Good to hear you are going 24vdc for the "house power". As you noted,it really is better for many reasons but more importantly, now your truck is like all the real expo trucks from europe
Do you have provisions in place to be able bash out a window from the inside in case of emergency?
Another question...Have you done any rough calculations of your GVW?
Have you thought about adding a rear axle? Adding a rear driving axle should not be a big issue.
Admittadly I haven't done the research you did, but could you have installed the 24V alternator in place of the 12V, and regulated it to 12V for the cab/engine needs?
What we need is a Spam powered car.
Mythbusters disproved the water powered car thing, but used summer sausages as rocket fuel.
Jay, I just wanted to thank you for all the information and inspiration you have provided for all of us!
I just purchased a rig and hope to start on my own project very soon. (Now is a great time to find a deal!) It's a '07 Freightliner M2 Crew Cab Business class with the Mercedes 330 hp and factory 4x4 with a Meritor front drive axle and transfer case. (24k miles!)
Anyway, the previous owner had fitted the truck with the Accuride aluminum super singles using Bridgestone M844 tires in 425/65R22.5. The tires are 45" tall and about 17" wide with a 11,400 lb rating per tire.