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Old 12-29-2014, 06:10 AM   #101
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Thanks for the update, I LOVE your Gillig. Its so cool to see something different.
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:07 PM   #102
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Thanks EastCoastCB! Although the lighting is bad, here's a bit more.






And here's my Ikea kitchen cabinets.

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Old 12-29-2014, 10:21 PM   #103
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Old 12-30-2014, 01:27 AM   #104
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yes, you did a great job with the kitchen. Would love to know some more details about the build, like what all is going on in that equipment cabinet.
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Old 12-30-2014, 04:00 AM   #105
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Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:51 AM   #106
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Fabulous work!!! Well done!
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Old 12-30-2014, 08:26 PM   #107
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great design. like the stainless steel in the kitchen
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Old 12-30-2014, 09:46 PM   #108
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Thanks everyone! Glad to hear approvals on my little kitchen. Sometimes I think about all the thousands of people that rode in my little project back when it was in transit service in Daytona. Do you think they would believe it to see it now? The transit buses are often overlooked when it comes to conversions, but they're not bad with a little lipstick.

Headinthetrees, you asked about the equipment cabinet. If you look back in the build, you can see photos. It contains 2 4-D Lifeline absorbed mat batteries for the house system in the bottom. Above that are the two breaker boxes (one for incoming power and the 2nd for inverter circuits). Above that is a 24V battery charger and on the opposite wall, a 3000 watt Prosine inverter/charger. There is also a marine type breaker panel for 24V circuits in the door as well as the inverter control panel. At the top of the compartment are two quiet fans that are thermostically controlled for heat removal from the compartment. I could have installed only one, had I known how little heat I have in there. But at the time, I didn't know.

As far as the kitchen, everything you see there came from Ikea. I use a portable induction cooktop if I want to fry anything. The microwave does double duty as it is a convection/microwave. By not having a built in cooktop, it gives me more counter space in an already small kitchen. I cooked a spaghetti dinner for 9 at Halloween.
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:01 PM   #109
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Ya I can see how not having the cooktop in the way is a great spacesaver. There are lots of times when its simply not needed for cooking, or only for the very last phase of cooking, allowing more room for doing all your prepwork. Also you can bring extra burners if you knew you were going to be cooking for a lot of people.

The fans look really nice as a pair, and redundancy is always nice because eventually ones gonna go out on you.

I thought I had read through your whole thread but I must have missed the part on the electrical setup, I'll have to go back and check it out.
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:06 PM   #110
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Ya I can see how not having the cooktop in the way is a great spacesaver. There are lots of times when its simply not needed for cooking, or only for the very last phase of cooking, allowing more room for doing all your prepwork. Also you can bring extra burners if you knew you were going to be cooking for a lot of people.

The fans look really nice as a pair, and redundancy is always nice because eventually ones gonna go out on you.

I thought I had read through your whole thread but I must have missed the part on the electrical setup, I'll have to go back and check it out.
True. Some people just use an electric skillet and/or griddle.

Those fans were made for audio-visual cabinets and were designed to be extra quiet. I think they were around $75 each. You can't hear them when they're running.
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