0.1. This Scope of Work is an attachment to, and integral part of, the Request for Proposal for Coach Conversion Services dated 7/15/02, version 1.
0.2. For general information and terms and conditions, please consult the RFP.
1.1. Identify and repair all areas of structural and non-structural body/frame corrosion
1.1.1. Carefully remove trim, paint, etc. from corroded areas
1.1.2. Remove, repair, and replace corroded and damaged frame tubes and skin as required to provide a corrosion-free, structurally sound, and weather-tight body.
18.104.22.168. All replaced tubes to be same gauge, dimensions, and material as those removed.
22.214.171.124. All welds to be full-penetration and weather-tight.
126.96.36.199. All exposed metalwork to be properly treated with acid primer.
1.2. Identify and repair all exterior leaks.
1.2.1. Roof coating will need to be removed to properly identify roof leaks
1.2.2. Replace any skin sections deemed to be potential current or future leakage areas based on thickness, visible damage, etc.
1.2.3. Repair or replace weather seals, gaskets, and other transition materials as required.
1.3. Identify locations for and furnish and install operable (sliding) windows in existing “skinned over” window area and provide appropriate structural reinforcement for these new windows
1.3.1. Type, size, and location of windows to be verified with Owner on-site.
1.3.2. Window locations:
1.4. Evaluate (and quote) the possibility of remounting forward bay doors to hinge at bottom and swing down:
1.4.1. Provide a mechanism (such as springs or gas struts) to:
188.8.131.52. Assist in opening/closing the doors
184.108.40.206. Assure that, should the latches fail, the doors will not swing open past a predetermined point, perhaps 10-15 inches
1.4.2. Reinforce the doors as necessary to support the weight of motorcycles being loaded into the bay, including a person standing alongside (approximately 500 lbs for the bike and 200 lbs for the person)
1.4.3. Provide diamond-plate surfaces (which can be part of the reinforcement) to enable the bikes to clear the latch housings and generally facilitate loading and unloading.
2.1. All modifications and components described in this section are to be installed in such a way as to minimize the overall height of the coach. Specifically, the overall height limit should be dictated by the height of the shell at the centerline of the roof plus the height added by the low-profile Penguin air conditioners, mounted in the most height-efficient way. Any other fixed components, other than flexible antennae, must be installed in such a way as to be below this line.
2.2. Replace existing spot/floodlight system with low-profile model or fixed floodlighting (TBD during roof layout)
2.3.1. Cutouts should be clean and appropriately finished, with no sharp edges or burrs
2.3.2. Specific location of these six components to be verified with Owner on-site.
2.3.4. All six cutouts to be wired for DC power (capable of being connected to either 24-volt or 12-volt panels, as required).
2.3.5. The three air conditioner cutouts to be wired for A/C power as discussed in section 9.3.
2.4. Evaluate and repair or replace two existing roof hatches.
2.5. Fabricate a sturdy “deck,” approximately 4’ by 8’ in size and adjacent to one of the hatches.
2.6. Fabricate mounting supports for two Girard automatic awnings, one on either side of the coach and extending from just behind the windscreen to the rearmost point of the front set of side windows. Dimension of awnings to be verified with owner in the field. Install awnings on these supports.
2.7. Identify appropriate locations for the following antennae, properly mount the antennae, and route antenna cables to driver area:
2.7.1. GPS antenna
2.7.2. CB Radio antenna
2.7.3. Satellite radio antenna
2.7.4. Two (2) VHF/UHF radio antennae
2.7.5. AM/FM radio antenna
2.8. Identify appropriate locations for the following antennae, properly mount the antennae, and route antenna cables to entertainment center on upper level:
2.8.1. In-motion Satellite TV/internet antenna
2.8.2. Supplemental satellite internet (uplink) antenna
2.8.3. AM/FM radio antenna
2.8.4. Broadcast TV antenna (evaluate existing for re-use)
2.9. Provide a structurally sound mounting location in the ceiling of the forward lounge area (section 13.1.3) for an eyebolt (sky-hook), centrally located over the clear floor area, and capable of supporting a static load of 350 pounds.
2.10. Provide mounting locations for solar panels on any remaining roof real estate
2.10.1. Provide and install panels and wire them to Trace system
3. Shell Preparation and Insulation
3.1. In addition to the structural work described in sections 1 and 2, some additional preparation is required.
3.2. Remove any elements of the existing conversion not consistent with this specification.
3.2.1. The following components are to be kept for possible reuse in the new conversion:
220.127.116.11. 2 Vanner battery equalizers
18.104.22.168. Any existing battery isolators
22.214.171.124. Kubota diesel generator set
126.96.36.199. Generator Gauges
188.8.131.52. AC and DC circuit breakers
184.108.40.206. TV antenna & booster
220.127.116.11. Demand water pump
18.104.22.168. Domestic hot water heater
22.214.171.124. U-Line icemaker
3.2.2. The following components will not be reused, but are to be set aside for disposition by owner:
126.96.36.199. All tv/vcr/stereo equipment
188.8.131.52. Gaggeneau cooktop
184.108.40.206. Vanner inverter
220.127.116.11. ITT battery charger
18.104.22.168. Swivel chairs
22.214.171.124. Basement A/C units
3.3. Thoroughly clean all exposed metalwork after removal of the interior finishes
3.4. Fully insulate the exterior walls/ceilings of the coach, after providing any required chases or preinstalling any lines/cables required by sections 5 through 12.
