretty straightforward(gets you about 30+ gal) & since I disabled the rear doors( bathroom partially blocked one) I had a tank made & vented it into the generator compartment( 55 gal & you'd never guess or smell it's there)
Also, as far as AC units, check out Dometic Cool Cat... 10K BTU AC & heatpump, I installed mine in the top of the tall cabinet behind the driver, a tight fit but, I absolutely love it! Nothing beats a heatpump on chilly (not freezing) days, providing of course you have shore power.
So, get your list together & have fun! Look forward to seeing your progress...
I actually looking at the Coleman Mach 8 9200BTU it is apparently only 8” tall.you can always make an outside shelf on back of rig to sit a roof AC on. Then duct air in. Granted one could do that with a window AC unit too. Unconventional...... but if it works.... who cares. Maybe you'll start a fad lol.Yes. I yanked it out. It never really worked well to begin with. The front cab ac works great. With the fan pulling hot air out the top it stays reasonably cool when driving even with out the rear ac.
When camping I run the window ac.
I may add a low profile roof top unit soon. Trying to avoid making it taller, but it may be my best option.
Yes on the Expo West. I have been to everyone. Thinking I must be pretty thick to need all that edumacation.Great call on expo west. I’m planning on attending this year and may go with a small convoy from San Diego. Has anyone on here been?
Nice work on the wheels. I just finally cleaned the last duct tape off my red lenses and replaced with clear. I wish the PO had just pulled them off and spray painted white. Would've been so much less work!