Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Orange County, CA
Coachwork: Crown, integral. (With 2kW of tiltable solar)
Chassis: Crown Supercoach II (rear engine)
Engine: Detroit 6V92TAC, DDEC 2, Jake brake, Allison HT740
Rated Cap: 37,400 lbs GVWR
Under the front of my bus I made a spare wheel/tire mount, in the same place as the factory-optional one would have been, complete with a worm-drive winch and a wheeled dolly to move the wheel and tire when it's on the ground. Between the front door and front wheel is about 24" of space, so my emergencies-only generator goes there on a slide-out mount. On the driver's side opposite the generator is a small vented compartment that I originally made for two 20lb propane cylinders, but when I realized that was a stupid place for propane I reused it for storing spare engine oil, hydraulic/PS fluid, distilled water, gear oil, etc etc - if anything leaks it doesn't matter too much because the compartment is open to the ground. And above the front axle is my 120VAC air compressor which is connected to the bus's accessories air system and supplies three air outlets for inflating tires and running air tools.
Not an inch of space anywhere is wasted or unused!