Sunday, September 13, 2015

A Few More Pictures and Details

The motor coach we have selected is a diesel pusher, which means that like a commercial bus it has a diesel engine in the rear. Ours is built on a Freightliner XC Chassis and has a turbo charged Caterpillar engine, six-speed Allison transmission, air suspension, and air brakes. The photograph above shows the front half of our coach with the dining table in the right foreground, kitchen counter and real wood floor to the left, hide-a-bed off-white leather sofa (left), white leather love seat (right) and the leather cockpit chairs in front of that huge windshield. Both of the cockpit seats unlock and swivel around to the living area. The cabinets are solid walnut. 

Here's a view from the co-pilot seat looking back. These photos are from the seller and aren't the best, but they will do for now. Linda really likes the U-shaped kitchen with lots of counter space. We both like it being on the drivers side so that the large windows are on the passenger side with the door and where the campsites have the tables and fire pit. We also like having a real table and chairs instead of a dinette booth. Beyond the kitchen is a dressing room, shower, water closet, and bedroom. 

Here's another view of the kitchen. Double sink, Corian counter tops with a drop-leaf extension and range cover, convection microwave oven, and lots of counter space and storage. 

And here's my flight deck. Hydraulic leveling jacks, push button electronic shift control, air brakes, air horn, heavy duty 6-way electric leather seat, and in-dash rear view camera system. The TRW steering wheel is both tilt and telescoping so you can put it wherever it needs to be. Of course you are sitting forward of the front wheels so there's more swing in your turns (at both ends) and it drives like a bus so the wheel is typically adjusted more horizontal (flat) than you would have in a car. It's a lot like the cab-over fire trucks I drove in Seabrook. 

I'll take a lot more photographs myself in two weeks when I fly out to inspect the coach. By then they will have completed replacement of the windshield, minor repairs, maintenance, and other work we have requested. 

If you click on the pictures above they get larger. 

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