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Design & Build Goals

Design & Build Goals

This list is constantly updated as I work on the design & purchasing.
currently in stock to install, or already installed

  • Electrical Systems
    • 800 amp/hr House LiFePO4 Battery banks
      • Sub-Floor mounted heated compartments
      • Expandable design, to start with 200 amp/hr minimum and build up to full capacity
    • Solar to match and charging goal is 1 day in Pacific NW
      • Roof has room for ~1000 watts of solar panels
    • 30 amp SmartPlug input for when 110-125v is available ♦
    • Victron centric design
    • Provide controlled & metered power to other RV’s & campers ♦
    • Honda EU2200i auxiliary generator ♦ Planning to mod for Dual Fuel
    • Dedicated 200 amp/hr Bus Battery for Engine with Off / E / H / Both selection.
      • Advanced 110v continuous battery charger ♦
    • Dedicated engine alternator for House
    • Core and distributed instrumentation, infrastructure system, sensors, and lighting control via RS-485 / I2C / CAN ♦
      • Primary and sub-module computers ♦
      • Multiple Monitors & Displays ♦
  • Heating
    • Diesel heating for low and high altitudes
      • Aim for high capacity but low noise
    • Automatic Keep warm function for Batteries and all fluid tanks
    • Engine and Electrical system heating of hot water.
  • Cooling
    • Bus already has multiple opening windows, including emergency exits ♦
    • Roof Vent / Access hatch ♦
    • Adding screens to all openings
    • High capacity variable speed forced air intake / exhaust systems ♦
  • Kitchen
    • 2 “burner” hidden Induction Cooktop ♦ Aobosi Double Induction Cooktop
      • Power ventilation system during cooking ♦
    • Oven Options under consideration
      • Microwave / Convection Oven combination
      • Oster Air Fryer Oven or similar
        ( Bake, Air Fry, Toast, Slow Cook, Dehydrate, Broil, Roast, Warm, Pizza, and Turbo Convection )
    • Sink
      • Covered if possible
      • Large, Deep, Stainless Steel
      • Faucets for washing
      • Separate drinking water Faucet ♦
      • On Demand pump(s)
      • Bump valve for washing water On/Off and to activate Pump ♦
      • Pre-set water temperature with Hot water override
      • Large water supply for washing & shower replenishment
      • Filtered water supply system for drinking water ♦
    • Food storage
      • Large Refrigerator ♦
      • Large Separate Freezer
      • Between window storage for Dry goods, spices, etc.
    • Below counter storage
    • U shaped Dining / Conversation area at back of bus
    • 2 hanging closets
  • Sleeping up to 4 persons
    • Will have bed at dining area seating level. When not sleeping it will be for additional seating. The backrest / storage cabinet will raise to the ceiling for full access to the bed (full size, laying across the width)
    • A secondary bed for guests is planned to be full size, part of Lounge / Dining seating area
  • Closet / Bathroom Functions
    • Hidden Shower area – for use as needed. Gym memberships, Truck Stops, etc. for main showers.
      • Consider Recirculating water system for shower, so a long one can be achieved with minimal water impact.
    • Composting Toilet – OGO Origin on slide out
  • Communications
    • Cellular WiFi MIMO multi-sim
    • Considering StarLink Mobile options
    • VoIP
    • Local and long range Radios ♦
  • Audio / Visual
  • Office / Design / Workshop area
    • 12v Main Computer ♦
    • 12v Secondary computers ♦
    • 12v Media computers ♦
    • Electronics Bench
      • 12v based bench power supply ♦
    • Mechanical assembly & work tools ♦
  • Security
    • Lots, but not telling. ♦
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