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Class A - Diesel / Cedarpoint, NC
Factory built Custom Luxury 30 foot Class A RV
(Advance Bus Ind. Tsv-30) All USA parts / systems
NEW 11/15 NEW total brake system- Master cyls, HP Calipers, Rotors,Pads and all new bearings!!!
303 Custom stainless steel chassis 6 NEW air ride air bags NEW Michelin tires Alcoa wheels NEW brake pads (2014)
ABI full fiberglass body, GULL WING doors, 35 inch wheel chair accessible SIDE DOOR
438 HP (to Wheels) 5. 9 liter built Turbo Cummins Diesel Engine, FASS system, HO injectors etc.
Allison B300r Automatic Transmission, auto brake
Dinex multiplex electrical system, fully integrated, 12 volt 24 volt HO system
50,000 BTU Roof Thermo-king roof top air condition, plus 2 roof standard ducted 120 volt roof AC units full REDDOT AC and HEAT dash air. Powered by a LOW hour ONAN 7.5 KW diesel genset
Under floor electric lift u w/c ramp,or easy walk up into the coach
Aaltoona proving ground tested -12years/500,000 miles for longevity full report and certification
Real Marble HEATED flooring, with Marble and stainless steel accents and walls. Multi cabin windows, that slide open.
Master bedroom/ Queen size NEW 16 inch Luxury memory foam mattress, with real tiled walls with multi colored LED lighting. Overhead custom Light Engined, Fiber optic “Bubble lights” over ceiling in Bedroom. LED lighting throughout coach. 20 inch LED tv with DVD surround.
Huge 95 gallon fresh water tank, located amidship. 15 gal 120 v Electric, and Engine heated Hot water heater, 45 gallon grey water tank. 4 burner Electric stove top, Microwave and full deep Sink. Ample storage above sink area.
Open floor plan can accommodate 2 recliners, a couch or 2 swivel chairs, or open for wc access. 30 inch plasma TV, slides out couples with a 2000 watt surround sound DVD multi function player. Large access side door, has custom 75 color LED entrance lighting.
2 full size, multi function black leather seats are comfortably placed side by side for an “automobile feel” while traveling. Full instrumentation, and rear view camera and full function DVD-CD-AM-FM-SAT MULTI function radio. FRONT 17 inch LED tv ( yes that’s 3) forward and above 2 large custom visors. Lighted Gull wing doors slip open comfortably, and lock in well. Heated large side mirrors assist with backing, along with 4 High Intensity back up lights.
Rear storage is accessed by a large Hatchback, that gives you amble ABOVE engine access and storage. Approx 4.5 feet deep by 5.8 wide, there is plenty of storage for extra equipment, shopping or toys. On bourd storage contains full belts, and tensioner/pulleys and filters for emergencies.
DRIVING THE ABI MIRAGE
Driving the ABI Mirage, is like operating a much smaller RV. AT 30 + feet, the Coach handles and turns like a much smaller unit and the custom side-by-side seating gives you the impression you are in a large sports car. Visibility forward is excellent, and the rear Diesel noise is almost imperceptible. Handling, is as responsive as a late model Ram truck, and backing is very easy. The 6 Firestone Air Ride bags, are fully automatic in leveling, and has KNEEL DOWN feature, that when stopped, and on-command, will drop the coach to WITHIN 3 INCHES of the ground. Fully inflated, the coach rides like a Cadillac, with minimum float over bumps. Starting the coach is simple, with an easy start button, that automatically pre heats the glow plugs and starts the coach. (for diagnostic’s and outside access, the coach can be started from the rear engine area, and has FULL instrumentation in the ENGINE BAY for monitoring tune.)
Here’s the fun part. Half Motor coach, Half Lamborghini, this unit needed a punchy engine. The stock and SOLID based, highly- modifiable 5.9 Turbo- charged Cummins engine has only 35K on it. It has been built up for some excitement, New HO lift pump, PCM, High Flow FASS system, New head studs and HO injectors, with a custom exhaust, brings the coach up to 600+ HP. This is an VERY QUICK coach. Loaded, the coach will climb hills easily topping at around 70 MPH on the toughest climbs. It is truly an unbelievable machine.
The original Research and development price on this all-custom prototype was over 6 million dollars. That money started the build of approximately 28 ABI TV metro busses for several metropolitan cities. Only one (1) RV was built FACTORY as an industry first -in the midsize RV range. Named the “Le Mirage”, as when you saw her coming, you had to take a second look, she was the first and last of her kind. All the RV systems, are US made, and available for replacement- windows, engine transmissions, even body panels. The original designers and engineers are even still around for questions on the coach. A personal Mechanic, Cummins certified, is available for advice and repair/ servicing of the Coach.(Located in Columbia Mo.)Full schematics are included with the RV. The original cost for the Coach in 2001 was:
The Luxury coach has undergone two (2) retrofits in her life time, the first a 22,600.00 dollar conversion, and the second, 18,000. dollar upgrade, that brought her systems back to new. All build photos, and history from FACTORY to today is included.
When you compare “Le Mirage” to the smaller Class B Luxury RVS (in the 20 foot range) those trucks MSRP at around 90 THOUSAND dollars, or the higher end 40 Foot Class As in the 300THOUSAND dollar range , it was an easy choice for me. I have owned a 2004 American Eagle, and several Class C units, and the Mirage is smoother, and more comfortable than the 45 footer AM E, and easier to drive than the Class Cs. This unit is perfect for the couple that has limited parking space, or just wants to pull in and park ANY WHERE THEY WANT TO in TWO parking spots…..
If you are shy, don’t like crowds, don’t like questions, or are generally an introvert, the Mirage isn’t for you. She will attract a crowd EVERYWHERE you go. And we are asked every time we take her out, if she is for sale. This is the second time she has been offered for sale. Le Mirage was purchased from a collector. If you’re the right person, than here is the Coach for you.
Le Mirage has a custom Street legal towable 4X4 available. This custom “MINI JEEP” or trade name Orion
Reeper, has a Chery engine coupled to a 4 speed manual transmission. Perfectly weighed for Le Mirage, and coupled with the Blue OX
(When researching, this is NOT the Mauck vehicle.. The mauck was based on a truck chassis with a problematic 454 gas engine.. Called a MSV
This unit, completly different is a heavy duty truck chassis with a diesel called a TSV, and is twice the size of the little cousin Mauck)