3.4.1. Use spray-on polyurethane foam insulation wherever practical.
3.5. Fully insulate the floor of the coach with fiberglass batt insulation (between the plywood floor and the headliners of the bays)
4. Master Control Panel
4.1. Provide a single location, located as close as practical to the kitchen area, where all controls and indicators for the house systems will be located.
5.1. All fresh water systems and components must be protected against damage from freezing outside temperatures while the coach is in use (i.e. the living areas will be maintained at a minimum temperature of 55 degrees).
5.2. Furnish and install two separate fresh water storage tanks, as follows:
5.2.1. Potable Water Tank
126.96.36.199. Capacity approximately 16-20 US gallons
188.8.131.52. Separate exterior gravity fill opening
184.108.40.206. Equip with new, 24-volt demand pump
220.127.116.11. Supplies separate potable water taps in kitchen and bathroom, plus icemaker
18.104.22.168. Equip with manual low-point drain, minimum ľ”
22.214.171.124. Provide a manual valve to fill this tank from the city water inlet
5.2.2. Non-potable Water Tank
126.96.36.199. Capacity approximately 80-100 US gallons
188.8.131.52. Separate exterior gravity fill opening
184.108.40.206. Connect to existing 24-volt demand pump
220.127.116.11. Supplies sinks in kitchen and bathroom, shower, toilet, and water heater
18.104.22.168. Equip with manual low-point drain, minimum 2”
22.214.171.124. Provide a manual valve to fill this tank from the city water inlet
5.2.3. Provide a city water inlet with integral check valve
126.96.36.199. The existing city water inlet is new and may be reused.
188.8.131.52. Furnish and install a single-stage cartridge filter immediately inboard of the city water inlet.
184.108.40.206. The manual fill for the potable tank should be immediately inboard of the filter.
220.127.116.11. An additional check valve should be installed between the potable tank fill and the remainder of the water system (which will normally be pressurized by the demand pump).
5.2.4. Furnish and install a two-stage cartridge filter, Ametek Kleen-Plus SY5197 or equivalent, in the kitchen area. Connect to the icemaker as well as a lever-type water tap at the kitchen sink. Input to be from the potable water demand system.
5.2.5. Fixtures to be fed from Fresh Water Systems:
18.104.22.168. Kitchen Sink (Hot, Cold, Filtered Drinking)
22.214.171.124. U-Line Ice Maker (Filtered Drinking)
126.96.36.199. Bathroom Sink (Hot, Cold, Drinking)
188.8.131.52. Shower (Hot, Cold)
184.108.40.206. Exterior Shower (Hot, Cold)
220.127.116.11.1. Provide inside shut-off valves for freezing conditions
18.104.22.168. Dump Compartment Rinse Spigot w/ hose thread (Cold only)
22.214.171.124.1. Provide inside shut-off valve for freezing conditions
6. Waste Water System
6.1. Furnish and install separate waste water holding tanks as follows
6.2. All tanks to be approved polyethylene material and all fittings to be approved ABS or PVC waste fittings.
6.3.1. Minimum capacity 45 US gallons
6.3.2. Toilet must connect directly to black tank by means of a vertical waste pipe (i.e. no bends allowed between closet flange and tank).
6.3.3. Toilet waste connection to be at high point of tank, with minimum protrusion into tank.
6.3.4. Tank to be vented to atmosphere above coach roofline; vent connection to be at high point of tank.
6.3.5. Provide a tank indicator system to indicate level of waste in tank with minimum gradations of Empty, One Quarter, One Half, Three Quarters, and Full. Full indication to be made at 90% of useable tank capacity with coach parked on level ground.
6.3.6. Dump connection to be at low point of tank
6.3.7. Dump line to be minimum 3” diameter
6.3.8. Provide manual gate valve in easily accessible location for dumping
6.3.9. Total bends in dump line not to exceed 75 degrees
6.4.1. Minimum capacity equal to non-potable fresh water tank capacity
6.4.2. Connect all waste lines from fixtures to high point of tank
6.4.3. All fixture wastes to be properly P-trapped and vented
6.4.4. If gray waste vents are to be connected to the same vent as the black vent, this connection must be made above the level of the highest P-trap (if common) or each P-trap (if separate). Otherwise, provide separate gray waste vent above coach roofline.
6.4.5. Provide a tank indicator system to indicate level of waste in tank with minimum gradations of Empty, One Quarter, One Half, Three Quarters, and Full. Full indication to be made at 90% of useable tank capacity with coach parked on level ground.
6.4.6. Dump connection to be at low point of tank
6.4.7. Dump line to be minimum 1.5” diameter
6.4.8. Provide manual gate valve in easily accessible location for dumping
6.4.9. Total bends in dump line not to exceed 90 degrees
6.5. Connect Black and Gray dump lines together downstream of the gate valves and upstream of the sewer hose connection
6.6. Provide industry-standard fitting for 3” flexible sewer line
7. Electrical System
7.1. There will be five separate electrical power systems on the coach, as described below.
7.2. General rules for all electrical work:
7.2.1. Use only properly rated wire for electrical circuits, as appropriate.
7.2.2. Each wire must be securely machine-labeled (Kroy, Dymo, etc.) with its circuit number and panel at each wire junction, including splices and breakers.
