yup, it should be that easy to install the 2nd alternator. It's a "1 wire alternator" so the only thing you need to hook up is the power wire. Some alternators require more wires.
The DD in this bus has 2 or 3 spare pulleys running off of the crank.
I think it would be difficult to reliably run an a/c unit with a 12 volt alternator. I don't know the difficulty in finding 24 volt inverters....unless you have a friend named phill who seems to be able to find anything and everything.
Got all moved into the new "shop" today. It's actually a warehouse that some guy has for his business. He just agreed to have me move in and take up space for a price. Heat.....heat comes from giant indoor propane burners, i'm not sure why he doesn't use the furnace that's in the building. We put a smaller propane burning contraption in the bus to save on propane today....but he said he'll buy all the propane, he wants to keep his paint and other supplies above freezing. The place isn't really insulated either....but i'm really excited to have an indoor heated place to work on the bus.
The new jacuzzi is significantly smaller than in previous buses but will work really well with the floorplan we hammered out today.
The jacuzzi is gonna be nearly mid-ship.
you can see the jacuzzi inside the door here...
Gonna have a pair of seats (they're gonna be recovered with thick foam padding, and fuzzy fabric) on either side in front of the jacuzzi
Behind the jacuzzi in the back of the bus is going to be a glass floor....well, i gotta ask the guy at the glass shop what is the better material for walking on: glass, plexi, or lexan. I want it frosted and we'll put cool led's under it. Around the glass floor is gonna be a giant custom built couch that wrap's around on three sides with a "fire pole" in the middle. I'll draw out a floor plan eventually and try to post.
This is our plan today....it might change tomorrow lol