I agree that it looks pretty tall.
I wonder if you can make the door where the wheelchair lift goes somehow work for a lower serving window??
And if so, is it worth the effort?
Venting etc. ….. check with your AHJ and see what they say.
Maybe a side vent.
GVW… isn’t that based on full load capacity? Not empty weight.
From the pics it looks like about 20 – 25 people capacity.
20 people x 250 lbs = 5000 lbs.
Probably another 1000 – 2000 for all the seats and stuff you will be ripping out.
You only mentioned a pizza conveyor. What ….500 lbs?
A couple fridges, a freezer, sinks, and cupboards and shelves. 1000 lbs?
Genny… 200 lbs? propane … 200lbs? do you need propane? or just go all electric?
All supplies ….1000 lbs?
From what I can see so far….. still within specs.
The lift door is my best option for a service window I agree. I might be able to build steps inside going down to the window much like the steps at the entrance to the bus.
I was originally leaning towards propane but after reading some of your posts and some research at the state level I think electric might be the lower cost option with less maint… So a far larger genny, probably go with a diesel. I had a stand alone APU in my Kenworth that ran two 20amp circuits and burned about a gallon of juice every 4-5 hours. I think even that might be a bit small? Ideally I want a convection conveyor, a grill, and a steam table or several electric roasting pans, freezer, cooler/cold sandwich table, water heater, MAYBE a microwave for occasional use, etc… that’s probably too much electricity…
These are things that will work themselves out eventually but I feel like I need to be considerate of them while choosing a rig. I think I need to just jump on this truck, get it running, gut it out and repair/replace everything that must be fixed, and pour tons more research into it in the process. I can get it on a scale once it’s running. You’re probably right about the weight, there’s got to be 800-1000 pounds of seats in there…
I guess worst case scenario I get someone started on a killer RV, sell it for what I’ll have in it and start looking again.