7.2.3. Use high-temperature wire in engine and battery compartments.
7.3. 24-volt chassis system
7.3.1. The chassis system is not part of this contract, except as pertains to the chassis/house isolator system and the charging of the house batteries from the main engine alternator.
7.3.2. Components of the chassis electrical system (for example, the chassis 12-volt battery equalizer) may be relocated, if required by other aspects of the conversion process, by the converter with approval of the owner.
7.3.3. Provide a means for the chassis batteries to be charged from the house charger, and for the house batteries to be charged from the alternator, but that assures that the two systems are otherwise isolated and that the chassis batteries cannot be discharged by house loads.
7.3.4. Provide a remote battery disconnect system, such as Intellitec model 00-00507-524, operated by a switch in the driver area (replacing existing manual disconnects).
126.96.36.199. Note that this section requires either dual disconnects (one for the 24-volt loads and one for the 12-volt loads fed by the chassis Vanner equalizer), or a ground-side disconnect AND a high-current diode-type isolator for the 12-volt loads (refer to Vanner VoltMaster Battery Equalizer owner’s manual, pg. 8).
7.4. 12-volt generator starting system
7.4.1. Evaluate and modify as required the existing 12-volt generator starting system. In particular, determine if the starting battery should be relocated to the generator compartment.
7.4.2. Provide a momentary solenoid to “jump” the generator battery from either the house battery or chassis battery systems (whichever is more convenient).
7.4.3. Generator starting system to be otherwise isolated from any other electrical system. (The generator electrical system should, however, power the generator gauges and warning lights wherever located, as well as any illumination incorporated therein.)
7.5. 24-volt house system
7.5.1. Evaluate the existing 24-volt house batteries and house battery mounting system, and determine whether to keep as-is or replace.
7.5.2. Re-wire house battery system as required to comply with current codes and safe practices
7.5.3. Replace existing charger with Trace SW4024 Inverter/Charger
7.5.4. Install battery temperature sensor associated with SW4024
7.5.5. Provide a 24-volt distribution panel with circuit breakers for all 24-volt loads. Number each circuit, and label each breaker with the loads that it serves.
7.5.6. Existing 24-volt circuit breakers may be reused if they comply with current code and are in good condition.
7.5.7. Wherever possible, all lighting, appliances, and fixtures throughout the coach should be 24-volt and supplied from this system.
7.5.8. Provide a remote battery disconnect system, such as Intellitec model 00-00507-524, operated by a switch in the driver area (replacing existing manual disconnects).
188.8.131.52. Note that this section requires either dual disconnects (one for the 24-volt loads and one for the 12-volt loads fed by the house Vanner equalizer), or a ground-side disconnect AND a high-current diode-type isolator for the 12-volt loads (refer to Vanner VoltMaster Battery Equalizer owner’s manual, pg. 8).
7.6. 12-volt house system
7.6.1. The 12-volt house system is to be derived from the 24-volt house system by means of an (existing) Vanner Battery Equalizer.
7.6.2. Keep 12-volt components in the conversion to a minimum to minimize the load on the equalizer.
7.6.3. Provide a 12-volt distribution panel with circuit breakers for all 12-volt loads. Number each circuit, and label each breaker with the loads that it serves.
7.6.4. Provide 12-volt convenience receptacles in the kitchen, bedroom, entertainment center, and driver area.
7.7. 120-volt A/C power system
7.7.1. 120 volt A/C power is provided by the existing 240/120-volt 15-KW generator set, 240-volt 50-Amp shore cable (when shore power is available), and the Trace SW4024 Inverter/Charger.
184.108.40.206. Provide two 120-volt load centers, “I” and “N”
220.127.116.11. Provide a 240-volt Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) or other means to switch between Shore Power and Generator Power (when available)
18.104.22.168. Connect load center N to the output of the ATS. Provide breakers and circuits from Load Center N for the following loads:
22.214.171.124.1. Trace SW4024 Inverter/Charger
126.96.36.199.2. Supplemental Electric Water Heater
188.8.131.52.4. One 240-volt, 50-amp exterior receptacle (location to be determined on-site).
184.108.40.206.5. Two-burner 120-volt electric cooktop
220.127.116.11. Connect Load Center I to the output of the Trace Inverter. Provide breakers and circuits from Load Center I for the following loads:
