Kaley is fitted with heaps of great additions to make your trip super easy, and super enjoyable.
AWNING & ANNEXE
Kaley carries a 6m roll-out awning with curved rafters and an anti-flap kit. The awning can be easily setup and pulled down in around 5 minutes, and has plenty of height despite sitting lower on the side of the bus than most awnings.
She also includes a custom made annexe, which includes a skirt for the bus underside to prevent draughts, plus three full walls, and a porch.
Both front and back ends include two zip-up sections which can be used as doors, and the side wall contains two massive windows. All openings can be propped open with tent poles and guy ropes.
You can make the best of every kind of weather, because the annexe windows and doors can be fully closed up (canvas), keep air flowing and bugs out (flyscreen mesh), or even let light in but keep rain or wind out (clear plastic). Not all annexes offer such flexibility, making this annexe a standout.
ROOFTOP SOLAR / AC / HATCHES / TV ANTENNA
The roof has been painted with a heat-shield paint, to help keep the interior cool. She has recently been re-sealed around every window, the main roof hatch, and panel joins.
Kaley’s roof also carries 8 x 200W solar panels, which generate up to 1600W of power.
She has been fitted with 1 large skylight hatch above the living/dining area which has a blockout shade, a flyscreen mesh, and a clear cover that can be fully closed, partially locked open, or fully opened.
There are also 2 x exhaust fan hatches (kitchen & shower), a Jacks TV antenna, and a radio aerial for the stereo system. At the rear she has an Air Command Ibis III air conditioning unit.
BULL BAR, DRIVING LIGHTS & UHF ANTENNA
Kaley has been fitted with a heavy-duty bull bar, which is perfect for fending off hopping menaces on the outback roads.
The bull bar also carries high intensity driving lights, and has been fitted with a strong UHF antenna to go with the UHF 2-way radio fitted inside.
REAR REVERSING CAMERAS
Kaley has a rear reversing camera fitted to the back of the bus AND the back of the trailer, which are too high to photograph, so below is a shot of the internal monitor showing the back of the bus camera.
The rear cameras run full-time when the bus is running, so you can monitor the rear of the trailer and the rear of the bus / trailer hitch while on the road for safety. The bus / trailer cameras can be selected easily from the monitor on the dashboard (Ch1 & Ch2).
She’s also sporting a heavy-duty tow bar perfect for towing the car / trailer / portable garage / etc.
Kaley has 3 x large storage bins on the passenger side. The front one includes the Inverter and Solar Charge Controller, two 8.5kg gas bottles, as well as being wired for TV / Video / HDMI / Ethernet / etc. The middle bin includes a 100L chest freezer, and the rear bin includes a 5.5kg washing machine and a portable fire pit.
Due to being a mid-mount engine, she also has an ENORMOUS boot/trunk space at the rear of the bus. It has three access doors – one at the rear and one each side, to allow easy access to the entire boot space.
Shown in the photos above are the spare tyre, the full annexe kit (walls/rafters/etc), a roll of spare fabric for the seat cushions inside, hoses, power leads, filters, a spare air filter, and a jerry can of diesel.
When we ran our business on the road we had the boot filled with all sorts of gear – photography printers & equipment, school workshop supplies, an extendable ladder, Christmas / Halloween decorations, a spare wheel for the bus, water filters and hoses, all the annexe / awning poles and walls… and there was heaps more I can’t be bothered typing out! The boot is MASSIVE.