Re: Potential bus converter, have some questions
I am still in the building phase of my conversion. Exterior is finished, generator and all wiring have been run, ceiling is finished, and flooring should be done early next week. So, I have not had the opportunity to use the generator as yet. My main concern for heating and cooking was over the use of propane and wood stoves. Propane because of leaks and potential explosions. Wood stoves because my wife is very sensitive to wood smoke. My only real choice was electric heat. If I am plugged into shore power then I will not need the generator. If I need heat and shore power is not available, then my highly efficient diesel generator under the bus will work just fine. It is computerized so that if I turn on the heat, the computer will tell the generator to turn on. It is hooked up to my 112 gallon diesel fuel tank and uses very little fuel per hour. Also it is very quiet plus its compartment under the bus has been insulated to reduce any noise coming from the generator.
If I had kids on the bus, I would be worried about hot wood stoves for heat or propane leaks. However many conversions on this site have different sources for heating and cooking. It really depends on personal preference and tolerance for some risks.