18.104.22.168.1. GE Advantium-120 microwave/halogen oven
22.214.171.124.2. Existing U-line icemaker
126.96.36.199.4. Entertainment Center equipment
188.8.131.52.5. Two (2) GFCI appliance receptacles (20-A) in kitchen
184.108.40.206.6. GFCI convenience receptacle in bathroom
220.127.116.11.7. Two (2) exterior GFCI convenience receptacles (one each side, locations to be determined)
18.104.22.168.8. GFCI convenience receptacles in front bay and right center bay
22.214.171.124.9. Two (2) Convenience receptacles in driver area
126.96.36.199.10. Convenience receptacles in penthouse, living room, hallway, and each nightstand in bedroom
188.8.131.52.11. Generator jackscrew
7.8. Provide a remote monitor for the Trace in the master control center in the living area.
7.9. Additional wiring (non-power-supply) required:
7.9.1. Video (NTSC composite) cables from the dash area to:
184.108.40.206. Rear view camera
220.127.116.11. Bedroom area (specific location TBD)
18.104.22.168. Main cabin area in the penthouse (specific location TBD)
22.214.171.124. Forward view camera location on top of coach (can be above roof or just at top of upper windshield, forward of window covering)
126.96.36.199. Spare (runs up to main cabin then back through coach to location of rear view camera and terminates)
7.9.2. Two (2) video (NTSC composite) cables from entertainment center to bedroom (specific location TBD)
7.9.3. One RG-59 (CATV) cable from entertainment center to bedroom (specific location TBD)
7.9.4. One RG-59 (CATV) cable from coach bulkhead near power cord connector to entertainment center.
188.8.131.52. Provide and terminate weather-tight “F” connector on coach bulkhead
7.9.5. Category-3, four-pair twisted pair telephone cables, from entertainment center to (specific locations TBD):
184.108.40.206. Driver area
220.127.116.11. Bulkhead connector, 6-position mini type (“RJ-11”) near power cord connector
8.1. Existing Kubota 15-KW generator set is to be reused
8.2. Provide new exhaust lines and fittings for the generator
8.3. Evaluate the possibility of routing generator exhaust over roofline of coach
8.4. Provide and install Wrico wiring harness and starting system for generator. Start/Stop switches to be provided:
8.4.1. At driver’s console
8.4.2. In living area at main panelboards
8.4.3. At the generator itself
8.4.4. Automatically (when enabled) by the Trace SW4024 charger
18.104.22.168. Must have option to disable this feature as needed
8.5. Reroute generator compartment air intake to reduce generator noise levels below National Park standards
8.5.1. Provide additional generator compartment insulation as needed
9. Air conditioning
9.1. Remove existing basement air conditioning.
9.2. Provide a means for driver area air conditioning and defrost air dehumidification.
9.2.1. You may use the existing coils in the dashboard area for this purpose, or propose an alternative. Existing road a/c compressors may also be used, if they can be made to work (at least one is seized). However, coolant lines must be replaced or relocated to the protected area above the bays (existing coolant lines strung along underside of coach are unacceptable).
9.2.2. Driver a/c must be operative without operation of the inverter or the house battery system.
9.2.3. No additional cooling is required in the driver area when main engine is off.
9.3.1. Each opening to be provided with one (1) 120-volt a/c circuit, numbered “1” (forward), “2” (amidships), and “3” (bedroom).
9.3.2. Air conditioning load circuits 1-2-3 are to be cross-connected to air conditioning supply circuits A-B-C (discussed in sections 22.214.171.124.3 and 126.96.36.199.3) by means of a 3P3T switch or other means such that any of the three air conditioners can be connected to the inverter.
10. Vacuum system
10.1. Provide a small central vacuum system for the coach
10.2. Provide vacuum hose connections at front of forward lounge, in bedroom, and in the kitchen
10.3. Provide minimal size canister in storage bay (Over generator?) with coarse filter, and exhaust the system outside the coach
11. Hydronic heating system
11.1. Service or repair, as required, the existing Webasto diesel boiler and coolant pump.
11.1.1. Relocate as needed.
11.1.2. Check and repair or replace fuel supply system.
11.2. Evaluate existing fan-coil units for possible reuse, and provide replacement units as required.
11.2.1. Fans to be 24-volt
11.2.2. Each coil to have manual shut-off/bypass valves.
11.3. Reroute or replace all hydronic lines as required to suit new floor plan.
11.4. Provide new thermostatic domestic heating controls
11.5. Evaluate existing hydronic domestic hot water heater
11.5.1. Replace as necessary
11.5.2. Relocate as required
12.1. LPG gas will be used for cooking only
12.2. LPG system will consist of two (2) five-pound, DOT-approved portable LPG tanks
12.2.1. Provide a secure mounting system for the tanks
12.2.2. Provide fittings and hoses to connect the tanks to the coach system
12.2.3. Provide a manual changeover valve such that only one tank may be drawn down at a time, and that the system may be safely operated with one tank removed.
12.2.4. Provide a tee, valve, and fitting downstream of the changeover valve for the attachment of a hose for an external appliance, such as a BBQ or camping lantern
12.3. Provide all required safety devices, including automatic shut-off valves as required. Mount the LPG leak detector in the kitchen area below the stove.
12.4. The only appliance currently planned for the LPG system is a two-burner cooktop.
13. Interior appointments
13.1. Floor Plan: While we have a general idea how we would like the coach laid out, the actual floor plan is to be determined jointly by bidder and owner after major systems have been designed and located, structural supports have been identified, etc.
13.1.1. After completion of floor plan design, the floor plan is to be laid out inside the coach (after removal of the existing interior) using masking tape (and/or cardboard simulated furniture and appliances) for an owner’s walk-through prior to final approval of the design.
13.1.2. Penthouse: This is the area over the driver’s compartment and will be the main lounge, the place we spend the most time. Principle furnishings are:
188.8.131.52. Two (2) leather, swivel, reclining seats, set as far apart l-r as possible, and as close to the front window as possible, given the constraints of swiveling the seats. These seats are to be equipped with DOT-approved lap belts for use under way.
184.108.40.206. A small, custom “tray-table” set between these seats and just aft of the windshield. Table to be expandable with drop leaves or pull-out extensions so that it will allow for beverage service in its “stowed” position, and for light meal service, with the swivel seats either facing each other or at approximately 90° to each other and 45° to the window (the requirement is to support one or the other of these arrangements as practical, not both) in its “deployed” position.
220.127.116.11. A fixed-base two-seat couch, cloth finished, facing forward, and located just over the step-down to the main level, on the left side of the coach. This fixture will serve to divide the penthouse area from the forward lounge (concealing most of the height transition), will provide for two additional persons to be seated in the penthouse area, and can be a convenient place (under the seat cushions) to locate some of the forward house systems (e.g. hydronic heat fan-coil units, potable water tank, etc.). These two seating positions will also need to be furnished with DOT-approved lap belts.
18.104.22.168. Some sort of beverage holders for these seating positions.
22.214.171.124. A grille-finished cutout, at least 16 square inches in area, in the penthouse floor, opening into the cockpit somewhere above the area between the driver seat and cockpit passenger seat. This grille will later be fitted with a 24-volt reversible pancake fan from below, for the purpose of bringing conditioned house air to the cockpit when parked, or conditioned cockpit air to the penthouse when under way. This grille/cutout must be provided with a solid cover for use when the air exchange is not required.
126.96.36.199. Provide a full-width curtain track across the coach immediately behind the couch.
188.8.131.52.1. Provide full-width cloth curtain (material TBD) and track hardware to separate the penthouse/stairway area from the rest of the coach (for privacy)
184.108.40.206.2. Provide tie-backs for this curtain when not in use; alternatively, curtain to be stowed in slim vertical cabinet
220.127.116.11. Provide a queen (preferred) or double sleeper sofa along the left side of the coach, facing and opening toward the right side.
18.104.22.168.1. Finish material to be leather, to match the penthouse swivel chairs.
22.214.171.124.2. Sofa will abut the back of the penthouse couch, perhaps with a small end table for a beverage between them.
126.96.36.199. Design (in concert with owner) and fabricate a bookcase / entertainment center for the right side wall of the forward lounge, across from the sofa
188.8.131.52.1. Depth of the millwork to be such thatthe main aisleway leading from the entry stair is not impeded when the sleeper sofa is closed, and the sleeper will be able to open without difficulty
184.108.40.206.2. Millwork finish to match kitchen cabinetry.
220.127.116.11.3. Entertainment components to be accommodated:
18.104.22.168.3.1. 15”-17” LCD-type flat-panel TV
22.214.171.124.3.2. Satellite receiver
126.96.36.199.3.5. Stereo Speakers
188.8.131.52.4. Remaining area of the millwork to accommodate a combination of books, CD’s, DVD’s, and VHS tapes, details to be specified in field.
184.108.40.206.5. The top of the millwork should be as high as practical without interfering with the windows or window treatments.
13.1.4. Kitchen: the kitchen will be located more or less where it is currently: aft of the forward lounge, and ahead of the bathroom.
220.127.116.11. Provide all-new cabinetry as required. Finish to be natural maple. All woodwork to be solid wood (cabinet fronts and doors) or plywood (interiors) – No particleboard or pressboard.
18.104.22.168. Layout: Kitchen counters will be in an L-shaped layout, with side-aisle entering from the forward lounge and center-aisle exit toward the bathroom area.
22.214.171.124.1. All kitchen countertops to be ľ” natural granite. Actual granite finish material to be selected after completion of cabinetry and selection of other finish materials (e.g. leather). Selection will be made from “standard” grade material commonly found at stone yards, e.g. Paradiso or Juparana.
126.96.36.199.2. Granite contractor to provide suitable openings for sink, faucets, cooktops, and any other appliances or fixtures as may be required by this specification. Openings to have finished and polished edges wherever required.
188.8.131.52.3. Edges of countertops to be finished – owner to select edge detail (straight with slight ease, beveled, or pencil round) prior to installation. For bid purposes, assume edge detail will be ľ”.
184.108.40.206.1. Kitchen sink to be 18-gauge stainless steel, Elkay, Kohler, Blanco or equivalent. Actual model and size to be determined during kitchen design layout process.
220.127.116.11.2. Due to the extremely large number of kitchen faucets available, and the wide range of prices, this component will be provided by owner prior to completion of the kitchen area. For bid purposes, include installation only, and assume standard household fittings.
18.104.22.168.1. The coach will be equipped with both gas (LPG) and electric (120-volt) two-burner cooktops. Alternatively, a four-burner modular cooktop providing two LPG-capable gas burners and two 120-volt electric burners is acceptable.
22.214.171.124.2. Provide one (1) two-burner, glass-top (Ceran® or equivalent) electric cooktop, fully operable at 110 or 120 volts A/C, such as Kenyon Mediterranean or equivalent.
126.96.36.199.3. Provide one (1) two-burner gas cooktop suitable for LPG use, equipped with electronic ignition. Ignition is preferred to be 24-volt but 12-volt DC or 110-volt AC are acceptable. Cooktop should not draw any electric current except during ignition process.
188.8.131.52.1. Provide GE Advantium 120 over-counter microwave oven with recirculating hood over the cooktop area.
184.108.40.206. Refrigerator/Ice Maker
220.127.116.11.1. Provide Sun-Frost RF-12 (24-volt DC model) refrigerator/freezer. This unit is to be mounted in such a way as to maximize the cooling efficiency of the fan-less coils. If excess free height will be available in the refrigerator mounting location, provide cabinetry underneath the refrigerator for dry storage to the maximum height allowable given the circulation requirements of the unit.
18.104.22.168.2. Refurbish and reinstall existing U-Line icemaker. Connect water supply line to filtered, potable water system.
22.214.171.124. Remaining kitchen area to be a combination of open counter, drawers, and cabinets.
126.96.36.199.1. Provide dedicated receptacles for:
188.8.131.52.1.1. Wet Garbage
184.108.40.206.1.2. Empty aluminum cans
220.127.116.11.1.3. Recyclable glass
18.104.22.168. One Fantastic vent, as specified in section 2.3.3, is to be located in the kitchen area.
22.214.171.124. Note regarding existing layout: The central fixture of the existing bathroom layout is the stall shower. Interestingly, this is the only element of the existing conversion that we are interested in keeping. However, we recognize the difficulty in working around one existing design element when completely reconverting a coach. Therefore, for the purposes of your bid, we offer the following guidance:
126.96.36.199.1. Choose whichever option will result in a lower overall bid – we like the current shower, but it is not worth extra cost to keep it.
188.8.131.52.2. If keeping the existing shower, make the following changes/upgrades:
184.108.40.206.2.1. Remove the existing Corian door and replace with a tempered glass door of similar dimension
220.127.116.11.2.2. Provide an opening in the shower ceiling to correspond to a standard roof-vent cutout, to be provided over the shower area as specified in section 2.3 and finished with a Fantastic vent.
18.104.22.168.2.3. Replace existing 24-volt lighting in the shower as required due to the vent opening and/or compliance with code.
22.214.171.124.2.4. Re-plumb shower drain as necessary to comply with codes and connect to the new wastewater system as described in section 6.4.
126.96.36.199.3. If removing the existing shower, then replace with:
188.8.131.52.3.1. Neo-angle or similar type of shower enclosure encompassing not less than six square feet of area
184.108.40.206.3.2. Fiberglass or similar shower pan
220.127.116.11.3.3. Tempered glass sides and door (possible etched or frosted glass finish TBD depending on layout/privacy issues)
18.104.22.168.4. In either case, provide all new fresh water plumbing, including single-handle mixing valve.
22.214.171.124. The remaining required components of the bathroom are the toilet, small sink, and minimum 15”x17” clear countertop area. The location of these components is to be determined after making a decision regarding the suitability of the existing shower enclosure. (If the shower is to be removed, a more modern and efficient layout is desired.)
126.96.36.199.1. Evaluate the possibility of refurbishing the existing toilet. (At minimum, it will need new seals and valves.)
188.8.131.52.1.1. Discard the toilet if refurbishment/reinstallation will exceed 60% of the cost of a new toilet of equal quality and functionality.
184.108.40.206.1.2. If required, provide new, white, china-bowl toilet with low-rinse design, household styling, and manual operation.
220.127.116.11.1.3. In either case, provide all new waste plumbing into new waste system (section 6.3) in compliance with all applicable codes.
18.104.22.168.2. Provide vanity cabinetry as required, with finish to match kitchen cabinetry
22.214.171.124.3. Provide granite countertop in bathroom area to match kitchen
126.96.36.199.4. Provide undermount lavatory, porcelain or vitreous china as available. Size to be determined during layout design.
188.8.131.52.5. Due to the extremely large number of lavatory faucets available, and the wide range of prices, this component will be provided by owner prior to completion of the bathroom area. For bid purposes, include installation only, and assume standard household fittings and single-hole mounting.
184.108.40.206.6. Provide drinking water tap connected to potable water system.
220.127.116.11. Provide three towel bars as appropriate throughout bath area
18.104.22.168. Provide toilet tissue dispenser
22.214.171.124. Provide safety glass or Plexiglas mirror surfaces as appropriate.
13.1.6. Bedroom. The bedroom area will be located at the very rear of the coach.
126.96.36.199. Protrusions above the floor line from the engine compartment will affect the final layout in this area. As such, the layout cannot be finalized until the existing interior is stripped (and a decision is made regarding the shower, section 188.8.131.52).
184.108.40.206. All surfaces interfacing with the engine room require additional thermal insulation
220.127.116.11. The central feature of the bedroom will be a standard, household queen-size bed (60” by 80”).
18.104.22.168.1. The mattress, to be provided later by owner, will rest on a plywood platform approximately 16” – 18”above the floor. The area under this platform may be used for house systems (or to conceal engine-room protrusions, as required), however, any space under the platform not used by house systems is to be available for storage.
22.214.171.124.2. Our preference is to have the head of the bed on the left or right side of the coach (vs. against the rear of the coach), as dictated by engine-room or other factors.
126.96.36.199.3. Built-in side tables and headboard, as appropriate, are to be provided around the bed platform
188.8.131.52.4. Any volume in side tables not used for systems or engine-room needs is to be made available as storage
184.108.40.206. This is a full-time coach, and, as such, requires a great deal of closet/wardrobe storage. Ideally, the placement of the bed will allow for use of the entire rear wall for this purpose.
220.127.116.11.1. Design and fabricate a wall-unit wardrobe as follows:
18.104.22.168.1.1. Depth to be minimum 24” at hanging rod areas
22.214.171.124.1.2. Hanging rods to have 40” of clearance, top of rod to bottom of hanger area
126.96.36.199.1.3. Provide a minimum of 70” of hanging rod (with 40” clearance as described)
188.8.131.52.1.4. Another 24” of hanging rod with 60” clearance is required, either in this area or elsewhere in the coach
184.108.40.206.1.5. Remainder of the volume of this wardrobe to consist of shelves (for folded clothes storage and shoes).
220.127.116.11.1.6. Entire unit to be “covered” with some type of doors. Bidder to propose method of enclosure to provide a finished appearance consistent with the overall finish of the coach; e.g, natural maple finish wood doors
18.104.22.168.2. Provide additional cabinetry in the bedroom area to accommodate laundry hampers totaling about 10-12 cubic feet
22.214.171.124.3. All wooden cabinetry in bedroom to match maple finish in kitchen and forward living areas
13.1.7. Cockpit (Driver area)
126.96.36.199. Refurbish and re-cover existing ISRI seating
188.8.131.52.1. Material to be cloth/velour combination with leather accent
184.108.40.206. Replace glove-box area of dash with custom millwork with these features:
220.127.116.11.1. “Bookcase” style storage for maps and travel guides (8˝ by 11 format)
18.104.22.168.2. Small bins for pencils, hand lotion, FRS radios, etc.
22.214.171.124.3. Area for full-size box of tissues
126.96.36.199. Re-cover dash with automotive vinyl, color dark gray
188.8.131.52. Provide articulated stand for laptop computer with three positions
184.108.40.206.1. Facing passenger and oriented for passenger typing/operation
220.127.116.11.2. Facing driver
18.104.22.168.3. Over dash, “out-of-way”
22.214.171.124. Renovate “tunnel” area
126.96.36.199.1. Remove swinging doors
188.8.131.52.2. Open tunnel all the way through to forward bay
184.108.40.206.3. Refinish over-wheel areas as storage (if not used for systems)
220.127.116.11.4. Finish tunnel sides with automotive carpet to match driver area
18.104.22.168.5. Finish tunnel floor with industrial vinyl to match entryway.
22.214.171.124.6. Provide sliding closure for rear of tunnel in forward bay
126.96.36.199.7. Provide curtain closure for front of tunnel in cockpit
188.8.131.52. Fabricate “center console” over steering hump
184.108.40.206.1. Use all available space between seats
220.127.116.11.2. Height to be just below level of tunnel floor
18.104.22.168.3. Solid, lift-to-access lid with cup holders
22.214.171.124.4. Inside compartment for trash with removable liner
126.96.36.199.4.1. Provide 3˝” diameter cutout in lid to deposit trash into this compartment without lifting lid.
188.8.131.52.5. Remainder of volume partitioned into bins for small items
184.108.40.206.6. Finish of lid to be durable, easy to clean, and consistent with other finishes in the cockpit area.
13.1.8. “Office” Area
220.127.116.11. Specific location of office area is dependent on bidder’s overall design and layout. Some possibilities are:
18.104.22.168.1. Under the penthouse couch area
22.214.171.124.2. Part of the bookcase/entertainment center
126.96.36.199.3. End of the kitchen cabinet “L”
188.8.131.52.4. In the bedroom
184.108.40.206. Wherever this area is located, it requires the following elements:
220.127.116.11.1. Approximately 50 lineal inches of letter-size hanging file (“Pendaflex”) storage
18.104.22.168.2. Storage for a small computer printer/scanner
22.214.171.124.3. 10-12” of bookcase storage
126.96.36.199.4. Fireproof document safe
13.2.1. Unless otherwise specified, woodwork throughout the coach is to be Maple with a Natural urethane finish
13.2.2. No particleboard or pressboard to be used
13.3. Window Treatments
13.3.1. Provide all curved side windows with Hunter-Douglas Duette Smart Shade track systems
188.8.131.52. Provide Duolite dual-fabric option if available
184.108.40.206. Provide top-down/bottom-up mechanisms if available
220.127.116.11. Size the Duette shades as required to provide full coverage of the window area while maintaining a neat, symmetric appearance.
18.104.22.168. Install the headrails such that the entire window height is viewable when blinds are in the fully opened position (either up or down, as practical)
22.214.171.124. Provide valances for headrails and siderails as required, but make them as small as practical.
126.96.36.199. We understand that the siderails will be vertical, while the windows are trapezoidal, thus the siderails will cross the window seams.
188.8.131.52.1. Ensure that placement of the blinds and siderails does not interfere with the operation of the window latch (emergency exit) mechanisms.
13.3.2. Provide all straight side windows (including passenger door window) with Hunter-Douglas Duette standard track systems
184.108.40.206. Provide Duolite dual-fabric option if available
220.127.116.11. Provide top-down/bottom-up mechanisms if available
18.104.22.168. Size the Duette shades as required to provide full coverage of the window area while maintaining a neat, symmetric appearance.
22.214.171.124. Install the headrails such that the entire window height is viewable when blinds are in the fully opened position (either up or down, as practical)
126.96.36.199. Provide valances for headrails and siderails as required, but make them as small as practical.
13.3.3. Provide upstairs windshield with Hunter-Douglas Duette Vertical Smart Shade track system
188.8.131.52. Opaque-only fabric
184.108.40.206. Orient the track for best coverage of the window with no blockage in the open position
220.127.116.11. Some valances, frames, or other structure may need to be fabricated and installed to facilitate this design
13.3.4. Provide standard RV-type hanging blinds track for driver windscreen and driver side window with pleated fabric blind material.
18.104.22.168. Provide tie-backs for these blinds while under way
13.4.1. All general-purpose lighting throughout the coach is to be 24-volt whenever possible
13.4.2. Furnish halogen downlighting throughout the coach for general lighting. Existing fixtures may be refurbished and reused as long as they are code-compliant and in good condition.
22.214.171.124. General lighting is to be switched at the point of use, except key transition areas where lighting may be switched with “n-way” switches from two points. Example: some lighting in the forward lounge should be switched from both the entry door area and the rear of the lounge.
126.96.36.199. General light switches are to be SPDT type (except those specified in section 188.8.131.52), switching the filaments between “Bus A” (on) and “Bus B” (off)
184.108.40.206. Controls are to be provided at the driver position to make “Bus A Only” hot, “Bus A and Bus B” hot, or both buses cold, allowing the driver to select “all lights off,” “all lights on,” or “local control.”
13.4.3. Furnish 24-volt fluorescent lighting, concealed wherever possible, in the kitchen area to provide supplemental task lighting (in addition to general purpose halogen downlights as above).
13.4.4. Furnish dedicated, adjustable, individually switched 24-volt reading/task lights in the following areas:
220.127.116.11. One at each seating position in the penthouse (gooseneck or aircraft style)
18.104.22.168. One at each end of the sofa in the forward lounge (gooseneck or aircraft style)
22.214.171.124. One at each side of the bed (gooseneck style)
126.96.36.199. One at the entertainment center console (gooseneck style)
188.8.131.52. One at the master control console (gooseneck style)
13.5. Wall Treatments
13.5.1. Exposed wall surfaces that are not finished with cabinetry or other woodwork are to be covered with fabric-type wall coverings. Fabric style to be determined jointly by owner and bidder, with the following characteristics:
184.108.40.206. Easily cleaned
220.127.116.11. Sound absorbing
18.104.22.168. Resistant to pet scratches
13.6. Ceiling Treatment
13.6.1. Ceiling to be finished with sound-absorbing loop-pile fabric, similar to existing.
13.6.2. Provide appropriate transition between wall and ceiling treatments wherever they meet.
13.6.3. Ceiling treatment to be coated with Scotchguard™ or equivalent stain-resisting treatment.
13.7. Floor treatments
13.7.1. Flooring in kitchen and bath areas to be high-grade sheet vinyl, pattern and colors to be selected by owner prior to installation.
13.7.2. Remaining flooring in all upstairs areas to be high-grade acrylic cut-pile carpeting
22.214.171.124. Tackless installation
126.96.36.199. Minimum six pound padding
188.8.131.52. Fire-resistant and compliant with DOT requirements
184.108.40.206. Colors to be selected by owner prior to installation
13.7.3. Flooring on stairway to be medium-grade cut-pile carpet
220.127.116.11. Black to dark gray in color
18.104.22.168. Glue-down installation
13.7.4. Flooring at main entry (from base of stairs forward, and from entry door to side of cockpit passenger seat) to be industrial no-slip vinyl
22.214.171.124. Color black
13.7.5. Flooring in remainder of cockpit to be automotive-style carpet
126.96.36.199. Color black to dark gray (match stairs)
188.8.131.52. Glue down as required
184.108.40.206. Contour as needed to steering hump, etc.
13.8. Cat Litter Box
13.8.1. Provide a pull-out tray in a storage bay for cat litter box
220.127.116.11. Litter box will be LitterMaid™ standard automatic litter box
18.104.22.168. Clearance to be provided for the box to operate
22.214.171.124. Provide 120 VAC and 12 VDC power sources at the tray for box operation
126.96.36.199. Provide access hatch to coach interior for cats to access the box
188.8.131.52.1. Finish edges of hatch to prevent injury
184.108.40.206.2. Hatch to open into some interior cabinet
220.127.116.11.3. Provide CatFlap™ access door to this cabinet for cat use
18.104.22.168.4. Pulling out the litter box tray should close off the hatch
14.1. Furnish and install a supplemental electric air compressor (Microphor Model 5000, 24-volt, p/n 38517 or equivalent) to keep the coach air system topped off.
14.1.1. Connect in such a way as to provide air to both the suspension and brake systems
14.1.2. Provide a check valve in case of compressor failure
14.1.3. Install in such a way as to provide enough cooling for the compressor while operating, at the same time reducing compressor noise both in the living area and outside the coach to a minimum.
14.2. Furnish and install a mechanism to level the coach while parked. This system can be based on hydraulic or mechanical jacks, or on air pressure to the suspension air bags.
14.2.1. It is not necessary for the system to level “automatically.”
14.2.2. If jacks are used:
22.214.171.124. The jacks must be secured only to appropriate frame support points as defined by Neoplan.
126.96.36.199. A mechanism must be provided to prevent air bag separation during jack operation.
14.2.3. If air leveling is used:
188.8.131.52. The system must not interfere in any way with the over-the-road air suspension and leveling system.
184.108.40.206. The system must be “fail-safe” – leveling system failures must return the suspension to appropriate over-the-road operation
220.127.116.11. The system should be generally “air-tight” when parked and not require excessive running of the auxiliary compressor
End of Statement of Work